Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Adventurer

Apr 25, 2015 View Comments by

Pg132#Practical ADV Gear for On and Off the Road

It’s a great time to be a rider. Never before in the history of motorcycles have there been so many options when it comes to both motorcycles and riding gear. There’s a bike for every riding style, preference, and price—whichever mount you choose, there’s plenty of gear to match. In RoadRUNNER’s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide, you’ll find seven distinct outfits that correspond to five different types of riding, motorcycle, and in many cases, lifestyle. Each is complete with a helmet, jacket, pants, gloves, boots, and other apparel items and accessories specific to that genre of our sport. The second installment of the guide caters to riders who are always out for a little adventure.

Though the list is far from exhaustive, the editors of RoadRUNNER have carefully selected each outfit with the inclusion of as many options as possible. So without further adieu, welcome to summer!

1. Helmet: Touratech Aventuro Carbon
Offers three different configurations (street, dual sport, and off-road) that can be switched without tools and a laundry list of features sure to please ADV enthusiasts. $649 www.touratech-usa.com

2. Jacket & Pants: KLIM Latitude
Provides D30 T5 EVO elbow and shoulder armor, two-layer GORE-TEX performance shell, 3M Scotchlite reflective
panels, jacket-to-pant zipper, and 840D Cordura technology. Jacket $629.99-$669.99, Pants $499.99-$519.99 www.klim.com

3. Accessory: Oakley XS O-Frame MX Goggles
The Oakley XS O-Frame MX goggles feature a scratch-resistant Lexan lens, moisture-wicking foam, and a non-slip silicone treated strap. Starting at $35. www.oakley.com

4. Accessory: Leatt STX Road Neck Brace
The Leatt STX Road neck brace is designed to limit the range of head movement in the event of a crash and to be worn over riding gear. $399 www.leatt.com

5. Gloves: Rukka Him
The glove chassis is made from leather and polyamide with a special grip-enhancing material on the palms and fingertips. $69 www.revzilla.com

6. Accessory: EVS Axis Pro Knee Brace
The Axis Pro from EVS offers maximum protection. The brace is lightweight and stable with its carbon fiber and aluminum construction. $375 www.evs-sports.com

7. Boots: Sidi Discovery Rain
The Sidi Discovery Rain boots not only keep your feet safe, they’ll keep them dry, too. The top-grain leather construction is paired with a soft rubber sole for good grip on slippery surfaces. $350 www.motonation.com

Click here for the first installment of gear for cruiser riders.

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