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Dress to Survive

While like most riders we'd love to ride gear free and enjoy the wind in our hair and across our skin, the fact is gravel rash, broken bones and head injuries are things we'd rather not experience therefore we do live ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time). V-Twins such as our Victory and Harley require the black jacket and vest but these just don't feel right on a Kawasaki. As we want to be seen we have fixed driving lights to both bikes and both purchased Fluro Textile Jackets.

We have both been using Bull-It Motorcycle jeans for a number of years. We like the idea of being able to shed the jacket and look casually dressed BUT not motorcycle dressed. For those that don't know them, these jeans are denim outer with Kevlar lining to the inside. They also have space for armour, which we both found bulky and uncomfortable. Because of the two layers these jeans are bulky, hot and also restrictive to movement i.e. make it difficult to throw a short leg over a tall bike! not a problem for a Victory or Harley but a struggle on a Versys.

A search online for a better solution, non-textile or leather led us to Resurgence a Canadian manufacturer of bike gear with a wonder product - "single layer armoured jeans feature our latest breakthrough, a super advanced Pekev® and denim weave that have reached a record shattering CE level 2 abrasion rating at 11 seconds! ... This is now the highest abrasion rating pass ever, taking over from the 10.83 second pass achieved for our lined jeans (nobody else is even close)."

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These sound like they are the go. A search of Auckland motorcycle shops found an obvious lack of stockists so we contacted Resurgence Gear NZ and a very accommodating chap by the name of Aaron came to our assistance. He invited us to his home in Hamilton on a Saturday so we could try the gear on. Then as he had to come to Auckland the plans were changed so he bought the gear with him and we caught up with him Sunday afternoon at his Motel.

A more helpful and accommodating chap would be hard to find. So our new gear for the ride now includes:

New Wave Jeans in black to go with the jackets when we're on the V-Twins of course. So much lighter and more comfortable. Anyone want to buy some second hand, 1 careful owner, Bull-It Jeans? We have two pair for sale!

And

Plaid Shirts

We also had a look at the hoodie and jacket that they have - unfortunately no stock in our sizes at present but nice items.

Okay so there are cheaper items out there BUT they aren't as safe. If you want the best currently available then take a serious look at this gear

Resurgence Gear Australasia
Creative Evolution Ltd
Office: Hamilton, New Zealand

sales@resurgencegear.co.nz

Tell Aaron we recommended Resurgence!

Posted by Zamiam 02:38 Archived in New Zealand Tagged crow russia versys resurgence

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