Here's the thing: companies like Ducati are beginning to provide loaner bikes if I'll review them on Adventure Rider. Next week I'm on a 3,000 mile trek with a new Ducati. My branded gear from Triumph, KTM and BMW won't do.
What's more, I decided the reviews won't be very good unless I push the bikes a little (👈heart rate just increased 😳). And the reviews won't work unless motorcyclists respect the gear they see in the photos.
So level 2 armor, ADV-looking gear, a brand like Klim that doesn't make motorcycles but does make great gear... So I guess that eliminates me looking like this guy? Shame. Dream crushed.
However, when I got down to the boots I...couldn't...resist. They were the last thing I bought and they don't match the rest of the gear but Harrison Ford.