Why do you need motorcycle clothing?

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Why do you need motorcycle clothing?

The question seems silly at first glance. We know the danger that riding motorcycles represents, but the adrenaline rush, the feeling of happiness and freedom they bring are even stronger!

But the fall, the impacts... In the event of an accident, bikers reach a maximum level of vulnerability...

Of course, the biker's equipment is made to protect and significantly reduce injuries that could occur in the event of a fall. The quality of its protections, the materials it is made of, its flexibility, its versatility and its technological advances for all seasons are also now taken into account.


Roading with safe, comfortable equipment adapted to the right season exponentially improves your driving style, don't hesitate for a moment!

In a motorcycle garment it is essential that it has efficient reinforcements and protections in the areas of greatest impact, the more reinforced, the better garment. Not forgetting therefore the flexibility and style of each one.

In Motorista 4.7 we share the same values ​​of our brands:

- Biker protection

- Rider flexibility

- Rider comfort

- Product quality

- CE approval for the use of motorcycles

- Style and fashion for all segments

We now review some elements to take into account to help you choose your kit:

1 - The membranes or the outer material of the garment :

* Leather: a second skin is the safest, our advice; you have to take into account the thickness of the leather (leather needs regular care to keep all its property)

* Dupont Kevlar fabric: The lightness and exceptional resistance to breakage of these polyamides provides its user with optimal protection

* Aramid fabric: They belong to a family of nylons, including nomex and kevlar, very resistant to breakage, providing an excellent level of protection to its user

* The fabric: 600D Polyester (describes the mass in grams per 9,000 meters of fiber) at least it can go up to 900D, it is very resistant against scratches on asphalt and waterproof

* Softshell fabric, waxé cotton: Light fabric has good breathability, windproof and waterproof properties

* GORE-TEX fabric: fabric with high windproof properties, long-lasting waterproof characteristics, and high breathability

* Stretch fabric: elastic fabric to give the wearer more flexibility and range of motion. It is located at specific points on the garment (inside of the sleeve, crotch, size, inside of the leg)

2 - The fixed inner linings of the garment :

* Lining equipped with essential back protection pocket (if you do not have an independent bib number)

* Fixed mesh lining

* Fixed lining in breathable mesh material

* Pocket

3 - The inner linings or inner thermal layer of the garment:

* Removable polyester lining

* Removable micro fleece lining 90gr minimum

* Removable thermo-aluminum lining 90gr minimum

* Removable Gore-Tex lining

4 - The minimum level 1 protections :

* CE elbow protection

* CE shoulder protection

* Slider on the outside of the shoulders

* CE elbow slider (for mono)

* CE knee slider (mono)

* CE tibia protection slider (mono)

* Shin protection (jumpsuit or pants)

* CE coccyx protection (mono)

* Metacarpus protection (gloves)

* Palm protection (gloves)

5 - Cut garments :

* Pre-formed: in leather garments or gloves, some parts (knees, sleeves or fingers) are pre-formed (gives a curved shape to the garment) to provide better comfort to the user.

* Sports cut or Athletic fit: Very narrow cut and wider at the level of the biceps and width of the back.

* Tight cut or Body fit: Cut adjusted to the body, marked size with adjustments on the sleeves

* Straight cut or Regular fit: Wider or straight cut at the size level with adjustments

* KING SIZE or QUEEN SIZE cut: Cut dedicated to plus size and extra large people

6 - Comfort - clothing element helping the flexibility and comfort of the user :

* Reflective part: very important for driving at night (we usually use a lot of dark-colored clothing)

* Slack gusset located at the joints: Fabric or leather acting as a spring at points such as knees, shoulders, armholes, lumbar, side (mono)

* Ventilation system: it can be micro-perforated leather or 600 fabric combined with Mesh fabric or zipper system combined with Mesh fabric to offer ventilation points that can be closed in winter.

* Exterior and interior pocket

* Wrist fastening zipper

* Sleeve adjustment with loops or velcro

* Belt loop or zipper and jacket/trousers connection

If you have any doubts or questions about this article or if you want to deepen a particular aspect, we are pleased to answer you here.

We even like to do research on a topic we don't know about!

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