The most frequent injury to the crash-involved motorcyclist is abrasion. Hands are especially susceptible since natural reaction when falling is to put your hands out to protect yourself. Wearing gloves is an easy way to prevent/reduce hand injury in an accident.
There are several different styles. Fingerless, gauntlet style, etc. Leather has better abrasive wear than textile although leather can be much warmer. The heat can be a problem in the summer months. To combat this there are several brands that provide perforated leather models that work very well. Also consider that many gloves incorporate padding in them (such as the palms and back of the fingers and hand) to provide additional impact protection.
As with helmets….something is better than nothing. Any exposed skin is susceptible for damage should you crash. Wear the glove that you want but know the potential consequences.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|