Summer Motorcycle Gear Buyers’ Guide: For the Cruiser Rider

Apr 21, 2015 View Comments by


IMG_pg131-2#RoadRUNNER‘s Summer Gear Buyers’ Guide

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 first installment of the guide caters to riders who prefer the laid back style of the classic cruiser.

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: Shoei Neotec
The Neotec boasts a wide field of view, great aerodynamics (important for many windshield-less cruisers), internal sun visor, and a removable washable liner. $648.99

2. Jacket: Fox Creek Leather Summer Riding Jacket
It’s constructed of high quality materials, made in the USA, and incorporates vents in the sleeves and back as well as a removable insulated liner. Starting at $354.

3. Accessory: Indian Motorcycle Plaid Shirt
Even if your bike doesn’t have a warbonnet, this 100-percent cotton Indian Motorcycle plaid shirt will keep you looking good on or off the bike. $69.99

4. Gloves: River Road Sturgis Leather Gloves
Rendered in always-in-style black leather, the Sturgis Leather gloves from River Road are perforated and vented to keep hands cool and dry. $29.95

5. Pants: Draggin’ Jeans Classic
These straight cut, five pocket jeans are made of thick 14.5-ounce denim with 13.5-ounce DuPont Kevlar panels in the seat, hips, and knees for protection. $119.95

6. Boots: Harley-Davidson Footwear Lynx Performance Boots
These boots have a waterproof upper made from full-grain leather and mesh that is mated to a Vibram rubber sole. $172

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