How good are motorcycle jeans?

Can I wear normal jeans on a motorbike?

Denim jeans might be hard wearing in day to day use but there are a lot of myths around how they perform in a motorcycle crash. In fact in a test done by the team at superstreetbike.com they found that standard denim jeans when hitting the ground at 30mph only slid for around 45 feet before tearing and holes appearing.

Do jeans help in motorcycle crash?

If you must wear jeans when you ride your motorcycle don’t wear just any jeans. However, if you love your Levi’s then you must protect yourself with either a pair of motorcycle under pants or motorcycle outer pants. Otherwise, buy a good pair of motorcycle jeans to protect you in case of an accident.

What kind of jeans are good for motorcycle?

Best Motorcycle Riding Jeans of 2016

  • Klim’s K Fifty 1.
  • Icon Overlord.
  • Scorpion Covert.
  • Alpinestars’ Riffs Denim Pants.
  • Icon Insulated Denim Pant.

Do jeans prevent road rash?

Jeans will not hold up to much abrasion along the pavement. Leather chaps will offer better protection, as well as many styles of overpants or riding pants. Road rash becomes a potential risk at any speed.

What do you wear on a motorcycle in 50 degree weather?

When riding in temperatures below about 50 °F I would recommend wearing some thermal underwear under your jeans to keep your legs warm. Riding with cold legs is miserable and the cold air will make your legs cramp up and become stiff.

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