So you bought a motorcycle, a shiny beast that is your pride and joy. You probably spend a lot of time doing upkeep for your bike, whether it’s a cruiser or a sports bike. It’s a great thrill to ride a motorbike, but you shouldn’t forget about taking all the necessary safety precautions and, of course, getting motorcycle insurance. After all, accidents do happen. And when this occurs, you want to be prepared. Here are a few tips on staying safe on your motorcycle:
- Wear a Helmet: This is a no-brainer. It’s illegal to ride a motorbike without a helmet in many states. In order to ensure a good fit, try on your helmet while still in the store before you buy it. If you have a helmet in which you feel comfortable, you’re more likely to wear it continuously, whenever you’re on your bike. Proper helmets have a lot of cushioning on the inside in order to protect your head and absorb the shock in the event of an accident.
- Wear the Right Clothing: Depending on how long you’re going to be riding your bike, there are different types of jackets and pants available with different degrees of armor. You can get a light mesh jacket, which will keep you cool and provide basic protection, or you can go with something in leather, which may have more armor underneath and gives you a greater level of protection. It’s also possible to get leather pants with armor that zip up with your jacket so that a portion of your waist is also protected in case you fall. Don’t forget gloves. The heavier pairs will always give you more protection, but they can get really hot if you’re going to be riding for a long time.
Have a great time when you take out your motorcycle but don’t forget to be safe as well. Get your gear in order and remember to purchase motorcycle insurance to protect yourself, your bike and other drivers while on the open road.
Get the coverage you need. Call Lancette Agency at (651) 264-1230 for more information on Minneapolis motorcycle insurance.