|Honda Licensed Repsol GP
by Martin Hackworth
Photos: Martin Hackworth, Parker Synergies
Photo courtesy of The History Channel
Honda Licensed Repsol GP Textile Jacket is an essential accoutrement
for any aspiring-to-be-well-shod racer wannabe. The
Honda Repsol GP Replica is
comfortable, functional and appears to be pretty durable. Just don't
get it dirty - the white is hard to buff back to immaculateness after
much exposure to dirt.
The Honda Repsol GP Jacket is licensed by Honda to several distributors including Joe Rocket, Tucker Rocky and Teknic. It is manufactured by Parker Synergies. Fit, finish and function are par for the course for generic jackets. The looks, however, are stellar. The Repsol colors are very distinctive and the jacket extrudes racer boy chic.
I purchased the Honda Repsol jacket for my national TV debut on the The History Channel show "The Works - Motorcycles" (as the token rocket scientist). I'm sure that it took at least some of the edge off of my ray gun cachet. I blame the folks at Parker Synergies not one bit for the fact that I have yet to receive as much as a single piece of fan mail - even if I am actually a little bitter about the whole thing.
Licensed Repsol GP Textile Jacket Specs:
Price Paid: $190.00 - Pocatello Power Sports
Colors: Blue/White/Orange/Repsol Red
CE approved armor in the shoulder and elbows. The spine pad is removable and may be replaced with an optional CE rated spine protector.
Rock TexTM 600 Shell
Extensive venting throughout
Zip out insulated liner
Zipper for pant attachment
The Good: Immense cool factor
The Rad: The fit, sewing and finish are very good
The Gnarly: As with all generic brand-x textile jackets, your mileage may vary
Parker Synergies Website