With the unseasonably warm weather we have been experiencing, it's very tempting to start motorcycle season early this year! But whether you are an experienced rider or just getting started, the right protective gear will help you have an enjoyable and, most importantly, safe journey. Even if you are riding just a short distance, the fact that motorcycles don't offer the same protections as other vehicles means that you need to take great care when you hit the road.
Perhaps the most important piece of safety equipment - other than a well maintained bike - is your helmet. Not only does a helmet protect your head in the event of a crash, the visors and face shields provide additional safety benefits ... after all, you don't really want to get hit in the face with a pebble or a bug. Full face helmets also cut down on wind noise and can help reduce rider fatigue. Always make sure your helmet has a secure fit and that any face protection options you select allow you to easily see what's around you. It may be tempting to feel the wind in your hair, but wearing a helmet should be a no-brainer when you consider the safety benefits.
It's also important to protect the ... read more (page 3)
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