Tips that Every Motorcycle Driver should Know

Author // NPR Car Talk
Posted in // Custom paint for motorcycles, How to customize a motorcycle, Suzuki motorcycle parts

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Motorcycle customization seems to be the new big thing on the biking scene. Custom handlebars for motorcycles are usually pretty popular. An easier thing and the top type of customization is getting custom helmets for motorcycles. You can get them to match your bike and its relatively cheaper than getting custom paint for motorcycles. While it is nice to have custom parts for motorcycles, and other motorcycle customization, it is in your best interest to be safe on the road instead of stylish. In the US, only a small percentage of motorcyclists can ride their bikes year round. So instead of concentrating on your customizing your ride, concentrating on being safe on the road. Since 2011, the amount of motorcycle accidents have decreased by a thousand in the US, according to the NHTSA. It seems bikers are being more safe on the road as well as fellow drivers. However, motorcycle safety should constantly be reinforced and promoted. Motorcyclists tend to weave in and out of traffic on a whim if they see an open spot or if they aren’t feeling like dealing with traffic. Drivers should be aware of large vehicles, though. The DOT is telling riders to be on the lookout for “NO ZONES” on these over sized vehicles. This is indicating to the riders that this is a blind spot on the vehicle, the driver will not and cannot see the driver behind or next to them. The NHTSA states that about 49% of motorcycle crashes are due to the bike coming in contact with another vehicle. This is why it is so imperative to be aware of large vehicles labeled with the,”NO ZONES.” I can’t even tell you the number of times I have seen riders weaving in and out of traffic. This gives me anxiety! While you are able to make such maneuvers, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should.

While staying safe on the road, you should also keep your bike safe while at home. 80% of cyclists have had their bikes stolen right from their homes. Keep your motorcycle in your garage! Research more like this.

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