NO MATTER THE SEASON, ALWAYS DRESS FOR THE FALL.
With a car, you step into your safety equipment. With a bike, you put on your safety equipment. The right gear will help minimize impact and abrasion injuries if you do happen to have a crash. So before you ever swing a leg over a bike, make sure you’re dressed properly. You hear us, Easy Rider?
What does dressing properly mean? At minimum a helmet, eye protection, full-fingered gloves, sturdy pants, long-sleeved jacket and over-the-ankle boots. If you’re smart, you’ll think about full-coverage helmets, armored jackets and pants, padded gloves and boots, and even back protectors.
In addition to providing crash protection, it’s important that your gear function properly when you’re in the saddle. When properly fitted, motorcycle gear can even make you more comfortable on the ride, letting you better focus on the road and the ride itself.