Anyone able to give me a suggestion for a modern mtm double rider maker with oxblood as a colour option please? Aero's style isn't what I want for this jacket and Vanson doesn't offer one from what I've seen of their leather choices.
Mine wasn't free and was relatively pricey IIRC. Not exorbitant but more than $100, I think. I ended up not pursuing riding but am happy I took the class.
ChrisGold's jackets look great. Surprised to hear that they've got armor in them, they don't look bulky at all. Maybe materials technology is allowing for lighter, more flexible protection.
Yeah, if you can do it for free, that's terrific. Mine was $250, but worth it, and when I bought my bike the dealer discounted the bike by the cost of the class. Honda gives a $100 credit, or did.
Riding a bicycle is great training for motorcycling imo, esp for cornering and getting the habit of paying att'n to drivers.
The weather in Halifax isn't ideal for leather. When I lived in Boston I mainly used a Belstaff Mercury (textile). It was truly waterproof, even through hours of heavy rain. I never went to Halifax, but I rode to TO a couple times and Montreal once. Went through some serious storms and the Mercury never leaked. Wish I could say the same about my gloves. Now that I live in SF, I wear an armored leather jacket most of the time (don't remember the maker, but it was a small German company. Bought it in Stuttgart).
I have an old Brimoco w/o armor that I wear in the city. Been wanting to get an armored shirt to slip under it. Was thinking Forcefield. THere's a company in Orange County, CA somwhere, that makes custom jackets using Forcefield stuff.