September 27, 2010 19:01 ET

Invest in Quality Leathers Warns Swinton Bikes

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 27, 2010) - Swinton Bikes is warning thrifty motorbikers to invest in quality leathers after a survey revealed that some are wearing worn out leathers in a bid to save money.

The bike insurance broker surveyed 1,200 online customers and found that 17% of bikers have bought cheaper leathers in a bid to save money.

Swinton Bikes is warning motorbikers who do this that they could be risking serious injury. Leathers are an integral part of motorcyclist safety and are the only form of protection in the event of an accident.

Quality leathers will offer extra protection at the elbows, knees, shoulders and spine. While the best leathers are usually more expensive, they will also offer the best protection.

Although riding in leathers is not a legal requirement Swinton is urging motorbikers that they are the best safety feature that they can invest in.

Old and deteriorated leathers will be weak at the seams and the level of protection afforded will have been reduced. If leathers are damaged it is a good idea to get them checked by a professional and repaired soon as possible. 

For bikers who do opt for investing in top quality leathers, they can protect them by adding helmet and leather insurance to their existing motorcycle insurance policy.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes said, "While everyone is feeling the pinch, motorcyclists should really think about investing in top quality leathers. They can be expensive in the short run, but their benefits will outweigh the costs in the long run. Swinton Bikes customers can protect their leathers by purchasing the helmet and leathers add on to their existing motorcycle insurance policy."

About Swinton

  • With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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