When it comes to riding a motorcycle, you always need to dress with safety in mind. However, what about looking nice at the same time? Luckily you can do both! Whether you are planning a long distance road trip, or simply use your bike to get you into town and back, here is how to dress sharply when a motorcycle is your main mode of transportation.

Safety First

When riding a motorcycle, you always need to remember to dress with safety in mind before anything else. This means wearing a helmet, gloves, some type of eye protection, the right type of pants, boots and a jacket. You should also keep rain gear close in case it starts to rain and you need to dress for it. Your eye protection could be sunglasses to keep the sun out of your eyes but you could also wear a helmet with a visor. You can pick up fashionable leather jackets, leather boots, and a pair of leather pants or nice jeans that are as safe as they are smart.

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The Right Type of Helmet

You should always wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle whether your area requires it or not because they really can save your life in the case of an accident. There are different types of helmets available for you to check out, but you can visit motochanic.com for a good selection.

The different types of helmets include full-face, open face, and half helmets. Not only do helmets offer protection from getting seriously hurt or even killed in a motorcycle accident but they can offer you protection from the wind, rain, debris and bugs. Choosing a helmet that is DOT approved is your best bet. There should be a sticker on the helmet that tells if this is the case. You also want to ensure that it fits you properly to ensure it is as safe as possible.

Although wearing a helmet can mess up your hair, it is still better to be safe than sorry.

Eye Protection

If you decide a full-face helmet is right for you, you won’t need eye protection. However, if you choose to wear an open face or a half helmet, you will definitely need eye protection. Choosing the right eye protection will not only keep your eyes safe from the harmful rays of the sun but make you look sharp as well. Sunglasses don’t only need to provide UV ray protection but should be shatter resistant as well. Sometimes, you will need to bring more than one pair of glasses with you, especially if you are planning on a long drive. You can wear a cool looking pair of sunglasses during the day and then change to something that has a lighter tint to it or even clear lenses when night time comes on. You will definitely need to wear eye protection to keep your eyes safe from debris and the wind from messing up your vision.

Whether riding during the cold weather or warm weather, you always want to look your best and be safe at the same time. Keep in mind that safety should always be your first thought though. It is better to be safe than to actually look good when riding a motorcycle.