Evan KaySuspenders are far superior to belts. I highly recommend them for your next pair of suit pants, ski/snowboard pants, waterpoof overpants (for hiking, rain, shoveling snow, etc.), and more.
But not with jeans. Ever.
As for the Pilot suspenders? Fit 5' to 6'5"? That means for short people, those front slider buckles can end up on your collar bones (not comfortable) or even over the top of the shoulders. One size rarely fits all...
Evan KayIDK, I think those MOLLE strips will be much appreciated by motorcycle-riding assassins around the world for strapping on a holster for all their drive-by kills...You know, in ye olde days, you had to unzip the jacket, unzip the waterproof liner and then unzip the insulated liner just to reach your gun--*so* inconvenient!
Actually, they could be useful for mounting a GoPro-type camera. Otherwise, yeah, I have no idea--I'm not a fan of attaching hard objects to my M/C riding gear, that just seems like an invitation for trouble of the impact-kind.
(Press release edited by @webbikeworld) - Innovative model returns following one-year hiatus
TORRANCE, Calif. – For its first on-road announcement of the 2018 model year, American Honda has selected the radical NM4.
Ever since it debuted in concept form at the 2014 Osaka Motorcycle Show, Honda's NM4 has been an attention-getter and conversation-starter, its provocative, futuristic design setting it apart as something completely different—to the point that a modified version is even featured in an upcoming major Hollywood science-fiction film!
Though Japan-centric in conception, the NM4's anime styling has developed somewhat of a cult following internationally, thanks in part to the fact that the outlandish looks are matched by solid performance.
"From time to time over the years, Honda has pushed the envelope with unconventionally styled models like the Pacific Coast, Rune, Big Ruckus and DN-01," said Lee Edmunds, American Honda's Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications.
"The NM4 is very much in this tradition, and while it's not for everyone, that's really the point; the model has proven to be a hit with a dedicated segment of consumers from a surprisingly varied array of demographics, including tech-savvy millennials but also veteran tourers and women. Those that buy NM4s tend to put a lot of miles on them, so we're pleased to welcome it as our first street bike for 2018."
While it's the NM4's disruptive form that earns headlines and double takes, the model absolutely delivers in the function department as well.
A low center of gravity, enabled in part by the forward-rotated mounting of the powerful, liquid-cooled 670cc parallel-twin engine, results in a comfortable, light-handling motorcycle with a low-slung, feet-forward cockpit from which it's very easy to reach the ground at stops. The passenger seat converts into a flip-up, adjustable backrest, and the bodywork provides ample wind protection and four separate storage compartments.
Gear changes are accomplished via a high-tech, smooth-shifting Dual Clutch Transmission, which has standard and sport automatic modes but can also be manually shifted via handlebar-mounted buttons.
The innovative, customizable LED dash display features color-coding for the transmission modes and delivers a host of information, including fuel-mileage tracking.
Competent for applications from commuting to cruising, the NM4 more than holds its own on the road. Just don't expect to go incognito.
Color: Matte Black Metallic Price: $11,299 Availability: June 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
Geoff Gaudet"...It's not for everyone..." Yeah, they got that straight--looks like another one of Honda's efforts to make motorcycles more like cars. Wonder when they're gonna put a 3rd wheel on it and compete with the BRC Spyder...
SPECIFICATION • £25 UK / $40 USA • pictures • Paperback • 250mm H x 207mm W • 144 pages • ISBN 978-1-787110-99-1 • UPC 6-36847-01099-7 • BIC classification: • Published March 2017 UK and April 2017 USA
DESCRIPTION A Veloce Classic Reprint.
For those who were there, and for those fascinated by 1950s British culture, Jeff Clew’s insight to motorcycling in the ‘50s will provide a delightful nostalgic journey into the past.
And those younger riders who cherish 1950s motorcycles today will discover a whole new dimension to their enjoyment of the machines.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jeff Clew was an active motorcyclist from 1946 in both road and competition events.
Retired in 1991 as Editorial Director of the Haynes Publishing Group. He was a regular contributor to Old Bike Mart, and on irregular occasions to most other motorcycling magazines.
He was a member of the Vintage MCC and founder of one of its Sections, also a member of the Le Velo Club and of the London Douglas MCC and the Kickstart Club of Torbay.
He has also had experience of broadcasting on radio and TV. ... See MoreSee Less