The Right Gear

  • No matter what your age or riding experience or whether you ride a sportsbike, tourer, scooter or moped ... you need PROPER PROTECTION!

    Everyone, by law, must wear a helmet.

    Most riders setting of on a day's outing or a run will wear leathers, boots and gloves for their comfort and safety.

    Most riders setting of on a day's outing or a run will wear leathers, boots and gloves for their comfort and safety.

    Around town it might be tempting to cut corners. Especially for scooter and moped riders it's tempting to think that as long as you're wearing something like jeans and a helmet you'll be ok.

    In the warm weather you may be tempted to wear even less A shorts and flip flops to show of your tan perhaps A especially if you are on a short trip to see a or going to shop!

    Our research shows that scooter and moped riders believe that trainers, jeans and t-shirts will provide sufficient protection because they ride at relatively low speeds when compared to larger capacity machines. This misunderstanding leads to many unnecessary injuries as the graphic pictures on this page show.

    Be aware A at places where riders are likely to have to stop pretty quickly, such as at crossings, traffic lights and roundabouts the road will have large patches of rough anti-skid surface to give good wheel grip. These are just the places that you may be caught off guard and come off your machine!

    Even a standard road surface is pretty hard on clothing and skin if you hit it. Jeans, sports gear and trainers are no protection against the abrasive power of a road surface that can remove layers of your clothing and SKIN before you know it!

    Always wear the right gear!

    Legs and feet A Armoured or KevlarAlined jeans; sturdy ankle boots

    Arms and hand A Leather gloves and protective jacket

    Head A Full-face helmet A securely fastened

    The range of clothing and other protective gear available from dealers and online is great. Money well spent when you think of the protection you'll have if you lose control or have an accident.

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