8. Long Pants


This falls under the category of WTF are you thinking? Riding a motorcycle in shorts? Really? Chicks may dig scars, but when they find out yours are from abject stupidity, your stock will probably drop a little. At the very least, you should wear pants constructed of a sturdy enough fabric to withstand a bit of a slide. Jeans have been part of the biker uniform for generations, and they are still de rigueur for many riders. As we’ve shown recently, jeans created specifically for motorcycling are increasing in availability, styling, and armor options (here, here and here). Once you’ve gotten used to wearing these sturdier denims, you may not want to go back to your beloved Levis.