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How to Measure for Motorcycle Trousers

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Motorcycle trousers, leather and textile, come a wide range of sizes. Like most clothing products, sizes can vary slightly across manufacturers. In this post you will learn how to measure for motorcycle trousers and how to use this information to order a pair of motorcycle pants with the perfect fit.

This guide will be useful whether your measuring for some new motorcycle jeans, or a pair of proper motorcycle trousers.

Tape measure

How do I know my trouser size?

The easiest way to know your trouser size is to carry out a measurement exercise. Motorcycle jacket sizes are primarily based around the width / circumference of your waist. Although motorcycle trousers tend to sit higher on your waist. Therefore you will want to take your measurement just below your belly button.

Luckily, this is a really simple measurement to take, and you can even do it on your own. Although some a little help will go along way.

How to measure for motorcycle trousers

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How to measure for motorcycle trousers

  1. Find something to measure your waist with.

    A flexible tape or tailors measure is ideal for measuring your waist.
    Alternatively you can use a piece of string or a shoelace.

  2. Wrap it around your waist.

    Place one end of the measuring tape / string in the middle of your waist, just below your belly button.
    Lengthen the measuring tape / string. Wrap the tape / string all the way around your waist. So as to meet back at your starting point.

  3. Tighten and measure.

    Tighten the tape and take up any slack.
    Take an accurate measurement.
    If your using a piece of string or a shoelace, check the length of the string against a ruler or tape measure.

  4. Check your measurement against a motorcycle trousers size chart.

    Check the trouser manufacturers size chart to learn your true trouser size.

Motorcycle Trouser Size Charts

Now that you’ve learnt how to measure for motorcycle trousers, you’ll need to know how to use motorcycle trouser size charts.

Unless clearly stated by the manufacturer, motorcycle trouser sizes are usually as follows:

Motorcycle Trousers size chart

Waist Circumference
Trouser Size (UK)Trouser Size (EU)Trouser Size (Global)
71 cm to 76 cm2636XX Small
76 cm to 81 cm2838X Small
81 cm to 86 cm3040Small
86 cm to 91 cm3242Medium
91 cm to 97 cm3444Large
97 cm to 102 cm3646X Large
102 cm to 107 cm3848XX Large
107 cm to 112 cm4050XXX Large
112 cm to 117 cm42524X Large
117 cm to 122 cm44545X Large
122 cm to 127 cm46566X Large
127 cm to 132 cm48587X Large
132 cm to 137 cm50608X Large
Standard motorcycle trouser sizes by waist circumference.

Short Leg LengthRegular Leg LengthLong Leg Length
Less than
(31 inch)
79 cm to 84 cm
(31 inch to 33 inch)
Greater than
(33 inch)
Standard motorcycle trouser length sizes by leg length.

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