Discussion in 'General Chat' started by GusW, Jul 8, 2008.
Guzzi Griso V8 no doubts
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You've been lucky, but I wouldn't count on (for example) a pair of $15 gloves holding up if I fall on the highway doing 70. Of anything that people skimp on, gloves would be my last. You really do get what you pay for, for the most part with gear. Imagine having your hands not work for even a week and then consider how much they are really worth. Same thing with helmets - I'm sure you can get a helmet for $100 but there's no chance I'd go out on the road wearing one of them. I got mine for $350 with my bike but it's a $500 retail helmet. I'd say $250 retail is about the minimum for a helmet I'd trust to save my head. The thing of it is that medical bills cost way more than any of these numbers and I'd rather try to prevent that in the first place. I'm not a big fan of pain or disability, for myself anyway. Also, the better (hence more expensive) gear generally can be repaired rather than being destroyed in the event of a crash.
Good gloves can be expensive, yes. I have seen past season closeout gloves sold cheaply, though.
Also, believing that a $500 helmet is safer or will protect you better than a $100 with the exact same safety rating (EU/DOT/Snell) is bogus.
The cost of a helmet doesn't mean squat in terms of safety. Yes you get more features and more COMFORT with an expensive helmet, but you can only do so much for protection.
In fact, did you read the article a couple of years ago where Motorcyclist magazine tested all these expensive helmets vs. $50 Pep-Boys helmets and the cheapie DOT helmets ended up beating the more costly Snell helmets? In fact, the shitstorm from that article has led Snell to completely change their rating system...
I'll never get one, but in another life I'd ride a Ducati Monster.
If I had a motorcycle it would be a 1968 Honda CD175. Oh wait
I already own a couple of my dream bikes.
'64 Norton N15CS and '71 Triumph T100R Daytona
But I've always wanted to go Italian with a Morini 3.5...
...or a Laverda SF2.
Been riding the Brut mostly as of late, about to do the mods for the exhaust and ECU.
It would have to be a BSA Rocket Gold Star the beauty of the racing Goldie with a new bigger twin motor. It is fast, pulls like a locomotive and is elegant.. if yuou can say that about a bike
I just finished restoring this one. It matches a Gold Star, Rocket 3 in my collection.
^ Beautiful bike.
IMO, streetfighter motorcycles are the rawest, most beautiful machines on the road.
made for one purpose, to go f*cking fast!
something along the lines of and
I have this in my garage now, and it's an AWESOME bike:
2007 Yamaha FJR1300
But if I were to buy a new motorcycle right now, it'd be this one:
2010 Kawasaki Concours 14
At the moment attracted to the BMW s1000 RR
But I'd probably buy something more comfortable, like a vfr x00(0)
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