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The intersection of leather and rubber

5 Great Leather Motorcycle Jackets, 5 Great Rides

Rule one of motorcycling is to armor yourself from head to toe with the right gear; style comes second, but when done right, it plays its part in your staying in one piece as well. For that extra bit of protection and tasteful flair, we’ve gathered five great leather moto jackets for the upcoming riding season and paired each with a like-minded beauty of a bike.

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A fairing fight

Roland Sands Designs “Race-ster” Sportster

Slapping a fairing on a Harley Sportster is like putting a velodrome cycle helmet on Sly Stallone. Somehow, the nutty design works wonderfully on the Roland Sands Designs “Race-ster” Sportster. Through mods that the American bike designer claims could be done in your garage (yeah, right), the Race-ster alters the basic Harley-Davidson Sportster with an…