Protecting your hands is of utmost importance on a motorcycle. Your hands control your bike’s speed and direction, and you can’t afford to compromise their safety. Full-fingered motorcycle gloves offer security from debris, blisters, wind, sun, and cold while riding. They’ll also protect your hands from abrasions if you crash. Motorcycle gloves come in many styles and thicknesses for different climates.

Gloves should fit snugly to improve your grip on the bike’s handlebars. Loose or bulky gloves will compromise your grip, putting you at risk of losing control of your bike and causing a motorcycle accident involving an individual motorcycle or motorcycle and car, bicycle, pedestrian, or truck. If gloves are too tight, however, they can cut off circulation. Choose gloves that are the ideal fit and weight for you. Purchasing gauntlets with gloves in the winter reduces cold airflow up your sleeves.

Body Armor

For motorcyclists who want maximum protection, you can’t go wrong with body armor. Today, armor is built directly into pants and jackets, perfect for style and safety. Types of armor available include memory foam armor, hard armor, and foam armor. Memory foam is similar to the material inside your helmet and offers high impact absorption. Hard armor is made of impact-resistant plastic and foam. Foam armor offers the least amount of protection, but is still better than nothing.

Body armor helps you stay comfortable while riding in bad weather and protects from abrasions, broken bones, and other serious injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents. Road rash is an incredibly painful injury that’s often the result of motorcycle accidents, sometimes requiring surgery to remove asphalt and debris from the skin. Protective body gear made of Cordura, Kevlar, or ballistic nylon provides a high level of protection from these injuries.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Kansas City, Missouri Motorcycle Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Kansas City area motorcycle accident you should speak with an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.


Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.
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