More than just a vehicle, exceeding the mundane practicality of transportation from A to B, a motorcycle is a work of art - it encompasses all the useful and utilitarian aspects of vehicle while acting as a beacon for one’s personal style and expression: a two-wheeled, motorized extension of one’s personality.
Bikes open up a whole new world of expressing the minute intricacies and meticulous details that act as building blocks for a person’s unique style - from the bike itself, to the attire of the driver. Ranging from elegant and formal to urban and rugged, there is no right or wrong choice when it comes to bike the “armour” of a motorbike rider. There are, however, specific characteristics that define the basics of each and every motorbike rider out there, from the casual traveler to the hardcore pro who strives for gear perfection in every single level.
Free-spirited, unshackled, chaotic and entropic as the abyss itself - the adventurer favors untested terrains and uncharted territories for his/her ventures, chasing the vibes of pure and unrestrained freedom. Off road and enduro dirt bike pants, ready to take on any weather and route, athletic shades, a casual but “heavy-lifting” jacket - these are the accessories of a starry-eyed adventurer, who sleeps under starry nights with his mechanical “steed” by his side. Apart from the right attire, however, the adventurer requires a trusted bike, one that only the right moto air filters can keep up and running.
New places, new people, new experiences - these are the tourer’s aspirations, as he has no checklist when visiting brand new locals. No tourist traps restrain his movement and selection of places, he sets out his own itinerary and schedule.
The tourer loves hopping from town to bustling city, and from pastoral countryside villages to virgin forest paths - as long as his bike can take him there, he shall go.
Dirt bike pants, or maybe sport bike pants, a backpack filled with the raw essentials and a sense for journeying far and wide - these are part of the tourer’s arsenal, with which he faces the unknown regions of the world.
Style over matter: this driver is made out of heavy metal, riding his heavy leaden “beast” in avenues and alleys with unmatched poise and swagger. Rocking and rolling over streets and roads with billowing smoke and unparalleled finesse, the hardcore bike rider has a keen eye for the denim bike pants and jean jacket. Sons and daughters of anarchy, rebellious spirits wandering through mazes of cobbled stones with nothing but their bikes and urban philosophy with them: these are the drivers who have been revolting since day 1, starting their own insurrections in the way they choose to dress and ride, leading revolutions on bikes that can handle them.
Leaning too closely to the hot asphalt when turning, changing gears with an inhuman instinct, being a freak for new gadgets and gizmos - these are the signs of a true bike pro, an athlete that rides with clear purpose and design. The pros are clad in sport bike pants, comfy and cosy for long distances where every bit of equipment can make the difference between good and disastrous.
Equipped to the brim with sport attire and boasting fancy helmets, the pros know how to do it, and how to do it in style. For some cool sweaters and accessories click here.
Muddy forests, dirty sand dunes, icy lakes, unpassable moors - the handyman not only knows every single detail about any kind of terrain, but also loves the idea of traversing them in the most optimal way possible - he thrives on the challenge of besting mother nature herself. Born with an innate ability to fix anything remotely mechanical in nature, the handyman wears dirt bike pants or camo cargo pants and packs accordingly for every different “circuit” he is called to conquer.
Every situation calls for a different attire, just as every problem has its solution. When choosing bike clothing gear, balancing comfort and practicality with aesthetically pleasing designs and style is a tall task, and one that requires meticulous research and deliberation. From the helmet’s color, down to the fabric used for the sport bike pants, every single piece of the puzzle is essential to master the motorbike driver’s image.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the ski and snowboard space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.