Wearing sunglasses on a motorbike is often necessary. This is to ensure perfect visibility and optimum riding comfort. But there are clear differences between conventional sunglasses and those specially designed for motorcyclists.

Frames and temples of glasses

Firstly, the difference between the shape of these two types of sunglasses should be highlighted.

Classic sunglasses

Classic sunglasses are designed for a variety of uses in everyday life. From leisure time to the beach, they are everywhere. Their design is based on aesthetic criteria rather than safety or comfort. Indeed, with classic sunglasses, style is more important than anything else. The frames are rigid, but often brittle and not very strong. The temples are curved and positioned behind the ears. Depending on their size and shape, the temples can cause discomfort or even pain to the biker.

Special biker sunglasses

As far as motorcycle sunglasses are concerned, they are intended for one and only one use: driving a motorbike. There are no sunglasses that are more suitable for driving in very bright or blinding light. Motorbike sunglasses, even though they come in many different styles and shapes, are intended for road use only. They have been developed and designed to ensure the safety and comfort of the rider in all situations. Although there are aesthetic criteria in their design, they are not the priority.

As a result, the frames have elements designed to optimise the wearer’s comfort (foams, contours, nose protectors, etc.). Similarly, the temples are flexible, but solid. They are designed to resist shocks, even in the event of a fall. Finally, the temples are slightly curved, which makes them easier to put on under the helmet. The temples do not get in the way of the biker and do not cause pain.

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Lenses for sunglasses

Classic sunglasses and biker sunglasses do not have the same lenses.

Classic sunglasses

Thus, classic sunglasses have equally classic lenses, whether they are of prestigious brands or not. As a result, although they are often treated against scratches, they are rarely treated against fogging and impact! When riding a motorbike, the strength of the equipment is intended to ensure the safety of the rider. Glasses that are likely to break in the event of an impact represent a real and significant risk for the wearer. In the event of a fall, pieces of glass could seriously injure the motorcyclist. On the other hand, glasses that are not treated against fogging can also represent a risk. If they fog up, the motorcyclist’s visibility is reduced. He has to stop to clean his glasses. This puts the rider at risk.

Special biker sunglasses

The lenses of motorcycle sunglasses are anti-fogging. It is safer to choose anti-fog lenses when riding a motorbike. In addition, the lenses on motorbike goggles and masks are also designed to withstand the impact of falls. Therefore, with these glasses specifically made for riding use, there is much less risk of injury in the event of a fall.

Our AKO motorbike glasses are equipped with durable lenses that effectively protect your eyes when riding a motorbike.