Whether you race motocross or enjoy a weekend dirt bike riding hobby, body protection is a must. If you're a veteran rider you know how serious even a low-speed accident can be. If you're new to the sport then take it from "The Guys that Ride" - it's not a matter of if, but when a crash or accident occurs.

An accident is typically out of your control however reducing the severity of those accidents is completely in your control. Investing in proper motocross protective gear is your first line of defense against a debilitating and life altering injury.

On the track or the trail protecting the most vulnerable parts of your body is essential for a lifetime of dirt bike riding. Previous we covered body protection for the extremities in our Motocross Protective Gear Buying Guide so now we will cover body protection for your teeth and torso:

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Kidney Belts

Your kidneys are positioned in the lower part of your back where little natural body protection exists and get limited protection from a chest and back guard.

If you've ever been thrown off your bike and landed on your side or your back then you know the importance of a kidney belt. Other common accidents that can result in possible kidney damage are getting hit or even run over by another rider after a crash or landing on your bike after slipping off mid-air.

Kidney belts also protect your lower back from bruising and abrasions from anything the track or trail can throw at you. See our Motocross Kidney Belts page for all available options.

Basic Kidney Belts

Intermediate Kidney Belts

Advanced Kidney Belts

O'Neal Element Kidney Belt

Fox Racing Kidney Belt

Leatt 3DF Kidney Belt


  • Provides lower back support when riding
  • Gentle compression helps protect lower abdomen and internal organs
  • Gives an extra layer of coverage in the event of a crash
  • Ergonomic design


  • Anatomical, flexible torso panels move in unison to mimic natural body movements.
  • Contoured rubber back support strategically hinged to wrap around midsection.
  • Channeled, molded internal Biofoam circulates air around lower back.
  • One size fits most.
  • three-strap secure Blackbelt.


  • Lumbar impact protection
  • Dual-action elastic closure for maximum support
  • 3DF foam for impact protection
  • Extra-wide and comfortable waist stretch
  • Impact tested and CE Certified to EN 1621-1

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Chest and Back Protection

You may be more of a daredevil and forego the use of a mouth guard or kidney belt but no one rides without chest and back protection. Part of the thrill of track and trail riding is the unexpected - a hidden boulder, thick sand or a large unseen crevice in the ground can throw you off the bike or into your bike.

Chest and back protection helps prevent major life threatening damage, significant injury and minor bumps and bruises. Thanks to technology and lots of research and customer feedback, chest and back protection offer comfort and ventilation without compromising safety and efficacy.

See our Motocross Chest and Back Protection page for all available options.

Basic Chest and Back Protection

Intermediate Chest and Back Protection

Advanced Chest and Back Protection

Fly Racing Chest Protector

Leatt Chest Protector

Alpinestars Chest Protector


  • Shirt style pullover design.
  • Full front and back protection.
  • Molded EVA foam padding
  • Highly ventilated
  • Soft mesh fabric and Lycra paneling
  • Ultra lightweight.


  • BraceOn strap system holds the Leatt neck brace to the chest protector yet still allows them to move independently
  • Close fitting allows for over or under the jersey use
  • Made of tough HDPE plastic and washable biofoam
  • Fits riders from approx. 54-85kg (120-190 pounds)


  • Breathable and shape retaining elastane stretch mesh
  • Lightweight, slim and ventilated
  • Detachable back protector
  • Works with Alpinestars Bionic Neck Support
  • Comfort padding on shoulders, chest and lower back

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To avoid or reduce the severity of injury we say: Be Prepared. Wearing proper fitting motocross body protection also reduces the mental fatigue of worrying about falling or crashing your bike. The key to successful riding is to look ahead where you're going, not what's right under you. Like any high impact sport, the proper protective gear is crucial to a lifetime of enjoyment.

Check out all of our motocross protective gear and if you have any questions or want more information on products that might be right for you give us a call 888-676-8853.