Who said the home-work commute can’t be an adventure? It may not be our ideal motorcycle trip, but with the right equipment we can at least enjoy the ride each day. Particularly in the winter season, when weather conditions deteriorate, touring equipment can be an excellent solution on short trips.
Modular helmets are designed to offer maximum comfort on any ride, whether this is a handful or thousands of miles, and offer the advantage of a chinguard that can be opened during the hottest days. AGV Tourmodular has a full composite fiber construction, to ensure incomparable lightness and maximum protection.
A special feature of Tourmodular is the Ultravision visor, which guarantees an extremely wide field of vision, 190° horizontally and 85° vertically. This solution, tested on track helmets to guarantee riders utmost control, proves particularly useful in an urban environment, ensuring that riders do not lose sight of anything happening around them. A detail not to be overlooked, especially in cold or wet conditions, is the Pinlock, a small visor applied to the inside of the helmet’s visor that can prevent fogging, however bad the conditions.
Touring garments are designed to ensure long journeys are comfortable and safe, whatever the weather. They are equipped with waterproof, laminated or removable membranes, which protect against the weather to ensure riders reach their destination perfectly dry. Their ability to offer weather protection makes them perfect for riding in any environment, especially when the weather is unstable. If the home-work commute is longer than average, good wind and rain protection is essential.
A perfect example of versatility is the Hekla Absøluteshell™ PRO 20K jacket, a garment designed to cover the miles and ideal in all situations thanks to ergonomic studies carried out by Dainese. Its construction, complete with Absøluteshell™ laminated waterproof membrane, means it provides excellent insulation against the cold and wet. And if the temperature rises, the rider can simply open the large air vents or remove the thermal layer. The same applies to the pants as, when you travel by motorcycle in the rain, whether in the city or for just a few miles, there is nothing better than a technical garment with laminated waterproof membrane to keep out the rain and cold.
It’s essential to properly protect ourselves, even when riding to work. Surprises are always just around the corner and you don't need to be hundreds of miles from home to find yourself in a difficult situation. After all, modern protectors such as Pro-Armor 2.0 offer certified high-level protection in just a few grams. The Pro Armor family stands out for its ventilation, perforated over more than 40% of its surface area. With an advanced device like Pro Armor, protection no longer has a downside, as it is lightweight, flexible and breathable. It is available as a classic version with braces or with pockets, and is inserted directly into the special jacket compartment for maximum practicality and freedom of movement every day.
Having suitably protected head, chest and legs, you need to think about your extremities. It is the hands and feet that are most prone to the cold in fact, so don’t overlook them. The motorcycle shoes with waterproof membrane combine everyday style and comfort with the safety of certified footwear, allowing riders to take on all weathers and be comfortable once at their destination.
Gloves designed for long-range touring use the most advanced technologies to protect against the cold and rain, just like full jacket-pants suits. In addition to a waterproof membrane, rigid protectors on the back of the hand help protect against the air. Practical Velcro adjustment of the sleeve allows the gloves to be quickly slipped on and off, for maximum practicality in the city.
Everyday adventures require the space to carry essential accessories and equipment with you, both on the bike and at the office. The waterproof backpacks offer different degrees of capacity and weather protection, so you can safely carry everything you need for a day out in the city.
It doesn’t matter if you’re only going to work and not up an alpine pass, every trip is an opportunity to dress correctly and enjoy the ride, even if it’s over just a few miles. Putting on the back protector and jacket and fastening the helmet should be a routine, a ritual that brings us closer to our passion each day. To be enjoyed each day, with no fear of adverse weather conditions.