We know how gears are important to our everyday ride. Motorcycle jackets, boots, helmets are the basic essentials that riders must have, but aren't we neglecting something? Yes, we are, because we haven't mentioned motorcycle pants yet. Most motorcyclist are investing on good boots, helmet, and motorcycle jacket which is beneficial for a safe and comfortable ride. The unprepared ones on the other-hand take their rides with flip-flops and shorts, with a bit of help from sunglasses. Unfortunately, there is no excuse for riding unprepared, when you crash or collide with other road users, or happen to be thrown out of your bike therefore lets you suffer injuries and skin scrapes, you might be repenting with all your might thinking of the “what if's” and the “what should you havedone” to give yourself the best protection you need along the way. We are not that against the casual jeans and pants many of riders often use with their motorcycles. Almost everyone owns a pair of jeans which is acceptable in riding since it can offer a decent amount of protection compared to shorts. However, regular jeans can only provide moderate protection unlike those specially designed for riding. There are plenty of riding pants out there. If you are very particular with your comfort, and the weather in your are is not very friendly for a leather, you can choose from textile, denim, to mesh among many others. The beauty of riding pants is that they are especially created for riders so they have extra features to keep riders comfortable and safe while they travel.
In the previous blog post, we have discussed the importance of wearing a motorcycle clothing in a ride. Since clothing for motorcycle riding is considered as gear, it functions for protection, and secondarily, for fashion. Like many motorcycle gears, jackets are worn by riders for function and fashion, and they cannot disregard the value it brings for enjoyable and comfortable ride. Motorcycle jackets come in different make, style, and materials for every riding season. So whether you wanted to ride on a sunny day or travel over a chilly weather, there are designs that best protect you against the dust, wind, and weather for the benefit of your health. It is ultimately essential that you wear a motorcycle jacket in your ride. There are three good reasons why this type of gear is a must wear. It provides safety. The first among all reasons for you to wear a gear is for safety. Your motorcycle jacket function as your protection against riding hazards. Of the the danger you might face is a road rash and painful limbs when you happen to fall out of your bike in a crash. Of course you would not want your skin to be scraped on the road by riding bare, so it is jut reasonable that you ride geared and covered.
Ask riders why they prefer riding motorcycle instead of cars and you will find that one of the reasons is the thrill that the ride brings. Motorcycle riding is exciting, but there is one disadvantage that cannot be taken for granted. Motorcycles unlike cars do not have covers, and when it rains, it can bring frustration to the rider instead of reaching the destination with a satisfied smile. Unless you are fond of keeping yourself updated with the weather report, you will never know that the rain may hit you especially if you are traveling in long distances. Having caught in the rain especially if you are in a rush is a never a good idea. It may not only jeopardize your safety, but your health as well. Under such circumstance, the best thing that you can do is to be prepared. Riders who prepare a gear for the rain tend to reach their destination dry, warm, and thankful that they ride prepared.
Motorcycle clothing have a two basic duties for a rider who uses it. First is for protection; clothing designed for motorcycling are basically durable to fight the elements of weather that can harm the rider. It also protects the rider against injuries such as skin scrapes and severe wounds when he encounters an accident. Secondly, is for fashion. Today, motorcycle clothing have become popular that they are even worn by people who do not ride. These clothing comes with perception, a status that many are starting to appreciate. Motorcycle clothing a quite heavy than the regular clothes we have. The reason is because it is made of materials which are incorporated with fabric that will not be easily be scratched and will last for a long riding time. One of the most popular material for riding clothing is leather. Not because it may have the “coolest” appeal, but because it is highly durable and can give the maximum protection for the body. Moreover, there are plenty of motorcycle apparels made of poor materials and only made for the sake of fashion. It completely disregards the primary function of gears which is for protection. Buyers should be aware of these products, for instead of protection, this may bring more trouble for them when they ride especially when comfort is at stake.
Motorcycle gears are very important to riders not only in the sense that it make them look like real riders, but because it protects them to severe injuries brought by possible dangers. Though we are not asking for accidents to occur, sometimes these fatalities just happen no matter how drivers are careful in the wheel. There are plenty of reasons why riders are getting injured on the road, from others negligence to mechanical problems, accidents are generally unexpected and oftentimes, they caught their victims in vulnerable spots. Apart from practicing care while operating their vehicles, one of the best thing riders can do as a preventive measure for road troubles is wearing the right protective gears for motorcycle riding. Different gears have their functions; for now, let us discuss the importance of head gears or helmets in ensuring the safety of motorcyclists when they operate their two-wheeled drive.