Icon has released its 2015 Raiden adventure gear line building on its experience in all-weather adventure gear in developing new appearance options, new materials and new construction resulting in lighter weight.
Topping the line is the new Variant Carbon full-face helmet that is certified to DOT, ECE, SAI and SG standards and is available in carbon fiber or Construct shell materials.It includes Hydradry comfort liner to wick away perspiration and 3D face shield with anti-fog coating. The sun visor has large vents to reduce lift, while providing effective shading. The exterior surface is done in Rubatone rubberized matte finish.Sizes range from XS to 3X. MSRP is $550 for the Black, $390 for the Glory version.The Raiden DKR waterproof jacket is available in five appearance packages for men and one for women. The new Raiden DKR jacket weighs about half what its predecessor did and comes in with a lower price tag at an MSRP of $395, as well.The exterior of the jacket is waterproof, breathable Teflon coated HyCOR textile and all seams are sealed. Vent openings in the chest with zipper closures have been relocated to improve effectiveness along with three exhaust vent locations and the Hydralock main zipper has a magnetic storm flap and gusset. The Thermolite liner has been thickened up from the previous model and TechMesh panels are built in to improve fit and core temp regulation.Fewer zippers and exterior openings and leaner fit makes for a trimmer appearance and less bulk. Despite that, the Raiden DKR still has twelve pockets and includes D30 impact protectors for elbows, shoulders and back, as well as hydration pack routing. Sizes range from XS to 4X.Matching Raiden DKR waterproof pants are available, as well as in an unbranded Stealth version. Constructed of the same waterproof, breathable Teflon coated HyCOR textile with sealed seams as the jackets, the pants have full-length waterproof YKK zippers on the legs.The pants come equipped with D30 hip and knee impact protectors, reflective accents, exterior pockets as well as removable stirrups and suspenders. Sizes range SM to 4X with an MSRP of $285.Raiden DKR waterproof boots are modeled on GP racing boots, but designed to handle impact hazards of off-road adventure applications and yet be comfortable for a lot of walking. They have an EVA/rubber lower and hinged shin plate with D30 impact protector built in to the upper as well as toe, heel and ankle protectors. They include an insulated waterproof liner. Straps around the instep and top secure the fit of the boot and full height rear zipper allows easy entry.The boot has been engineered to meet the requirements of European testing standard EN 13634:2010 including optional waterproof requirements. Size range: men’s 6 to 14, MSRP $265Raiden DKR waterproof gloves in colors to match the jackets are also available. Hook and loop cuff closure and an adjustable nylon wrist strap are designed to secure the glove on the hand and seal the top of the gauntlet against the weather. Curved finger design and neoprene flex panels help reduce rider fatigue. Sizes range SM-XXXXL, MSRP $55. Matching Raiden jerseys are also available as well as hats and hydration packs.To showcase the new line, Icon has produced a new video, “Lords of the Atlas – Baja 1000″ in conjunction with Triumph Motorcycles. Check it out above.For more information, see: ICONRAIDEN.com Follow the lifestyle at the ICON RAIDEN Facebook and Instagram.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!