The annual Aldi motorcycle gear sale, normally held in the first couple of Saturdays of August, has been delayed this year until 31 August 2019.
Riders who want to snap up one of the many Aldi motorcycle bargains is advised to line up early for the store opening at 8.30am or they risk missing out.
However, we find that after the sale has passed and the gear has been removed from the shelves, riders can still buy some of the gear that has not been sold out.
You simply need to ask the manager if they have any left as it may be stored away. I once bought an $59.99 Aldi Bluetooth unit on behalf of a friend some months after the sale.
2019 Aldi motorcycle sale
The catalogue of motorcycle gear on sale this year will be available tomorrow by clicking here.
But we have a sneak preview of what’s literally in store!
As usual, the range of Aldi motorcycle goods for sale will include jackets, pants, balaclavas, thermals, bike covers and gloves.
Plus, there’s our perennial favourite – $9.99 Aldi motorcycle socks!
New this year are three types of $19.99 locks and chains to secure your bike and/or luggage.
There is also a range of $39.99 tail and tank bags.
Riders urged to support dealers
They point out that motorcycle retailers offer a lot more product choice and all-year round availability.
However, they do not dispute the standard of gear sold at Aldi which has, in the past, been selected with the help of Neuroscience Research Australia’s Dr Liz de Rome.
Liz, a rider since 1969, also helped develop MotoCAP, motorcycle clothing ratings system. So far, MotoCAP has not tested any Aldi products.
Supporters of the Aldi sale say it promotes the wearing of good quality gear because it makes it affordable to more riders.
In our coverage of the annual Aldi sale, as well as MotoCAP’s testing of products, we find readers claim Aldi products are good quality and value.
We have also tested Aldi gear and find it is up to par, including that cheap Bluetooth unit that is still working just fine after three years.