Have you recently purchased a used motorcycle? While these freedom vehicles offer a ton of fun, they also need to be treated with respect. Protecting yourself from accidents and rainy or snowy weather becomes a priority when riding a motorcycle. If you haven’t considered purchasing protective elements for yourself, now is the time. The team at Joe’s Auto Sales highly recommends researching these five elements for a safe and enjoyable motorcycle journey.

5 Items You May Need When Buying a Used Motorcycle

1. Helmets

To prevent major injury or even death, a helmet while riding a motorcycle is a necessity. There are six different types of helmets for you to choose from, depending on your needs and likes: full face, modular, open face, half, off-road, and dual-sport. Modular helmets are fairly popular, as they offer full-coverage with a full “open” face feature.

2. Airbag Jackets

Have you heard of an airbag jacket? This newest customized safety feature actually incorporates airbags into jackets designed for motorcycle riders. While these can be expensive, you may want to do some research on them if safety is of the utmost importance to you.

3. Pants

Pants created specifically for motorcycles fall into three categories: leather, textile, and Kevlar-layered jeans. Motorcycle-specific pants protect from abrasions or cuts, in the event of an accident or fall.

4. Gloves

When choosing gloves for riding your motorcycle, there are three varieties: sport, rain-resistant, and cold-weather. Sport gloves usually include leather coverings with metal knuckle protectors. Rain-resistant gloves keep out moisture, and cold-weather gloves are heavily-insulated and also come in a heated version.

5. Boots

The last element to consider is a pair of boots. Footgear should combine protection from the weather as well as overall comfort. Look for these three features when selecting a pair of motorcycle boots: oil-resistant soles, molded ankle protection, and torsional stiffness.

Shop for a Used Motorcycle Today

Contact Joe’s today at (317) 405-8545 (East Location) or (317) 756-9180 (South Location) for more information about our used motorcycle inventory. We also sell used cars, used trucks, and used SUVs in Indianapolis and all nearby areas.

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