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Gloves specifically designed for motorcycle riding will improve rider comfort and protection.

Motorcycle gloves generally have:

• A strengthened palm area shaped for riding.

• Knuckle protection.

• A fastener around the wrist to prevent sliding off (eg zipper and Velcro).

• An overlap with the jacket (gauntlet style)


Purpose-made motorcycle clothing provides better weather and crash protection than ordinary clothing.

In proper motorcycle gear you will almost certainly feel more comfortable.

Jacket and pants should:

• Be highly abrasion and tear resistant.

• Be tailored for a riding position.

• Completely cover your arms, legs and body.

• Secure around wrist, waist and ankles to prevent sliding up and exposing skin.

• Have impact and abrasion protection for your back, shoulders, elbows, hips and knees.


Like gloves, footwear designed for motorcycle riding will provide great comfort and protection.

Motorcycle footwear generally has:

• Strengthening in the instep between the ball of the foot and the heel.

• Ankle protection.

• Shin protection.

• A fastener around the leg to prevent sliding off. (eg zipper and Velcro).

• Have An overlap with the pants (boot style).

Other rider specific protective clothing includes:

• Back protectors to protect your spine in a crash.

• Kidney belts to support your lower back and reduce fatigue.