Riding a motorcycle comes with lots of fun. You can feel free on the road and can get to your destination in style. There are plenty of different accessories that you can get for your bike ride, most are about safety, but a couple is about convenience and enjoyment.
Below we have compiled a list of the things that we think all bikers should own.
Not only is it illegal in most countries to not wear a helmet, but it’s also an incredibly stupid idea. Having a bike helmet can be the difference between recovering well from a fall off your bike, and serious head injuries or death. They are designed to take the impact and protect your brain – and that is a very good thing. Also, it will stop you from chewing on bugs as you ride, which is a nice bonus.
Motorcycles are very, noisy (especially models like Harley Davidson), and your ears aren’t designed to take the beating they do when you ride them. Repeatedly riding a bike without some form of ear protection can lead to serious hearing issues and even deafness. A simple pair of earplugs will help prevent that from happening, and basic pairs are super cheap too, so you won’t have to spend a load of money to protect yourself.
Not only are leather jackets undeniably cool, but they will also help protect you if you come off your bike. The leather is hard wearing and will take most of the brunt of the asphalt burn as you slide along it should you come off. It is far better to ruin your favorite leather jacket than having your skin scraped down to the bone by the road. Another essential motorcycle purchase.
We admit that leather trousers might be a bit much, so a pair of good quality jeans will have a similar effect to the leather jacket, helping to protect your legs from the awful injuries you can sustain if you fall off your bike. Plus, when you get to your destination you’ll look casual and cool in your jeans and leather jacket.
Protect your hands from the cold and injury. Enough said.
These handy little units mean that you can answer your phone, chat to other riders or even listen to music whilst riding without having to fiddle with any awkward controls. As they fit inside the helmet, there won’t be any issues with hearing either. The perfect addition to a day on the road.