This week James & Chris are talking with Kali Protectives founder, Brad Waldon.
Owner Brad Waldron started out in aerospace R&D before pursuing his passions for riding and material science at the consumer level. For Brad there’s no point waking up in the morning if he’s not building the safest, smartest products possible. He knows materials, physics, and manufacturing so that you don’t have to.
Chris & James, both, have owned and used Kali products for other two years, and consider Kali and serious contender in the top-shelf helmet market.
You can find information about Kali and their products at http://www.kaliprotectives.com/
The good folks at Competition Accessories offered us an AeroMoto Sport Air Leather Jacket for review on the show. I don't want to give too much away, but I'll say this... I'm giving it a 4.5 out 5 stars. Listen to the beginning of Episode 153 for the full review.
About the jacket:
The Aeromoto Corsa Pro pants and Sport Leather Jacket are available in both solid and perforated (Air) versions.Constructed of premium cowhide leather, 1.2mm in the body and 1.4mm over the impact areas, these Aeromotoleathers will keep you comfortable and protected without breaking the bank. CE approved armor is found at theknees, elbows, and shoulders, and knee sliders are included with the pants. Connection zippers are included on boththe pants and the jackets, so if you have been in need of an inexpensive, but good quality two piece leather suit, waitno longer! The Aeromoto gear is simply the BEST quality for the Money you will find.. It is an Everyday Clearance!
1.2mm (body) to 1.3mm (impact areas) premium leather construction for optimum protection, durability and comfort
10mm thick memory foam back protector
CE approved shoulder and elbow protectors
Perforated leather in key areas for maximum ventilation
Extra padding is also provided via padded panels throughout the jacket
Pleated leather panels are used in multiple locations for the finest non-binding fit possible
Multiple stitched main seam construction for maximum tear resistance
Removable and washable quilted liner with a pocket zips in over a permanent mesh lining
Moisture wicking neoprene in the collar for maximum rider comfort
Zip open air vents are positioned on the chest and back of shoulders
Pre-curved arms for a perfect look, fit and for maximum riding comfort
Two front hand warmer pockets
Two inner pockets; one with zipper closure
Two waist connection zippers for any type of pant attachment
Extra long zipper pulls are used on all zippers
World famous YKK zippers
About Competition Accessories:
Competition Accessories has grown from a tiny garage in 1961, to be one of the nations largest sellers of motorcycle gear and accessories. The Catalog Outlet store and national headquarters sit in a state of the art 34,000+ sq/ft building just off I-77 where customers can come in and have access to over $2 million worth of the best gear on the market. Our site is a candy store for the motorcycle enthusiast. It carries just about everything from a $4 can of spray cleaner to a nearly $1000 Arai limited edition helmet.
Not just anyone can own and wear deer skin on their hands. No, wait... that’s not right. Anyone can. All you need to do is buy some Tour Master gloves. And that’s what Chris did. Again. Frustrated with affordable summer gloves that fit is oddly shaped mutant mitts, he went with what he knows and got another pair of Tour Masters. And he likes it that way!
Is Yamaha’s new parallel twin engine too big? Only James knows for sure. But he’s loving the new KTM390, so that should give you an idea. And speaking of right sized... Motus unveils the final production machines, and at almost 1700CCs of torquey monster power, surely that’s the right size to get it done, right?
The guys wrap up the show by giving props to a very, very cool Ryca conversion on a $500 Craigslist Savage. Check out the pictures, but don’t get too close. It’s a Lycan, after all.