You've learned how to ride your bike safely, and you purchased the best motorcycle for your needs. But do you have the right gear? The following guide will help you choose the best riding gear.
Get The Right Helmet
You need to make sure the helmet fits well, so you need to find out what kind of head you have. Have your motorcycle gear specialist measure your head to find out which of the following relates to you:
- Round oval
- Intermediate oval
- Long oval
One of the most unique type of helmets is the flip-face modular, which usually only fits a round oval head shape. You may find some that fit intermediate ovals, but that is something your gear specialist can help you with. A good fit allows the helmet to slightly move; it will also lightly pull on your skin as you move around.
Be sure you consider the way you ride your motorcycle when you choose a helmet. The following are the 3 ways you may ride your bike:
- Upright posture
- Three-quarters posture
- Or the full tuck posture
The upright posture is usually associated with touring bikes, so you should choose a touring helmet. The three-quarters posture is a bike that requires you to lean slightly forward. The three-quarter posture allows you to virtually choose any kind of helmet. The full tuck posture is associated with sport motorcycles, and you need to consider aerodynamics when choosing your helmet.
As you can see, choosing the right helmet does require some forethought.
Leather Riding Attire
Yes, leather clothes are cool, but that is not the only reason you should consider purchasing leather-made motorcycle riding clothes. Leather is very thick and allows your body to slide, should you ever have an accident as you're riding. This minimizes the amount of scrapes that you could suffer in the event of an accident.
The thickness of the leather also helps keep road elements from hurting you when you ride at high speeds. Leather clothes include gloves, jackets, pants, and boots. Make sure the clothes are snug, but not too tight. You want to full mobility when you ride.
Be sure that you seriously consider leather clothes equipped with armor. The armor will look like pads in crucial areas of your clothes, like on your shoulders, elbows, knees, ankles, back, and fingers.
Talk to your motorcycle gear specialist, like those at Carl's Cycle Sales, about any other considerations that you need to think about.Share