So winter is full effect, and the Toronto Motorcycle Show is coming up. It’s time for me to get my research done and go pick up a myriad of new motorcycle gear, equipment, and parts that I’ve never heard of or had a use for in the past.
I know I’ll need new riding gear. The jeans, T-shirt, and beanie helmet I’m used to on my Harley just won’t cut it for offroad adventures (and I’m sure the BMW crowd will stick their noses up unless I at least have something reflective in the way of clothing – I refuse to go full on Hi-Vis Yellows or Oranges though!)
I’m quite frankly stunned at the costs of adventure gear. I pick up a Scott Dual Raid Jacket and Pants at the show for $600, and am really impressed with all the pockets and functionality. It’s inline with a lot of the travel gear that I backpack with. Then another $120 for gloves… $120!!! Us Harley guys have been getting away with $5 imported leather “fruit roll ups” that barely cover our palms, let alone fingers for years! I guess all our money goes into Chrome instead. I can hardly wait to see what a helmet is going cost me?!?!?
This Dual Sport thing is sure to put my spending into the red…