New gear highlights: October 2, 2020

New gear highlights: October 2, 2020

 JOE DICK

New helmets dominate this week’s new gear round-up, as new additions from budget bosses MT and the last in Shark’s 2020 collection land on the Sportsbikeshop doorstep.

MT Streetfighter SV

Budget-friendly helmet makers MT are branching out into urban-style lids.

The versatile Streetfighter SV’s chinbar can be removed to create an adventure-styled open-face.

Peak height can be adjusted by sliding it back or forward, or it can be completely removed, and the dark smoke pull-down visor can be taken out as well.

Elsewhere, the Streetfighter SV has a fully removable and washable lining, MX-style ventilation on the chin and forehead and support for attaching an action camera.

The Streetfighter SV launches at £99.99 for plain black, white or green, £119.99 for the ‘Twin’ graphics (pictured above) or £129.99 for the ‘Darkness’ graphics, which have a skull jaw on the chinbar. All graphics are available in sizes XS-2XL.

MT Storm SV

MT are replacing the popular MT Flux, which gained over 150 Sportsbikeshop customer reviews, with the Storm SV.

Their new budget flip has an RRP of £89.99 and is available straight away in three colours – matt black, matt titanium and gloss white, with a fluo yellow option expected soon.

Flipping the lid is easy using the chunky button underneath the chinbar, while the internal sunvisor is dropped using a switch on the left-hand side of the helmet.

The visor is Pinlock-ready, though the insert is an extra and costs an additional £29.99.

Ventilation is taken care of by intakes on the chin and forehead, and hot air is expelled through two large exhaust vents on the back. The lining is fully removable and washable and the chin curtain can also be removed if needed.

The MT Storm SV is available in sizes XS-2XL.

Shark Evojet

The last of Shark’s 2020 introductions to arrive, the Evojet enters as a uniquely-styled flip-front with dual homologation, meaning it can legally be worn with the chinbar flipped up or down.

The chinbar and visor are bonded together, so when the chinbar is lifted the visor moves with it. There’s also an internal sunvisor, which is dropped using a switch on the visor baseplate.

While there’s no Pinlock option for the visor, a large diffuser on the chin points cool air directly towards the inner surface to try and maintain clear vision.

The Evojet is initially available in six colours – plain gloss black or gloss white launch at £239.99, matt black starts out at £259.99 and the dual-coloured designs carry an RRP of £279.99. All colours are available in sizes XS-XL.

Richa Yorktown leather jacket

Richa are adding the Yorktown leather jacket to their growing retro-styled collection.

The Yorktown jacket includes D3O armour at the shoulders, elbows and back and has an entirely perforated leather construction, though there’s a removable thermal liner for chilly days.

A waist adjustment belt teams with elastic around the bottom edge to allow plenty of wiggle room and the classic look is completed by quilted shoulders and chunky silver-effect finishings.

The jacket is available in sizes M-3XL, with sizes XS, S and 4XL coming soon. Yorktown comes in black and launches with an RRP of £349.99.

Ixon Pioneer leather jacket

Taking inspiration from their Legendary range of classic-styled suits, Ixon have released the new Pioneer leather jacket.

The full-grain distressed leather outer is backed by CE Level 2 armour for the shoulders and elbows and there’s a pocket for an optional back protector.

A removable thermal liner provides cold protection and there’s a waterproof inner pocket for storing a phone or wallet, along with six more pockets inside and out.

The vintage look is completed by retro stripes on the front, quilted shoulders and Ixon patches on the arms.

The Pioneer jacket comes in black/white/red (pictured) or brown/black, and is available in sizes S-3XL with an RRP of £349.99.

Ixon RS Tilter leather gloves

Ixon’s involvement in top-tier racing drips down into their 2020 collection with the arrival of the RS Tilter leather gloves.

Split knuckle armour, a scaphoid slider, finger padding and a bridge between the pinky and ring finger provide the bulk of protection, while perforations on the wrist and base of the fingers keep digits comfortable and cool.

They come in the black/white/red colour pictured, plain black or black/white in sizes S-3XL, launching at £139.99.