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Dantegod 04-18-2008 01:59 PM

British Motorcycle Gear/ Belstaff
 
The Name of the company is British Motorcycle Gear
We were the USA distributor for Belstaff U.K. and produce our own line of clothing as well as Import Knox Armor, Davida Helmets, and Barbour International jackets from the U.K.

Over the last 17 years of doing all the Cycle World Shows in America and the Daytona 200, Laguna Seca GP, Lake George, BMW Rallies and countless other events, I have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know quite a few regulars on the ADVider web site. I must say we miss seeing Wayne from MotoPort and his crew on the tour but it is great to see his imput on this site..

I am putting up this post so that anyone with any input or questions about our line can put in their 2 cents and we can respond. We have made changes to some of our products based on Posts about our products placed on ADVrider in the past but would like to do it in a more open forum such as this. looking forward to your input:ear

Paul Brooks
www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com

Steve G. 04-18-2008 03:33 PM

I'm one of those silly asses with 7 motorcycle jackets, and 4 pants, 2 of which are Belstaff. I've had my old waxed cotton Trailmaster jacket & pants since the mid seventies, even used them when I went to the IOM in '94. My other Belstaff, 7 yrs old, I think gortex. Unlike the waxed cotton Trailmaster, it's an extremely warm jacket, even with the liner taken out, and cannot use it in the full summer, I get soaked in sweat. Other than that, it's comfortable. The only bad thing I can think of is that I'm not supposed to machine wash it. Not sure if it will just take the waterproof coating out of it, or whether it will fall about. So, it's looking kind of ratty now that I've only been able to use a bar of soap and a garden hose.
And I've always wanted to say this: Davida Helmets hire the most lovely looking female models available!:evil
Steve

elchino 04-18-2008 05:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dantegod
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I am putting up this post so that anyone with any input or questions about our line can put in their 2 cents and we can respond. We have made changes to some of our products based on Post about our products placed on ADVrider in the past but would like to do it in a more open forum such as this. looking forward to your input:ear

Paul Brooks
www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com

Paul

I purchased a Challenger jacket while at Bike Week this year. Superb product. I paid 279 for it - which is significantly less than the BMW Santiago I was considering as well as the aerostitch darien.

I have worn it in Miami without the liner into the mid 80s and it has been comfortable. Has loads of pockets and generous armor. It vents very well!

I am looking to get the pioneer pants now. Could you let me know if the pants have some sort of belt/waist adjustment. Is the liner detachable? How do these compare to the Darien pants?

Randy Babcock 04-19-2008 07:49 AM

like my Belstaff
 
I was going to ask whatever happened to my gift for starting a thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...light=belstaff

but I see I missed reading my own thread and never got back to you guys! My email must be lost in cyberspace or the bulk mail bin...no worries!

I still like my jacket...I lost weight and dropped from the XXXL to an XL but manage to adjust the jacket so it still works for me. The pants are another matter! I need belt loops...then I could cinch 'em up with a rope or something...LOL!

I used to be a vintage bike type guy and always admired the waxed cotton, but then I gave up on all the fun of owning Nortons, Triumphs, BSA's and Enfields got the turn key comfort of just riding BMW's without wondering where along the road I left the bits and pieces! The vintage look still rocks!:clap

Dantegod 04-19-2008 10:35 AM

Bike Cover & Pants
 
Hi Randy,

Just PM me your address and I will get you that bike cover.. If the pants are still in new condition just send them back for an exchange. We don't use RA number and we answer our phones ourselves ..so just put them in a box and put a note in that you want a XL and we will get them right back to you.. "Adventure Riding is good for the waist line"... Another line to use on the wife.. when I want to go to South East Asia..:wink:


Paul
www.BritishMotorycleGear.com

Dantegod 04-19-2008 10:43 AM

Good Morning ELCHINO,

The Pioneer pants have a zip out liner and zip right into your jacket. On the outside they have reflective materials on the side and up the leg as well as Nomex panels on the inside of the legs to displace heat and protect the pants from hot bike parts.. I will let someone else compare and contrast since I am a bit bias.. I will say that our products have Knox Armour in the Hips and Knees a well known leader in the protection business and are 100% waterproof. I will stop there..

Paul

Dantegod 04-19-2008 10:57 AM

Davida Girls and cleaning
 
Hi Steve,

I wish I could get one of the Davida girls to come over and help you hand wash your jacket... If you check on our web site it has complete washing instructions for all the garments www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com bottom of home page.. quite a few of Belstaff's products were made for winter commuting.. If you only have a bike to get you to work in the UK or Germany your jacket better be as warm as possible hence the Discovery jacket and the Merlin and Trekker Jackets before it... The more recent models like the Challenger ( full write up in Rider April Issue cover of Rider March Issue) have a lot more venting for riders that are looking for a wider temperture range not the warmest jacket possible... We also have some great jackets for the heat.. Zodiac and Adventurer both of which will keep you warm if you have a nice heated vest under them but are great and hot humid climates.. Hold on to the old waxed cotton they are going for big money these days. I just sold a 1968 version I had for $1200. I have seen old Langlitz jackets go for big money as well.

Paul

Dantegod 04-19-2008 11:09 AM

Pictures
 
I love the pictures on the ADVrider site... If anyone has any pictures they want to submit, wearing our gear we would love to put them up on our site... In fact I think I will do a best picture contest every 6 months.. Send me you pictures and we will figure out a way to do an on-line vote for best pictue.. Free pants and jacket to the winner.. Be creative has to be G rated to post but we will have a look at anything you guys and ladies come up with.:eek1

Paul

mrmaico 04-19-2008 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dantegod
I love the pictures on the ADVrider site... If anyone has any pictures they want to submit, wearing our gear we would love to put them up on our site... In fact I think I will do a best picture contest every 6 months.. Send me you pictures and we will figure out a way to do an on-line vote for best pictue.. Free pants and jacket to the winner.. Be creative has to be G rated to post but we will have a look at anything you guys and ladies come up with.:eek1

Paul

Just recently bought a used (like new) Mercury on the Flea Market here, great jacket, very comfortable. Only have one picture of it so far though, taken at about 75 mph, feel free to use it if you want.

Here's the full size shot:
http://mrmaico.smugmug.com/gallery/1...611_EHhCV-O-LB

Barry

http://mrmaico.smugmug.com/photos/279888611_EHhCV-L.jpg

jamesbrown 04-19-2008 12:45 PM

Your Montana jacket is awesome. I also have the Pioneer pants, but they're pretty hot in the summer. Do you have any pants for summer riding (75 deg F and over) ? Thanks.

Dantegod 04-19-2008 04:29 PM

Pictures
 
Thanks Barry... I will get my Web master to set up a picture section and you will be the first one...

Paul

Dantegod 04-19-2008 04:41 PM

Light Weight Pants.
 
Hi JamesBrown...

The Pioneer are great but a bit heavy when it gets real hot... We do a light pair of overpants the Ezeon that are about 1/3 of the weight. They are also waterproof with pockets for Knox Hip an Knee Armour.. I am working on doing something in between these two at the moment.. We have been looking at some vented designs that are lighter than the Pioneer but more protective than overpants, the big thing is making sure they are waterproof as well.. Any suggestions are more than welcome..:ear

Paul
Paul

birdie_xx 04-19-2008 06:58 PM

I really like your ( I mean MINE !) Adventure jacket ! :D

Both gloves - summer Rapido and cold weather Thermosport work well too.

The shopping experience was 1st rate as well. Thanks Paul.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...IMG_1868-2.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/d...ki3/2200-2.jpg


Cheers,

P.S. Pants suggestions ? :evil

I have some.....

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munchmeister 04-19-2008 08:02 PM

Love my Belstaff Discovery Jacket. I've worn it in every kind of weather from 95 degrees to 30 degrees. Best value for the buck, IMHO.

Riding my recently purchased R1150GS back, on Raton Pass, Colorado:

http://f-rider.smugmug.com/photos/279947782_SGdEs-L.jpg

--Doug

Dantegod 04-20-2008 08:34 AM

Pictures
 
Thanks Peter, Doug and Barry for the pictures.. My web Master is designing the page as we speak.. We will transfer the pictures there after it is complete and let the voting begin..

Thanks for helping to get this going...

PM me your addresses and I will get you all out free bike covers although it does not look like most of the guys on this site spend much time with their bikes under cover or in a trailer..

Paul


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