You should always choose motorcycle wear you feel comfortable in when riding in the cold. You get to work faster on a motorcycle, but the winter weather can be a real downer. In the right motorcycle wear you can move about more easily and you have a safer ride. What should you look out for when riding in poor weather conditions?
- Winter motorcycle wear
On the motorcycle, your comfort is the number one priority. With cold hands you may find it harder to get a good grip on the handlebars. This can be dangerous in the event of a violent gust of wind, a sudden downpour or a slippery road surface.
With that in mind, winter motorcycle wear is recommended. An electrically heated baselayer with a high neck keeps you warm by preventing warm air from escaping.
- Motorcycle gloves
The extremities get cold quickest. It’s important to keep your hands and feet warm so that you can move supplely at all times.
Our motorcycle gloves come with integrated heating technology to keep your fingertips warm when the temperature gets really low.
That keeps you safe on the road with full control over your motorcycle in all weathers.
- The three-layer system
Wear three layers to keep yourself warm. Choose a bottom layer that lets your body breathe, a middle layer in a fleece fabric, say, to keep you warm and a top layer made from material that keeps the wind out.
- Relaxation is the key
Be sure not to tense up when riding in bad weather. When you relax, you ride a lot steadier and are less likely to make handling errors.
You should remain calm when the rain threatens to obscure your vision. Keep your distance from the vehicle in front and use your gloves to wipe the water off your visor.
- Reduce your speed
Give yourself a little more time to react. Reduce your speed and don’t make any sudden movements. The more you ride in the wet, the better you will become at coping with the conditions.