Now that you've purchased and customized the ride of your dreams it's time to invest in one of the most important aspects of motorcycling: riding gear. Riding gear serves multiple purposes; it's primary purpose being protection. Whether you're taking a long trip or have a short, daily commute, it's important to always be prepared for the elements and the road ahead. When selecting your riding gear it's important to choose gear that is safe, reliable and durable. The following is a comprehensive list of what is recommended by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for your protection.
The most important piece of protective gear you can wear is a helmet manufactured to comply with DOT standards. Helmets help protect your head in four ways. First and second, the outer shell resists penetration and abrasion. Third, inside the shell is the equally important impact absorbing liner that absorbs more of the shock by slowly collapsing under impact. Fourth, the soft foam-and-cloth liner next to your head helps keep you comfortable and the helmet fitting snugly. The retention system, or chinstrap, is the one piece that keeps the helmet on your head in the event of a crash. Full-face helmets make riding more comfortable, and even adds protection from inclement weather and reduces rider fatigue.
We have a very strict no returm policy on helmets due to safety standards. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. For best fit, please come try a helmet on in store before making a purchase.
Brands we carry: Shoei and HJC
Protective gear will help you stay comfortable while riding in adverse conditions. In a crash, proper riding gear will help prevent or reduce injury. Protective apparel designed specifically for motorcycling will afford the best combination of comfort and protection.
Basic riding gear: Close-fitting collar; well-fitting, full-fingered gloves; abrasion-resistant pants; zippered front with wind flap; sturdy abrasion-resistant jacket; retroflective stripes or jacket fabric; snug cuffs; belted or close-fitting waist; sturdy, over-the-ankle boots.
Cold wather gear: High, close collar; insulated suit or windproof outer layer; thermal underwear or layered clothing; insulated gauntlet gloves or heavy gloves with liners; heavy boots with insulation.
Brands we carry: Tourmaster, Speed & Strength, Cortech, Firstgear, Icon, Pokerun, Victory, and Joe Rocket
Full-fingered motorcycle gloves protect hands from blisters, wind, sun and cold and will help prevent cuts, bruises and abrasions in a crash. Motorcycle gloves are available in many styles, weights and thicknesses. Lightweight gloves may be more comfortable in summer warmth while heavier, lined and/or insulated gloves are available for additional protection from winter cold.
Brands we carry: Cortech, Tourmaster, Pokerun, Mechanix Wear
Sturdy, over-the-ankle boots can protect you from a variety of riding hazards. They protect against burns from hot exhaust pipes and impacts from flying road debris. Boots with oil-resistant, rubber-based composite soles will give you a strong grip on the pavement and help you keep your feet on the pegs.
Brands we carry: Tourmaster, Firstgear, Cortech
Face shields come in a variety of designs to fit most any helmet. It should be impact-resistant and free from scratches. Make sure the shield you choose is designed for your helmet and does not interfere with any eyeglasses you may wear.
For the avid motorcycle rider, a rain suit or waterproof riding suit is a must. One- or two-piece styles are available in a variety of materials and colors, the most common being polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and nylon. High-visibility orange or yellow are good color choices.
Brands we carry: Tourmaster
Click here for more information on proper riding gear suggested by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.