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Feel the air blowing in your face and the sun shining on your helmet as you ride through the countryside, mountainside, or on the highways and byways. Motorcycles have existed for over a century. Although there is no specific date of invention, the idea for a motorized bicycle occurred to numerous engineers and inventors around Europe at about the same time. Since the first motorized bike, innovators and enthusiasts have taken the motorcycle to new levels by tweaking the engine, offering back support, side cars, tow capacities, and some even offer three wheels rather than the requisite two. Most states require safety gear when riding, so purchasing a few staples can be the difference between a fall and a larger injury. A pair of leather motorcycle gloves protects your hands from wind burn, loose objects that may hit your hands, and severe scraping should you fall. Next, a helmet, although not required in all 50 states, is paramount to ensuring your skull is not injured in the event of an accident. Several motorcycle helmets have Blu-tooth technology and radios, which means safety can also be functional. Lastly, a leather motorcycle jacket and leather motorcycle boots protect your midsection and feet, respectively. Motorcycle manufacturers have created non-leather materials you can wear while riding, such as Gore-tex and mesh with removable padding. Whether you drive a Honda crotch-rocket like in "The Fast and the Furious", a custom low-rider like the movie "Easy Rider", or any of the Harley Davidson motorcycles available, you will enjoy the freedom the open air provides.