So I m a 16 year old girl in Northern Ireland and I just got my license for a motorcycle. Unfortunately as I m only 16 I can only get a 50cc bike which is a scooter. My dad went out and bought me a very expensive HondaNSC50R (google it to see it) It s a really nice little scooter and I really like it but I m afraid
So I m a 16 year old girl in Northern Ireland and I just got my license for a motorcycle. Unfortunately as I m only 16 I can only get a 50cc bike which is a scooter. My dad went out and bought me a very expensive HondaNSC50R (google it to see it) It s a really nice little scooter and I really like it but I m afraid people and friends will judge me when I take it to school etc because it s "not a real motorcycle". I have the armoured jacket, gloves and helmet which I love (and they were expensive too obviously). Would I look stupid/get judged/laughed at if I wore my jacket, gloves and helmet when riding it? No criticism please it s just a simple question 🙂 thanks
Victoria: Anyone who laughs at you for wearing the proper gear has never been on a scooter or bike.and theyre walking and youre driving so whose really the loser?I have a scarred bum cheek from sliding off my Honda rebel when I was 19 in Donegal cause I didn't have the proper trousers on(I pooed myself as well which was far more embarrassing)stay safe sweetheart.
I am glad you are smart enough to have the proper gear, and actually wear it, you have a brain and use it. It really doesn't matter what anybody else thinks, you will find most humans are not very intelligent so what they think is inconsequential. It is your skin and your life, you protect it as you see fit, and if others have a problem with how you dress to ride, that is their problem, let them al with it.
As for the "Not a real bike" comment, LOL Harley Davidsons aren't REAL bikes either, yet so many mistakenly think they are great bikes. LOLOL Everybody has an opinion, the only one that matters is your own, just like my opinion will draw thumbs down because of my assessment of HD, and I really don't care. I have 8 bikes currently, different brands, different types, I don't care what anybody thinks about them, or what I wear while riding them, they didn't pay for the stuff nor do they pay to keep it going, as such what they think doesn't matter, all that matters is that I like the bikes and gear I own. Once you get out of school this reasoning will become stronger for you and you will realize the human animal is not all that it is cracked up to be and what most of them think worthless. You will find friends and family members through life that you will value their opinions, but they will be few and far between.
Put on that gear and get out there, let your hair flow in the breeze, from under your helmet of course. LOL
i've been on bikes all my life and the answer isn't simple, yes if you have modded it in any way especially with a loud exhaust. no if you are a sensible rider or don't go fast or there isn't many drivers on your local roads.
FYI mopeds/scooters are the most dangerous form of 2 wheeled motorcycle and will only be worse with any form of moisture or water on the road. very good if you're going under 30 through town though.
Helmet, gloves, bright jacket, long pants… then watch the stupid people who don't see you. You have never slide across a road, have you ? That was back in the 80's only doing 30 mph. Tore those gloves to death, glad it was not my hand. Been riding for the past 5 year again, in a rural part of NJ. Heavy traffic can be nuts. I have one bright HID headlight.
Not at all. If someone would laugh, they're the once who are stupid. Even with a 50cc, accidents can be very fatal. However, the helmet and gloves would be enough. If the jacket looks like a normal jacket, then that's okay. A humped riding jacket would be overkill imho.
As a16 year old you can only ride a Moped, When you get to 17 you can start on Motor Bikes, And both only after you Pass the CBT course
IMO, you'd look a hell of a lot dumber with the skin ripped off your back from a crash. Better to be safe than a statistic. The gloves might be overkill, but keep the jacket and ABSOLUTELY wear the helmet.
It depends how stupid the kids are at school. Given the mc culture in Ireland, knowledgeable riders will think you are smart to be wearing the right gear.
I wear the same gear on my Honda Innova scoot as I do on my Ninja, Laverda & Triumph…I'm attached to my skin, & want it to remain attached to me!
Like Joe said, 'Wear it with pride'.
It's your life, it's your flesh and bone. If you value all of those things, wear the kit, all the time, no matter where you are going (and ride safely, too.).