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9.19.2018

5 Things You Should Know about Motorcycle Travel.

Travel is a wonderful experience and there are many ways to do it, including on a motorcycle. It's a minimalist approach to seeing the world and makes for some great memories. However, there are a variety of things to keep in mind before you hop on your bike and hit the road. By being well prepared, you can enjoy what your trip has to offer without concern that something will go wrong. Here are the most important things to know about motorcycle travel, especially if it's your first trip.
Hong Jong Hyun for Arena Magazine (2015).
Choose the Right Bike
If you're going a long distance on your motorcycle, you want to be sure you choose one that is reliable, but that is also comfortable. After all, you're facing hours on the bike, so it should have an ergonomic seat and handles that don't make your arms too tired to hold onto. You should also choose a bike that is safe and that you know won't break down along the way. You must also insure your motorcycle and One Sure Insurance is a great resource for getting you covered.

Get the Right Accessories
Of course, you should never ride your motorcycle without a helmet because it's unsafe and can easily ruin your trip if you get into an accident. Not to mention the risk of major injury or even death in some cases. But if you're out on the open road, you might also consider getting a sidecar or large storage compartment, so you have a place for snacks, your smartphone, clothes and other necessities.
Kim Woo Bin in Heirs (2013).
Prepare Your Bike for the Long Journey
There's nothing worse than breaking down in the middle of nowhere so it pays to inspect your bike to be sure it's up for the trip. Have the oil changed, the tires checked and replaced if necessary, and the lights and speedometer looked over to be sure they are in proper working order. Your local mechanic can help you determine if your bike needs work before you leave.

Follow Traffic Rules
It's no fun getting stopped and given a ticket or fine for not obeying the rules of the road. Not only can it be costly, but you may have to return to the place you were pulled over to go to court and that could be pretty far from home depending on where you are in your journey. Be sure you pay close attention to the speed limit, the weight limits and the other rules you need to follow so that you can comply.
Ahn Hyo Seop and Shin Hye Sun in Thirty But Seventeen (2018).
Ensure Proper Rest in Between
Before you leave, it's a good idea to map your route and include places to stop and take a rest as often as you need to, at least a few times per day. This way you won't be so tired and road weary that you risk an accident or falling asleep behind the wheel. Plan to take a bathroom and food break every couple of hours and be sure you leave enough time to get a full night's rest at the end of each day.


22 replies:

Bianca Osbourne said...

Ive never been on a motorcycle tour. It looks and sounds like fun!

Catherine Santiago Jose said...

To be honest I haven't use motorcycle for a long travel. But surely this is such a great post and very informative as well.

Nicole Cline said...

These are great tips for anyone preparing for a motorcycle trip. I have never been on a motorcycle, but it looks like great fun!

Joanna Davis said...

I love traveling by bike. I did it for a month in Italy and loved every second of it. Indeed, you do need proper equipment. Falling of a motorbike, especially at speed, can be very dangerous if you are not wearing a good helmet and proper protective clothes.

Nancie said...

Great advice for anyone thinking of riding a motorcycle or taking a motorcycle tour.

Tasha from Lady Boss Studio said...

Great post! My husband has a motorcycle and I love going on long trips through the country with him.

Sondra barker said...

I've never been on a motorcycle, it looks exciting. Lots of good information on this page thanks for sharing

Preet said...

I never tried motorcycle travel. It looks so scary but sometimes I found adventurous. I will consider this on my list.

Maurcel Ow said...

Motorcycles terrify me. It's great to see a post that shares about safety and not just the fun part of riding.y'all look cute!

Corina said...

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Evelyn Hernandez said...

I have never ridden a motorcycle, but it is on my bucket list. What a cool experience.

Jessica Welling Interiors said...

This looks like so much fun! I don't know if I'm brave enough for a motorcycle though. Maybe a mo-ped for me!

Elisha Elyssa said...

You always want to make sure you are responsible as a driver, whether you have a car or motorcycle.

Carmen Edwards said...

I have such respect for motorcycle riders. I love going out on them although it has been a while.

Rachel said...

My godparents are retired and just travel the country on motorcycle trips now. It looks like such an amazing way to see the sites.

Dreaming Loud said...

Oh I love motorcycle rides but I can’t ride them. It’s by dream to go on a long drive trip on motoctyle

Dreaming Loud said...

Oh I love motorcycle rides but I can’t ride them. It’s by dream to go on a long drive trip on motoctyle

Megan said...

Thank you for sharing! It's so important for anyone interested in motorcycling to get as educated as possible; it's a risky but wonderful thing!

Ekenechukwu said...

Great tips for motorcycle lovers.

I am always scared whenever I ride a bike

Mrs.Urmila Meshram said...

it looks exciting. Lots of good information thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

All great tips. I haven't been on a motorcycle since I was about 10 years old and rode on the back of one my dad rented for the day. It would be fun to try again, but at the same time terrifies me! For anybody who is knowledgeable and loves bikes, this is great!

Jessica Mcginnis said...

Motorcycles terrify me so I don’t think I would be brave enough. Great tips for motorcycle lovers!