Fox Racing 180 Gearset
So, a black-on-black ensemble is a favourite with Kiwis? Imagine that. As we noted last year, when you think “lit”, the Sabbath isn’t what would normally come to mind. But the colour – or lack of colour – is what makes this kit so rad. Unlike so many black options, including the previous generation of the Fox Racing 180 Sabbath, the 2019 offering is a true black.
Alpinestars Racer Tech Gearset
When it comes to Limited Edition kit, nobody does it better than Alpinestars. It’s a reputation that’s earned, due to the likes of the Indy Vice and Aviator collections, and continues with the Battle Born. It’s not just the Racer Tech jersey and pant, either, as the Astars collection includes the matching Racefend glove and Tech 10 boot.
Fly Racing Lite Hydrogen Gearset
Notice anything different? That’s right, the temperatures are already scorching in Aotearoa. But that doesn’t mean you have to be scorching when riding. Enter Fly Racing‘s Lite Hydrogen line. The brand’s Lite Hydrogen was the first true lightweight gearset to hit the market, making way for lightweight and minimalistic gear that’s the norm for the summer season. Really, the only thing that’s hot is the “Paradise” design and colourway.
O’Neal Mayhem-Lite Gearset
Gummon, no matter how organised you are, it doesn’t hurt to have a little mayhem in your life – especially the O’Neal Mayhem-Lite gearset. Despite the name of the kit, the Hexx design has clean lines, rad colourways – the Neon Yellow being our pick – in an athletic fit that’s made with lightweight fabrics, and is available now.
Troy Lee Designs GP Gearset
When it comes to design, function and style, Troy Lee Designs has you covered, from head to, uh, ankle. While it’s not the pinnacle of the brand’s gear offering, the GP jersey and pant does have the best combination of details, durability and rad looks. Is it a bit of you? No doubt it is. But you better be quick, ’cause the Troy Lee Designs GP kit is so popular that it sold out before the last summer of shreddin’ kicked off in ’17.
Shift 3lack Label Gearset
The performance-focused 3lack Label kit from the Shift Pure MX19 collection includes the limited edition collab between Shift, Moto-X Lab and Steve Caballero. The Steve Caballero Collection also includes the Whit3 Label Caballero x Lab helmet that’s been customised to match the 3lack Label Caballero x Lab jersey and pants. It’s modern fun with a vintage feel.
Leatt GPX 4.5 Lite Gearset
Leatt. Let’s face it, you know the brand, and you know its reputation. That’s from the pioneering development of the brand’s neck brace, all the way through to the knee braces, helmet – the all-new goggle – and the fresh kit, like the GPX 4.5 Lite. At its core, this kit is built for protection and performance, yes. But how cool does it look?
Thor Prime Pro Gearset
Thor has a heritage in motocross that’s almost unmatched. After all, the brand’s name is an acronym for Torsten Hallman Off Road, spelling out the name of another Scandinavian god that isn’t Torsten Hallman. That heritage means all the details are covered, and you’ll be covered in one of the freshest designs for the new season, too.
Shift Whit3 Label Gearset
We don’t want to gloat, but, yeah, we could’ve told you that this particular shade of grey would be on the list for 2019. While style is one thing, it’s the features of a gearset that really matter, something that Shift’s Whit3 Label doesn’t skimp on. The Whit3 Label gives core riders the essentials: quality construction and unreal comfort – even in the hottest months.
Seven Rival Trooper Gearset
Like its founder, James Stewart, Seven has pushed the boundaries in moto. That’s why the new collection still includes a two-piece jersey that’s actually compression wear, too, helping those serious racers stay shreddin’. But for those “weekend warriors”, something most of us actually are, you can’t go past the Rival Trooper gearset. The name of the colourway isn’t inspiring. But the look, fit and feel make up for that.
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