There are many reasons to love driving a motorcycle on the roads here in Minnesota, and enjoying the fantastic scenery and feelings of freedom are just two of them. However, it is well-known that there is a higher level of risk when you get into the saddle of a motorcycle as compared to getting behind the wheel of a car. In order to stay safe on two wheels on the road, there are some extra considerations you will need to keep in mind. According to GEICO, one of the most important things you can do to prevent injury on a motorcycle is to wear appropriate protective gear.

At the absolute minimum when you get on a motorcycle you need to be wearing a helmet and protective eyewear of some kind. The most protective variety of helmet is a full-face helmet that comes with a bottom piece that wraps around your chin and a face visor to protect your face. However, open face helmets can also provide a high level of protection, provided that they are combined with goggles.

Additionally, protecting the rest of your body is a good idea as well. Leather jackets are quintessential motorcycle wear, but make sure that you are investing in an actual motorcycle jacket with thick leather and not simply a fashion motorcycle jacket. You can also purchase textile jackets that are often much cheaper than leathers and help to make you visible if you purchase them in bright colors. In addition to a jacket, wearing thick jeans to protect your legs is a good idea. If you plan on hitting the racetrack, having special motorcycle pants is a must.