6 Tips For Riding Your Motorcycle In The Rain
6 Tips For Riding Your Motorcycle In The Rain by KingsMotorcycleFairings.com
If there’s one thing all motorcyclists have in common, it’s our pure love and passion for riding. Sometimes, this passion convinces us to want to ride so badly, that we’re willing to drive in subpar conditions, such as in the rain. If you’re guilty of wanting to ride despite poor weather or you simply find yourself caught in an unexpected rainfall, we want to help ensure you remain safe by providing you with a few tips.
Our team here at KingsMotorcycleFairings.com has compiled a list of 6 tips for you below for the next time you and your motorcycle are cruising on wet, slick and dangerous roads!
It’s always important to avoid distractions when riding on your bike, especially when the weather is not on your side. Remember to stay hyper focused by keeping your eyes on the road while staying calm and present.
This one goes along with keeping calm. If you're too tense and riding your bike with a death grip, the likelihood of any movement you make will be overly exaggerated, thus making it more dangerous for you the rider. Also avoid sudden acceleration, braking and swerving to help keep control of your bike at all times.
We know riding at slower speeds on your bike is not ideal or fun, however rain (regardless of intensity) will significantly reduce visibility for you and others on the road. Riding slowly and staying in your optimal lane will help increase awareness to other vehicles by allowing them to know where you are on the road and to allow you more space and reaction time.
Avoid puddles like the plague! They might look fun and maybe a little tempting to make a splash in, however puddles often equal potholes and potholes often equal an accident, a damaged motorcycle and personal injury. If a puddle is visible, give yourself enough lead time to pick a line that avoids the puddle entirely. If a puddle isn’t noticed until the last minute, calmly decelerate instead of swerving and slowly drive through the puddle to help decrease your odds of any rim damage or any accidental crashes.
When it comes to the rain, visibility can be dangerously low. That's why it is very important to ensure your headlights are fully on for increased visibility for not only yourself, but in addition to allowing the surrounding vehicles to know your whereabouts on the road.
We encourage all riders and passengers to be fully geared up for maximum protection regardless of whether it's a hot, sunny day or a cold, rainy evening. Helmets, jackets, boots, gloves and any other protective gear is always worth wearing!
Please keep these tips top of mind, so you’re always prepared for riding in any weather condition. Remain calm, be confident, stay safe and enjoy your ride.
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