There is nothing like taking a trip around town or even across the country with a bike. The thrill of a bike, with the wind beating on your face and the sun shining down on you and your mean machine, is a different feeling altogether. But along with the joys of riding a bike comes its own set of dangers, especially if you are riding without proper safety gear.
Buying a bike alone isn’t the end of the story or the beginning of your biking journey; the right safety gear is crucial to ensure that you can enjoy the pleasures of your bike while ensuring the safety of not only yourself, but also those around you. Biking safety gear can make or break your journey, and distinguishes you as a true biker from amateurs. That is why people spend more money on a Maybach over a Maruti, a Ferrari over a Ford, or a BMW Motorrad over a Bajaj. It’s not their acceleration or their packaging; it’s the braking system. It’s also not about just luxury or the brand name; every top-class biking system puts human life and safety at the core of its production. Safety is the very reason that these top brands spend a bomb on R&D which later the lesser-known brands try to emulate.
These are some of the bike accessories that need to be ticked off your list before you set out on your ride:
Helmet is the first and foremost priority in biking safety gear. Your head has the highest weight concentration in your body, which is why when you fall, it either impacts your head or your joints.
Your helmet should not tire you. On the contrary, it should be well-equipped to enable you to relax your head during the entire trip on your bike.
The helmets at Zeus make sure that they boost your riding experience as they are lightweight, comfortable and provide adequate air flow. At Zeus, we ensure all these conditions are met so that our helmets not only look and feel good, but also make sure you dominate the streets like a true Zeus rider.
Jacket is the next thing that comes to your mind once you have bought your helmet as part of your motorcycling riding gear. An all-weather biking jacket protects you from a crash as well as external elements. There are two things that affect you during and after a crash: firstly, its abrasion from sliding across the road, and second is the impact when you crash into curbs, trees or cars.
But when a Zeus jacket is Abrasion-proof + Crash-proof + Connected and moreover, makes you looks dapper, it becomes an essential part of biking safety gear.
Zeus jackets are built with CE Level 1 Certified TPU armour on the chest with Level 2 on shoulder and back with an all-round mesh lining to boost airflow capacity.
While riding a bike, gloves protect your palms more than we can imagine. In case of a sudden jerk, our hands are usually the first body part to touch the ground.
Zeus gloves are well-ventilated to prevent your palms from sweating. These gloves come with PU padding construction on landing zones with an open knuckle gusset. It also has touchscreen compatibility on the index and thumb tips for operating smartphones and GPS system which allows you to stay connected throughout the ride.
Regular jeans or trousers are not built to protect you from a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle riding pants are highly overlooked while purchasing motorcycle accessories. Cotton possesses less than a quarter of abrasion resistance compared to motorcycling safety pants.
The quality of Zeus pants has been uncompromised and made with the same material that the Zeus riding jacket has been built with. The outer shell is extremely strong and comes with abrasion resistance. There are protective mesh panels and CE protectors at the knees and hips, and the trousers are built to offer you safety in the warmest of climates. The pants also have adjustability straps at the waist and calves with adjustable knee armours and a short and long connection zipper keeping in mind human comfort and ergonomics.
Riding boots are many a times misunderstood as trekking boots although they are way different as they are used for completely different purposes. For many years, there has been a government litigation introducing penalties for bikers who ride without proper riding shoes, as wearing just any kind of footwear can mess things up when the rider changes gears. It could result in loss of grip of the vehicle, thus making riding shoes an indispensable part of any motorcycle riding gear.
Zeus Shoes are firm, water-repellent and breathable with a climatic membrane. It has two side zip fasteners for easy wearing and removal, with ankle protection on both sides padded inside and an open cell protection
Backpacks need to be more than just elastic containers for keeping personal belongings. They should be sturdy enough to hold the weight of the rider’s luggage and firm enough so that it doesn’t distract the rider from his ride.
Zeus backpacks are built with a 4-way lock adjustable harness and fidlock magnetic fastening system so that the bag stays firmly on your back at all times. They are waterproof for additional protection, with three expandable components and an additional magnet for storing hydration packs.
Riding a motorcycle makes you vulnerable to a huge amount of risk, where any rider is not in control of external factors. The bike riding experience requires full concentration and physical ability. Sports bike accessories are not only supposed to keep you safe during a crash but also be malleable enough to be worn across all weathers and reduce fatigue. The decision of wearing motorcycle safety gear while riding a bike is not mutually exclusive but binary. If you are buying a bike, then you should be equipped with the right gear to ride it.