It's important to wear your protective motorcycle clothing for every ride, no matter what the weather is or how long the ride is. Abrasion-resistant materials help riders avoid cuts, gravel rash and friction burns from contact with the road. Protecting your skin can also reduce possible medical complications from infections.
Your gear is an investment in your own skin that can stop you from being shredded by bitumen. Know what to look for in gear and buy the safest you can afford. Safety gear for street riding includes a helmet (a legal requirement in Australia), a jacket with armour, pants with armour, boots and gloves. A full-face helmet gives the best protection.