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Safety tips for new motorcycle riders

Safety tips for motorcycle riders

If you have bought a motorcycle for the first time, chances are you aren’t very aware of how dangerous riding one can be. In order to be as safe as possible, make sure you read the following tips:

1. The first thing you should keep in mind is that you should buy a motorcycle that fits you, which means you should be able to rest both your feet flat on the ground and you should also be able to get to the handlebars without a problem.

2. You should invest on antilock brakes, which you can now find for most models of motorcycles, because they lower the chances of suffering a fatal accident.

3. Although you must have passed a driving test in order to be able to ride a motorcycle, it would be a good idea to improve your skills by signing up to a riding course in your area where you will be taught various techniques so your riding is as safe as it could possibly be.

4. Many motorcycle owners refuse to wear a helmet during short rides, but that is a seriously bad idea because you never know what can happen. That is why you should wear a helmet at all times when you are riding a motorcycle.

5. Some people think those who ride motorcycles dress up in leather to put on a particular look, but that isn’t always the case. To ride a motorcycle you should wear the appropriate type of clothes such as leather jackets and trousers because in the eventuality of an accident, they can protect you better than a pair of jeans and a t-shirt ever could.

6. Riding your motorcycle when the weather conditions aren’t good is a terrible idea. Try to never ride under heavy rain and even less while it’s snowing because there is a big chance you could have an accident which could put your life at risk.

7. Be very aware of the state of the road you are riding on because motorcycles can be very sensitive to bumps, holes and even sand and wet leaves that can be found on the road.

8. Before you get on your motorcycle, it would be a wise idea to do a little walk-around to make sure that everything is working properly.

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