Isn’t riding fantastic when you don’t need to worry about a thing? Jumping on your motorbike and hitting the open road without a care in the world, forgetting about everything else except you and your bike. That’s the experience we love creating on our tours, and that’s why we take care of everything. All you need to do is show up rest assured that we’ve taken care of your meals, accommodation, bike, and gear. You’re always welcome to bring your own gear along instead, but we realise that many people may not have their own, or may be on holiday and not have it with them. Good riding gear is essential to protect yourself from weather conditions and, most importantly, serious injury, providing you with a much more comfortable and enjoyable experience. If you’re curious about what gear we provide riders with, or are looking at buying your own and wondering what you need, read on!
Good quality boots are essential when you’re hitting the road, especially when riding conditions can be unpredictable. They help your feet and ankles to support the weight of your bike and yourself and protect them from injury in a crash. Feet and ankles are particularly vulnerable in motorbike accidents, so choosing the right boots is important. You want a sturdy shoe with non-slip soles and good ankle support.
There are two important factors to consider when choosing a jacket: comfort and safety. If you’re planning on long days on the road, your experience won’t be the same if you’re not comfortable in your jacket. More importantly, the jacket covers multiple fragile and important areas – arms, back, ribs, and vital organs – so you want to make sure that it offers protection. When you’re choosing a jacket to buy, consider how comfortable it will be in the riding position of your bike, and check to make sure that it offers adequate protection against injury and is suited to the weather conditions you’ll expect to ride in.
Your hands are the first thing to touch down in a crash, so protecting them properly is essential. A good pair of gloves allows you to operate your bike easily, and completely covers your fingers, palm, the back of your hand, and your wrist. There should be no skin showing between the glove and the jacket. Look for gloves that are made from strong, resistant materials that can protect your hands from the impact of forcefully hitting the road.
You need to find a helmet that fits your head perfectly – snug but not too tight. You should also consider weight, noise, aerodynamics, and selecting a helmet that suits the type of riding you plan to do. Once again, the most important factor is safety. Some helmets offer more protection for the top of your head than others, whilst full face lids offer protection for your face that you don’t get with open-faced helmets. It’s also important to look after your helmet and consider replacing it after around 5 years, after which point the glue and other bonding materials may start to degrade, affecting your safety as a rider.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed, there’s no need. Our gear is high-quality, comfortable, and protective, so you can simply relax and enjoy the ride.