As a motorcyclist, the last thing you want to have happen is an accident. You have little protection if an accident does take place, and that could mean you’ll end up with serious injuries or even be killed.
Interestingly enough, because so many people have fears about motorcycle crashes, the number of safety protections has increased in recent years. For instance, did you know you can add a crash bar to your bike or guards to prevent damage from affecting your motorcycle directly? These simple pieces can make a difference in keeping your motorcycle in one piece, which reduces the debris in an accident.
Staying safe with the right gear is easy if you know what to look for. Here are three pieces of equipment to consider.
1. Wearing a helmet
Wearing a helmet is the first thing you can do to stay safe in a crash. A good helmet protects your head and neck from an impact, absorbing the force and minimizing traumatic brain injuries.
2. Wearing protective attire
Protective attire made from Kevlar or other sturdy materials help prevent road rash and other injuries caused by friction and impact. The fewer injuries you suffer in that way, the more your body can focus on healing major injuries like broken bones or organ trauma.
3. Airbags for motorcyclists
While these pieces of gear aren’t ready quite yet, they’re on the way to the market now. Some airbags for motorcyclists deploy from the helmet, while other deploy from apparel. Honda added an airbag to its Gold Wing in the past. Although the airbags are expensive, the reality is that they could become an option in the near future.
These are a few different ways to stay safe on your motorcycle with the use of gear and technology. There are no guarantees, but this equipment can help reduce the severity of your injuries.