Friday, March 27, 2015
Motorcycle race boots are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes but whatever be the differences in their pricing and quality, their purpose is the same: to protect your lower limbs especially feet and ankles under various extreme track conditions and potential danger.
The racing track is normally an asphalt surface or a dirt track which means that when you are competing in a race, your feet require abrasion-resistant race boots that have padding at strategic points of the lower limbs that are exposed to high risk. When you are on an off-road ride, you need protection against the low-flying debris and an accident threat as well. The motorcycle race boots give you this protection.
This is the reason why the race boots are made of a combination of materials like leather, rubber, plastic and other synthetic stuff along with use of metal for padding. The race boots gives the rider a perfect grip on the vehicle and protect the feet and ankle of the rider in case of a fall. These boots are very comfortable even during the rainy season as they are water-proof.
The motorcycle race boots are generally made out of dense leather with a shorter heel. The heel is so designed as to give the rider perfect control of the vehicle while riding. The dense leather offers the rider a good grip as well as protection against the hot exhaust air. There are specially designed motorcycle race boots for women too. These boots are designed with the safety of the rider in mind, so when you buy a pair of these race boots, ensure that they are, besides being fashionable, slip-resistant and comfortable as they are quite pricey and should last longer than the normal boots.
The cost of the race boots though on the higher side, should not deter you from buying them as they are meant to care for your safety. The higher the price of the boots, the better and stronger the quality. There could be nothing better than a pair of high end motorcycle race boots if you can afford it. Considering the fact that your feet remain closest to the ground when you are on a motorcycle, they require the best protection possible and this can be best achieved by the use of a pair of sturdy motorcycle race boots.
So, on the road or off the road, ensure your own safety by buying the right kind of motorcycle race boots and make your ride an exciting one.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
The discussion on which is safer-the open or closed face helmets, is always going on as it has always intrigued people. There are different views on the subject as some people prefer one of them for their own reasons. Obviously, there are both advantages and disadvantages to using either of these. The purpose of helmets is to protect the part that it covers. But there is more to it; let’s delve deeper into the subject and find out more.
While on a scooter or motorcycle, some people find the open-faced helmet to be more advantageous than the closed one. According to them it:
- Makes you feel cool during summer
- Avoids the claustrophobic feeling
- Offers a comfortable riding experience
A full-face or closed face helmet on the other hand gives you more reason to feel safer.
- It covers the entire face and enhances protection to your head
- Avoids distraction while riding
- Helps keep off giant bugs and little stones during the ride
- Protection to your face against sun, wind and rain
Open faced helmets vary in their size and design, the main difference being in the visors and neck coverage. Some are much better than the others in giving neck protection.
Closed face or full face helmets offer full protection to the head, face and neck. They have flip-up visors that are both convenient and safe. Some people have a preference for both the types of helmets depending upon the season and the driving speed. Open faced helmets are used for slow-speed riding and during summer while closed face helmets are helpful in winter and for highway riding. Full face helmets are certainly the ones you should wear when you are riding a sports bike.
Whatever be the justification from users of either type of helmet, it is always best to consider safety first and comfort next. Closed face helmet is certainly the better option as it safeguards your life in case of a fall.
Now it is up to you to decide between comfort and safety.