Thursday, May 3, 2018

Motorcycle Safety

I love motorcycles however it’s been a while since I have ridden one. So as I start shopping for my new ride I thought it would be a good idea to post something about motorcycle safety.  Let be honest they are great to have gas an insurance are cheap and let face it the wind on your helmet, the speed... it just such a great feeling.  But we want to be safe while we ride and this is kind of a mixed post on safety and purchasing your first bike.

When you are considering your first bike or your next bike keep in mind the technology on bikes continues to improve. You may not be aware of all the new safety features on your bike and if you been off a bike for a while (like me) the performance of newer bike has changed. So take your time you want a bike that fits you. When you sit on the bike your feet should rest on the ground securely. The handlebars controls should be very easy to reach. Engine size is something to think about as well a smaller engine 250-300cc is good for city driving. A 500-750cc is better for highway driving.

Another recommendation I could not stress enough is taking a bike class. They work on how to turn how to handle your bike on the highway all the safety checks you should complete before you ride. The course covers how to be a defensive driver how to plan for bad weather and much more. The class cost is about 200 to 300 dollars but it is well worth it in the long run. You do not need a bike to even take the class they provide all you need to take the class. This is a perfect opportunity to hone your skills on bike riding by taking a course like this. You can go to the Motorcycle safety foundation website to find a class in your area.

Lastly, having the correct gear you want to have leather or a reinforced jacket with padding to protect yourself from road rash. You want the correct helmet as well you want to try it on before you buy it of course. I will be writing a post soon on how to choose the correct helmet in the future.

I hope this post was helpful as always please leave a comment

Mark Carbajal

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