So what's your riding style?

So you're finally ready to get your motorcycle license. Congratulations! This is a big step in your life, and we're here to help take the next step.

But before we start talking about what kind of bike you should get, let's talk about how you'll be riding it. There are lots of different motorcycle styles out there, and each style has its own distinct feel. Some are great for off-roading, others are best used for long road trips. Some are built for speed and agility, while others are more relaxed and easygoing.

To get you the right protective gear, let's try to identify your riding style first. You will also want to make sure the gear is suited not only for the terrain, but also the weather conditions.

It can be overwhelming to know which style is right for you—but don't worry! We've got all the info you need right here:

Adventure Bikes

Adventure bikes are designed for long-distance riding and offer plenty of comfort along with plenty of power. They're made for tackling long stretches of road or dirt trail without giving up too much in terms of comfort or performance on either terrain type. You'll find adventure bikes give you extra traction when taking off from a stop on gravel or dirt roads.


Helmet – Speed & Strength – SS2500

Jacket – Tourmaster Horizon Line – The Alpine Trek Jacket

Pants – Tourmaster – Horizon Line – Ridgecrest Pants

Boots – Tourmaster Horizon Line – Trailblazer Boot

Gloves – Tourmaster – Super-Tour Gloves


Cruisers are known for being comfortable with lots of power and great handling at high speeds. They are also capable of long-distance riding easily because they have a lot of storage space for luggage or supplies. However, cruisers aren't typically fast enough for racing or competing in motocross events due to their larger size and less aerodynamic design compared to other types like sport bikes or cafe racers - but don't worry! Cruisers make great touring vehicles that can take you anywhere in comfort while still feeling like a powerful machine.


Helmet – Scorpion EXO - CT220

Jacket – Cortech – The Marquee Leather Jacket

Pants – Cortech – Standard Kevlar Riding Jeans

Boots – Tourmaster – Vintage 2.0 Road Boots

Gloves – Cortech – Boulevard Collective – The Bully Short Cuff Leather Gloves

Sport Bikes

Sport bike motorcycles are the ideal choice for those who want to be in a low-slung position, and they're best suited for people who want to be able to handle their motorcycle at high speeds.

The sport bike is designed with a focus on speed, agility, and cornering ability. These motorcycles are typically lighter than other types of motorcycles, which means they can accelerate quickly, take corners quickly, and stop quickly. They often have full fairings that protect the rider from wind and weather while also improving aerodynamics.

These machines are designed for experienced riders who enjoy riding fast or racing on a track. They're not generally recommended for beginners because they require more skill to control than other types of motorcycles.


Helmet – HJC RPHA - St Knuckle

Jacket – Cortech Speedway – Men’s Apex Leather Jacket

Pants – Cortech Speedway Collection – Apex V3 Pants

Boots – Cortech Speedway – Apex RR Air Boot

Gloves – Cortech Speedway Collection – Chicane RR Glove

Café Racers

Cafe racers are the quintessential street motorcycles. They're lightweight, fast, and agile, and they're perfect for navigating the city streets.

Cafe racers have been around for decades, with their heyday being in the 1960s and 1970s. Today, though, you can find cafe racers all over the world—from Japan to Germany to Italy to America. This is because they're a timeless design—one that will never go out of style.

So who should ride a cafe racer? Anyone who enjoys street riding in a compact package will enjoy this type of bike. They're also perfect for short distances and tight turns, so if you live in an urban area or work downtown, then cafe racer style might be right up your alley!


Helmet – Scorpion EXO Belfast Helmet

Jacket – Cortech Boulevard Collective – The Relic Leather Jacket

Pants – PMJ Vegas - Twaron Jeans

Boots – Cortech Boulevard Collective – The Executive Riding Boots

Gloves - Cortech – Boulevard Collective – The Fastback Leather Glove


If you're planning a trip and want to make sure your motorcycle can handle the ride, touring motorcycles are the way to go.

Touring motorcycles are built for long-distance travel, with features like comfortable seating, large storage capacity, and plenty of power. They're designed for people who know how to take care of their bikes—they're meant to go long distances without needing any repairs or maintenance.

But don't worry! Touring motorcycles aren't just for pros—they're perfect for anybody who wants to get out there and explore the world on two wheels.


Helmet – Sena - Outrush R Flip-Up with Bluetooth

Jacket – Cortech – Sequoia XC Adventure Touring Jacket

Pants – Tourmaster - Horizon Line Ridgecrest Pant

Boots – Cortech – Turret WP Urban Adventure Boot

Gloves – Cortech – Scarab 2.0 Gloves

So now that you have learned a little more about the different riding styles, let's get you geared up and ready to hit the road. The DMG Team is always ready to help, just get in touch!

Stay safe out there!