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Old 09-10-2007, 11:57 AM   #1
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review: BMW Venting Machine Jacket

well i bit the bullet and bought the jacket.

it's really cut for a "standard" bike but it's OK for my bike, maybe not as good for full on sportbikes.

riding in this morning, WOW! better then the Spidi Net i had an the Vanson's fully perf. jacket before that. it felt like i was wearing a t-shirt.

it's armor is pretty light, elbow shoulder & back protector of sorts.

2 inside pockets, 2 outside pockets, lotsa reflective material.

if it were $100 cheaper id highly recommend it, but at $450 it's steep.

and the material is Kevlar vs most "net" jackets are a varient of plastic, which melts when it starts sliding across the ground.


it's all black, w/ the grey panels being reflective.
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well i bit the bullet and bought the jacket.

it's really cut for a "standard" bike bit it's OK for my bike, maybe not as good for full on sportbikes.

riding in this morning, WOW! better then the Spidi Net i had an the Vanson's fully perf. jacket before that. it felt like i was wearing a t-shirt.

it's armor is pretty light, elbow shoulder & back protector of sorts.

2 inside pockets, 2 outside pockets, lotsa reflective material.

if it were $100 cheaper id highly recommend it, but at $450 it's steep.

and the material is Kevlar vs most "net" jackets are a varient of plastic, which melts when it starts sliding across the ground.


it's all black, w/ the grey panels being reflective.
review: BMW Venting Machine Jacket
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Old 09-10-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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i resemble this statement, kinda. lol
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Hey racer x NoFear thinks both of us are old out of shape dudes.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:14 PM   #6
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thats ok, if i gave a damm, i might do something about it.

now quite whoring up the thread.
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Nice jacket.
I saw some nice looking riding pants made by BMW in one of my FHM mags.
Pretty pricey stuff for textile, but looked comfy and did'nt look as dorky as most riding pants.
Did you get this from a dealer, or online somewhere?
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Nice jacket.
I saw some nice looking riding pants made by BMW in one of my FHM mags.
Pretty pricey stuff for textile, but looked comfy and did'nt look as dorky as most riding pants.
Did you get this from a dealer, or online somewhere?
BMW up by the Woodlands, TxFireblade works there and hooked me up
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How the heck do two of my post just dissapear? How wierd is that?
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:54 PM   #10
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not really i deleted them, this is a jacket review thread, no need for it go off track.
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not really i deleted them, this is a jacket review thread, no need for it go off track.
Maybe you could help delete some of his other threads, hehehe.... /jk

So at $450, is that the discounted rate that TxFireblade got you? What's the retail on this? I guess we're paying for the kevlar weave, which could well be worth the extra $$$.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:13 PM   #12
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no thats list, it wasn;t 1/2 price or anything, but somethings better then nothing. BMW's proud of their gear.
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