You almost made it through the summer heat while motorcycling through Garland, Rowlett, Sachse, and other areas outside of the DFW area. The best riding months of the year are about to start in this part of Texas. But as the year goes on, there will be some chilly, rainy days. Here's what you need to be prepared and relish every moment of the journey.
Fall Motorcycle Riding Pants
People buy riding gear for comfort, but its main purpose is to provide visibility and protection because accidents happen. Be safe rather than sorry. Regular jeans will rip on average 0.4 seconds into your slide if you hit the pavement wearing them. If your slide lasts longer than that, you're looking at scraping bare flesh on asphalt or gravel for the remaining distance.
Performance Riding Jeans from Harley-Davidson® that combine fashion and technology are available at Dallas Harley-Davidson®. On the inside, at the hips, outer leg, knees, thighs, and back, they have patented Roomoto® lining. The outside is denim. They excel in the following ways:
- Polyester mesh lining wicks moisture
- Abrasion resistant for 7.46 seconds
- Removable body armor from FXRG available for hips and knees
- Classic styling and stretch for comfort
The Right Motorcycle Riding Jacket
You've read the weather-related jokes from East Texas. On certain days, you feel like you need a tank top and shorts by midday even though you left the house in a heavy coat and sweater in the morning. Most of us have experienced freezing rain one day and temps in the 90s the following.
That's why you need a versatile jacket. Four-season clothing that is lightweight, waterproof, windproof, and incredibly strong is available from FXRG®. For improved breathability, it has a Cocona® Membrane comprised of coconut fibers. Both men's and women's jackets are available in midweight, waterproof leather or textile fabric. We also offer versatile jackets from other manufacturers in our Motorclothes section.
Many of our fall riding jackets have sewn-in, super-lightweight body armor at the elbows and shoulders to protect the areas most vulnerable to abrasion. And they look as good as they feel. Add or remove a jacket liner as the temperature changes and you stay comfortable no matter what.
Fall Riding Gloves
You know how people react when they unexpectedly trip and fall. Your hands go out to grab yourself out of instinct. That reflex is built in to safeguard your head and important internal organs. Make sure your initial line of defense (your hands) is secured when a fall at a high rate of speed is a possibility.
It's about more than just protection. When the temperature drops your fingers are the first place you feel it. Crisp 50 degree days feel good until you spend half an hour flying around DFW at 70 mph. Good gloves provide armor, protection and insulation. We can help you find them in store when you check out our Motorclothes® Merchandise.
Don't Miss our August Motorclothes Special!
Wear boots and a helmet every time you ride, no matter what the season. And with our August Motorclothes Special, you can get 15% off riding boots from now through the 31!
We have all your riding gear at Dallas Harley-Davidson®. Stop by to shop or get in touch today.