Wearing proper motorcycle gear is the best way to proactively minimize your potential for injury in a crash. We understand that gear can be expensive, but with the ever-increasing amount of reasonably priced protection on the market, there’s no excuse for riding in street shoes and a t-shirt. Remember, asphalt doesn’t care whether it’s grinding on leather or flesh. Neither do the laws of physics. If those realities don’t convince you, maybe you should appeal to your vanity and consider how much cooler you look riding a motorcycle with proper gear than with your t-shirt flapping halfway up your back.