Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Daily Commute

May 14, 2015 View Comments by

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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 seventh installment of the guide is aimed at the motorcyclist who’s bike is their primary transportation.

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: Nolan N104 Evo Graphics
A large, optically correct face shield with a 
Pinlock anti-fog insert and the practicality 
of a modular design make the N104 ideal for handling the morning commute. The Airbooster ventilation keeps air flowing over the top of the rider’s head. $499.95 www.nolan-usa.com

2. Suit: Aerostich Men’s R-3 Light Tactical One Piece
Easy to slip in and out of, the R-3 Tactical has TF3 shoulder, elbow, and knee armor to go with 200D GORE-TEX fabric for abrasion and weather resistance. Aerostich’s original 
Roadcrafter suit (this is the third generation) has been sold for over 30 years. $1,047 www.aerostich.com

3. Accessory: Kriega R25 Backpack
Designed with a four-point harness for secure, long distance comfort, optional Forcefield back protector and hydration pack, and 25 liters of carrying capacity. Comes with a 10-year guarantee. $189 www.kriega.us

4. Gloves: Racer Gloves Summer Fit
Perforated goatskin leather construction, 
Kevlar palm lining, and a silicone anti-slip 
treatment on the fingertips make the Summer Fit a fantastic warm weather glove. Features soft protectors for knuckles and fingers. $99.99 www.racerglovesusa.com

5. Boots: Tour Master 
Solution 2.0 Waterproof
The Solution 2.0 WP boot is a simple motorcycle boot with good protection, a HiPora waterproof, breathable membrane, and leather stretch panels for increased flexibility. Includes nice details like 3M Scotchlite reflective panels on the back. $129.99 www.tourmaster.com

 

Click here for the gear guide for cruiser riders, here for adventure gear, here for men’s touring, here for women’s touring, here for men’s retro, or here for women’s retro.

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