Getting out on the open road on your motorcycle is what it’s all about. Whether you’re enjoying cruising down back roads, adventuring off the beaten track, or testing your speed and skills in racing, riding your motorcycle is where the joy is.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists are also one of the most vulnerable road-users. They are up to three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident on the road than car drivers. While you can’t be prepared for every scenario, wearing motorcycle armor and garments that are CE certified (or UKCA equivalent) to the PPE Regulation 2016/425 in accordance with the EN1621 series of standards can decrease the risk of serious injury occurring.
Anya Violet, female motorcyclist and co-founder of women's motorcycle gear brand Atwyld, gave a first hand account of the strength of D3O® armor after she was involved in a serious crash. While she did suffer injuries, her shoulders, back, elbows and knees were unharmed - all thanks to D3O®.
D3O® impact protection is designed to take on the challenges that are unique to motorcycling. Keep your limbs, back, chest and extremities safe and protected with D3O® impact protection, so you can keep riding your motorcycle with maximum enjoyment for years to come.
Motorcycle armor helps keep you safe in the event of a crash or fall. It’s not just worn by professional racers, but by everyday and casual riders too. Armor can protect you from serious injury and damage, maybe even saving your life one day. As it is classed as a form of PPE, any armor or garments sold legitimately must comply with the relevant CE/UKCA requirements, to ensure the rider is protected. Motorcycle garments are categorized within a class AAA-A scale, and armor is certified for its level of protection. Depending on whether you’re a professional racer or a commuter, there are a range of garments and armor to not only match your style, but your motorcycle needs too.
A simple wobble off your bike could result in a broken bone if you land wrong or the bike falls on top of you. Do not underestimate how much difference wearing motorcycle armor can make to your personal safety. It can give you peace of mind while riding too, especially if you’ve previously had an injury and want to rebuild your confidence.
You wouldn’t think about getting on your bike without your helmet, and motorcycle armor should be seen the same way. It’s an essential part of your motorcycle gear to help protect you while riding without impeding your movement or enjoyment. Make sure you choose a motorcycle jacket with armor, plus motorcycle pants, boots and gloves to stay safe.
While a helmet protects your head, motorcycle armor protects your body. D3O® is the number one motorcycle armor brand, thanks to its innovative materials that are soft and flexible to wear, stiffening on impact to disperse its force and protect the wearer. When you buy motorcycle gear featuring D3O® impact protection, you know you’re getting the best armor out there.
Armor comes in many different forms, including:
D3O® produces motorcycle armor covering all of these categories. No matter what your discipline is or how much armor you want to add into your gear, you’re guaranteed the excellence of D3O® protection.
Whatever type of riding you do, you should always be wearing the right type of motorcycle armor. There are different protection levels of armor available, plus features that might better suit some disciplines than others.
D3O® impact protection covers a broad spectrum so there’s something for every rider and riding style available.
Regardless of the brand, or the type of garment and armor you choose to buy, it is crucial that you check its CE/UKCA certification before purchasing it, ensuring it meets any mandatory requirements for use.
You can explore the full range of partner brands who choose D3O® impact protection as part of their offering here: https://www.d3o.com/brands/