What We’re Wearing: 2023 Harley-Davidson CVO Introduction

Evans Brasfield
by Evans Brasfield

Modern gear with classic appeal

Photo by Brian J Nelson and Kevin Wing

When I find riding gear that I like, I tend to wear it quite a bit. With the exception of the discontinued waterproof Dainese boots, the items I wore at the 2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide CVO and Street Glide CVO introduction are the current uniform I wear on almost all of my rides. It is comfortable, practical, and if I weren’t in the business of reviewing riding gear, it would keep me happy for years to come.

2023 Harley-Davidson Road Glide CVO and Street Glide CVO Review

So, let’s take a look at what I chose:

Helmet: Arai Contour X

Released just this year, the Arai Contour X helmet is a great daily rider lid with good venting and a comfortable fit. Read our review here.

Communicator: Cardo Packtalk Edge

The Packtalk Edge is Cardo’s top-of-the-line unit and offers all of the features a rider could want in a helmet communicator. Read the review here.

Jacket: Alpinestars Caliber

How much do I like the Alpinestars Caliber jacket? I had it repaired after I crashed in it so that I could keep on wearing it. Read the review here.

Airbag: Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 System

If you are looking for state-of-the-art crash protection, you need to wear an airbag. After trying three different models, I chose the Alpinestars Tech-Air 5 System. Read about Troy’s crash testing here.

Jeans: Spidi J-Tracker

In the careful balancing act of protecting myself and trying to look like a normal person when I’m off the bike, the Spidi J-Tracker jeans have become my current favorite because of their color and comfort. Read MO’s Massive Riding Jeans Buyer's Guide.

Gloves: Racer Mickey

Comfortable with great protection and venting, the Racer Mickey gloves are my summertime go to for the second year running. Read our review here.

Boots: Dainese Long Range C2 WP – Discontinued

Waterproof boots that offer a modicum of venting in warm weather are hard to find. I’ll have to start looking for new ones.

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Evans Brasfield
Evans Brasfield

Like most of the best happenings in his life, Evans stumbled into his motojournalism career. While on his way to a planned life in academia, he applied for a job at a motorcycle magazine, thinking he’d get the opportunity to write some freelance articles. Instead, he was offered a full-time job in which he discovered he could actually get paid to ride other people’s motorcycles – and he’s never looked back. Over the 25 years he’s been in the motorcycle industry, Evans has written two books, 101 Sportbike Performance Projects and How to Modify Your Metric Cruiser, and has ridden just about every production motorcycle manufactured. Evans has a deep love of motorcycles and believes they are a force for good in the world.

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  • Buzglyd Buzglyd on Aug 01, 2023

    The wife wants me to buy an airbag. I told her I already did!

    Anyway, she really does so I’m gonna take a look at the tech air.