Clothing

Unlike helmets, there is no law governing any other piece of clothing, although it makes sense to wear protective clothing when riding.

Despite the lack of any legislation or regulations for clothing, there are certain British Standards which motorcycle clothing must satisfy.

Jackets, trousers, suits

• BS EN 13595-1:2002 Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. General requirements.

• BS EN 13595-2:2002 Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. Test method for determination of impact abrasion resistance.

• BS EN 13595-3:2002 Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. Test method for determination of burst strength.

• BS EN 13595-4:2002 Protective clothing for professional motorcycle riders. Jackets, trousers and one piece or divided suits. Test method for the determination of impact cut resistance.

Body armour inserts

• BS EN 1621-1. Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact. Part 1. Motorcyclists' limb joint impact protectors. Requirements and test methods.

• BS EN 1621-4. Motorcyclists' protective clothing against mechanical impact. Part 4. Motorcyclists' inflatable protectors. Requirements and test methods.

Boots

• BS EN 13634. Protective footwear for motorcycle riders. Requirements and test methods

Gloves

There is no specific standard for motorcycle gloves.

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