It’s that time of year again. The most wonderful time of year, I like to call it. Summer is finally here. I don’t know about anyone else, but when the temperature rises in SoCal, all I want to do is go for a ride. This also means I normally have to change up my riding gear, and make sure I have everything I need in order to ride comfortably; shopping must be done.
For this summer, I’m in the market for vented gloves and jacket in addition to a few new fairings. Everyone has their own retail allegiances and reasons for them. Personally, when I need to make a large haul or big bike purchase I find myself headed to Motorcycle-Superstore.com. In my experiences with them they have had competitive rates, quick delivery and a fairly comprehensive inventory.
I discovered this website when I first started riding, and haven’t been let down since. Over the years I have ordered helmets, jackets, gloves, facial masks, locks, and various parts. To this point, I have not had a problem with a single item. The customer reviews also tend to be very detailed and honest which is particularly useful sizing items. It can be tricky at times with women’s gear, but other customers give detailed overviews of the products. The site even tells you if a particular item runs small or large.
All that aside, my favorite feature of the company is shipping. It has never taken more than two days for me to receive my purchase. This is with me choosing the standard free shipping option. I always know if I order on a Monday, I can expect to have my item by Wednesday bright and early. And finally, the deal is solidified by their willingness to match prices with competitor websites.
I do occasionally venture out to try different websites. LeatherUp is pretty good if you’re after genuine leather products like jackets and gloves. If you can catch a holiday sale, then it’s often a pretty good deal. I have also used RevZilla which often has excellent pricing (especially on OE parts). Unfortunately I have found that shipping on these two sites can’t match Motorcycle-Superstore. Everyone likes options though, and these two both are great alternatives.
Happy shopping everyone, and stay safe in these streets!
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is not a paid advertisement, and does not necessarily represent the views of the editor, the staff, or the attorneys at Riderz Law. Indeed, I’ve never personally shopped at Motorcycle Superstore, and cannot speak to whether they are any good at all. I usually go to Cycle Gear (their brick and mortars — I’ve never purchased from them online), or occasionally Revzilla.com. And though I’m not a particular advocate for those companies either, but it’s hard to be beat Cycle Gear’s liberal return policy. -sy