The Harley-Davidson FXRG Textile Suit

The Harley-Davidson FXRG textile suit, this could be a very short feature. The Harley-Davidson FXRG textile two-piece is, without doubt, the finest all weather riding gear I have ever used. There I've said it.

I started using the Harley-Davidson FXRG suit back in 2008, along with the H-D Electra Glide Ultra that was once my favorite touring bike. I'm normally a leather motorcycle suit man, weather permitting, but the arrival of the bike, and the suit, coincided with a very wet weather, so it was quickly pressed into service.

As you might have expected from Harley-Davidson the quality is first class, despite not being cosseted a quick wipe down with a dam cloth returns the clean look. What you might also expect from Harley-Davidson the quality reflects in the price, with the jacket costing, in 2008, 21,000 THB and the trousers 18,000 THB. But what you wouldn't expect, perhaps, is how understated they are, with not a hint of orange to be seen.
The FXRG jacket has a removable lining, making it great for chilly night rides, but with it removed, and the long front and rear vents open it's also a perfect motorcycle jacket for riding in the Thai tropical climate. It's also totally waterproof, not something you can claim for every all-weather suits. Its biggest test, perhaps, cam on a ride-out to the center of North-East Thailand, when it rained all the way there, oh, and all the way back!!!

As for the FXRG trousers, which incidentally fend off the elements just as well, it's the thigh length zips that stand out, making it possible to get them on, and off, over even the largest pair of motorcycle boots. And the under-boot stirrups stop them riding up while on the move.

After 4-years with who knows amount of kilometers, in every possible type of weather, every part of the Harley-Davidson FXRG suit still works, all the zips are intact, and it still keep water at bay. And being so understated I've got away with wearing them while riding several other manufacturers' motorcycles. If I had to cite one thing that I would change it would be the cuffs of the FXRG jacket, to which I would add an overlapping adjustable strap. And guess what, that's just what Harley-Davidson has done on the latest 2012 version of the textile Harley-Davidson FXRG two-piece textile suit.
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