Amazon’s summer sales bonanza, Amazon Prime Day, is almost upon us. First launched in 2015, the annual event has become “Black Friday in July” for online shopping.
Motorcycle.com will be tracking some of the bigger deals specifically for motorcyclists, so check with us throughout Amazon Prime Day 2019, which runs from midnight (PST) on Monday, July 15 to 11:59 pm on Tuesday, July 16.
It’s never too early to start getting your kids into motorcycles. Before they’re old enough to ride an actual bike, you can get your kid to learn some basic skills on a balance bike. The Free Wheelin’ Balance Bike from PlayMonster is convertible from a three-wheeler to a two wheeler, so your kids can continue to use it as they improve their balance.
Bell Race Star helmets use a lightweight carbon shell developed through wind tunnel and track testing. Inside, the helmet uses a three-layer Flex Impact Liner for slow, mid and high energy impacts. Pictured here is the Formula graphic by Roland Sands Design.
The AGV Pista GP R features MotoGP-developed metal air vents with an external fin structure designed to optimize airflow in the front and air pressure at the rear. The shell is 100% carbon fiber for light weight. The helmet also uses a MotoGP-developed removable integrated hydration system to help riders keep hydrated while riding.
On sale is a replica of the Mexican-inspired graphic design Valentino Rossi wore in the 2018 MotoGP Winter Test at Sepang.
The SR4 riding jeans from Bull-it are available in different styles, and in both men’s and women’s cuts. The denim material isn’t quite as tough as leather, but Bull-it claims its jeans offer an abrasion resistance at about 89.6% that of cowhide. The jeans accept knee and hip CE-approved armor (sold separately) and are treated with a water repellent silicone finish.
The Nelson Rigg SE-3040 Hurricane is a waterproof tail bag that also doubles as a backpack so you can use it on or off your bike. Multiple tie-down points help attach the bag to different tail designs. The 40-liter bag features a valve for releasing any trapped air, making it easier to keep compact and form a water-tight seal.
The Bradley jacket form Olympia features a two-layer design, with a 600 denier abrasion resistant fabric layer with ballistic mesh panels and a waterproof rain jacket layer for we weather. The layers are reversible, with the rain layer wearable both inside or outside the shell layer.
Named for the iconic punk band, the Roland Sands Design Ramone jacket is constructed of heavyweight 18 oz duck cloth. The sleeves are pre-curved, while shoulder gussets and a longer tail help conform to a riding position. Pockets in the shoulders, elbows and back accept CE-approved armor (sold separately).
The REV’IT Lane Jacket is made of vegetable tanned buffalo leather. REV’IT applied a special wash and tumble process to give the jacket a vintage-inspired broken-in look. The jacket comes with SeeSmart protectors on the shoulders and elbows, and can fit a Seesoft CE-level 2 back protector (sold separately). The jacket comes iwth a detachable thermal body warmer to extend the riding season into the cooler months.
The First Manufacturing Warrior Princess jacket is made of light Aniline cowhide leather. The offset front zipper and military patched stitching give it a look that stands out from most leather jacket designs. Pockets i the back, elbow and shoulder fit First Manufacturing’s armor kit (sold separately).
No two Dainese Patina72 jackets are alike, as the soft drum dyed leather is treated to a special patina process, creating unique tonal variations. Inside, the jacket features a design created by New York artist Othelo Gervacio. The jacket comes with removable soft Pro-armor protectors on the shoulders and elbows. A back pocket fits G1 or G2 protectors (sold separately).
The Cardo Smarth package comes with two communicators designed for use with HJC helmets. The Cardo Smarth uses a Dynamic Meshwork Communication system which allows for up to four riders to maintain in contact within a range of 0.75 miles. The communicators come with a built-in FM radio and Android connectivity (sorry Apple users, you’re out of luck at present).
We’re big fans of modular helmets here at MO because of the combination of the protection offered by full-face helms and the convenience of an open face helmet. When we reviewed the HJC IS-Max II, we felt it offered good value compared to pricer helmets like the Shoei Neotec.
The GT-AIR features an aerodynamic shell developed in Shoei’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel. It offers a built-in sun shield behind the CNS-1 visor that deploys with one quick motion.
If you like riding with your face exposed to the elements, you may want to consider getting a pair of goggles to protect your eyes. These goggles from Bertoni offer a phtochromic lens that adjusts to different lighting conditions while promising UV protection. The lenses are also designed to resist fogging and keep your vision clear.
The Sena 20S EVO headset offers an eight-way intercom with a 1.2-mile range, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and built-in FM radio.
These LED accent lights serve as auxiliary brake lighting for your saddlebags while adding some style to otherwise plain parts of your bike.
Here’s what you need to know about Amazon Prime Day.
Amazon Prime Day is an online shopping event offering exclusive deals and significant discounts for Amazon Prime members. According to Amazon, customers purchased more than 100 million products on Prime Day, setting a new sales record for online retailer (since surpassed by Cyber Monday last fall).
Amazon Prime Day 2019 begins at 12 am Pacific on July 15. This year, the event runs for 48 hours until 11:59 pm on July 16. So, yeah, technically that makes it Amazon Prime Days, plural, but I guess that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well.
For most people, an Amazon Prime membership cost $12.99/month, or if $119 if you opt in for a whole year. When you sign up, you get a free 30-day trial before you start getting charged membership fees, so if you only want to take advantage of Prime Day sales, you can always cancel before the trial period ends.
If you’re a student, the fees are $6.49/month or $59/year, and you get a longer six month trial.
If you have a medicaid card or an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card, the membership fee is $5.99/month, and you get the standard 30-day free trial.
With a Prime membership, Amazon promises free two-day delivery, with some cities getting free same day or one-day delivery. Prime members can also take advantage of exclusive deals the rest of the year, and get 30 minutes of early access to special lightning deals.
Amazon Prime members also get access to Amazon’s entertainment services, including movies and television shows and Amazon’s music streaming platform.
You can sign up for Amazon Prime here.
Amazon isn’t the only place you can find deals during Prime Day. Other retailers are offering their own sales, hoping to steal some sales from the online behemoth with big discounts of their own. It’s always smart to compare prices, especially when it comes to motorcycle gear, as retailers like Revzilla, CycleGear and Rocky Mountain ATV/MC may offer a wider, more specialized range of products for motorcyclists.
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