It’s always a good idea to have a reliable and safe method of communication.
They’re also an asset to your safety and allow you or your companions to share tips with inexperienced riders as you ride along. The benefits of Bluetooth headsets are obvious. They keep your hands free, so you can concentrate on riding and the road ahead. They’re also super useful when you have to call your riding buddies and let them know if you need to take a break or fix your bike. Other uses like listening to music are also a plus – so despite their cost, these devices may be worth the investment.
There are also other ways you can communicate on the road if you don’t feel like cashing out on a headset. It’s a good idea to refresh your knowledge of universal motorcycling signs. A simple one to learn is putting your hand down in a two fingered salute – a downward peace sign- which is a simple way of saying thank you to other motorcyclists on the road.
Forget packing light, go maximalist all the way!
There’s never too little space on a bike, just too few straps. You don’t have to skimp on what to bring on a ride by taking enough straps with you, maximize the size of your bike! It's quite trendy nowadays to travel as light as possible, but to that we say, "You can never be too prepared!"
Make as much use of the space on your bike as you can, who knows if that bottle opener you were otherwise going to leave at home might come in handy?
And speaking about making use of the space on your bike, let’s not forget the most important thing to a motorcycle: gasoline. It’s incredibly important that you have enough gas, just in case you find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere and running on fumes. No matter how well you plan, sometimes things just don’t happen the way you plan. Always bring an extra canister of fuel that will help you reach the next gas station in times of need.
Stick to the dress code
Protective gear while on a motorcycle is a priority, and it might seem like an obvious one. But seriously, wear the right gear. When involved in a motorcycle accident, the rider is extremely exposed and vulnerable. Denim might seem tough, but it’s nothing compared to proper leathers or biking kit. Wearing items such as a helmet, jacket, long pants, gloves and boots helps to keep something between you and the road, as well as potentially preventing more severe injuries such as broken bones or teeth.
And on long, arduous journeys, you’ll also want that kind of protection to keep you safe from smaller things such as dust, rocks and bugs.
By wearing protective gear, you are also doing everything in your power to make your journey a safe one. If you are, in an extremely unfortunate situation, involved in an accident, then wearing protective gear can protect you from not only physical dangers but accusations such as contributary negligence. You can stop insurers from claiming that you were at least in part to blame for your injuries because you didn’t take necessary protective measures, if you do end up in an accident.
Safety is cool! Trust us – helmets are totally hot right now, and you don’t want to be behind on the newest motorcycling fashion trends, now do you?