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IXS Swiss Motorcycle Fashion Coming to the U.S.A.
by Rick K. for webBikeWorld.com
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Background

October 21, 2014 - In what could be one of the most interesting reveals at the 2014 AIMExpo show, IXS Motorcycle Fashion announced its U.S. introduction.

The IXS brand is owned by Hostettler AG, a large Swiss-based, 100-year-old family-owned company.

Hostettler AG is the Yamaha importer for Switzerland and the company is also involved in the bicycle and auto industries.

Although the IXS name might not be familiar to American motorcyclists, the company is an ongoing worldwide concern with sales and distribution in over 50 countries.

IXS motorcycle clothing is popular in Europe and known for its wide range of products with an emphasis on value.

IXS has its own design and engineering and logistics and distribution systems and controls its worldwide factories.

IXS in the U.S.A.

The big news is that IXS is making a major investment in the U.S.A.

The IXS display at the AIMExpo show was impressive for its range of motorcycle gear, which includes everything from boots and gloves, textiles and custom-fit leather suits to helmets, accessories, an urban lineup and high-end Gore-Tex products.

The company has opened its own import and distribution center in the U.S.

The initial product offerings include everything from leather one-piece race suits to 48 different textile jackets with matching pants and high-end techwear with Gore-Tex membranes.

Also, an urban clothing lineup, jeans, rain gear, back protectors, base layers, gloves and more for men and women.

Some of the IXS textile 3/4-length jackets on display at the AIMExpo show were innovative and had very reasonable list prices.

This is an interesting development and we'll be sure to follow-up with more information and detailed product reviews of IXS gear. In the meantime, you can visit the IXS USA website for more information.

Here are a few photos from the IXS display at the show.

IXS Cayenne Man 2 Jacket
The IXS Cayenne jacket was very popular; it looks like a wool overcoat but includes a removable thermal lining, a wind cuff at the waist, elastic sleeve cuffs and CE-approved elbow and shoulder protectors, along with a CE Level 1 back protector.
IXS Eagle 2 Jacket
This IXS Eagle 2 jacket is made from 500 denier "Airguard" and 630D Dynax. It has a removable breathable membrane and removable thermal liner. It also has 6 vents with two large chest vents. IXS clothing has a lot of reflective strips and the Eagle 2 jacket also includes CE-approved Level 1 elbow and shoulder protectors, along with a CE Level 1 back protector.
IXS Formula X3 Boot
An IXS Formula X3 boot.
IXS Gloves
Collection of IXS gloves.
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IXS Harding Jacket
The IXS "Spirit of '79" collection includes the Harding jacket on the right. It is made from a soft distressed leather that is designed to become more distressed in short order as its worn. It includes a removable thermal vest liner, 4 external and 5 internal pockets, and shoulder, elbow and back protectors all CE rated at Level 1.
IXS Helmet
IXS even has a line of street and off-road helmets, undergoing DOT testing.
IXS Montevideo Jacket
The IXS Montevideo jacket on the left is popular with worldwide motorcyclists. The shell is made from 600D Airdura and 630D Dynax. It has a breathable removable membrane and a removable thermal liner and very large covers on the front and back that open wide to reveal mesh panels underneath. It also has lots of reflective strips and CE Level 1 shoulder, elbow and back protectors included. Matching pants are also available for most of the IXS jackets.
IXS Boots
The IXS Madox boot is also popular with motorcyclists around the world. It is made from a combination of leather and mesh and it has a Gore-Tex membrane and meets the EN 13634 safety standard.
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Publication Date: October 21, 2014

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From "I.C." (October 2014): "Lucky for us in Scotland, IXS has been on sale for a while now.

I have the Madox boot shown in your review of their lineup. After two years of regular use and a crash it still looks good and despite many a soaking it has not leaked.

The same is true of their Antaris Gore-Tex glove. It is also very warm and I like that it is a gauntlet with a elasticated tie so it can go over the jacket sleeve and not let water in.

I also have the City Jacket in beige, which despite the full armour, passes as a normal jacket. It is not Gore-Tex, but it is the only jacket I have which has waterproof outer pockets!

I would rate IXS as the best motorcycle gear for quality with a reasonable price of any maker I have used."

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