Being primarily a soft boot wearer, I noticed first that the Sidi Fusion Leis featured reinforcement. The shin plate, rear calf, heel and toe are all designed with durable nylon supports, and the toe slider has a replaceable component. The boot shaft is designed with a slightly forward, sportbike stance similar to a ski boot. The outer sole is thin and padding in the interior footbed is minimal.
After several month-long trips to Switzerland, Italy, Spain and France, I have been intrigued by the “scooter fashionistas” in the urban environs of Europe. Europeans, in general, have a distinctive flair for fashion, and urban motorcyclists and scooter pilots are no exception.
Snowmobilers that pass you on the highways will be jealous if they see you in the Odyssey Vented Tech One Piece Suit perfected by Olympia Moto Sports of North Carolina, USA. I had an opportunity to put this to the test during a recent trip spanning the state of New York.
This year Nelson-Rigg introduced their new Adventure Touring Strap Mount Tank Bag. Made from top-quality UV-treated Tri-Max ballistic nylon, this bag is contoured to fit on most tanks, including sloped adventure models, and features a protective base material that prevents slipping or marking.
Touratech-USA’s Chief Riding Officer, Iain Glynn, compares two BMW Boxers: His well-used 2005 R1200GS and the new 2013 water-cooled R1200GS for the BMW Owners News.
The Park-n-Move did it for me. If you haven’t seen the commercials or the YouTube broadcasts, well, you ought to see the convenience one of these products provides.
July 24-27, 2014
St. Paul, Minnesota
Rally Chair: Karol Patzer
Rally Co-Chair: Deb Lower
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