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The Right Gear

Some ago, after a brisk morning ride on my new-to-me I stopped at Mel’s in Walnut and sat down at the counter. As I waited for the Joanne to serve my breakfast, an old guy next to me asked, Is all that necessary? It took a moment, but I that he was talking about my leather.

I answered, After been down once or you come to appreciate it.

The first-hand of a crash is a powerful personal but how much good does motorcycle clothing really do? hard evidence might someone who hasn’t crashed jacket, pants, boots, and made for motorcycling are important? helmets have been thoroughly, and both Hurt and included brief conclusions rider clothing, there been a scientific study on the performance of motorcycle apparel in crashes.

Now an Australian study of crash provides that comprehensive

Method of the study

The study 212 motorcyclists who crashed in the Australian Territory (similar to the District of 2008-2009, identified and recruited hospital admissions and motorcycle shops. They were about themselves, their their gear, and their and their medical records reviewed.

Average rider age was 87% were men, half on sportbikes, and 60% had a full license than a learner or provisional (only 2% were unlicensed). more of the crashes were than single-vehicle, and in 9% the motorcycle hit an usually a kangaroo (deer are not to the continent). Fewer than of the crashes occurred over

Australian law doesn’t require gear other than a so the variety of clothing found in the wasn’t much different you’d see at Alice’s on a Sunday


The sample size and the choices of clothing among the enabled researchers to reach conclusions about gear The following table shows the of victims who wore each of garment and the reduction in risk for in the protected area. Soft injuries are abrasions, cuts, and open wounds just and cuts.

The protective capability of gear shown in the study is The authors write:

The reduced of hospitalization observed in this suggests that motorcycle can significantly reduce the severity of in crashes. While the greatest observed were in relation to the of soft tissue, and particularly wound, injuries, this is not a outcome. Such injuries are life threatening, but can have consequences for the motorcyclist such as infections, scarring, loss of and longer term disability.

The most important result to the contribution of body armour, was associated with substantial in the risk of any injury in crashes other factors such as and type of impact were This is the first evidence of the of body armour from studies, although it has previously promise in laboratory tests.

the study found no significant in preventing fractures:

Despite the risk of any injuries when body armour, the benefits not be detected specifically in relation to Given the relatively low occurrence of compared to soft tissue in unprotected motorcyclists the sample was likely too small to be able to any such difference.

Nor did back armor prevent injuries:

Small numbers may the lack of effect for back However, other research that most motorcycle-crash injuries are caused by bending and forces, not direct impacts to the The back sprain injuries in wearing foam inserts may be due to bending and twisting forces.

though boots protected against foot and ankle they didn’t have to be boots:

While motorcycle were not associated with a reduction in risk of hospitalization that can result from kinds of injuries], the results did the benefits of motorcycle boots in fact, any type of sturdy compared to shoes such as It would appear that the elements of protection are not unique to boots, but can be provided by other

A disappointing discovery in the study was a failure rate of protective which the researchers defined as a worn in the protective material or failure. More than of jackets, pants, and gloves this kind of damage. they found that sometimes functioned as backup protection—apart from its main as impact protection—when the primary wore through.

Get yourself in

This study is a real demonstrating a significant real-world of protective gear. In addition, it that all gear is not the same—quality

For more on the benefit of motorcycle from a woman who learned the way, visit Rock the .

For background on materials and construction used for protective gear see Lee book Total Control. a riding skills book, but chapter on gear has great info that will you choose quality products.

What are your preferences in What brands have you that deliver good for a reasonable price?

Even it is hip and stylish, focusing on body doesn’t give you better of the other [skills] and in many can actually slow your It’s like playing air to a Jimi Hendrix tune.


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