A new year and a new decade are upon us and many of us have made our resolutions whether it be getting fit, going pescatarian, quitting smoking, or getting a new ride. Whatever your new year's resolution was, it also doesn't hurt to update your motorcycle gear for the new year. 

It’s a fresh start so refresh yourself with some motorcycle gear that’ll give you a brand-new type of feeling. There’s a crazy amount of biker apparel out there nowadays, you just have to find the one right for you, one that meets your own specific personal taste. Just how you’ll shop for the latest fashion trends or update your wardrobe you can update your motorcycle wardrobe, after all, you probably use it more than any other type of everyday casual apparel you wear besides your shoes. 

Shopping for motorcycle gear is like shopping for your exoskeleton, motorcycle gear is designed to protect you in the event of an accident. This exoskeleton is what determines the outcome of your accident so don't cheap out on life-saving gear. And if you feel like you overspent just remember, it’s better to have it and not need it compared to needing it and not having it. But it's not like you're going to go on a ride totally unprotected right? Motorcycle gear like textile jackets, helmets, gloves, and textile pants have been designed to take the impact of the road and protect the wearer from these impacts, abrasions, and from the event of sliding. 

Aside from accidents, motorcycle gear protects you while on your everyday ride from dust, wind, rain, sunburns, etc. There’s no arguing that motorcycle gear is an absolute must. When shopping for textile jackets, get one that of course appeals to you but make safety the first priority, get a jacket that has CE approved protection, will allow for a free range of motion, easy-access pockets, and a sufficient amount of armor on key areas such as elbows, shoulders, back, and chest, and has reflective panels. The same thing goes for motorcycle trousers, these two are one of the most important things to always have on besides a helmet, think of it as building your very own iron man suit minus the weaponry. 

Now that the apparel side of your new motorcycle gear is taken care of you might want to maybe do a minor update on your motorcycle’s accessories, you know, like apparel for your bike. Get out there and treat yourself and your ride with something like new LED headlights to replace that old halogen one or one of the handiest accessories like motorcycle cargo. Motorcycle cargo can take many shapes and sizes but all serve the same purpose. Add some saddlebags that’ll add some character to your ride. there are a bunch of different types like leather, synthetic leather, hard plastic, Cardura, etc. Adding saddlebags or swing arm bags for even quicker access will make your life easier whilst making your bike look aesthetically pleasing. So, do yourself a favor and click refresh on the biker version of you and have fun doing so.