What to wear?

08/01/2018

Helmet

By law, you must wear a motorcycle helmet everytime you ride. Picking a helmet that gives you the best protection, safety and comfort is absolutely essential. All motorcycle helmets manufactured for the European market have to conform to the current ECE 22.05 standard.

Fit is far more important than price. A poorly fitting £600 helmet is worse than a £50 product that fits correctly. Always ensure it suits your head size and shape. Your head protection should act as a second skull – with no excessive movement on the head left or right, up or down. Our Clothing Specialists pride themselves on ensuring proper helmet fitment.

See Helmet ranges we have in stock – here

Shoei Neotec 2 (flip front) £599.99
Box BX-1 Scope £49.99

 

 

Jacket and trousers

Whether you go for leathers or textiles, jacket and trousers or an all-in-one suit, your clothing has to do many jobs. You want it to keep you warm and dry, but not too warm in the summer.

Leather is the traditional material for riding. It’s tough and offers good protection against knocks and scrapes, and it wears well. But modern textile garments have come a long way too. They can be waterproof, breathable, reinforced with Kevlar and similar fibres for protection, and as cosy or as cool as you need.

See Clothing ranges we have in stock – here

 

Gloves

Which part of you body instinctively reaches to the ground when you fall over? That’s right, your hands!

A strong glove with a reinforced palm is a great choice when choosing a glove. Also, hands are the first things to get cold, so choose a glove with a good thermal lining.  Gloves come in all sorts of styles, colours and sizes, so there’s no need to sacrifice style for safety.

 

Boots

It’s important to wear boots that will protect your feet and ankles if you come off, and scooters are no exception. If you don’t want to wear a serious motorcycle boot, there are plenty of other style options, including casual leather boots, even trainer style shoes and low-rise boots for urban riding.

 

Head 2 Toe Clothing Packages

We have such a great range of clothing brands and styles we are proud to offer cracking head to toe deals in store.

All the pre-bundled Head to Toe packages are under £280, so you don’t need to break the bank. See instore for details 🙂

An example package – available at Cwmbran

Each of our store stock different lines, but don’t worry, you don’t have to stick to the package if you don’t want to. You can custom build your own!

You will get the VIP treatment in our Clothing Departments, where our trained and friendly staff will happily assist you and answer any questions you may have.

We try to custom fit all helmets that leave the shop, so if the helmet you’re in love with doesn’t quite fit the shape of your head, please don’t take it to heart. We only want the best for you, and we need to make sure your helmet fits perfectly 🙂

 

Be safe, be seen

Finally, remember that many accidents are not caused by the rider, but by another vehicle driver who didn’t see the scooter or motorbike until it was too late. A high-visibility or reflective vest, bib or jacket may not protect you much in an accident, but it might help you avoid having one in the first place.