Nothing is as relaxing as a ride with a motorbike. Especially at higher speed the sensation is much greater because the rider is not separated from the environment. Riding a motorcycle rewards the cyclist with a more intense feeling than driving a car. You can feel the wind, you can almost touch the road, you can lean over while taking turns. But while all this sounds really fun, remember that driving a motorcycle can be dangerous. Even when you yourself are driving very carefully the risk of taking a heavy motorcycle injury is always higher than when driving a car. Motorcycle injuries are always more serious than crashes with other means of transportation.
That's way it can't be stressed enough to protect yourself when driving a motorbike. Safety should be priority number one when stepping on a motorcycle. It won't prevent a crash or accident but the risk to get badly injured in a motorbike accident can be reduced significantly. It probably isn't necessary to tell how bad driving without a helmet can turn out. In many cases a head injury is lethal and can be avoided by wearing a helmet. Of course this doesn't mean something bad can't happen but by taking some simple precautions it's possible to bring down the chance of having a serious motorcycle injury after an accident.
Some things that will help to avoid severe motorbike injuries are professional training, protective clothing, the use of a helmet and good eyewear.
Professional motorcycle training is absolute necessary to know how to react in unexpected situations, to know how to take the turns and most important to know how automobilists behave when a motorbike approaches. Keep in mind that most automobilists are not aware of the habits of motorbike riders.
Protective motorbike clothing ranges from jackets, gloves, boots... This clothing is mostly made of leather and will protect you from grazes. You could also consider to use more advanced protection such as airbag jackets that will help prevent neck and back injuries.
The use of a helmet should be mandatory everywhere as it can help to prevent severe head and neck injuries.
Good eyewear and/or sunglasses will help to not get blinded all of a sudden. You should have a clear sight on the road at all times.