Riding in the rain is something that just about every rider will experience at least once in their lifetime. Sometimes you simply have no choice but to ride your motorcycle in the rain. If you find yourself in this situation, you’ll want to make sure you have the proper rain gear.
Listed below are some of the more important items that you should wear when riding your motorcycle in the rain. Not following this suggestions will leave you soaking wet and probably chilled to the bone!
Now lets face it, times are getting tough, especially because of the increasing gas prices. While a tank of gas will still get you the same amount of miles, the amount of money that you have to spend in order to get that tank of gas just isn’t the same as it used to be. In fact, you have to spend MUCH more in order to fill up your car, truck, or whatever it is you are driving. Those who own motorcycles are beginning to look at them in a whole new light.
Motorcycles aren’t just the toy that sits out in the garage anymore waiting for the perfect day to ride. In many areas around the world motorcycles, even here in the United States, motorcycles are becoming more and more of a go to vehicle even when it isn’t nice out. Why? Because they simply are much more efficient on gas. Because they are being driven more in order to save money on gas, rain or shine, many are experiencing rain riding more and more often.
One of the most important pieces of apparel that you will want to be wearing when riding your motorcycle in the rain is a rain jacket. The top half of your body is very exposed to the elements when riding. Not only does your body get blasted with rain while riding, but it also gets pounded by the wind. The combination of the two can make for a very soaking and bone chilling ride if you are not wearing the right gear. The jacket not only has to shed water, but it also has to insulate at the same time in order to keep you warm at all times.
Rain pants are just as important as the jacket because they help keep your legs protected from the rain and the water that sprays up off of the road. Without rain pants, your legs also would become very wet and cold. Exposing yourself to wet and cold riding conditions for a long period of time could be very dangerous.