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A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Gear - RideApart

A Beginners Guide To Motorcycle Gear - RideApart | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Just getting started riding motorcycles? Here’s everything you need to know about riding gear — helmets, jackets, gloves, boots and such — in one digestible package.

One of the most frequent enquiries we get here at RideApart isn’t about which motorcycle to buy or how to learn to ride, but what gear to buy and wear once you’ve accomplished all that. Here’s the info you need to make smart decisions, to be more comfortable, safer and, hopefully, save some money in the process.

Why You Need Good Gear
The fastest human in the world is Ussain Bolt. During the 100 meter sprint, he peaks at 27.78mph. If he falls going that speed, he’ll likely sustain serious injury. The human body simply didn’t evolve to go any faster, which is why even falling off a horse (Guinness World Record top speed: 43.97mph) can lead to death.


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Not just for beginners, good idea to read some sobering stats periodically to keep us all on the safer path... http://sco.lt/...

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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:50 AM

Maybe not just for beginners,probably a good idea to read some sobering stats periodically to keep us all on the safer path...

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Crash Tested: Stylish Safety Gear - RideApart

Crash Tested: Stylish Safety Gear - RideApart | Desmopro News | Scoop.it

Our friend Scott is what most people would consider a stylish young man. The other day, he had a 70mph get off in the kind of gear that works almost as well on a bike as it does in a bar. Did the skinny jeans and the armor he stitched into a jacket himself actually hold up? — Ed.


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Vicki Smith for Ducati.net's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:49 PM

This is a good look at  how stylish gear fares in what we would call a "real world crash"  Interesting.