Have you always wanted to feel what it would be like to be on a motorcycle riding down the road, spending time on the road with your friends on a ride or maybe have a cool sounding ride? There are numerous reasons why people ride motorcycles. There are also numerous things people should know about motorcycles before they buy one. Here are a few tips if you are new to riding.
Don’t buy more bike than you can handle.
If you’re new to riding or maybe it’s been a while since you’ve been on a bike then you would be surprised by the performance in today’s bikes. Motorcycles that have small-displacement engines are a lot faster and more powerful than they were 10 years ago.
Make sure when you are sitting on a bike you make sure that both feet can rest flat on the ground without needing to be on your tiptoes. The handlebars and controls should be within reach. Remember, if a bike is too heavy for you then, it probably isn’t the bike for you.
Wear the right gear
Jeans and a t-shirt are a recipe for leaving your skin and bones behind if you crash. You want to make sure that you are protected for flying debris, bugs, wind chill and road rash. The best choice to make is leather or you can go for a reinforced jacket, gloves, full pants and good boots. Even in the summer time it is best to make sure you have a jacket on. The most important thing is to make sure you are visible. Most car drivers who have hit a motorcyclist say they simply did not see the bike rider.
Wear Your Motorcycle Helmet
Helmets save lives. A recent study showed that riders without a helmet are 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury in a crash and three times more likely to have brain injuries than those of people who wore a helmet.
One thing to keep in mind. If you are ever in an accident, get medical care immediately. After that, call Castle Law Office at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney. Or, you can email us and schedule your free consultation.