I agree about not buying matching gear (except maybe helmet). Last year, I bought red/white/black leathers when I was riding a red/silver Katana. Of course, main reason I bought them was price. I found them for sale at the track for $225. They're AGVSport 2-piece with 360 degree zipper and they were marked down because of minor imperfections from manufacturer. They fit great and just happened to match my bike, so I bought them. Now, less than a year later, I have sold the red/silver Katana and own a blue R6 so I no longer have matching leathers. If I ever decide to buy new leathers, they'll be the black/grey ones so I don't have to worry about color again. As for the helmet, I just bought a new one to match the R6. I don't plan on buying a new bike for about 3 or more years, so that will be about time to buy a new helmet anyway.