With so many safety features and even auto-driving features, driving in a car is a somewhat seamless experience. Essentially, if you can sit down and turn an ignition key, you can drive a car and be safe. However, the same can’t be said for a motorcyclist who has to consider their safety at all times. Especially because there aren’t any doors or a roof to protect them!
If you are ready to start riding a motorcycle and want to stay safe, below is some basic information about motorcycle safety gear.
The most important part of your safety gear will be your motorcycle helmet. Not your bike helmet, Not your scooter helmet. Your motorcycle helmet.
When looking for a motorcycle helmet, keep the following in mind:
? Look for one which fits you tightly but it comfortable to wear
? Provides a good amount of ventilation (remember that you will be exposed to the climate and elements)
? Comes with a high safety rating
As you are browsing, be sure that you don’t just buy the most expensive model you can find as this may not be suited to your riding style or needs. Instead, be sure to get one which is right for you and one which encourages you to use it!
It doesn’t matter how cool you think that you look in your denim jacket, you won’t look cool if you come off your bike wearing it and slide along the road. For these unfortunate instances, you need a motorcycle jacket.
Look for the following:
? Made from a tough/leather material
? Comes with high-quality stitching
? Providessuitale storage options
? Also provides an element of ventilation
Similar to the helmet, you don’t have to choose the most expensive one. Just as you would save on household items by using a crest coupon from Groupon Coupons, consider bringing this cost-saving technique into your motorcycle. For example, if you spot a jacket that you think is right for you but too expensive, look online for a coupon.
Do you know what would go great with your denim jacket? Denim jeans! Of course, that is until you are in the unfortunate position of coming off your bike and find that they will provide absolutely no protection for you at all.
Instead, look for the following in a motorcycle pant:
? Made from a high-quality material
? Include high-quality stitching
? Are comfortable to wear both on and off the bike
? Include storage options
? Provide some form of ventilation
? Include reinforcements
Last but not least are your motorcycle boots. As nice as it would feel to ride around in flip-flops or even sneakers, you can imagine what little protection they will afford in the event of a crash.
Instead, look for high-quality boots which are flexible enough for you to walk in but don’t bend too much. Pick them up and move them around with your hands. The more movement they allow, the more your feet will twist and turn in an accident.
Staying safe on your motorcycle should always be at the forefront of a rider’s mind, and the above tips are great ways to help a rider stay safe on their bike.