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    We all promote wear safety gears\ riding gears. But still are we making people understand the speed at what they are riding.
    I am seeing mutliple videos here and there Rider is full geared but rides insane speed at blind corners.
    People need to understand More than a safety gears it's important for one to ride in control.
    Patience and right speed is what will help every individual to be safe.
    becuase it's better to ride in sane speed and full control than a full safety gear guy riding like hooligan or stunt person on streets.
    Few weeks past recently I myslef saw a Duke390 guy fully geared was doing wheely on Tiger point (Lonavala) road. those curves are already blind ones and he was insane speed as well.
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    Question What riding gear for different scenarios?

    Great post.
    I just wanted to ask what level of riding gear is recommended for our daily city commute. We don't cross 50kmph. A full outfit with jacket, gloves & riding pants seems impractical and out of place (espeically on an old HH). I do use a good Studds helmet.
    Also, what would be a good outfit while riding on the highways? I ride with my buddies occasionally on their karizma, p220, r15 etc and most of them just wear a helmet and normal footwear. We ride around 50-80kph, maybe 100kph max when we get empty roads.

    As a side note, I'll confess that the amount of care given for safety while motorcycling by my friends (and pretty much anyone I see here in Kerala) is none. They just wear a helmet to avoid the fine, gloves are for style and I never see riding jackets on anyone except the occasional Harley/Truimph rider. Not even those people who has bought high budget bikes like the 390 twins wear good riding gear. I never see pillions wearing helmets and people think its a joke when someone asks them whether the pillion on their new sport bike should wear a helmet too.
    Last edited by meethkr; 09-02-2015 at 05:12 PM. Reason: Didn't see this thread, thanks for merging mod

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    Default Re: What riding gear for different scenarios?

    Quote Originally Posted by meethkr View Post
    Great post.
    I just wanted to ask what level of riding gear is recommended for our daily city commute. We don't cross 50kmph. A full outfit with jacket, gloves & riding pants seems impractical and out of place (espeically on an old HH). I do use a good Studds helmet.
    Also, what would be a good outfit while riding on the highways? I ride with my buddies occasionally on their karizma, p220, r15 etc and most of them just wear a helmet and normal footwear. We ride around 50-80kph, maybe 100kph max when we get empty roads.

    As a side note, I'll confess that the amount of care given for safety while motorcycling by my friends (and pretty much anyone I see here in Kerala) is none. They just wear a helmet to avoid the fine, gloves are for style and I never see riding jackets on anyone except the occasional Harley/Truimph rider. Not even those people who has bought high budget bikes like the 390 twins wear good riding gear. I never see pillions wearing helmets and people think its a joke when someone asks them whether the pillion on their new sport bike should wear a helmet too.
    It's not in Kerala alone... Everywhere it's the same. I still remember the first time police caught me for not wearing helmet. I was going to temple and on the way police checking . The SI asked me whether I'm thinking that GOD will come and save me if I'm not wearing helmet.. After that incident all the time Helmet on....

    Recently I changed my helmet and spend around 2k for it. My sister is asking why I have spend that much??

    What to tell. I explained all the merits and finally she is saying I can't hear properly if she wearing a helmet. She puts on the earphone on both ears and ride, but helmet it's allergic for everyone.

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    Default Re: Riding Gear

    From where I can buy AGV or Shoei helmet in india

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    What are the differences between Type A and Type B armor as shown on solace riding gear website?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeet Padhi View Post
    What are the differences between Type A and Type B armor as shown on solace riding gear website?
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    Cheers and regards.
    Probably they are referring to thickness, usually you'll get 10mm or 13mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdarshan View Post
    Probably they are referring to thickness, usually you'll get 10mm or 13mm.
    Yup, they come in different weights and dimensions. But any other differences that may influence the decision to prefer one or the other, like flexibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajeet Padhi View Post
    Yup, they come in different weights and dimensions. But any other differences that may influence the decision to prefer one or the other, like flexibility?

    Cheers and regards.
    More thicker more impact protection it offers and SAS TEC's flex wrt your body contours and are very comfortable. If you're in Bangalore you can check at their outlet, Rajesh(owner) is very helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vdarshan View Post
    More thicker more impact protection it offers and SAS TEC's flex wrt your body contours and are very comfortable. If you're in Bangalore you can check at their outlet, Rajesh(owner) is very helpful.
    I'm in Delhi NCR. I envy the people in the southern parts, they have all the good stuff there. I will hopefully try out stores in Karol Bagh this weekend. Thanks for the information, seems like Solace lives up to its reputation.

    Cheers and regards.
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    Default Re: Practicality

    Quote Originally Posted by pradeepa View Post
    Well, its definitely recommended to wear full gear (and no-one would take the risk of asking you to not wear one and then later on bear the responsibility of a wrong advice), but you need to exercise your common-sense and discretion. I don't think most people in this forum dress up like the person in the picture, shown in the first post, and run errands.

    My recommendation is atleast wear a helmet with a clear and clean visor and drive with patience. These two things are far more important than any riding gear.

    The following are my tips while choosing a helmet:
    1) the helmet should not press on your ears (pinnae, to be precise). After an hour of wearing it, the constant pressure will start to hurt.
    2) As opposed to what is written in the first post, the outer shell should be tough (resist cracking) and also flexible. By this, it will absorb the impact and not transfer the impact-shock to your head.
    3) In addition to what is written in the first post, a loose fitting helmet may protect your head, but it will be very annoying when riding, because when you turn your sideways, your head will turn first and then the helmet. Also when riding fast, the wind will push your helmet against your face and distract you.
    4) a heavy helmet is not necessarily a stronger helmet.


    Incase if you feel that you need to be covered, but find it too hot outside to wear the full suit. You can buy a pair of elbow guards and knee guards. Elbows and knees were two parts of my body which hurt everytime i fell.
    Great post indeed and your opinion is also good. I prefer to wear full gear too. Wearing a helmet is very important when riding on motorcycle. Choosing the perfect helmet can be a headache I think that this article on yourmotobro has a good point about this. The thing is that you should choose your headgear very carefully, it should fit your head size, face and ears.

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