Stay Safe when Motorcycling
Taking a quality-built motorcycle on short or long trips is the way to travel. However, you should already know the importance of wearing the right gear and clothing essentials to keep yourself safe. Avoid being added to the growing list of motorcycle crash victims.
Buying all the right gear before taking to the road with your motorcycle is a substantial initial cost. Motorcycle clothing and equipment are all about your safety. There are numerous types and brands of motorcycle clothing essentials. However, if you search for products rated at least 4.5 to five stars, you will find you are well protected on your motorcycle.
You need to know that many drivers on the road do not practice driving etiquette and safety towards other drivers no matter what kind of vehicle they are driving, including a motorcycle.
Unless you have endless amounts of money, you cannot buy the absolute top-of-the-line equipment and clothing. However, it would be best if you did not buy cheap equipment as it does not keep you safe, nor will it last. Find clothing essentials in a medium range that still protects and keeps you safe while riding and will not break your bank account.
Safety is ultimate, and the equipment you invest in today pays for itself many times over. Never take to the road with your motorcycle unless you wear the following clothing and gear. Seasoned bikers believe in riding by ATGATT or wearing All The Gear All The Time.
When purchasing motorcycle clothing and gear, consider the following as recommended by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.
Never take chances and risk a closed head injury or permanent brain damage because you did not wear your helmet. Even though helmets come in three different styles, full face, 3/4, and 1/2 helmets, the full-face helmet offers you the most protection should your head hit the ground, and it will if you are in a crash. Now that you have decided on a full-face helmet, the helmet must be comfortable. Now narrow your search in selecting model, visual style, and features. The full face, GDM Duke DK-350, is the best choice. This helmet has
- Double D-ring chin strap
- An easily removable and washable liner
- Weighs under five pounds
- Is comfortable
- Built-in drop-down tinted visor and face shield that is scratch resistant UV coating
There are several protection glasses on the market. However, the Unisex Fit 3M GogglesGear 500 Series Scotchgard, Anti-fog safety goggles is five-stars rated and meets the ANSI Z87.1-2003 and the CSA Z94.3-2007 standards. These goggles have an adjustable strap, ventilation, maximum comfort for hours at a time.
The highest-rated earplugs for motorcycle riders are the Alpine MotoSafe Tour Reusable Ear Plugs. These earplugs help to reduce noise, are hypoallergenic and reusable.
You will never find the perfect motorcycle jacket in the marketplace. However, if you want the ultimate protection in a motorcycle jacket, the Alpinestars GP Plus Leather Jacket ranks a 9.7. This product is made for protection with quality leather, textile, and mesh and is appropriate for all seasons.
Pants or Suits
Decide if you want to purchase pants or a suit. Motorcycle pants offering the highest protection level to the rider are the Armor-link Mesh Shell-Heavy Duty 500D Hitena Nylon, Ultra air-flow Outer Shell. These riding pants come in XS to 4X sizes with adjustable waist belt, stretch elastic waist, and zippered pockets. They offer FreeAir mesh panels and easy leg adjustments, and built-in knee armor. Rating is 4.6 out of five stars.
The black Harley-Davidson Boxbury CT Industrial Boot rates 4.6 out of five stars. The Harley-Davidson brand offers several protective boots, and prices range from just under $200.00 downwards to $130.00. All protect the rider’s feet and legs. These boots are,
- Made of leather and synthetic materials
- Have rubber soles
- Shaft measures about eight inches from the arch
- The platform is 0.75 inches
- Full-grain leathers and Cordura mesh upper
- Mesh lining
The Dainese Steel Pro Gloves offer a high level of comfortable protection in the event of an accident. Riders usually hit the pavement hands first. These gloves protect your hands from injury, offering the most significant value for your money. Made from goatskin leather with advanced armor, these gloves are ultimate protection. These gloves are certified to CE-Cat. II-PrEN 13594 Standard lev. 1. These gloves have elasticated sections, adjustable cuff strap, snug fit yet flexible enough for hand movement.
Elbow, Shin, and Knee Guards
There are many brands of elbow, shin, and knee guards in the marketplace to consider, with a wide range of prices. However, the OHMOTOR knee, shin, elbow pads are crash proof, offering anti slip protection, made of premium stainless steel, EVA foam, PU leather, Elastic band, durable, ventilated EVA Foam, comfortable for long hours of wear, long-lasting for motorcycle riders, racing, motocross, skateboarding, skiing, snowing off-road, and many more outdoor sports.
Safe Life Defense body armor is at the top of the best protection list for motorcycle riders. Body armor range in price from $99.00 to over $2,000. Body armor is dependent on how much protection you want when riding the roadways and how much you can pay. Body armor takes much consideration.
A Call to Action for Compensation for Motorcycle Injuries or Death Due to a Negligent Person
Our law firm specializes in negligent accident, injury, and death cases. If you are a motorcycle crash victim caused by a negligent driver, please give us a call as soon as possible. Mounting medical bills, loss of income, rehabilitation, and possibly the fact that you will never work again needs fair and just monetary compensation.
We will be your advocate in your negligent accident case and will fight for your compensation rights. Let us help you calculate your losses.