10 pieces of clutch motorcycle gear for all riders

For a safe, stylish, and comfortable ride.

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Quality accessories for you and your motorcycle can make a difference in how you ride—and how comfortable you are. The following list of gear will help keep you safe and address problems like storage, heat regulation, bike maintenance, and hydration.

Motorcycle accessories

Velomacchi motorcycle accessories
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Velomacchi's gear is made by experienced riders, constructed of high-quality materials, and thoughtfully designed to fix problems that previous riding gear hasn't addressed. Here are a few choice picks from their site:

Most bikes don't have trunks, so some kind of storage solution is key for taking long trips. Velomacchi's 28-liter rolltop backpack has watertight compartments—making it safe in any weather—a three-point harness system that can fit tightly over any body type or riding armor, and a sweet central locking system that keeps the arm straps from coming loose. What's so handy about this connector—and the bag in general—is that it's designed to be glove-friendly. You can access compartments and functions that would be off limits with rider gloves on most bags. The bag can also fit a hydration bladder and includes an accessory attachment plate to mount a camera like a GoPro.

Maintenance is key for safe riding—sometimes in the middle of your trip—so it's good to keep some tools handy. Velomacchi's reinforced tool bag—tools not included—organizes your hardware in elastic pockets, and rolls up to keep them dry and away from dirt as you ride. It also includes a zip-up tool pocket, fastens with aluminum hooks to keep the roll tight, and has adjustable webbing straps to tie the bag onto your bike.

Having gear that absorbs shock, prevents scrapes, and keeps you comfortable will make your ride less stressful. If you go down, chances are your hands will take some punishment. Velomacchi's speedway gloves have a velcro wrist closure, come in black or tan, and are made of scrape-resistant goatskin and deerskin. To protect your fingers, the gloves have TPU-lined finger bumpers. They also have conductive fingertips, so you can easily interact with GPS on a touchscreen device.

Shoei RF-1200 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet

Shoei RF-1200 Full Face Motorcycle Helmet
Some states don’t require helmets, but you should always wear one.Amazon

In addition to protecting your precious brain during a fall, a helmet can keep you safe from bugs flying in your face, allow you to attach Bluetooth devices, and make you look super badass.

The Shoei Solid Qwest motorcycle helmet features multiple ventilation slots, is aerodynamically designed for riding at speed, and keeps the noise down as you ride. (You should still wear earplugs too.) The lightweight helmet—just 5.8 pounds—comes in several colors, but this yellow model is hard to miss on the road. It is approved by both the Department of Transportation and Snell M2015 safety standards.

Scorpion EXO & REV'IT

Motorcycle jackets
Even when it's hot out, an armored motorcycle jacket is worth wearing.Amazon

If your body makes contact with the ground, your jacket will take most of the drag instead of your skin. This Scorpion Exo leather jacket features armored elbows and shoulders, two zippered vents, and four pockets.

O'Neal boots

O'Neal riding boots
Whether you're an expert or a beginner, your feet are going to make contact with the ground. This means you want a sturdy pair of boots that will help keep traction and won’t wear easily.Amazon

You’ll also want to make sure that your boots have ankle protection in case they take a blow during a crash. If your bike falls over—with you under it—an exposed ankle is going to take the hit first. These O’Neal boots are designed for Motocross and offroad adventures, but they're tough enough for any kind of riding. They have metal toe guards, cover your shins, and use four adjustable buckles to keep everything tight. If your boots aren’t waterproof, you can also pick up a pair of boot covers.

Maxler Jeans

Maxler jeans with kevlar fiber protection
Jeans are comfortable, but aren't made of the thickest or most protective fabric. If you're going to wear them, grab a pair reinforced with Kevlar fiber that'll give you extra protection.Amazon

These MAXLER motorcycle jeans are made of a mix of spandex and cotton and have air vents on the sides. The pants also come with hip protectors, have built-in Kevlar protection on your butt, and Kevlar protector pockets on your knees with slots for knee guards.

CruzTOOLS RTH3 RoadTech H3 Standard Tool Kit

CruzTOOLS RTH3 RoadTech H3 Standard Tool Kit
You'll inevitably need tools for your motorcycle.Amazon

The CruzTOOLS RoadTech H3 Standard tool kit includes combination wrenches, an Allen socket set, Torx wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, cable ties, and more. It comes in an organizer roll, but you can also transfer the tools into the sturdier Velomacchi tool roll.

Roam phone bike mount

Roam phone bike mount
While it’s important to keep your eyes on the road, it’s just as important to know where you’re going.Amazon

This universal phone mount from Roam attaches to your bike's handlebars. Pair your phone with a Bluetooth headset and you can hear directions as you drive—without looking down.

Sena Bluetooth communication system

Sena Bluetooth communication system
Be able to carefully answer your phone while riding.Amazon

The Sena 20S-01 communication system connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth 4.1 and allows you to listen to music, carefully answer phone calls if you must, and talk to people you're riding with. The device even lets you use audio "multitask," meaning you can use the intercom system, listen to music, and get directions from your phone's GPS at the same time. As long as you stay aware of your surroundings and don't get distracted, the Bluetooth device can help you navigate and keep tabs on your friends.

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