New gear highlights: July 31, 2020

New gear highlights: July 31, 2020

 ADAM PIGOTT

Duchinni’s bid to go upmarket leads this week’s insight into what’s new at Sportsbikeshop…

Duchinni D1300

Duchinni are well established in the world of entry-level helmets, but the D1300 is designed to take them up a level on price.

Launching at £159.99, the Duchinni D1300 has the essentials for long-range riding, including recesses for intercom speakers, a Pinlock visor (with insert included) and an internal sunvisor, which is operated using a switch on the left-hand side.

Intake vents on the forehead and chin allow in cool air, which is expelled through an exhaust at the back. The inner liner is fully removable and washable, and the helmet is secured using a micrometric buckle.

The lid, which tips our SBS Mag scales at 1604g, launches in matt black only and comes in sizes XS-XL.

RST Pro Series Adventure-X airbag jacket

RST launched their Adventure-X jacket at the start of this year and now they’re taking protection levels up a notch with an airbag version.

The Pro Series Adventure-X jacket has an integral In&motion airbag, not a separate vest like other firms are offering. The In&box (airbag brain) is included with the jacket, though a subscription is required to use it – it’s £12 monthly or a one-off £399 fee.

The In&box works by constantly analysing riding style. If sensors detect a crash in progress the airbag will inflate in less than 60 milliseconds to protect the rider’s spine, neck, chest and abdomen. You can read full details on membership options and how the airbag works in our airbag article here.

The Adventure-X jacket is constructed from abrasion-resistant textile that’s reinforced at the shoulders and elbows for extra protection and durability. It’s equipped with the higher Level 2 CE-approved shoulder and elbow armour, and achieves the mid-level ‘AA’ rating of the newest CE testing standard.

The thermal liner and waterproof membrane have been bonded together to create a weatherproof inner jacket that can be detached and worn separately when off the bike. Two large chest vents and two vents on the back can be opened up to let cool air through on hotter rides.

The Pro Series Adventure-X jacket launches at £499.99 in ice/blue/red, in sizes S-5XL. A plain black version will be available soon.

Givi GRT715 waterproof tank bag

Continuing a line of Givi launches, the new GRT715 tank bag is waterproof, reflective and easy to carry around.

It comes with a harness, which attaches onto the bike’s tank and allows the bag to be clipped on. The bag can easily be removed by unclipping it, leaving the harness on the bike ready for the next use. A shoulder strap is also included to carry the bag around off the bike.

The 20-litre capacity of the GRT715 gives plenty of space to carry belongings, and there’s a separate clear pocket on the top to store a map, smartphone or tablet.

Outer reflective prints aid rider visibility at night, while internal reinforcements keep the bag more rigid and stable.

It’s available now with an RRP of £123.50.

Givi GRT719 hydration rucksack

Givi expand their luggage offerings with the arrival of the GRT719 hydration bag.

With a total capacity of three litres, the GRT719 houses a two-litre water reservoir with drinking tube attached as well as an outer pocket ideal for storing small items.

Quick-release shoulder straps can be adjusted to suit the rider, while the chest strap has the handy addition of a whistle built into the clip.

The GRT719 launches at £75.50.