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dunkin

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dunkin says:

Clothing depending on type of bike?

Hi, I am reading up on clothing (new to riding) and with the type of bike I have in mind (V-strom/BMWF650) I was wondering whether there was a particular style of trousers/jacket to get? I am assuming that racing leathers will be unsuitable due to their style and cut but can anyone offer any advice?

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

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Leathers come in more than one style.  Touring leathers have a little more room in them and are cut differently.  I have a set of Scott Venom leathers.  These are UK made and are great quality.

If you are using your bike all year round I would recommend fabric kit.  The levels of protection will be good and the kit should be warm and waterproof - all in all its more flexible.  

   

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dunkin

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dunkin says:

Marcus

Thanks for your reply. The intention would be to use the bike as much as possible yes. Would you recommend Scott Venom for the fabric kit also?

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

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According to their website Scott do make fabric kit but I have not tried it.  I don't actually know anyone that has.  For good quality fabric kit have a look at the Hein Gerike or, for cheaper stuff that is still OK, J&S Accessories have a good choice.   

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steveb

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steveb says:

I ride in

2 piece leathers 98% of the time, no matter which bike I'm riding.

The way I look at it, I can commute in 2 piece sports leathers on a C90 if I want to (and I dooccasionally), but i can't do a track day on any bike in textiles.

I don't wear leathers green laning mind.

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PiageMoore

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PiageMoore says:

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I agree ...

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