6 Most Important Pieces of Motorcycle Riding Gear
Whether you're riding on a major interstate or making your way along backroads, there’s nothing better than cruising on your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Many people think that they can dismiss wearing motorcycle-specific gear while riding in optimal weather or warm days, but this is exactly the time to be wearing the right attire.
The best motorcycle gear on the market is designed for maximum protection in the event of an accident, in addition to coverage from a range of weather elements. Harley-Davidson takes pride in providing riders with a variety of equipment that is designed to be functional and fit your personal style.
Here at Yankee Harley-Davidson, we believe in the value of riding apparel and we understand that choosing the ideal gear can be overwhelming. To assist you during this search, we’ve come up with a great list of essential riding gear to purchase before going out on your next road trip. Our staff is trained and glad to assist you in finding the proper fit and function of your next purchase.
This is arguably the most crucial piece of protective motorcycle equipment to wear. The industry safety standard for helmets is DOT-certified and that’s all we carry. We encourage riders to visit our showroom to see all options ranging from Full-Face, Modular, or Half Helmets. Get fitted by one of our team members and you’ll be ready to hit the road!
Riding jackets are designed in a variety of fabrics and styles. Premium fabrics such as leather, canvas or denim are the most durable. Their purpose is to guard the body against road rash and be abrasion resistant. In our showroom we carry a variety of premium made leather jackets and textile options for both men & women. Some features on H-D jackets include mesh venting for cooling or reflective detailing for enhanced visibility!
Gloves are needed to help shield your hands from the elements and debris. The right glove will also help in maintaining a good grip on your handlebars. We carry several of the most common styles of gloves such as Gauntlet, Street and Fingerless Gloves. Most H-D gloves are compatible with smartphones and infotainment systems!
A well-made pair of boots with slip-resistant tread is a vital piece of riding gear. It is imperative you wear boots that cover the ankle as opposed to sneakers/sandals. We encourage riders to test them out to ensure they have great grip, fit, and feel broken in before going on that first ride.
Some helmets come with a shield to help safeguard your eyes, but not all helmets offer this feature. We encourage riders to invest in a pair of glasses that will protect their eyes from debris, small particles, or the sun’s bright UV rays.
Pants / Raingear
Regular pants don’t come with the advanced features that riding pants do. Some H-D riding pants come with body-armor (padding) pockets that cushion the hips or shins in an accident, or are water and windproof. A pair of riding pants or chaps can be a great option to be worn over your street clothes! Stay dry with H-D Rain Gear easily fits over riding gear and is waterproof and breathable. Fully seam-sealed interior and double seam sealed shoulders and crotch. Heat resistant shields on lower legs.