Biker Fashion Faux Pas

40Yrold

Wannabie Member
Dec 30, 2015
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I ride a
GSXR750
When I first got my gear, i just got anything
I wore home depot contractors gloves
I wore motorcross body armor underneath a hoodie


then i saw videos of people with road rash and injuries because of not having proper gear.

I still can't justify paying full price for Dainese / Astars and the $800 to $2500+ stuff.
 

Lurch

Administrator
May 5, 2014
5,534
2,061
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Yorkshire
I ride a
2016 Street Triple R and a 1999 Honda NT650V Deauville
When I first got my gear, i just got anything
I wore home depot contractors gloves
I wore motorcross body armor underneath a hoodie


then i saw videos of people with road rash and injuries because of not having proper gear.

I still can't justify paying full price for Dainese / Astars and the $800 to $2500+ stuff.
No, but there are other non branded but proper gear makers around.

Over here there are EU standards for gear, and you can buy non-branded stuff for 10-25% the price of the top brands. My first jacket was CE, had all the armour and was waterproof (ish) and was £45.
 

BbqRider

Wannabie Member
Aug 30, 2015
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120
43
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I ride a
Suzuki DR650
Not a fan of the hemet mohawks, but i still don't understand why anyone would ride in flip flops. How is it even comfortable shifting let alone the damage caused in a crash.
I've shifted my bike into neutral with flip flops to move it around the driveway, and I honestly have no idea how anyone could ride like that. Even a short ride would chafe my toe to the bone
 

MiGlyRides

Geordie-Aussie
Jan 5, 2016
396
128
43
Gold Coast, Queensland
I ride a
Honda CBR 500 RA & Honda MSX 125 (GROM)
Someone who'd all Geared up with no gloves!, I've even seen someone in a track suit on an S1000RR with no fecking gloves on!
 

jthomas

jthomas1310
Jan 9, 2016
795
176
43
Australia
I ride a
2015 Yamaha YZF-R3
Funniest Ive seen was a bloke looking cool on his bike as he is coming along, nice bike, fancy helmet, leather jacket...get closer, shorts and thongs....wtf?
 

CPFilms

Filmmaker | Rider
Feb 15, 2016
36
9
8
Memphis, TN
I ride a
2006 Honda Silverwing
Around here, its a sportbike, some Ninja 1200 wearing either Nascar jacket or a hoody and always sweatpants and running shoes. They all do it. Comfortable, but safe on a 1200 thats probably more bike than they can handle as evidenced by their freeway driving.
 

EDcase

-=RC8=-
Jan 26, 2016
626
443
63
SouthEast UK
I ride a
KTM RC8 Putytat
I hate 'fashion' full stop.
Its just a load of pretentious bull-manure.

As long as the rider is using properly protective garments its all good.

(I don't really understand the hate towards 'POLITE' vests. Can someone explain?)
 

EDcase

-=RC8=-
Jan 26, 2016
626
443
63
SouthEast UK
I ride a
KTM RC8 Putytat
I don't mind them at all but I think some dislike them when riders are attempting to look like Police. Anything that makes people just be more aware is a good thing.
Hi Thunderous,
So they get upset because they were fooled into thinking the Police might be after them :D
 

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