To go with its new models unveiled this week, BMW has also announced a bunch of new branded riding gear.
There’s interesting stuff here, with a touring suit that’s supposed to be suitable from freezing fall weather to sweltering summer heat. If true, that’s one piece of equipment that would be extremely useful in Canada. There are also new off-road suits, waterproof gloves, and other bits to make your life more comfortable behind bars.
Read BMW’s official press release below for more details on what’s coming for next riding season. If you see something that catches your eye, you can likely find more details at your dealership in a few weeks.
BMW Motorrad Rider Equipment 2018.
New products at a glance. The whole life is an adventure and on a motorcycle it feels that much more intense. This is why the 2018 BMW Motorrad rider equipment range contains special highlights that reflect the “Make Life a Ride” philosophy down to the last detail. The new collection is full of high-end, functional products to suit every climate zone and all rider needs. The BMW Motorrad premium promise applies to the entire 2018 rider equipment program: top-quality material, a highly meticulous finish and safety based on cutting-edge technology.
One particular highlight of the 2018 BMW Motorrad rider equipment range is the homage to the legendary Paris-Dakar winner Gaston Rahier. No more than 1,000 of the exclusive VentureNeon jackets will be available, featuring sleeves and shoulders in luminous orange as well as elaborate embroidery elements. This is no doubt a precious collector’s item – but far too attractive a garment to be kept shut away in the wardrobe: after all, this superb replica has all the practical features an enduro enthusiast could possibly want.
With the System 7 Carbon helmet, BMW Motorrad presents a system helmet that can be converted into a jet helmet in no time – without requiring the use of tools. It sets a whole new benchmark in terms of safety, aerodynamics and versatility.
A vast range of potential use is offered by the high-performance touring suit StreetGuard, whose extensive features mean it can be worn in temperatures from freezing to sweltering midsummer heat. The light Venting suit is a cool candidate for summer riding – complete with a ventilation concept that makes for unbeatable ride comfort. Enduro beginners can look forward to the GS Dry suit, globetrotters will love the Rallye premium suit and individualists will opt for the Atlantis all-weather leather touring suit – all the new BMW Motorrad suits feature a new look for the 2018 season, and there are a number of upgrades, too.
As far as the jackets and vests of the 2018 collection are concerned, they offer top-level functionality and an excellent fit during travel under the suit, as well as providing maximum benefits and a great look when worn for any outdoor activity. With its compact folding size, the Ride windbreaker is always a must, the Ride fleece jacket is virtually unbeatable in terms of versatility and the PCM Ride jacket is a BMW Motorrad garment that features a high-tech textile: Phase Change Material (“PCM”) enclosed in microcapsules adapts permanently and smartly to the current temperature. Once moistened, the Cool Down vest creates a continuous cooling effect by means of evaporation.
Gloves and boots are of course vital to any rider equipment collection. For touring riders, BMW Motorrad offers the waterproof Allround gloves as a versatile basic, while anyone looking for excellent off-road grip will be sure to opt for the Rallye gloves. Meanwhile the GORE-TEX technology X-TRAFIT makes the GS DRY enduro gloves unique: they are both waterproof and breathable. While the VentureGrip crossover leather boots combine excellent properties for everything from touring to enduro riding, the Ride sneakers are perfect for city tours – laid-back leisure shoes that are full of ingenious safety features.
The 2018 Style Collection offers everything that fans of the BMW Motorrad brand love – from high-end leisure wear and trendy accessories through to ultra-cool leather jackets. The collection features discreet BMW Motorrad branding and comes in two kits, available from January to June 2018 and from July to December 2018. The leather items are available throughout the whole year.
BMW Motorrad wishes all riders an exciting, eventful and above all safe season in 2018
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