For my birthday this year, I'm treating myself to a brand-new Suzuki GSX-R. I've never owned a street-legal bike before, but after testing out a friend's GSX-R, I knew I had to buy one. These bikes just look so good and are so exciting to ride that I can't wait to get my very own! But I'm also very big on safety, and will do everything in my power to ensure that I have only safe rides on my new bike. For example, I'm going to take a weekend safety course for motorcyclists at my local community college and I'm going to obey all the rules of the road when I'm out for a ride. Most importantly, I'm going to buy appropriate riding apparel and make sure I always wear a helmet when I throw a leg over my bike.
Motorcycle riding apparel is an important component of bike safety that many riders overlook. I can't tell you how many times I've seen guys (and gals) on the road in only a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals. That's a recipe for disaster, if you ask me. Proper riding apparel, such as leather jackets, gloves, boots, and maybe even pants, is necessary for protection in the event of an accident. I'm not going to outfit myself like a Hell's Angel wannabe or anything like that, but I am going to make sure I wear the correct apparel whenever I'm on my bike. In fact, I decided to buy some riding apparel even before I took delivery of my new GSX-R.
I went down to a couple of dealerships in the area and checked out their selection of apparel, but didn't find anything I liked. The stuff they had in stock wasn't to my taste at all and was pretty expensive to boot. I then got the idea of searching for motorcycle apparel on the Internet. I didn't know if that would be a cost-effective move since most gear is heavy and would probably be expensive to ship. But I decided to give it a try anyway.
I'm glad I did, because I found that a lot of dealerships from all over the country routinely sell discount motorcycle apparel on their websites. The prices on these products were very reasonable, plus the shipping costs wouldn't be nearly as high as I had feared. In short, I ended up ordering two complete sets of apparel and will definitely go back for more whenever I need something new. Now that I've got my motorcycle riding apparel, I'll be ready to take that brand-new GSX-R out for a spin as soon as it gets here! I know how much fun motorcycles can be, but I also know that there are some real dangers involved.
That's why I'm not going to take any unnecessary risks and why I'll always wear protective motorcycle riding apparel out on the road.
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