REV’IT has introduced new adventure riding gear to their lineup – the Dominator GTX lineup.
REV’IT makes motorcycle gear for everyone, from cafe racer jockeys to sportbike junkies to Vesperadoes, but they’re particularly known for making high-end adventure riding gear (like the Sand 2 suit).
They’ve added the Dominator GTX jacket, pants and gloves to that list of adventure gear (We’re pretty sure there’s a Fifty Shades of Grey-related joke in that name somewhere). Also, to coincide with the new 2015 gear launch, they’ve built a two-wheel drive KTM 950 Super Enduro (details towards the end of the story).
The REV’IT Dominator GTX gear is four-season-friendly, with a waterproof outer shell, thanks to Gore-Tex laminated to the fabric. The jacket is compatible with their Challenger cooling vest, their Adventure Neck Brace and other add-on bits. It also has Level 2 CE protection for your shoulders, elbows and back.
The pants are made of the same 600D Gore-Tex bonded fabric, with Level 2 CE protection in the knees and Level 1 CE protection in the hips.
The Dominator GTX gloves look like nice kit, with Gore-Tex bonded to leather as well. They’re pricy, though, which might make some buyers turn to other options.
All the new gear looks impressive, but at the price they’re asking (roughly $1250 US for the jacket, $270 for the gloves and $900 for the pants at online retailers), many frugal adventure riders (read: KLR guys) might hit the road in their less-technical gear and spend their money in dive hotels in Cambodia. Of course, that isn’t exactly the market REV’IT is going for here.
Find more details on the new Dominator gear and REV’IT’s other equipment here. Find more about their two-wheel-drive 950 Super Enduro project here; it seems the build is still ongoing. It uses a modified Christini AWD system fitted to a bike they found on eBay with only 500 miles on it. Beside the AWD system, they’ve also added 19/17 wheels from Woody’s Wheel Works and Continental TKC80 tires.
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