You mean a motorcycle riding jacket is needed?
Over a decade of riding and it has never occurred to me why anyone will need (and pay for) a motorcycle riding jacket.
I know I know, you must be thinking “OF COURSE YOU NEED ONE!!!! YOU RIDE EVERY *BEEP*BEEP*BEEP* (insert your favourite vulgarities here) DAY!!! DUH!!!”.
Besides that, the image of me carrying a bulky backpack (with my rain gear and riding jacket inside) doesn’t appeal to me at all.
I am fundamentally a lazy person (in certain aspects).
A new ride; a new beginning
Late last year, I changed my ride to a Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS and suddenly find myself with ample storage (will write more about my new ride later).
This definitely helped in my decision to finally get a motorcycle riding jacket for my everyday rides.
Not forgetting that I am getting old(er), got married not too long ago (it seems like it was just yesterday) and had a new member to the family – a puppy, not a child (yet).
With more commitments, shrinking balls, and an accident, it’s finally time to get myself some protection.
As a motorcyclist, your risk increases the more time you spent on the road.
A motorcycle riding jacket help mitigate this risk to a certain degree.
If we are gonna take risks, why not take managed and calculated risks instead?