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CW APPROVED GEAR: Dressed for the Tour

Wahid Ooi Abdullah April 19,2016
You won’t turn up in a jubbah to ride on the track, just as you wouldn’t be wearing a racesuit during bersanding. Or how about pajamas to a glitzy launch?

Point is, there are proper riding gear for each of genre of activity. Since we’re covering touring and long-distance riding in this issue, here are some of our picks.




HELMETS

HJC RPHA ST

HJC RPHA ST

The RPHA ST is the sport-touring helmet in the RPHA range. Constructed from lightweight FRP material means it doesn’t put a heavy load on your neck on long-distance rides. The SilverCool Plus treated interior wicks away sweat and moisture quickly.

The integrated sunshield drops down quickly at a touch of the side-mounted switch and is optically-correct. The main visor is thick for added protection at high speeds.

The RPHA ST is still the best helmet we’ve tested in the rain. Not a drop got through even with the vents open.

Retails at RM 2,009.00

HJC Helmet Malaysia, No. 3, Jalan Sentul Manis, Off Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 03-4044 9430

www.facebook.com/hjc-helmet-malaysia

 

KYT VENOM RIDER

KYT Venom Rider

A popular helmet for touring riders, especially to those who ride full-dress tourers.

The shell is made of shock-resistant thermoplastic, while the EPS liner has different densities in different regions for higher protection. The shield is thermoformed from a single sheet to provide high strength and optical qualities. An internal sunvisor is easily activated from the strategically placed switch.

The Venom also has plenty of vents for a cooler ride.

Price TBA

 

SUOMY MX TOURER

Suomy MX Tourer

This is a superb helmet for adventure touring and especially enduro.

The shell is made of Tricarboco - a mix of Kevlar and carbon fibre - in different densities for different areas, while the internal polystyrene is made is two different sizes for your choosing.

The shield is thermoformed from a single sheet to provide high strength and optical qualities. An internal sunvisor is easily activated from the strategically placed switch.

Price TBA

Both KYT and Suomy helmets are distributed by

Motor Parts Asia, 3, Kaki Bukit Road 1, #01-07, Eunos Technolink, Singapore, Singapore 415935, Tel: +65-6546 4646

FB: https://www.facebook.com/motorparts.asia




JACKETS

DAINESE RAINSUN

Dainese Rainsun

The Rainsun is one of Dainese’s addition to its touring segment.

It’s really a 2-in-1 jacket. The outer shell (pictured) is made of Dainese’s Motegi water-resistant material, while the inner soft-shell is where you’ll find the armor attached and can be worn on its own for short trips.

In spite of that, the outer shell has huge - that’s right, huge - vents on the front which extends to the back; those that run the entire length of both arms; and on top the shoulders.

Complete the set with the Rainsun pants.

Retails for RM 1,399 (inclusive of GST)

Dainese Malaysia, 23, Jalan Penguasa A U1/53A. Kawasan Perindustrian Temasya, Glenmarie, 40150 Shah Alam, Tel: +603-5569 8848

FB: https://www.facebook.com/daineseMY/

 

INUTEQ COOLING VEST

Inuteq Cooling Vest

Why is it here again? Because it’s good, that’s why! We’ve sworn to never ride without this vest.

It has the important job of keeping you cool and from getting dehydrated. Fill it up with 500ml of water, massage the vest to spread the water around and you’re good to go.

Retails for RM 508.80 (incl. GST)

KLCL Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., Unit D-01-3A, D-03-3A, Pusat Komersial Setapak (STARPAC POINT), 68, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Tel: 03-4144 3319

https://www.facebook.com/KLCL-1377850292452538/

 

TRIUMPH TRAVELLER

Triumph Traveller Jacket

An adventure jacket that’s practical for everything day riding as well as for your adventure-touring, having all the features you’ll ever need. It even includes a removable storm collar.

The shell combines 600D PolyCordora and Micro Rip Stop materials for strength. The z-liner is made from waterproof, waterproof yet breathable TriTex.

Vents are place strategically throughout the jacket and enough pockets for storage. The jacket also provides plenty of adjustability and a connection zipper to all Triumph riding pants.

Retails for RM 2,014.71 (with GST)

Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia, No. 3, Jalan 13/1, Section 13, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Tel: 03-7960 9007

www.facebook.com/Triumph.Motorcycles.Malaysia/




BOOTS

ALPINESTARS AIR PLUS GORE-TEX XCR

Alpinestars Air Plus Gore-Tex

The Air Plus Gore-Tex(R) XCR Boot's innovative design features a waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX(R) XCR membrane layered under a well-ventilated mesh outer construction that ensures your feet stay comfortably dry in all-weather conditions.

A soft-quilted accordion stretch zones offer exceptional riding comfort. Seamlessly integrated molded shin protector affords exceptional impact protection. Dual density ankle cups are backed with perforated foam inner padding for protection and comfort. Internal heel and toe counters for enhanced structural integrity. Removable anatomically perforated foot bed grants the foot a more natural posture when riding and walking.

Retails for RM 1,170.00

Alpinestars Malaysia, G-3, Wisma Q, Jalan Pahang, 53000 Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 03-4011 7022

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AlpinestarsMotorcycleMalaysia

 

TCX TRACK EVO WP

TCX Track

We’ve tested the TCX Track extensively from the plains of Africa, to the rains in Thailand, and the mountains and jungles of Malaysia; plus probably in Italy soon. Exceptionally comfortable, practical and especially tough, this is one investment you could be truly proud of. Go try them on, you’ll feel the difference.

Retails for RM 909.50 (incl. GST)

KLCL Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., Unit D-01-3A, D-03-3A, Pusat Komersial Setapak (STARPAC POINT), 68, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, +603-4144 3319

https://www.facebook.com/KLCL-1377850292452538/




GADGETS

CARDO SCALA RIDER Q3

Cardo Scala Rider Q3

It doesn’t matter if you’re riding alone, with a passenger or in a group, communication is imperative.

The Scala Rider Q3 is the award-winning Bluetooth communicator from the German specialist Cardo and being German, it is tough and reliable. The features are easy to use and audio quality is top notch. Every set comes with complete with different mounting options, enabling you to install on any type of helmet you have.

We tested it in the heat, rain; during city riding, high speed riding; even dropped it while attached to the helmet but it just kept working.

Retails for RM 954.00 for the Single Set, RM 1,717.20 for the Multiset (both prices include of GST)



NONOISE MOTORSPORT EARPLUGS

NoNoise Earplugs

Foam earplugs are acceptable but they’d filter out almost all sounds. Riding without earplugs at speed is unacceptable too: Permanent ear damage results from prolonged exposure to noise levels above 85 dB, and we are constantly exposed to levels of up to 105 dB while riding. Sport exhausts are limited to 120 - 130 dB these days, so go figure.

Here’s the solution from NoNoise. Called “Intelligent Hearing Protection,” these earplugs filter out the roaring and whistling wind noise, while maintaining the noise threshold at 85 dB. You will still be able to hear the bike’s engine, traffic and environment clearly. This means you could wear them not only when touring or at the track but also when you ride through towns.

Great companion for the Scala Rider communicator.

Retails for RM 111.30 (with GST)

 

NILOX F60 EVO

Nilox F60 Evo

This action cam is literally bomb-proof and no wonder it’s chosen by a Middle Eastern country’s Special Forces. If you’ve read the review, it was thrown high up in the air before landing back onto the racetrack where it got run over two other bikes. Still, the casing stayed intact and the camera functioned normally.

The lens, sensor and processor are what you’d find in a Nikon and Sony camera, so it produces true-to-life images. Audio is really good too - almost without wind noise - and the bike’s engine note could be clearly heard.

Retails for RM 1,789.30 (with GST)

The Cardo Scala Rider Q3, NoNoise earplugs and Nilox F60 Evo are distributed by:

KLCL Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., Unit D-01-3A, D-03-3A, Pusat Komersial Setapak (STARPAC POINT), 68, Jalan Taman Ibu Kota, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, +603-4144 3319

https://www.facebook.com/KLCL-1377850292452538/

 

REPLAY XD PRIME X

Replay XD Prime X

This action cam is now widely used among filmmakers for its beautiful images.

But what really makes the difference is how it’s easy to mount. Being cylindrical, you could attach its mount to a surface of any angle and orientate the camera. Having a small cross-section also means it causes less wind drag.

Not as tough as the Nilox F60 but a great product, nevertheless.

NKS Distributors (KL) Sdn. Bhd., 1, 3, 4, 7 Jalan Sentul Manis, Off Jalan Sentul, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Tel: +603-4044 9430

www.nakasone.com.my

 

PINLOCK 120

Pinlock120_Lens

All it takes is one ride through the rain and you’ll appreciate the Pinlock insert’s anti-fog effectiveness.

 

While high-end helmets are likely to include a Pinlock in the box, you could always upgrade to one of a higher specification. The top of the range is called Pinlock 120.

Check with your helmet maker for availability.

Price TBA

http://www.pinlock.nl/

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