509 has been working for years to round out their snowmobile line-up into the offroad market. It began with the advent of the DirtPro Goggle, then the MX Goggle and Altitude Offroad Helmet – both of which capitalized of the love affair ATVers and UTVers were having with the 509 brand. In years’ past, we’ve seen new MX gloves, Jerseys and perhaps most impressive, a full feature-length movie akin to the production scale of their famous snowmobile movies.
For 2020, 509 truly comes to the table for the MX world, by introducing two new models of MX pant and their Velo Raid Crossover Boot. With the addition of these two lines, lovers of the 509 brand can truly be head-to-toe in the brand in every season.
The new Velo Raid Boot is a three-buckle, 16” tall boot that 509 claims is for “single track riding and linking up double track logging roads.” The boot is prime for the Canadian market, with 5 Tech waterproof construction, 200g of insulation and a super-stiff carbon-content sole. At first look, the Velo looks ready to withstand the abuse of the Canadian climate and terrain.
On the pants side of things, 509 is introducing the Ridge ITB (In The Boot) and R-Series OTB (you figure it out). The Ridge is designed for mountain single track with lots of venting, stretch components for perfect boot fit and a durable 600D Poly Weave with 900D reinforcements. For comfort and protection, you’ll also find leather-reinforced inner leg panels.
If the Ridge Pant is performance-based, then the R-Series are geared up to be the Carhartts of the MX world. Think ALL conditions, ALL terrains and ALL activities (yeah – that’s you with the chainsaw in the rain on a muddy trail with snow patches). We love the muscle of these pants and think your most demanding customers will, too.
Thus, there’s more variety than ever for motocross riders ready to step away from the big brands that have dominated the shelves for years – there’s truly a new player in town.