Choosing what clothing to wear can be more complicated when you’re going out for a ride on a motorcycle, as opposed to cars where you’re less exposed to the outside weather and have handy heating options available too. Here we have compiled some tips that will help you decide what you should be wearing on your next motorcycle ride.
As any experienced motorcycle rider will tell you, wearing appropriate protective clothing is essential. Motorcycle leather’s are good at protecting your body should you get into any accidents, whilst also covering up your skin so that the sun isn’t at a high risk of burning you. A helmet is one of the more obvious essentials, defending your head from nasty injury should you fall of your bike.
It’s also advised that you consider wearing knee pads and elbow pads to protect these important joints. A sturdy pair of boots can be a good way of keeping your feet safe and ensuring the footwear you’re wearing is suitable for the task at hand, keeping your feet firmly on the peddles with less chance of slipping. You will also need to wear some gloves, typically recommended in leather, to protect your hands from scrapes and to help you keep a good grip of the handle bars.
As you may expect, riding a motorcycle leaves you exposed to the uncertainty of the weather – with getting cold during the winter months a real possibility. The speed of the motorcycle causing the wind or rain to more forcefully hit you can also contribute to you feeling colder.
For this reason, investing in good quality sweaters is a must for any keen motorcyclist. Sweaters can be worn comfortably beneath your motorcycle leather’s, helping you to keep warm without restricting your range of motion too much. Sweaters can be purchased in a range of styles and colours too, allowing you to look on trend when you’re off the motorcycle and going about your day. You must also ensure that you’re suitably dressed during warmer months, and that your motorcycle is safe to ride in the summer.
When riding a motorcycle you’ll often be riding to specific places, perhaps an important event or an interview. Your choice to travel via motorbike doesn’t have to impeed on your style, however. Leather’s are easily removed once you complete your journey, as are other forms of protective clothing such as gloves and your helmet.
You should choose clothing to go under your protective items that are stylish and appropriate for where you’re travelling to. Stylish sweaters can help you keep warm whilst also being on trend. You may also wish to consider wearing jeans or trousers under your leather’s to complete the outfit. When choosing on trend and event appropriate clothing, be mindful of ensuring that whatever you’re wearing should allow for a full range of motion with your arms and legs even when worn beneath protective equipment. A compromised range of movement can increase your likelihood of getting into a motorcycle accident and generally make your journey far more uncomfortable. Motorcycling can be fun, but ensure you’re always safe whilst riding.