The right gear: Which outfit for which motorcycle?

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There are as many choices of appropriate protective clothing as there are types of motorcycle.

We have put together six typical outfits and the category of motorcycle for which each of them is particularly suitable. Of course, this is only intended as a general guide. A touring outfit is also fine for riding a supersport bike. (Motorcycle) jeans and a leather jacket are something of a classic, which you can also wear on an enduro. As for modern naked bikes, basically all styles fit the bill, so you can take your pick. Let your personal taste be your guide.


For short tours and the race track

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Touring bike

For every day and biking holidays

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For short trips and relaxed touring

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Travel enduro

For every day and (long-distance) travel

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