Rules to Live By For New Motorcyclists
Whether you got a new Harley for Christmas, or bought a Vespa for getting around town in style, riding a motorcycle requires learning an all new set of rules for the road.
There’s a lot more to riding your new bike than filling up the tank. You’ll need to take the appropriate state safety classes to get your license.
However, once you’re ready, here are a few more tips to help get you started off in the right gear:
- Don’t be a lone wolf: Ride in groups with experienced motorcyclists you know. It’s more fun and it makes you more visible to fellow motorists.
- Stand Out!: Darker colors make it harder for car and truck drivers to see you. Before you grab that brown or black jacket, consider wearing a more visible color as you learn the ropes.
- Always Plan Ahead: This goes beyond just planning our your trip. . . ALWAYS plan ahead. The safest bikers always leave room to escape danger at a stoplight, and stay in gear just in case.