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MCN  says:

Worst biking fashion mistake?

There are plenty of questionable biking fashions, but which is the worst?

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Jan 09

Posts: 20

doctortongue says:

those whose helmets, leathers and boots that match the colour of their bike. Not cool at all, in fact you look like a bunch of clowns

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Jul 11

Posts: 47

DrWorm says:

Oh no....

I don't see my bike as a catwalk.  I wear what suits the weather and the journey ahead. Hoody over leathers is a great way to stay warm.  Jeans in boots is a great way to stop 'em snagging on my bike.  Substance over style in my opinion.

The only people I shake my head at are the people in shorts and t-shirt with no gloves screaming around at speed limit +20.

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Sep 11

Posts: 13


pristine white one piece leathers, white boots, white helmet.


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Mar 10

Posts: 1035

bmwgs says:


jeans in boots look rubbish plus if it rains water gets in to your boot.

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May 10

Posts: 102

Bebobobob says:

who gives a hoot about looks? if i want sliders and to be warm, i'll zip my goretex onto my leathers happily.....

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Nov 05

Posts: 57

offordc says:

i wasn't aware biking gear was "a fashion", surely biking gear should all be about practicality & fit for purpose, if you're comfortable with it & it protects you from, the elements, road rash & flying bugs then go with it, each to their own is what i say & i certainly wouldn't look down on another biker for wearing matching gear with the pillion or a pair of sticky on ears on their helmet, biking is all about individuality, we all add bits or remove bits from the bike to make them individual & different from the rest so why shouldn't we extend this to our riding gear too.

I will however agree with a previous post & say that anyone who rides on two wheels in trainers, t shirt & shorts is a raving dick head & should be taken off the road!!!

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Jun 06

Posts: 13

scorpion1963 says:

By using 'fashion' you've metrosexualised us.  You meant 'what looks naff'.  There are two answers.  Jeans in boots; riding around looking like a fluorescent marker pen.

No problem in pootling about town in shorts etc, if that flicks your switch.  Agreed at high speed there's some justification in saying any damage you sustain was partly self-contributory (not to excuse the SMIDSY driver though).

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Sep 09

Posts: 894

Rogerborg says:

Ewan-and-Charlie suits

Yes, I get that they're actually super-awesome gear, but it's like they get handed out as uniforms with every new GS bike. Word to the wise, they makes you look like a wannabe fantasist tooling around on a road-tyred "adventure" bike that's never seen anything more "off road" than that roundabout outside Waitrose where the markings have worn away.

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Mar 10

Posts: 119

MudDoctor says:

Oh dear, Rogerborg,

you're at it again, spouting off about GS owners. Did one shag you when you were a wee boy?

Yes, the BMW gear is excellent, and no, I wouldn't be seen dead wearing it, at least not on my BMW. Neither would I wear Triumph gear on a Triumph, etc.

But why don't you criticize the Fireblade owners with the Repsol replica paint job, and the Danny Pedrosa replica leathers and no marks on their knee sliders? Or the Lucky Strike Suzuki owners? They are just as much wannabes as your Ewan and Charley wannabes.

Or take any replica helmet design, be it Rossi, Lorenzo, Crutchlow or whoever. Are they all wannabes too?

Or do they, perhaps, just appreciate the design and artwork?

I'm probably like you, a bit non-descript, no logos, grey and black, thank you very much.

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

Not wearing proper gear.

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