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Daytona Bike Week: What Motorcycle Gear To Pack?

Buzz Kanter

Daytona Bike Week: What Motorcycle Gear To Pack?


I got pretty much every year to the Daytona Beach Bike Week to cover the activities for American Iron Magazine and the Harley enthusiasts who can’t attend. Yet when it comes time to pack my stuff it is odd to be in freezing New England trying to figure out what to bring to sunny and warm Florida.

In addition to the usual riding gear like boots, gloves, jacket and helmet I have to pack something in case it is hot, mild or cold. Sure I will have our company truck, but most days and nights I will be riding and reviewing a brand new 2011 Harley XR1200X Sportster so I need the right gear.

I guess the good news is I can pack more in the truck than I could even the cushiest Harley baggers, but I can still only bring so much. So I am bringing one helmet, a light jacket and a heavy one, a fleece (it can get cold riding back to the house at night), jeans and lots of shirts.

And I have to wear a clean STAFF American Iron Magazine, RoadBike and Motorcycle Bagger shirt at our bagger show and event at the Broken Spoke on Friday March 11.