Best Beginner Motorcycle Gear - What Do You Really Need?
Picking motorcycle gear as a beginner can seem like a daunting task, especially on a 2020 budget. Don't worry though - we're here to simply things for you. Eventually.

Biltwell Gringo S ECE Helmet :
Icon Mesh AF Jacket :
Five Gloves :
Fox Racing Comp Boots :
Icon Joker 1000 WP Boots :
D30 Armor Inserts :

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  • CrownEmber

    Honestly i still wear the jacket not cuz im worried about dying even though its a good idea. I really really really dont wanna go for a slide at 80km per hour with a t shirt. I went for a slide down gravel at 30km and that hurt bad enough

  • Bill Tozer REALTOR
    Bill Tozer REALTOR

    a hahaha love Anthony!!

  • Steven Ducati
    Steven Ducati

    Sponsored by 5 gloves

  • Jan Holzer
    Jan Holzer

    I suggest to buy a backarmour fir beginners. You have your spine protected and then just wear any sort of jacket over it

  • Barry Morris
    Barry Morris

    good video boots matter

  • Sarah Chester
    Sarah Chester

    Dear god how I wish I found your video before purchasing my gear. I didn't know what the hell I was doing and my brothers friend chose out the gear I have. Both the jacket and pants are too heavy for me to move around in, my gloves don't have sliders. I spent all my money on other safety gear and so now I have been riding months without boots thus making bad habits which are going to be frustrating for me to break when I do get boots and make me wanna do it even less. Sigh

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  • Jok'

    Crashed a few times and my selection : Helmet the most important Then gloves because its freaking cold outzide and if you fall it s gonna hurt really bad Then a vest because you fall on back or shoulder or elbows most of the time

  • Kerry Jordan
    Kerry Jordan

    I’m over here having had gotten my gear first, taken a basic riders course and finally having bought my motorcycle feeling proud that did it in that order. My gear? Helmet, gloves, jacket, and pants. First thing he mentions? Boots. The one thing I hadn’t gotten. -_-

  • kiavel Jones
    kiavel Jones

    great stuff

  • The Random Channel
    The Random Channel

    Heavy as fock

  • Chris Griffin
    Chris Griffin

    Regarding the jacket, was he gonna say "It's kinda gay" at the end?

  • Mohammad Zeeshan
    Mohammad Zeeshan

    hahaha love the intro

  • Mick Hoving
    Mick Hoving

    You need to come to Australia my good sir, some people down under could use some of your infinite wisdom, cunning and wit.

  • Bobo with the Dodo
    Bobo with the Dodo

    0:30 I was eating pomegranates and all of the pomegranate basically spit all the pomegranate in mouth out

  • Commodore8888

    Months later still can't find Five gloves in the US. Their dual sport offerings looked really nice 😭

  • Happys Zzzzs
    Happys Zzzzs

    Yes i shattered my arms in an accident

  • mysterymanforu

    How many of these stats are simply because everyone goes out and buys a jacket first, pants second etc? Has that been considered in these studies? Personally, I don't know many or any people who bought riding boots or gloves with sliders, but everyone bought a jacket first.

  • Brad Soup
    Brad Soup

    another one for somebody without a budget??

  • halfsilver

    5:02 Ok, gonna have to explain to me here - why is using all four fingers on the controls, or in this case just the clutch, a bad thing?

  • Malakhai Fauchereau
    Malakhai Fauchereau

    When he was giving crash statistics they didn't add up to 100% they added to 116%. hmmmmmmmm. Lmao

  • Robert Lee
    Robert Lee

    Who am I to criticize a guy who has over a million subscribers but words like shit and assholes buy you nothing and costs you something. You are obviously a businessman so think about it.

  • paul forst
    paul forst

    What a BRILL vid for a 60 YEAR OLD Newbie like me

  • Road User
    Road User

    Thank you for the information, friend.Good luck ,health and good roads to all bikers.

  • Trap 71
    Trap 71

    5:33 F@#$%@#%$ Nerd!

  • Kahl Duncan
    Kahl Duncan

    Did you end up doing a video on the clutch lever bad habit?

  • Dhairya Gala
    Dhairya Gala

    Awesome content man!

  • gusjeazer

    If money is a problem, just get used motorcycle protection. There's plenty of cheap gear out there.

  • Bass Bender
    Bass Bender

    Where was this video when I was a terrified noob and spent way too much on gear? Lol! Great as always.

  • junior crusoe
    junior crusoe

    Slick brother slick

  • gaboftak

    And there is me who after my last crash deceided to improve my safety with exchanging to ride in sneakers to more safe hiking boots....still think that my bicycle gloves are not best so probably gonna by some new stuff later...

  • Ihor K
    Ihor K

    "Wanna be Anthony video" - loved it!

  • Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
    Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

    Light knock heavy as fock. Hahahah

  • Josiah Hoffmann
    Josiah Hoffmann

    Das boot... Nice

  • Independent

    Alpinestars air 5 it is.

  • Hotrob

    I just finished my motorcycle course, and the instructor kept yelling at me not to two-finger clutch (because of I drop the bike it will rip my fingers off, or so he said). Did that video mentioned at 5:00 on why it's bad to four-finger clutch ever come out? I've done some digging and can't really find a good reason why it's better.

  • Xizax41325

    So ride in the buff save for boots, a helmet, and some gloves, got it.

  • A-10 Warthog
    A-10 Warthog

    Don't forget your force multiplier

  • Tunes ForToons
    Tunes ForToons

    @FortNine 05:05 you never explained in an upcoming video on why it's dangerous to pull brake levers with 4 fingers :( Is this video still coming? I still don't know why this is dangerous

  • OrangeeTang

    That was a very entertaining and informative video. Thanks (No sarcasm)

  • Peter

    4:55 Still waiting for that video - been riding for 10 years and have been four-fingering the clutch this whole time, but if this man does a video telling me why my 2-wheeled lady prefers 2 fingers, I will listen :P

  • Chris Walker
    Chris Walker

    I don't even have a bit yet. Been dreaming of riding for years but I never had the time thanks to work. Finally enrolled, but I got myself a decent jacket with armor, boots, gloves and a sena helmet to start. Hoping to move into a new home by the end of this year or early next year and then I can buy my first bike.

  • Ivano

    When I've done my CBT the instructor kept shouting at me and calling me "Valentino" because I wouldn't use all the fingers to pull the levers. Now you are saying it's a good habit?

  • Ivan Mak
    Ivan Mak

    amazing production on this video! Give this guy a raise FortNine!

  • Lior Zisman
    Lior Zisman

    New rider here. Quality content, subscribed!

  • Andrusha

    @f9 you never explained 4 fingers on levers 😅 just reminder that we are still waiting for pros and cons

  • Guy

    Das Boot is great.

  • Richard Moroni
    Richard Moroni

    important info thank you!

  • Pale_Horseman335is

    Thanks for the video. I will be starting training courses soon to become a new rider 😁

  • Trooper676

    Great advice on the boots.

  • Bird Brain
    Bird Brain

    You might think a helmet is all you need Then you will crash doing only about 30kph You will learn new words "highside and lowside" You will enjoy road rash and swollen ankles

  • Javier Miranda
    Javier Miranda

    Really nice video, congratulations. New subscriber here!

  • Ginger Ninger
    Ginger Ninger

    I like that you included your own video in the start. Also, I need to find out why I've been using the clutch wrong for 20 years. (all fingers pull clutch, 70's bikes aren't easy)

  • Loula Villena
    Loula Villena

    git gud noob

  • Manzoor and Sons
    Manzoor and Sons

    E-max fashion

  • AmraphelofShinar

    I want to see you two-finger the clutch on my 30 year old Evo Sportster. Cable only. No hydraulics. Whenever you're ready BMW boy. I'll wait. (I know you have a Dyna now but I still had to give you a hard time)

  • Brandon K
    Brandon K

    Feel free to narrate all the tutorial/guide videos I need to look up. Just cheeky enough and full of info.

  • Xachremos

    I made sure to buy gloves with sliders. I ate it during the closed course training, and the slider on my left hand looks like it took a beltsander. I will never buy gloves without sliders from now on. Shit saved my wrist.

  • Bar Ang Battambang
    Bar Ang Battambang

    I'm in, and happy to trust a Vancouver boy. Well done. GS1200 here we come!


    Blue is looking sus 👀

  • Kevin Lindroth
    Kevin Lindroth

    Where is the video about why not to use four fingers on levers? (See 4:55 mark of this video.) It's been a year already. ;)

  • Myth Crab
    Myth Crab

    I'm an ebike commuter but still appreciate all these tips.

  • Illya's Lab
    Illya's Lab

    Was the a video about the use of 2 fingers on the clutch?

  • Austin Judge
    Austin Judge

    just wear ski boots🙄

  • Apocalypse

    i feel sad for laughing at the das boat joke

  • Boundary Sentinel
    Boundary Sentinel

    Lmfao, “discovered by scientists throwing things at dead people”

  • stud000000079

    He joined his hands in the end

  • That Sodding Gamer
    That Sodding Gamer

    Useful tips! Just planning through getting into motorcycling. Mostly for practical purposes, actually. I didn't like driving in a car, I think I'd (somewhat counter-intuitively) prefer a smaller vehicle. I need to pass the written test, then get the gear, then the training. The training isn't legally required of course, but seems like a must-have for first timers like myself, and at the end I can take the first level driving test ahead of time so that's nice. They require you to bring your own suitable gear, but they provide the bikes. Though the standards they're using means some of this video's gear won't qualify, I think. Particularly the jacket. For both jacket and pants they have thick leather as 'acceptable' and armoured as 'recommended'. So I'll have to go with the standard tougher gear. If I get really into riding though, I might choose to go with a lighter jacket at least for the summer months (I do so detest the heat).

  • mr Tree
    mr Tree

    There's pretty much no reason for this video all u need to do is buy all cycle gears Bilt brand and you'll get everything covered for a good price and alot of the bilt stuff isn't that bad

  • EinsamPibroch278

    Ever since seeing his PedElec dangers video, I actually took it as a challenge to get one, but with the added knowledge of Motorcycle Gear, I want to see what equipment I should definitely get for 2-wheel drive, Motorcycle or otherwise.

  • The_GuitAar

    Black helmet with reflectors? ;)

  • The_GuitAar

    I knew nothing about sliders, thank you very much.

  • Salad King
    Salad King

    Get white boots because hot feet really sucks

  • Martin Electra Glide
    Martin Electra Glide

    Can you please clarify and explain the "two-finger-clutch lever" hold. When I had my motorcycle training, back in '81 (sorry to say, but yes, 40 years ago) I was told by my instructor to use all four fingers, because in a case of a collision with some object or car my fingers would get smashed by the clutch lever and the handlebar. So, I've been doing that ever since, up until now. I now understand it is better to not do so, but why?? Thanks for your great videos and all the lessons learnt. Greetings from The Netherlands!

  • In 2 Minutes Or Less
    In 2 Minutes Or Less

    Such excellent info! Thanks Ryan.

  • Robert Rodriguez
    Robert Rodriguez

    2 by 4s were legendary

  • Andrijana Stankovska
    Andrijana Stankovska

    So I am heavily considering purchasing a Vespa or similar scooter. Would you change anything in regards to your list in the video on PPE?

  • Aditya Mahat
    Aditya Mahat

    He laid his bike for us. #Respect!

  • Snafu

    You've turned into my favorite motorcycle channel.

  • Some guy
    Some guy

    um, you are defo supposed to use 4 fingers on the leavers, not 2.

  • Turker Erinc
    Turker Erinc

    I wish I watched this video before buying my gear:(

  • Paul B
    Paul B

    When looking at hospital admission studies could there be some survivorship bias here? They used to think fighter planes needed more protection under the plane body because that's where the most bullet holes were..... on planes that still had wings to fly home!

  • David Madej
    David Madej

    The detailed explanations remind me of engineering explained. If only there would be a reference list in the description then it would be perfect.

  • Thomas Soe
    Thomas Soe

    You haven't made a video about why braking and clutching with four finger is a bad idea.

  • Who said that ?
    Who said that ?

    After growing up skateboarding snowboarding and parkour before it was parkour all that fun stuff falling down is something I’m good at lol learned a long time ago how to minimize breaks and sprains. And my helmets mud colour

  • Andrea Ballan
    Andrea Ballan

    Wooden shinguards are hilarious! In the Italian summer I saw many Neanderthal riding in flip flops.

  • Concerned

    >Live in SEAsia Nothing you're saying means anything to me. Where is the "sandals, shorts, singlet and no helmet" build?

  • Lou Aliberti
    Lou Aliberti

    Dude U R killing it … thank U !

  • thisisntmyceiling

    Okay but what’s that song at the beginning?!?!?

  • Michael Anderson
    Michael Anderson

    Dress for the slide, not for the ride.

  • ZZZ

    2nd guy is just a Home Depot employee

  • Clifton Dugan
    Clifton Dugan

    Need some dc shoes motorcross gloves a helmet and balls


    Dug out my grandpas 1960s egg head helmet it look like an egg on your head. Iooking at it I’m like did the designer of this even think about safety

  • leperchaun194

    Took my first spill after 3 years of riding a couple years ago. I only had some jeans, gloves, and a helmet on. I was finally convinced to get some better shoes for riding when I looked down and saw the skin/flesh of my ankle had been completely shredded to the bone. I also finally got a jacket after I landed directly on my shoulder and tore my rotator cuff since I had nothing to slide on or absorb the blow. Could've been a much worse first fall. Lesson learned I guess...

  • Nate Gardner
    Nate Gardner

    nice daikon bro

  • Jenkins Bradbury
    Jenkins Bradbury

    Five gloves are great when new but fall apart very quickly. Dont expect any of them to last more than a couple of months. Iv had 5 pairs. If they get wet the leather goes paper thin stretches and tears. The velcro comes off straight away. Stitching etc. Wish they were better made.

  • Jason Morris
    Jason Morris

    Hi Motorcycle Newbies, Courier #38 here, see don't ever have the outlook "I might have an accident" but be sensible in preparing, see aehy've done around 750,000km as a motorcycle courier here in Melbourne Australia where "4 seasons in 1 day" is reality the fact is if you hit diesel fuel you go for a short slide you'll be vulnerable to losing the front-end within 5km of home you get switched off among car drivers who have only basic skills, something every rider can do is make themselves comfortable and when this is dangerous is when you're trying to "look Moto" being impressive on a motorcycle is personal no most won't know about your 2AM lonely Highway speed test all else you're risking 6 weeks in intensive care and maybe a wheelchair, stay upright.

  • Chewhe

    Me in my motocross gear : 👁👄👁

  • Rafael Piczon
    Rafael Piczon

    I wish I had watched these videos before buying an expensive jacket thinking it was a good investment as a beginner

  • Pascal

    I'm a bit confused with all gears necessary. Maybe I'm over reacting but I feel I need to wear an armor, like dirt bikers. So when I look at pants and vest, I don't see any protection, should look for armor to insert?