Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hamilton, ONtario, Canada
Is the BMW riding gear worth the extra money?
I have recently bought an LT and am looking for riding gear for my wife.
1.5 years ago I purchased an Alpinstar touring jacket and am very happy with it's performance.
The BMW riding gear catalogue that I recetly picked up at my local BMW dealer, Budd's BMW,Oakville Ontario is as thick as a phone book with alot of different jackets, pants, gloves etc. It all looks very cool, co-ordinated and high tech. The jackets I saw at the dealer seemed well constructed and used what look like very high tech materials inside and out, ie: the armour on one jacket was both durable and flexible and is purported to be as strong as a rock. However, compared with the Alpinstar jacket it is almost 2.5 x's as expensive ( almost $1,500) The kevlar jean jacket and pants is approx. the same money.
So my question is, are these items worth the extra money.
Thanks for the input and all of the advice that gets dished out on this site.