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The 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips Everyone Should Follow
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The 5 Motorcycle Safety Tips Everyone Should Follow

Riding a motorcycle gives people a different sense of freedom and fun, but at the same time, it is also quite dangerous; especially, if you compare it with a four-wheeler. Over the years, people have found tips and tricks that can help such dangerous situations altogether. And it only seems fair to share these tricks with new riders, so that they can enjoy their ride stress-free.

1) Buy a lighter bike

Since you’re just starting out, it would make sense to buy a bike that’s easy for you to control. If you buy a bike that’s heavier than you, you might find it difficult to learn how to balance it. Lighter bikes are perfect for new riders just in case they decide to go on solo long rides. Why? Cause they can easily manage these bikes on their own in such situations. Also, ensure to buy a bike that you’re comfortable with. This means that you should be able to easily place both your feet on the ground when stationary and you should be able to reach the handlebars of the bike with ease.

2) Practice practice practice

Remember to always practice riding. Start with empty streets and slowly move on to medium traffic streets. The more you ride, the more confident you will become to go on longer and more challenging rides. You can also take various tests to see if your skills are up to the mark. If need be, approach a mentor who can guide you to becoming a better rider.

3) Get the best anti-lock brakes 

ABS is the standard breaking system that most new bikes are already equipped it. But in case your bike doesn’t have it, make sure to install it on your bike, because there’s a reason that everyone praises this breaking system.

4) Always use a helmet and wear the right gear

Helmets are a necessity because they can save your life. The right attire while riding can minimize injuries, in case, someone meets with an accident. Jackets, gloves, and helmets are extremely useful.

5) Pay attention to the weather

Riding a two-wheeler in bad weather is one of the stupidest things anyone can ever do. Avoid weather that makes it difficult for you to ride, especially when the roads get messy and you can’t see too well because of the rain or fog.

If you’re a new rider I hope you liked these points, if you’re a seasoned rider, then share these tips with someone that might benefit from this.

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  1. madhurisam
    Thank you for this one Neha
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  2. ACWalters
    Good points Neha, but, unfortunately not all new motorcycles come equipped with ABS. Most sport bikes do, as well as many bikes aimed at new riders. However, the majority of cruiser and dual-sport style bikes do not have ABS. It is also very costly to retrofit a motorcycle with ABS unless you can find a wrecked bike with ABS that is of the same model and year. I would highly recommend that anyone in the market for a new motorcycle consider buying an ABS equipped model. ABS can definitely be a lifesaver.
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