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Old 04-18-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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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

Paul Brooks
www.BritishMotorcycleGear.com

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Old 04-18-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 04-18-2008, 05:49 PM   #3
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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

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?
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Old 04-19-2008, 07:49 AM   #4
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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!
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
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Wink 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..


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Old 04-19-2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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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..

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Old 04-19-2008, 10:57 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 05-12-2008, 11:25 AM   #8
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Summer Jacket

Got your summer jacket at Daytona this year.

I am surprised at how it works. On my GSA, I've ridden at 80-85 so far and been fine except when in traffic. Not sure anything would be cool then.

Issues-
1- Would love a lighter color as I can feel the sun heating up the black fabric.
2- Something in the neck keeps pulling my hair- on both sides of the collar.
3- Sizing.... 4XL when I usually wear XL or XXL.

My Belstaf winter gear is the best! 3+ years old and still new. With a Gerbing liner 30 degree riding is comfortable on my LT.
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Old 05-12-2008, 03:55 PM   #9
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btw is Belstaff still made in the UK or have they gone the route of 'made in china'?
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Old 05-13-2008, 04:59 PM   #10
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Sorry Paul, it wasn't me..... I drive (when they let me !!!) the Phantom

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Old 05-17-2008, 01:00 PM   #11
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Manufacturing Origin

The manufacturing of products these days depends a lot on the country were the material is produced. Waxed cotton is still done in the UK.. Leather from Belstaff is done in Italy since they seem to have a reputation for fairly good leather production . Armour is done in the UK by Knox they are the world leader in this industry... Textile fabrics are manufactured by a few industry leaders Dupont, Texland, 3M, Nomex.. Many are USA based companies although their manufacturing facilities are mostly in Asia. As a manufacturer we seek out the best materials for motorcycle garment applications.. This takes us round the globe these days and as you guys know travel is the best education..
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Old 05-20-2008, 06:21 PM   #12
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Hey drmajor

Daytona was fun this year...We only got thrown out of the Shark Tank Once.. We just resized the Zodiac Jackets.. They have been cut very small in the past and the new cut will be similar to the fit of the rest of the line. We are also adding 3m grey reflective piping to the trim on this jacket... This was suggested by some ADVrider regulars and the samples just came in.. It blends in with the fabric so you don't even know it is there but at night you light up... I am not sure why the neck collar is pulling your hair..? We have looked at doing different colors in this jacket but the black does a great job of stopping the light from going through the fabric which is part of the reason they are so comfortable in the hot sun.. The fabric breaths well so heat absorption is minimal you just have to be moving to keep air flow... Since we sell these alot for playing in the dirt black requires less cleaning as well..

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