Coolest Jacket Update
My local dealer (Carolina BMW) let me test a few of his jackets. I certainly don't want to call my test rides the definitive jacket comparison. But after riding with them I decided on the BMW "Venting Machine" made by BMW Motorrad.
While the jacket offers excellent riding protection, this is not an all weather jacket. Its black, trimmed with silver, so standing still in the sun gets warm. Also, it doesn't come with a liner, but no problem, I have warm leathers and rain suits. It's expensive even with my dealer's 30% off sale.
The jacket's main virtue is that riding with it is like riding behind a screen door!
'05 Dark Graphite