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Leather Motorcycle Gloves – Protection at All Cost

The thrill of buying your first bike is only increased by the act of getting “kitted-out” with all your protective gear. It is a ceremony that many motorcycle riders enjoy as part of the thrill of motorcycling. A personal protection wardrobe of any motorcyclist these days includes leather gloves, leather jacket, leather pants and boots. And of course, a helmet. That thrill only increases when you first jump on your new bike. It could be a Honda StepThru or a Vespa Scooter…or it could be a new Harley Softail or the race-bred CBR 1000RR, or the versatile Ducati Multistrada.

Whatever it is…protection is paramount. Most countries require you to wear a helmet. If you are a serious biker then you must take protection seriously. The only requirement by law in the USA is that you wear a helmet, but the other items are highly recommended. Motorcycling gloves are generally made of leather. You can wear gauntlets which reduce drafts in colder climates or you can opt for fingerless leather gloves for summertime riding. On the other hand racing gloves have a pre-curved finger section with armour added into the glove for maximum protection.

If you want to ride a bike long distances in comfort and with performance, then you will choose a touring motorcycle. Probably kitted-out with panniers for storage. If you want to cruise the highway with your feet out the front and leaning against a sissy bar, then you will choose a chopper. If you want to crouch behind the fairing with your feet on the rearsets so oncoming traffic will think it’s a riderless bike then you will choose a cafe sports racer. If you want to stand up and ride because you don’t have a seat then you will choose a motocross or trail bike. If you want to ride around the city streets in the upright position with your feet on a platform and small, low wheels then you will choose a moped or a scooter.

No matter what type of machine you choose to ride, protection is paramount. Your fingers and feet must be able to work together in unison to allow you to accelerate and brake efficiently so you can take the corners and curves efficiently. Your fingers and feet are exposed to the wind and you must protect them.

Handlebars are the business end of the motorcycle and they come in all different shapes and sizes from ape-hangers to clip-ons. It is here where the mechanism of the motorbike is centred, because this is the area where the throttle, brake, clutch, horn and rear view mirrors are placed. You must have warm hands to be able to manoeuvre. Your leather motorcycle gloves are the most important component you will ever wear on you bike. This is where you manipulate the situation and plan your strategies which make the motorcycle the king of the road.

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