Is wearing a leather jacket a fashion statement? Yes when it’s a Harley-Davidson men’s leather jacket or a women’s Harley leather jacket. Association with Harley-Davidson is huge cool factor across the nation. And why not? Why wouldn’t you want to wear Harley outfits while riding a hog? They only go hand-in-hand for being cool, hip and smart fashion-wise and intelligence-wise.
In addition to wearing a Harley-Davidson women’s leather jacket or a men’s leather jacket, you’re not only looking very cool, you’re also protecting yourself from serious road rash if the bike is ever, accidentally, laid down. The U.S. government figures that the odds are 37/1 for a motorcyclist to be involved in fatal crash compared to an automobile, traveling mile for mile. Motorcycle fatalities have made a significant increase over the last few years and older riders having accidents is on the rise. It only makes sense to protect your head, your eyes, your whole body while riding a motorcycle whether it’s a Harley or not.
The first investment in motorcycle safety is to wear a helmet. Think of your head, first. While some states do not require cyclists to wear a helmet, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to understand the need for headgear to protect the face and head. Otherwise, if anything happens and you do crash without a helmet, a brain surgeon may be called in to take care of you.
Next, keep the eyes protected with a facemask attached to the helmet or wear glasses or goggles. Even if your bike has a windshield, it won’t protect your eyes from dirt particles kicked from the road. You don’t want to be blinded by insects either.
Then, protect the body with leather jacket, leather pants or leather chaps, wear good, heavy boots and wear gloves to protect the hands. The whole leather outfit will protect legs, arms, torso from serious scrapes if there is an accident. Imagine yourself in cutoffs, T-shirt and sandals on a bike. Then imagine an accident. How do you want to see yourself? There’s nothing wrong with approaching motorcycle riding with “smarts”.
So, while being cool on the road dressed in a Harley leather jacket, you’re also being smart. Leather is a perfect way to protect your body from any kind of mishaps. Always think safety first when riding a Harley. The cool factor is natural–even if you are an old codger.