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post #1 of 16 Old 04-22-2011, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Vstrom Touring Jacket

Looking for some descent protection in an all purpose jacket that fits me & my Strom. Would be great if Suzuki would license a Vstrom logo & jacket that met the needs of the riders. Could get the design data from this site with a little coaxing I'm sure.
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-23-2011, 12:50 AM
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Lots of people (myself included) who ride KLRs, V-Stroms, and other adventure tourers prefer the Firstgear Kilimanjaro jacket. It's a full-length, belted jacket like the old Belstaff waxed cotton jackets, offering more coverage than short jackets. It has lots of vents that can be opened up for hot weather, yet is waterproof when zipped up. It also has a very warm liner jacket that can be worm by itself as a regular non-motorcycle jacket. That's a handy touring feature. I'm on my second one now. Not as cool as an all-mesh jacket in the summer, but as close to an all-season jacket as you can get. Also, you can put a Camelbak in the back pocket in place of the pad; there's a grommet in the front for the water tube. I got mine online from motorcycle-superstore.com.
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+1 on the Kilimanjaro. I'll be replacing mine with another. The liner is my only light jacket. For warm weather, it's a FirstGear Mesh Tex. FG has decent stuff, at reasonable prices, and in tall sizes. Check out MotorcycleGear.com (the new name of New Enough) :: Motorcycle Jackets, Helmets, Gloves, Boots, Luggage, Parts and More!, especially their clearance items.

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How old are the Kilimanjaro that you are replacing and why are you repacing them. They certinaly seem a great jacket.
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Had a Kilimanjaro, then went with an Olympia AST. Like it better. I go for Hi-Viz YELLER! And the Olympia's is much brighter.
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Check out last 30 sec of this video. Looks like Suzuki has made a V-strom jacket.
Introductie Suzuki V Strom 650 model 2012 in Split, Kroatie - YouTube
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post #7 of 16 Old 09-22-2011, 11:17 AM
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How old are the Kilimanjaro that you are replacing and why are you repacing them. They certinaly seem a great jacket.
I replaced one that was two years old, simply because I decide to get the high-viz color. People seems to notice me more. They also improved a few things, such as the liner jacket. I kept the old one in case I do some off-road riding where I'm more likely to fall off and scratch it up.
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There are lots of quality sport touring jackets out there. I personally prefer Firstgear. BMW makes some high quality stuff as well. There isn't any need for licensed v-strom clothing, we leave that kind of stuff to the HD guys.
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Vstrom touring jacket

The next mod I want to make is to replace the CE armor in both my jacket and my pants with the new stuff that stays flexible until impact, then it stiffens. One brand is called d30 molecular armor. Is that practical? Is it affordable? Has anyone tried it? I hate to throw away perfectly good riding gear, but would like more comfort, particularly in the kneepad area, as well as enhanced protection.
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