Even though it feels great to ride a motorcycle under the starry night, I believe it is always important to be extra careful after the sun has set. When it is dark and you’re riding at a considerable speed, it is necessary to keep a few safety tips in mind. Motorcycle riders often find it hard to see due to the bright headlights of other vehicles traveling in the opposite direction, giving most riders an almost ‘blinding’ experience. But there are ways to tackle this issue and others. Today, I am going to share a few crucial tips that will help guide your motorcycle journey at night.
Tackle the ‘Blinding’ Experience
The easiest thing you can do is to look away from the direct source of the light. For instance, looking a bit above the lights can help; you could also look at the route ahead. When riding over long distances, take regular breaks to rest your eyes.
Follow the Vehicles Ahead of You
Keep a close eye on those ahead of you, this way, you will know about the upcoming speed bumps and turns. You can avoid accidents in this manner as you are always well-prepared by following the lead.
Use Scratch-less Goggles and an Anti-fog Visor
Scratches often obstruct your view and that can be a terrible thing, especially if you’re riding at night. Try getting an anti-fog visor, so that even though it’s cool at night, your visor won’t get fogged up.
Steer Clear of Animals
Regulary, even at night, wild animals cross the road. If it’s dark and there isn’t sufficient street lighting, you might find it hard to notice and avoid them. Ride slowly through forest areas and stay alert.
Make sure that your bike and motorcycle have apt reflectors so that whenever another vehicle is near you, they are aware that you are there. You can also use reflective tape on your helmet, gloves, and pants.
So remember, safety and comfort first, will help you truly enjoy your ride at night.