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Title: 10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When Riding a Motorcycle - S&D Motorcycles


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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
Riding a motorcycle is an experience that is
second to none. You are sitting on a fast machine
and moving at a rapid pace while your body is
perilously close to the tarmac.
This also introduces a fair element of risk and
physical harm to motorcycle riding. The antidote
to that is motorcycle armour. The best motorcycle
armour reduces the risk of injury and death
dramatically. 
Here we look at ten areas of your body that
should be protected when astride a motorcycle.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
1) Elbows Knees
When you lean into a corner with your bike, your
elbows and knees extend outwards and come really
close to the pavement or tarmac. Even during an
impact or when you tumble,
Make sure the riding apparel you buy has
specially reinforced zones for elbows and knees.
Invest in a set of discrete elbow and knee
armours and wear them under the apparel. This
ensures you skid a greater distance before the
tarmac tears through to your skin.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
2) The Chest
Unlike your back or neck, which need to be
protected from bending, your chest needs to be
shielded from the force of a direct impact. 
The best motorcycle protective gear for the chest
has enough padding underneath to distribute and
dissipate the force of an impact. 
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
3) The Neck
Did you know that the collarbone is the bone
thats broken most often in motorcycle accidents?
Also known as the clavicle, the bone takes most
of the impact when you push your arm out during a
fall or when your shoulder rams into a car,
street sign or tree.
Its in the latter scenario that a neck collar
proves useful it saves your clavicle from
breaking because of direct impact. 
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
4) The Hands
Your fingers are fragile. Even a small crash is
enough to snap a finger or two. 
Thankfully, gloves offering excellent finger
protection are available across a wide price range
The safety net offered by a good pair of gloves
extends beyond the fingers and includes the palm
area, knuckles, scaphoid, and if you opt for
full-gauntlet gloves, even the wrist.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
5) The Legs
Weve all seen (either in real life or on video)
how a motorcycle rider goes airborne after a
high-speed crash, their limbs flailing and
snapping upon impact.
Modern-day motorcycle armour for the lower body
is made of abrasion-resistant material like thick
leather, polyester or even Kevlar.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
6) The Feet
Nothing can divide a group of passionate
motorcycle riders like the debate over armours.
There are scores of riders who argue for Kevlar
over leather as the ideal riding apparel material
and vice versa.
Boots made from good quality composite or plastic
shells slide across the tarmac while keeping your
feet safe and comfortable within a softer liner.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
7) The Hips
In the order of bones that break most often in
motorcycle accidents, the hip follows the pelvis
and the collarbone.
Buy a riding pant that features either hip armour
inserts or spaces where you can insert your own
hip padding.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
8) The Torso
A jacket to protect various parts of the torso is
the quintessential piece of motorcycle riding
armour owned by every rider.
Thick leather offers good resistance to abrasion
while molecular armour is excellent at absorbing
the forces of impact. 
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
9) The Back
Most of the body areas weve talked about till
now are capable of healing after a crash, with
the appropriate medical attention of course. The
spinal cord, however, is not that fortunate.
The ideal torso armour should offer protection
for the thoracic and cervical regions of your
spine and generous amounts of rigidity to the
back.
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10 Areas of Your Body that Need Protection When
Riding a Motorcycle
10) The Head
The case for good-quality helmets does not need
to be made anymore. You must wear one when on a
motorcycle. Of all the fragile parts of your
body, none is more so than your brain. 
Whether you buy motorcycle helmets online or
offline, remember to pick a high-quality helmet
that adheres to safety standards like ECE, SHARP
or SNELL.
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