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Motorcycle Riding in Style: Check Out These Bike Gears!
by Kay Zetkin

There are so many choices in purchasing a motorcycle. Often what you’d consider and compare with others are in terms of handling, speed, luggage, space and its overall appearance. Of course, these factors, among many others, would generally be based on your choice between the type of bike you that’s most preferable for your lifestyle and personality: touring, sport-touring, sport, standard, cruiser, enduro, dual-sport and off-road.

Each type also comes with its very own riding attitude and of course, riding gears and accessories. Notice this, Harley-Davidson bike riders would not go out riding in the same biking outfit and accessories as Ducati sports bike riders.

Here are several gears and accessories worth checking out for sport bike riders. These gears would ensure riding safety and enable you to go out riding in style, too!

Shoei RF-1000 metallic helmet – this helmet combines safety, fit and style. It ensures comfort because of the lightweight material its shell is made of. It has a superior ventilation and anti-fog system, removable interior cheek pads and sturdy, removable chinstraps. It provides increased peripheral vision, optical clarity and 100% protection from UVA and UVB rays. The stylishness of Shoei’s RF 1000 helmet would most probably be as impeccable as your other riding gears.

You can also check out HJC, Arai and Nolan for other high-quality and stylish motorcycle helmets.

AGV laser one-piece riding suit – considering that leather is the way to go for motorcycle gears, this fashionable suit is made from 1.44 mm premium cowhide and features double and triple stitched seams in all high impact areas. It has a ventilated design with Schoeller Kevlar Keprotec stretch panels inside the sleeves and behind the knees for added comfort and plastic knee cups and sliders for added protection. It could be easily slipped on easily, too.

Teknic Sturgis overpants – this is made to be worn over jeans for added protection. Composed of top grade cowhide leather, these overpants have full-length two-way side zippers, elastic leather waistband with a Velcro adjustable waist belt, and leather stretch panels at the knees. It ensures the ease of your leg movements.

Joe Rocket black leather jacket – safe and sound is an understatement with this jacket handy. What more could you ask when it has a plastic body armor, dual density spine pad and Full Flex windproof sleeve panels. It is made from 1.3 mm Armor Tan ceramic infused leather. Ventilation and added protection is also provided by its fitted and adjustable waistband and reflective stripe.

>>>> If you want to try out other fashionable and trusted brands for motorcycle one-piece suits, jackets and overpants try out Aerostich, Joe Rocket, Tourmaster, and FirstGear.

Icon barrier gloves – wearing of motorcycle-specific gloves to protect your hands is highly recommended. Thus, there’s nothing more preferable than Icon gloves. These stylish hand gears feature padding on the back and padded rivets on the palm. It is also made of flexible Stretch Schoeller chassis with a half-fingered glove overlay for protection, rubberized rigid armor, Aramid stitching, and integrated soft armor in the wrist for impact protection and abrasion resistance.

Sidi Vertebra 2 Te-Por boots – superior protection is the overall statement of these boots due to its patented Vertebra protection system. They are reliable riding boots to protect your feet, ankles and shins. Other features include easy-to-use screw-on scuff pads, malleolus guards on the outer edge of each boot, a replaceable bolt on the plastic shin plate, and optional panels that are available in chrome and carbon fiber.

However, whatever boots you choose to wear as riding gear, remember to tuck in your laces. This way they stay out of the chain preventing them to hook onto the foot peg once you try to put your feet down.

When motorcycle riding, you must always check your tires for pressure, wear, cuts and stones. You must also check out your engine oil and coolant levels and ensure that your headlights, brake lights and turn signals are operational. And to further make your bike riding enjoyable and satisfying, do not forget your riding gears. Fashion statements can really go hand-in-hand with motorcycle riding! -30-

About The Author
Kay Zetkin discovered the pleasure of writing through her daily journals as a teen-ager. Writing in it helped sort out her thoughts, relieve her feelings and record what she observes of the world.

For her, writing is an effective tool to express your viewpoints... To write is already to choose, thus, writing should be done along with a critical mind and a caring soul. She hopes to become more professional, skilled and mature in her craft.

Aside from writing Kay spends her time reading. Reading lets her travel to far-off imagined places and situations. She also learns a lot from devouring books, especially from the socio-political and historical ones.

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