Motorcycle riding can be liberating, exhilarating, and rewarding, but you
must ride your
new Harley in New Jersey with the appropriate gear if you want to ensure your safety
on the road. An adequate understanding of safety gear can mean the difference
between a tragic accident and a speedy recovery, so its importance cannot
be overstated. Here is a brief overview of the essential safety gear for
Unlike driving a car, riding a motorcycle requires constant balance; when
this balance is upset, dangerous circumstances are often presented. It
is important for motorcyclists to ride with a helmet at all times. This
protective gear can prevent concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
that may occur as a result of a motorcycle accident. Be sure to purchase
a high-quality motorcycle helmet that fits well and allows you comfort
Boots and Gloves
While a helmet will protect your head in the event of a collision or other
kind of accident, boots and gloves are helpful in a multitude of ways.
In addition to protecting and supporting your feet, ankles, wrists, and
hands, these pieces of safety gear can also
allow you to enjoy a better grip. Better grip on your handlebars and pedals as well as a better grip on
the pavement means enhanced maneuverability and safety. Make sure to use
sturdy boots and full-fingered gloves for full protection.
When it comes to body protection, a full riding suit is an ideal piece
of safety gear. However, durable leather jackets and pants can also be
effective in preventing injury while riding your motorcycle. Proper body
protection should also keep you comfortable throughout different riding
conditions; when you stay comfortable you can keep your focus on riding safely.
If you would like to learn more about the essential safety gear for motorcyclists,
call Harley-Davidson of Ocean County at (732) 367-7000. We are happy to
serve the Lakewood, New Jersey area with new and used Harleys as well
as Harley-Davidson parts and merchandise. Feel free to
visit our website or come in and see us to learn more today.