One last report from the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo: a few
of the new Rev'it items for 2009. There's a lot more than I can report
on here, and we hope to feature reviews of a few of these interesting new
items for 2009, including the Rev'it Dragon jacket, already in process.
In the meantime, here are a few photos and some information
on changes and additions to the Rev'it lineup for 2009. Note that the
prices shown here may change so check your retailer for updated pricing
information. Also, remember that you can use
link to buy REV'IT! clothing at RevZilla which will help support webBikeWorld!
I hope you
enjoyed my 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo report and the 2010 show will be
here before you know it!
Rev'it "Navigator" jacket (L) and Rev'it "Dragon" jacket (R).
Rev'it Navigator Jacket
The big news is the Navigator (left, above) and Dragon jackets; both are new for 2009.
The Navigator is very similar to the Cayenne Pro
and offers almost all of the same high-tech features, but it's designed to
have more of a Sport Touring profile vs. the Cayenne Pro's Adventure Touring
The collar of the Navigator feels very soft, it's a "Euro"
style collar with an extended range 7-point adjuster for the collar/neck, a
feature which is showing up on other Rev'it jackets for 2009. It has a
new molded "zipper garage" for the vertical waterproof zippers in front,
which hide a mesh panel/pocket underneath. The collar can also be
secured when open to allow more air flow.
It uses Superfabric on the elbows like the Cayenne Pro and
ProLife (vs. SAS-Tech) armor, including the back pad.
It's available in all black and black with red or blue and
it has lots of
reflective striping and other features like stretch panels under the arms.
The Navigator also has a waterproof breathable liner and separate insulating
liner; a short connecting zipper for pants.
The Navigator will retail for $549.99 in sizes M through XXL.
The 2009 Cayenne
Pro has a list price of $579.99.
Rev'it Dragon Jacket
We currently have one of the new Dragon jackets (shown above on the right)
in black with high-visibility yellow contrasting panels, and it's a
great-looking jacket. It uses genuine DuPont high-visibility yellow
Cordura, the good stuff.
The Dragon is designed to be sold at a lower price point
($299.99) than the high-end Cayenne Pro or Navigator. It's available
in all black; black/red; black/white/gray and black/neon yellow.
The Dragon uses 500 and 1000 denier Cordura fabric but it
has the same precise CAD/CAM laser-cut sections as the other Rev'it
garments. The jacket has a minimum of stitching and uses Rev'it's CAM
thermal welding process instead, which also allows interesting fabric shapes
to be created for more interesting styling.
The high-viz yellow panels are all in the right places (they
will be where the white panels are in the photo above) to give good
visibility without having to make the jacket entirely yellow.
The jacket has dual zipper vents on the front and the back;
a Euro-style collar; rear storage pocket and the internal windproof/thermal
liner can be zipped out and used as a "walk-around" jacket, which is a nice
feature. It also has all the other nice Rev'it styling features with
the logo on the shoulder and more.
Rev'it probably has more dedicated women's motorcycle
clothing in women-specific sizes than any other motorcycle clothing
manufacturer. The women's version of the Dragon is called the Siren,
and it comes in 3 colors: all black; gray and red.
It's sized for women's shapes and has a few differently cut
panels, so this is not just a simple remake but an entirely new design
takeoff from the Dragon. It has similar liners and it's a serious
women's riding jacket, not a phony style show. The Siren has waist
adjusters; a storage pocket; the removable liner that can be worn separately
The Siren will also retail for $299.99 in sizes 34 to
women's size 48 (in black).
The Factor pants ($209.99) are a good match for the Dragon
and Siren jacket. The mens's version uses Knox armor and the women's
version uses ProLife armor because ProLife has a women-specific shape for
women's motorcycle clothing.
Rev'it Ladies "Air" Jacket (L) and Men's "Turbine" Jacket (R).
The Turbine is an update on one of my favorite hot-weather mesh jackets, the
Rev'it Airforce. The Turbine is now also available in women's sizes
and colors (and fit).
It has Sirocco-type styling, almost like a short version of
the Sirocco. It has nice styling and reflective strips on the front.
It uses DyMax mesh and 1000 denier Cordura; the expensive but highly
protective SuperFabric; SAS-Tech armor (men's) and ProLife in the women's
and more. The Turbine has no liners (it doesn't need one, it's a pure
This is a high-tech mesh jacket for riders who previously
did not want to wear mesh due to safety concerns. Rev'it will
introduce a line of layering garments in the fall of 2009 which can be used
with the Turbine if required.
The Turbine lists for $359.99 and a pair of
matching Turbine pants (photo below) are available in two different colors
Rev'it "Ginger" Jacket in Cream and Red.
The Ginger has a nice soft
finish that isn't apparent in these photos (which were taken in very
difficult lighting conditions).
The Ginger has very nice detailing
(seen in the piping) and the jacket is a combination of nylon with leather
piping. The specially treated fabric has a very nice, soft feel and I
think it could also be worn as a street jacket with the armor removed (or
not, depending on which neighborhood you live in!).
It has a
removable Hydratex waterproof/breathable liner and a thermal liner and it
features ladies' ProLife armor.
The Ginger is designed for a beginning rider and/or scooterist and it lists for a reasonable $229.99.
Rev'it "Air" Jacket
Rev'it Air Jacket
Rev'it Air jacket (review) continues for 2009 at $189.99. It
features large mesh panels and Knox armor in the elbows and shoulders; a
foam back pad and uses 500 denier fabric in the shell.
This is a great
jacket for hot weather and it's the lightest weight mesh jacket I'll wear --
if it's too hot to wear the Air jacket, it's too hot to ride!
Rev'it "Manhattan" Jacket (L) and "Turbine" Pants (R)
Manhattan is the new Brooklyn, right? Rev'it had a Brooklyn jacket in
the lineup in past years; the Manhattan is an update. It's designed to
be an urban scooter-style jacket, but it has armor yet can be worn as a
regular street jacket. The price is right at $239.00; black only.
The Turbine pants are available in black or the light gray
shown here. It has SAS-Tech armor (men's) and ProLife (women's) and
SuperFabric. The list price is $349.00 and they're available in short
and long lengths. The Turbine pants will go with the Cayenne Pro,
Sirocco or Turbine jacket.
Rev'it "Phoenix" Leather Jacket.
Rev'it Phoenix Jacket
The Rev'it Phoenix is new for 2009; it's a nice-looking jacket that combines
leather with stretch panels and some Dymax mesh for a leather-biased hybrid.
It also features ProLife armor in the shoulders and elbows and perforated
EVA foam in the back.
It's available in men's Euro sizes 46-58 in all black or the
black/white pattern shown above and retails for $399.99.
Rev'it Turbine jacket and pants outfit (L). Cayenne Pro jacket and pants
Rev'it "Comet" glove (L) and "Giri" glove (R). Photo
Right: Rev'it "GT Corse" gloves on the left.
Rev'it "Replica" (L) Leathers and the new "TT" leathers (R).
Rev'it TT One-Piece Leathers
The new Rev'it TT leathers were designed with Rev'it MotoGP rider Randy de
Puniet. Note the elbow sliders; Randy has a habit of dragging his
elbows through some turns (think about that for a second!) so the TT
leathers feature elbow sliders along with an advanced air ventilation
The TT leathers have too many features to list here, but
they're actually priced at a very reasonable (for this type and quality in a
no-compromise, shaped, one-piece leather suit) at $1,399.99.
Selection of Rev'it Pants for 2009.
The "Marryl" women's leather pants are shown at the right.
They're available in women's sizes 34-46; 38-44 short and 36-42 long.
Publication Date: March 2009
Combining the pant with the Ignition jacket makes for a good
looking yet much more functional alternative to black leather. Also,
your readers might enjoy hearing about the new Rotor pant, which matches up
with the men's and women's Air jackets. Both of these pants are items
I've heard customers ask for time and again. I don't doubt they are on
your list of items to be reviewed.
Rev'it gloves are one of our favorite things and, in
addition to those you mentioned, I'm looking forward to having the
Airvolution glove in the shop. I believe it will be a more sporty
alternative to the Monster glove, which has been a staff and customer
favorite for a couple of years now.
Anyway, just thought I'd mention. Keep up the good work.
Thanks for keeping those of us who didn't get
to attend Expo informed!"