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BETWEEN YOU AND OPERATION THEATRE?

Motorcycle protective clothing

BETWEEN YOU AND OPERATION THEATRE?

If you are a motorcyclist, Whether you’re starting out or returning to riding after a break The only way you can be sure how effectively Motorcycle protective clothing will save your Skin and Bones. The information below was developed based on the European Standards testing methods.

Motorcycle protective clothing

HELMET

Helmets are the most important piece of safety equipment, so choosing the right one is essential.

CHECKLIST:

  • It displays a sticker stating it complies with the Safety Standard
  • It covers your forehead and brow
  • It fits firmly without putting press
  • Your peripheral vision should not be obstructed
  • If you wear glasses check the helmet doesn’t cause pressure or impede your vision
  • Most importantly, ensure it is comfortable. Different helmets fit different shaped heads so try a range

FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Extra ventilation
  • Noise reduction

 

“FACT: Helmets are designed
to absorb the impact of
a crash, but it can only do it once. So, if you have fallen there is a chance, even if you can’t see it, that your helmet is damaged and you need a new one.”

JACKET

Motorcycle jackets are important in defining your image but it’s of even greater importance in the event of a crash. Ensure when selecting a jacket you choose safety over fashion.

CHECKLIST:

  • Choose bright colors for best visibility to other road users
  • It is loose enough to be comfortable but tight enough to keep your impact 
protectors in place and keep you warm
  • Your hips are not exposed
  • There are wrist straps to prevent the sleeves from riding up
  • It fits over clothing you would normally wear when riding


FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Seams, zips and buttons should not be in high exposure and impact points
  • Extra ventilation
  • Impact protectors over the elbows and shoulders 
(only effective if they stay in place)

 

“FACT: 45% of all injured riders have injured their arms”

GLOVES

Motorcycle gloves need to protect your hands and wrists without reducing your ability to operate the controls.

CHECKLIST:

  • Your entire hands and wrists are covered
  • Extra layers on the palms
  • The gloves fit snugly
  • The gloves provide at least 2.5 seconds of abrasion resistance
  • The leather is at least 0.9mm thick
  • The gloves are waterproof to ensure your hands don’t get dangerously cold
  • You can still function with gloves on changing controls or adjusting your visor


FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • It complies with International Standards for colorfastness so the color won’t stain your hands
  • Impact protection for the back of the hands and knuckles

 

“FACT: Even in minor accidents your hands are likely to be injured and require attention.”

PANTS

Your legs are the part of your body most likely to sustain an impact in a crash.

CHECKLIST:

  • It is loose enough to be comfortable but tight enough to keep your impact protectors in place and keep you warm
  • You are able to walk around when off your bike

FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Seams, zips and buttons should not be in high exposure and impact points
  • Extra ventilation
  • Impact protectors over the knees and hip 
(only effective if they stay in place)

 

“FACT: Sliding along
the bitumen, jeans will last 0.6 seconds whereas 1.4mm leather pants will last for 5.8 seconds.”

BOOTS

Motorcycle boots need to protect your feet, toes and ankles while riding without affecting your ability to operate controls. You may also need to walk around in them once you’re at your destination so make sure they are also suitable footwear.

CHECKLIST:

  • Your entire foot, ankle and lower shin are covered
  • The boots have a minimum of 5 seconds abrasion resistance
  • The boots are waterproof to ensure your feet don’t get dangerously cold


FEATURES TO LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Impact protection for the shins, instep, ankles and heels
  • It complies with International Standards for color 
fastness so the color won’t run

 

“FACT: Rigid soles will reduce the risk of your toes being crushed
if the bike falls on you.”

ADDITIONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR

Consider Impact protectors: look for Motorcycle protective clothing that comply with the European Standard
 and the CE mark

  • Full body suit
  • Chest Protectors
  • Back protectors
  • Kidney Belt
  • Earplugs

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