To improve motorcycle safety many countries order the wearing of protective clothing by motorcyclists, especially a helmet. Other protective equipment may include certain types of jackets, gloves, boots, and pants. Jackets meant for motorcyclists are typically made of nylon, leather, or Kevlar. These jackets usually include heavy padding on the elbow, spine, and shoulder regions. Gloves are generally made of leather or Kevlar and some include carbon fiber knuckle protection. Boots, especially those for sport riding, include reinforcement and plastic caps on the ankle and toe areas. A well-protected motorcyclist will wear boots with heels that fit on motorcycle foot rests (pegs) and provide good ankle support. Pants are usually leather, nylon, or Kevlar. Except for helmets, none of these items are required by law in any state in the U.S. but are recommended by many of those who ride.

Types of clothing

Leather Clothing:

Leathers are 1-piece suits, or 2-piece jackets and trousers worn by motorcyclists mainly for protection in a crash. The leather used is not fashion leather but protective leather which is stronger, rather flexible and much tougher. Both leathers and joins (seams and zips) should be officially tested for ergonomics and impact scrape, cut, tear and burst resistance. They do not have to be too heavy and there is no such thing as rivalry leather – just safe and unsafe leather and joins.

Typically, an accident at a race track will result in the racers sliding, rolling and tumbling for reasonably long distances and long times compared to an accident on the public road. This is because of the large safety run-off areas found on most race tracks; hence racers have a much lower probability of hitting hard vertical solid objects during a crash. Some racing leathers have additional protection properties to increase sliding and decrease bouncing and rotation. To decrease or prevent such injuries, most modern racing suits have an area that helps sliding at the knees, shoulders and elbows – often made of titanium or high-density plastic, so the rider slides more along the track environment and so decreases the bouncing and rotation through the air, which may cause inferior injuries from angular accelerations and rotational forces

Currently there are two major styles of motorcycle leathers: the tight fitting and sometimes colorful one or two piece suits based on motorcycle racing leathers; and the somewhat looser fitting leather trousers and jackets, usually black and often decorated with metal studs and tassels.

Textile Clothing:

Increasingly, motorcyclists are choosing protective equipment make up of man-made textiles rather than leather due to their improved weather protection from heat, cold, and water, and the increased value these garments tend to provide in terms of pockets and vents. Common materials include high density (600–1000 Denier) ballistic nylon (e.g., Cordura) and Kevlar (or blends of Kevlar, Cordura, and Lycra) and often include waterproof liners made from materials such as Goretex.

Motorcycling  Boots:

Boots are worn by motorcycle riders and passengers to prevent or diminish harm to their feet and ankles while riding and in the incident of a crash. Tough, strong, moderately flexible boots with rigid soles provide the rider protection from a number of risks. Boots with oil-resistant, rubber-based merged soles give a grip on the concrete and help keep the rider’s feet on the foot rests. If the boots have heels, they should be low and wide to provide a firm base when standing with the bike. In a crash, boots may avoid or reduce foot and ankle injuries.


A motorcycle helmet is protective head covering used by motorcycle riders. The primary target of a motorcycle helmet is to protect the rider’s head during impact, although many helmets provide additional protection such as a face shield. In some countries the wearing of motorcycle helmets is compulsory.

Helmets are made in 2 main layers: hard and energy-absorbing. The hard shell spreads an impact over a larger area, while the liner (often polystyrene foam) absorbs energy so less is transferred to the skull & brain



Motorcycling racing glove

Motorcycling gloves are typically gloves made of leather. They may have gauntlets to protect the rider’s wrists from injury, and help shrink drafts while riding in colder climates. Motorcycling gloves typically have reinforced palms anticipated to protect the rider from scratch injuries in case of an accident.

Optional characteristics include additional protection or weatherproofing. For touring gloves, such additional features may include advanced insulating materials and waterproof/breathable fabric, although touring gloves may still lack advanced armouring features used in motorcycle racing gloves.

Gloves intended for motorcycle racing typically feature precurved finger sections and the best available protection, obtained through additional armour incorporated within the glove. Although maximum tacility is an noticeable starting point for racing gloves, additional protection should not be discarded. Additional protection may involve titanium or carbon panels for knuckles and the joints of the fingers. Furthermore, racing gloves may and often do add in additional wrist and other protection panels to protect the heel of the hand, back of the hand and other easily injured parts of the hand.



Motorcycle protection apparel is always a must. This also includes motorcycle suits as well. Reason being suits offer protection in case of a fall; because they are substantially have armor protection to offer for knees, back, elbows, shins, shoulders, hips so, you can also put on your work clothes, put a riding suit over your work clothes in about 30 seconds, drive to work in pretty much any temperature whether rain or shine, and get there in decent shape. It would take about maximum 30 seconds to remove the riding suit.

Leather racing suits are definitely very nice to look at and it’s a good stuff to be wearing if you’re going to fall down unfortunately, but it is not too warm in the winter and it is notoriously hot in the summer. It’s also hard to make leather get and stay waterproof.

Higher end motorcycle leather suit tends to be thinner and soft, therefore much lighter and more comfortable for the biker, than heavy-weight motorcycle leather suit. Thin, soft leather also takes less time for the suit to break-in than heavy weight leather and it may be comfortable also, but is also no longer be fully protective, and is only a ‘one-crash’ garment.
Often riders ask what the difference is between the low end and high end suits. Difference is mainly because of features the motorcycle leather suit offer, the quality of the leather, the quality of the interior of the suit, the quality of the armor (if the suit features any), the type and amount of stitching in the suit
The distinct safety features of leather racing suits are “CE Approved” hard plastic and/or multi-layered memory foam armor inserts at these impact areas and Body armor is the part of the suit designed to protect the rider’s body from hard impact with the ground or other objects. Stretchable Kevlar at crotch, inner arms, behind knees and lower half of legs for perfect fit and ease of movement. Strong YKK zippers all over the leather racing suit are used. Soft leather, proper venting and comfortable interior lining are the other qualities of motorcycle leather suits. Leather  has many different varieties and a varied range of leather thickness is used across all manufacturers for making motorcycle leather suits..

Motorcycle Leather suit are commonly offered in “one piece” and “two pieces” varieties. On an average one piece suits provide the best protection of the two types, as that there are fewer seams that can be subject to tearing during any impact situation. But two piece motorcycle leather suits are slightly more versatile than a one piece suit, since it can be unzipped at the waist and be ridden as a leather jacket alone. Meaning there by pay for one and enjoy two manufactured accessories.
Features to look for in a motorcycle leather suit include:

* Leather type used.

* Leather thickness and suit weight.

* Type of venting and perforation features.

* Type of padding and protection.

* Type of spine protection, aero hump, or inserts.

* Slider type and hardness.

* Type and quantity of stitching.

* Internal lining, removability.

* Insert pockets or snap-ins for back protectors.

* Stretch material used and flexibility


Motor Bike Suit Made of Cowhide 1.3mm drum dyed leather, (Available Different Colors). Complete CE approved body Armors in Back / Shoulders, Elbows, Knee & Thai, 100% Polyester Mesh Lining, Original YKK Zippers, Knee Sliders, Made from our high quality top grain cowhide, affording you the kind of protection the professional motorbike racer has come to expect?

The fit needs to be tight because when your bike hits the ground you want all of the protective padding to stay put. However, a suit that is too tight can cut off circulation. Make sure that when you are taking the required measurements, that you do so very accurately. Unless you buy a custom Motorcycle Leather Suit there will be some issues with the match between your body and the clothing. The main thing is to make sure that in the legs, shoulders, and arms that the suit is right.

These are four things which should be kept in mind before deciding for any motorcycle suit as there is a huge stock and variety available in markets now days. Firstly think safety before fashion. Secondly think comfort before fashion.  Thirdly think convenience before fashion. And at last think fashion.