Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Lake Forest, Il, USA
Not sure how you ride a 1200GT ......
Modern textile motorcycling gear is superior in nearly every aspect to the Harley leathers. Waterproof, armor in the right places and windproof - it's all better.
Aerostitch is to BMW riders as cowhide is to Harley riders. Aerostitch, Olympia, Hein Gericke and BMW all offer superior clothing.
As noted none of this stuff is cheap, especially compared to black leather.... but it is more comfortable, safer and drier.
I've been able to pick up good stuff over on eBay.
"What follows is based on actual occurrences. Although much has been changed for rhetorical purposes, it must be regarded in its essence as fact. However, it should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It's not very factual on motorcycles, either."
Robert Persig - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
1985 K100RS (Sold)
2000 323i (Sold)
2003 1150GS (Sold)