Motorcycle clothing (Module One)
Module One motorcycle clothing
Whilst not a mandatory Module One motorcycle clothing test requirement – fully protective, weather appropriate and purpose made motorcycle clothing is recommended. Module One motorcycle clothing should include leather motorcycle boots that provide a good level of ankle protection, along with armoured textile or leather motorcycle trousers and jacket. These should be worn with a motorcycle helmet that meets British Safety Standards, plus quality motorcycle gloves and a high-visibility vest.
Minimum acceptable MOD 1 clothing requirements:
- Motorcycle helmet: that meets British Safety Standards
- Sturdy footwear: must support and protect ankles
- Denim trousers: heavy denim (no holes/tears)
- Denim jacket: heavy denim (no holes/tears), with several layers worn underneath
- Motorcycle gloves: good quality and condition
VideoBiker Advisory Panel advice
“Put everything out the night before your MOD 1 test, with your keys – so that you pick everything up on the way out the house and don’t forget anything.” – Mike Harbon, Motorcycle Instructor & Advanced Rider (IAM & RoSPA).
“Wearing the right clothing won’t save your life if you’re in a serious bike accident, you need to ride safely to do that; but you’re significantly less likely to need hospital treatment if you wear a good quality jacket, trousers, gloves and boots, particularly when fitted with body armour”. – Dr Ian Mew, Consultant in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care Medicine & Air Ambulance Critical Care
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