Safety in everything is foremost, and motorcycling is no different. Motorcycle gear is an investment that will always pay for itself. Don the safe gear that serious and smart riders wear, like a proper motorcycle helmet, gloves, armored motorcycle jacket, long pants and boots or covered shoes whenever you ride your bike, especially on long trips.
Safety gear does not necessarily have to be costly. There are economical ways to go. Jeans and hiking boots are always in style. Most importantly, your motorcycle apparel should be capable of keeping you dry when it’s wet, cool when it’s hot, warm when it’s cold and alive in a crash. You are not able to fully appreciate your motorcycle unless you are wearing proper safety motorcycle gear.
After your helmet, gloves are the most important item of safety gear. There are a huge number of variables at play in a crash, but quite often it’s a reflex reaction to stick your hands out in front of you to break your fall. Of course nobody starts a ride thinking of a crash but accidents do happen no matter how careful you are. You may be careful but other motorists may not be. Our hands are an awesome combination of extreme fragility and utter necessity and we simply cannot afford to injure them. Gloves can provide a bit of extra protection in a crash. They act as a useful first layer of defence, enough sometimes to prevent painful cuts and grazes.
Whether you’re a motorcycle novice or have been riding bikes all your life, it’s critical to always wear your leathers. Wearing motorcycle jackets is just as important as wearing the properly fitting helmet, gloves, and motorcycle boots. Before you mount your ride, leather up in one of the premium motorcycle jackets offered at Bike Bandit. From leather and mesh to textile, they offer superior motorcycle jackets for men and women. Choose from a wide variety of brands and styles for your adventure jacket, city jacket, cruiser jacket, sports bike jacket and Alpinestars riding jacket.
Have fun riding around on that sweet bike, but be prepared. Make safety your number one priority!