What’s ironic about having a motorbike is that you will most likely spend more on your accessories than on the bike itself. Apart from glamming up the accessories on your motorbike, you need to upgrade your riding accessories as well. The best thing about riding gears is that not only do they make the “rider-look” complete and amazing, they are pluses on safety, too. Most especially for motorbike riders who take inspiration from the fast and furious, taking into consideration the safety side is a very smart thing to do. So, here are the 5 must-have motorbike riding gears every rider needs.
Helmets are, of course, the first item on the list. This is mainly because they are mandated by the government. Helmets offer protection for your head in case of vehicle crash accidents. There are certain safety standards to be followed. And though quality helmets can be quite expensive, especially if you want it to complement your motorbike, it simply is worth it compared to losing your life.
When you are going at high speeds on your motorbike, it will be easier to ruin your perfectly neat clothes. So, to avoid that, it is best to wear a rider jacket. But of course, you need to wear one that suits your current weather climate. During the summer, it is best to wear a mesh jacket so that air can flow freely under it. During the colder months of the year, it is best to wear leather vests. Not only do they provide heat but they also have a high resistance to abrasion.
We have this natural response to cover ourselves with our hands in the case of falling. And when you are travelling at high speeds, the friction of the bare hand’s skin catches on the asphalt leading to more than just a braised palm and a broken wrist. So, it is best to wear riding gloves, especially those that are made with a lot of armour and cushion. Plus, they are also great for getting a better grip on the motorcycle handles especially if you have naturally sweaty palms.
Are specific rider pants really necessary? Well, if you want to make sure that you have a better means of protection for your legs then, yes, they truly and are very necessary. Denim rips easily when you slide on the road pavement. And don’t think that it will become acceptable when you wear thicker ones. Those are still not capable of providing the right amount of protection. When riding, it is best to wear jeans or pants with Kevlar lining.
Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Armour
Most jackets and pants include shoulder, elbow and knee caps, but they usually are not that great when it comes to preventing bruises on the joints during a crash. So, it is best to get separate items to protect your shoulders, elbows and knees. Get an armour that’s thicker and also flexible so that it will not interfere with driving and manoeuvring.