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Unboxing video: Alpinestars 2018 motocross and off-road gear

We at Motorcycle Cruiser are closer to taking out and testing our Yamaha off-road project, so we reached out to Alpinestars to get some gear to keep us safe while testing the thing. Alpinestars is a powerhouse in the motocross/off-road world, and we knew they were the guys to go to for this project.

We got a few items new to the 2018 lineup as well as a handful of proven gear from past years. All photos are courtesy of Alpinestars.


An extremely lightweight chassis that incorporates mesh panels for comfort, the Techstar Venom is optimized for the most demanding of off-road conditions. Tested by the likes of Eli Tomac and Jeffrey Herlings, this jersey offers performance and freedom of movement and is aggressively styled with distinctive colorways—ensuring riders look their very best.


Ergonomic and lightweight with an advanced stretch-poly fabric chassis, the Techstar glove incorporates a single-piece Clarino palm for durability, precise fit, and feel on the bike's controls. This racing glove features Alpinestars' new palm and thumb gusset plus an innovative closure system for excellent fit and comfort.


A class-leading fusion of comfort and durability the Techstar Venom pant incorporates innovative features, such as the Vector back panel and the 3-D Babel knee construction, to significantly ramp up track performance. With lightweight mesh and perforated panels, this pant will keep you cool under pressure.


A highly effective sock constructed from innovative Coolmax material to keep feet dry, these Tech socks feature density cushioning throughout for added comfort and durability.

TECH 7 BOOT ($349.95)

The revolutionized Tech 7 MX boot incorporates innovative materials and technology in a completely new design for a lighter, more anatomically profiled performer. This CE-certified boot promotes core stability and flex via a biomechanical pivot while offering excellent ankle protection. The boot chassis has been designed to give complete feel and optimized interaction with bike controls, while the innovative buckle system allows easy, precise closure.

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