(Press release edited by WebBikeWorld) - Dainese USA announced a 17-stop nationwide tour for custom-made leather garments.
This is the fifth annual North American Custom Works Tour, which starts in New York City and will visit a total of 17 locations across the U.S. and Canada, providing customers opportunities to be measured for custom-made Dainese leather motorcycle apparel.
In 1972, Dainese began making high-quality custom leather motorcycle garments for legendary racers like Giacomo Agostini in Molvena, a small Italian village in a region renowned for its leatherworking tradition.
The program was eventually extended to European retail customers, and the North American Custom Works program started in 2012.
All three North American Dainese D-Stores now employ Italian-trained tailors who can take the 26 measurements needed to create a Custom Works garment.
One-off fitting events are occasionally organized at other shops, but the Custom Works Tour is a chance for customers to be professionally fitted at locations that don’t typically offer that service.
This marks Dainese’s most extensive Custom Works tour to date, with six more stops than last year’s successful initiative.
Four different levels of customization are available, from aesthetically altered off-the-rack apparel to completely custom garments with unlimited add-on logos, names, numbers and/or color ways, etc.
Following a fitting, a design is created and the garment is hand-built in Molvena by the same tailors who work on the suits of sponsored Dainese racers like Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden.
In addition to racing suits, the Custom Works program offers custom leather jackets and leather pants.
“We’re really excited to see Dainese’s North American Custom Works Tour gaining such momentum,” said Allan Jones, North American Custom Works Coordinator for Dainese.
“Honestly, no other company comes close to offering such an extensive program for motorcycle apparel that is one-of-a-kind in terms of both fit and appearance, and now is the perfect time for customers to be personally fitted in order to have their garments ready for the 2017 riding season.”
Dainese’s 2016 North American Custom Works Tour includes the following stops:
• Sep. 30-Oct. 2 New York, NY • Oct. 3 Montreal, Canada • Oct. 4 Montreal, Canada • Oct. 5-6 Toronto, Canada • Oct. 7-9 Leeds, AL (Barber Festival) • Oct. 11 Dallas, TX • Oct. 13 Salt Lake City, UT • Oct. 14-15 Denver, CO • Oct. 16 Costa Mesa, CA • Oct. 18-19 Portland, OR • Oct. 21 Vancouver, Canada • Oct. 22-23 Vancouver, Canada • Oct. 25-26 San Francisco, CA • Oct. 28-29 Chicago, IL • Oct. 30 Detroit, MI • Nov. 3 Belleville, NJ • Nov. 5 Derry, NH
The number of fitting sessions available at each tour stop is limited, so interested customers should contact Dainese early.
For more information or to book a fitting session on the 2016 North American Custom Works Tour, please visit www.dainesecustomworks.com
Evan KayI'm very disappointed by this review. From the title, I was delighted to find that I could now purchase one of my favorite Greek food items while shopping at the local hardware store. Imagine my surprise when I opened the link only to find that it was not in fact about Greek gyros, but a new tool.
Still, it is pretty cool but, yes, after reading the review and the notes re: other customer comments, it is surprising that B&D didn't include a useful light, battery charge indicator, and bit holder. Also, there's no excuse in 2016 for making electric tools and electronics without replaceable batteries/battery packs available from the manufacturer. However, it does seem quite useful even with all of that. Nice!
If it sells, I'm sure DeWalt will come out with a larger, 18V model. Yellow, of course. And with a belt holster...
(Press release edited by WebBikeWorld) Davida UK Ltd will be releasing a new road-legal version of their Speedster helmet at Intermot in Cologne 5-9th October 2016.
Dual marked with ECER22-05 & DOT FMVSS No 218, the New Speedster v3 retains all the features of their original Speedster helmet with the same low profile shell shape and an improved traditional leather lined interior which can now be removed for cleaning or replacement.
Replacement leather liners are available in black, brown or nut brown colours.
Davida MD David Fiddaman says:
"The technical team at Davida UK has put all of its 40 years manufacturing experience into our latest road-legal helmet, the Davida Speedster v3. So we are very excited to be revealing this new product at Intermot 2016 in Koln, a show and a city that both have great significance for our development as a company since the early 1980s."
"We have greatly advanced the way we manufacture GRP composite helmet shells in order to retain the same low profile shape so that the Davida Speedster v3 now satisfies the demands of the highest modern ECE R22-05 & DOT safety standards."
The Davida Speedster V3 features:
- 3 shell sizes that allow 6 helmet sizes from XS (54) to XXL (61) - Traditional low profile GRP Composite shell. - Polystyrene shock absorption liner. - Removable and replaceable, full leather lined interior. - Optional studs for fitting visors and peaks.
The new Speedster v3 fulfils Davida's long-held ambition to produce a road-legal version of its Speedster, a jet-style helmet with a 26-year heritage that is highly evocative of the 1970s.
The result is certified for road use within the majority of countries covered by the Davida global dealer network.
About Davida Davida UK Ltd has been riding, engineering and manufacturing since 1975. Davida are proud to be the sole manufacturer of certified helmets in the UK.
Every single Davida helmet is still hand made at their factory in Birkenhead using time honoured manufacturing techniques and craftsmanship.
Davida is an ISO 9001 accredited company and all certified Davida helmets are independently tested at the best certification laboratories in the world.
The new Davida Speedster V3 will be revealed on the Davida Stand at Intermot, Koln 5th-9th October 2016, Hall 8 Stand E 018. ... See MoreSee Less
In 1976, Helmut Dähne and Hans Otto Butenuth won the 1000cc class of the Production TT on a BMW R 90 S.
Dähne’s anniversary ride on Monday, 29 August 2016, will be the highlight of the BMW Group Classic’s appearance at the Tourist Trophy paddock next to the grandstand in the island capital of Douglas and at the festival on the airfield in Jurby.
In a large display area, motor racing fans will be able to see not just the winning boxer motorcycle of 1976 but also numerous other BMW racing bikes with a TT history.
The selection ranges from a BMW R 5 SS from the year 1937 and a BMW R 51 of 1939 to the BMW RS 54, which was designed as a racing machine in 1954 and already reached top speeds of over 200 km/h.
Evan KayI saw these somewhere else last month. Uh, was there a focus group that said, "Yeah, and what we *really* want are two spots right on the seat that look like eyes or even po......"? And, IMHO: as always, with motorcycle riding gear (not counting helmets), white? Sure, it looks great when it's new but after that? Not so much.