Everyone who has ever tried riding a sport bike knows these feelings – the adrenaline pumping into the heart, pure excitement and the general sense of freedom and independence. Indeed, the opportunity to leave the heavy traffic behind, zipping from one curve to another on high speed is something which draws a lot of people to those magnificent machines. However, when enjoying the thrills of fast-paced rides one can easily forget about the most important factor – safety. Although plenty of safety tips might seem obvious both for experienced bikers and the beginners, the accident statistics still illustrate the fact that the handful of riders seem to forget about the most crucial safety precautions. In this article we will outline a few key safety measures every sport bike owner should employ to keep their riding experience as enjoyable and safe as possible.

sport bike safety

 

1. Appreciate the helmet

We should actually start from saying something which has been already said on countless occasions– by all means wear the helmet at all times! It is horrifying to see some of the riders being perplexed by the relaxing summer heat and forgetting about this most important safety measure. What is more, this issue is often neglected by the passengers too. Various accident statistics prove that those riders who do not wear the helmet, face the 40% higher risk for suffering serious head injury as an outcome of the accident. This also applies to the passengers – make sure that your partner also wears a helmet – we’ve seen way too many cases of bikers carrying their beloved ones on the back of their bikes, the latter not wearing the helmets or sufficient motorcycle outfit.
What is more, as the popular saying goes, if you have a $10 head, buy a $10 dollar helmet.
The message is clear – whatever the circumstances, you should never skimp on the quality of the helmet. Set the higher budget and buy a durable, more reliable model. While you will save less money, you could easily save your life.

 

2. Don’t ride in bad weather

Why in some climate zones it is hard to avoid the occasional rains or thunderstorms, you can definitely do without riding your motorcycle during prolonged periods of bad weather. Not only riding a bike during the torrential rain can hardly be called an enjoyable activity. What’s more, the patches of rain can seriously obstruct the visibility on the road. Not to mention the particularly slippery road surface. While this might not be such a serious issue for cars, the situation is dramatically different for motorcyclists. One wrong turn or one particularly slippery and muddy stretch of road and you are set for disaster. It’s seriously better to avoid such circumstances altogether than facing the risks. Give your bike a break for a while and wait for a better aura.

 

3. Know your limits

Are you a skilled motorcyclist or a rookie? Do you have years of experiences riding a sport bike or are you a fresher? Whatever your current level, take your time. Don’t embark on fast-paced rides unless you are hundred percent sure you can fully control your bike. It takes time to get used to each machine and build the required skillset. While you might feel already comfortable cruising on your bike around town, it doesn’t automatically mean that you will easily handle the more demanding curvy mountain roads. Handle the throttle with care – don’t let the speed control you. All in all the most important part of each bike is the rider. If in doubt about your skills, you might consider taking a few additional advanced riding classes or even better – a short motorcycle safety course, to make you more aware of the possible dangers and pitfalls.

 

4. Leave some space

One of the greatest thing about riding a sport bike is being able to combat the heavy traffic and do all these zig-zags between the cars, right? Well, as fun and convenient as it sounds, such riding style can impose a serious threat on your safety too. Watch out for cars making sudden turns and doors of the parked cars opening all of the sudden – these things do happen a lot on the city roads.
Actually you should never get too close to any other vehicle on the road. Don’t rely on your brakes too much – in the event of emergency you can’t just slam on the brakes just like the car driver. In fact you should rather leave plenty of space in order to be able to quickly find an escape route if the distance between you and the vehicle in the front is too short to make it possible to fully stop on time. This particularly applies to trucks, buses and other larger vehicles. Think twice especially before you attempt to overtake such vehicle. They not only obstruct the visibility much more than the smaller passenger cars but also require more time to overtake. Although this may sound obvious, way too many motorbike riders judge the road conditions incorrectly and perform dangerous overtaking maneuvers.

 

5. Prepare well before the ride

An old Chinese proverb, famously quoted by General Patton goes “the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”. This rule applies to all aspects of everyday life, including riding a motorcycle. Think about the time you spend on preparing for the ride as peace and the actual riding time as war. Make sure you are trained well enough to attempt the desired ride. Keep your body and mind in good shape and avoid riding when tired or under influence of any substances which may seriously interfere with your brain functions such as alcohol or drugs.
What is more, don’t forget to carefully inspect all crucial elements of your motorcycle. These include the tires, brakes, shaft, belt, the chain as well as the lights and horn. Especially the condition of the brakes and tires is crucial for your safety. Too bad that this aspect is often neglected particularly by the novice riders. Take your time to do the proper check. If in doubt, consult the mechanic. A short inspection can save you from serious trouble later. What is more, store all of your personal belongings such as the cell phone, laptop, wallet or a spare pair of shoes in a safe place such as the dedicated motorcycle backpack. Forget about checking your phone during the ride. Make all the important calls and texts before the ride. Your customers and friends can definitely wait for a while for your response.

All in all, the simple rule says “safety first”. That’s why every experienced motorcycle owner will tell you that you should always make ride safety your highest priority. On the other hand, don’t get too paranoid either. Riding a motorcycle should be a fun activity, free from major stress and constant worries. But trust us – it’s way more fun and relaxing when you absolutely know what you are doing and obey all safety and traffic regulations. And there is no better feeling than going back home safely after an exhilarating ride, keeping all the great memories and sharing them with your buddies. Wherever you go, stay safe and have fun!

Everyone who has ever tried riding a sport bike knows these feelings – the adrenaline pumping into the heart, pure excitement and the general sense of freedom and independence. Indeed, the opportunity to leave the heavy traffic behind, zipping from one curve to another on high speed is something which draws a lot of people to those magnificent machines. However, when enjoying the thrills of fast-paced rides one can easily forget about the most important factor – safety. Although plenty of safety tips might seem obvious both for experienced bikers and the beginners, the accident statistics still illustrate the fact that the handful of riders seem to forget about the most crucial safety precautions. In this article we will outline a few key safety measures every sport bike owner should employ to keep their riding experience as enjoyable and safe as possible.

sport bike safety

 

1. Appreciate the helmet

We should actually start from saying something which has been already said on countless occasions– by all means wear the helmet at all times! It is horrifying to see some of the riders being perplexed by the relaxing summer heat and forgetting about this most important safety measure. What is more, this issue is often neglected by the passengers too. Various accident statistics prove that those riders who do not wear the helmet, face the 40% higher risk for suffering serious head injury as an outcome of the accident. This also applies to the passengers – make sure that your partner also wears a helmet – we’ve seen way too many cases of bikers carrying their beloved ones on the back of their bikes, the latter not wearing the helmets or sufficient motorcycle outfit.
What is more, as the popular saying goes, if you have a $10 head, buy a $10 dollar helmet.
The message is clear – whatever the circumstances, you should never skimp on the quality of the helmet. Set the higher budget and buy a durable, more reliable model. While you will save less money, you could easily save your life.

 

2. Don’t ride in bad weather

Why in some climate zones it is hard to avoid the occasional rains or thunderstorms, you can definitely do without riding your motorcycle during prolonged periods of bad weather. Not only riding a bike during the torrential rain can hardly be called an enjoyable activity. What’s more, the patches of rain can seriously obstruct the visibility on the road. Not to mention the particularly slippery road surface. While this might not be such a serious issue for cars, the situation is dramatically different for motorcyclists. One wrong turn or one particularly slippery and muddy stretch of road and you are set for disaster. It’s seriously better to avoid such circumstances altogether than facing the risks. Give your bike a break for a while and wait for a better aura.

 

3. Know your limits

Are you a skilled motorcyclist or a rookie? Do you have years of experiences riding a sport bike or are you a fresher? Whatever your current level, take your time. Don’t embark on fast-paced rides unless you are hundred percent sure you can fully control your bike. It takes time to get used to each machine and build the required skillset. While you might feel already comfortable cruising on your bike around town, it doesn’t automatically mean that you will easily handle the more demanding curvy mountain roads. Handle the throttle with care – don’t let the speed control you. All in all the most important part of each bike is the rider. If in doubt about your skills, you might consider taking a few additional advanced riding classes or even better – a short motorcycle safety course, to make you more aware of the possible dangers and pitfalls.

 

4. Leave some space

One of the greatest thing about riding a sport bike is being able to combat the heavy traffic and do all these zig-zags between the cars, right? Well, as fun and convenient as it sounds, such riding style can impose a serious threat on your safety too. Watch out for cars making sudden turns and doors of the parked cars opening all of the sudden – these things do happen a lot on the city roads.
Actually you should never get too close to any other vehicle on the road. Don’t rely on your brakes too much – in the event of emergency you can’t just slam on the brakes just like the car driver. In fact you should rather leave plenty of space in order to be able to quickly find an escape route if the distance between you and the vehicle in the front is too short to make it possible to fully stop on time. This particularly applies to trucks, buses and other larger vehicles. Think twice especially before you attempt to overtake such vehicle. They not only obstruct the visibility much more than the smaller passenger cars but also require more time to overtake. Although this may sound obvious, way too many motorbike riders judge the road conditions incorrectly and perform dangerous overtaking maneuvers.

 

5. Prepare well before the ride

An old Chinese proverb, famously quoted by General Patton goes “the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”. This rule applies to all aspects of everyday life, including riding a motorcycle. Think about the time you spend on preparing for the ride as peace and the actual riding time as war. Make sure you are trained well enough to attempt the desired ride. Keep your body and mind in good shape and avoid riding when tired or under influence of any substances which may seriously interfere with your brain functions such as alcohol or drugs.
What is more, don’t forget to carefully inspect all crucial elements of your motorcycle. These include the tires, brakes, shaft, belt, the chain as well as the lights and horn. Especially the condition of the brakes and tires is crucial for your safety. Too bad that this aspect is often neglected particularly by the novice riders. Take your time to do the proper check. If in doubt, consult the mechanic. A short inspection can save you from serious trouble later. What is more, store all of your personal belongings such as the cell phone, laptop, wallet or a spare pair of shoes in a safe place such as the dedicated motorcycle backpack. Forget about checking your phone during the ride. Make all the important calls and texts before the ride. Your customers and friends can definitely wait for a while for your response.

All in all, the simple rule says “safety first”. That’s why every experienced motorcycle owner will tell you that you should always make ride safety your highest priority. On the other hand, don’t get too paranoid either. Riding a motorcycle should be a fun activity, free from major stress and constant worries. But trust us – it’s way more fun and relaxing when you absolutely know what you are doing and obey all safety and traffic regulations. And there is no better feeling than going back home safely after an exhilarating ride, keeping all the great memories and sharing them with your buddies. Wherever you go, stay safe and have fun!

5 Safety tips for sport bike riders


Everyone who has ever tried riding a sport bike knows these feelings – the adrenaline pumping into the heart, pure excitement and the general sense of freedom and independence. Indeed, the opportunity to leave the heavy traffic behind, zipping from one curve to another on high speed is something which draws a lot of people to those magnificent machines. However, when enjoying the thrills of fast-paced rides one can easily forget about the most important factor – safety. Although plenty of safety tips might seem obvious both for experienced bikers and the beginners, the accident statistics still illustrate the fact that the handful of riders seem to forget about the most crucial safety precautions. In this article we will outline a few key safety measures every sport bike owner should employ to keep their riding experience as enjoyable and safe as possible.

sport bike safety

 

1. Appreciate the helmet

We should actually start from saying something which has been already said on countless occasions– by all means wear the helmet at all times! It is horrifying to see some of the riders being perplexed by the relaxing summer heat and forgetting about this most important safety measure. What is more, this issue is often neglected by the passengers too. Various accident statistics prove that those riders who do not wear the helmet, face the 40% higher risk for suffering serious head injury as an outcome of the accident. This also applies to the passengers – make sure that your partner also wears a helmet – we’ve seen way too many cases of bikers carrying their beloved ones on the back of their bikes, the latter not wearing the helmets or sufficient motorcycle outfit.
What is more, as the popular saying goes, if you have a $10 head, buy a $10 dollar helmet.
The message is clear – whatever the circumstances, you should never skimp on the quality of the helmet. Set the higher budget and buy a durable, more reliable model. While you will save less money, you could easily save your life.

 

2. Don’t ride in bad weather

Why in some climate zones it is hard to avoid the occasional rains or thunderstorms, you can definitely do without riding your motorcycle during prolonged periods of bad weather. Not only riding a bike during the torrential rain can hardly be called an enjoyable activity. What’s more, the patches of rain can seriously obstruct the visibility on the road. Not to mention the particularly slippery road surface. While this might not be such a serious issue for cars, the situation is dramatically different for motorcyclists. One wrong turn or one particularly slippery and muddy stretch of road and you are set for disaster. It’s seriously better to avoid such circumstances altogether than facing the risks. Give your bike a break for a while and wait for a better aura.

 

3. Know your limits

Are you a skilled motorcyclist or a rookie? Do you have years of experiences riding a sport bike or are you a fresher? Whatever your current level, take your time. Don’t embark on fast-paced rides unless you are hundred percent sure you can fully control your bike. It takes time to get used to each machine and build the required skillset. While you might feel already comfortable cruising on your bike around town, it doesn’t automatically mean that you will easily handle the more demanding curvy mountain roads. Handle the throttle with care – don’t let the speed control you. All in all the most important part of each bike is the rider. If in doubt about your skills, you might consider taking a few additional advanced riding classes or even better – a short motorcycle safety course, to make you more aware of the possible dangers and pitfalls.

 

4. Leave some space

One of the greatest thing about riding a sport bike is being able to combat the heavy traffic and do all these zig-zags between the cars, right? Well, as fun and convenient as it sounds, such riding style can impose a serious threat on your safety too. Watch out for cars making sudden turns and doors of the parked cars opening all of the sudden – these things do happen a lot on the city roads.
Actually you should never get too close to any other vehicle on the road. Don’t rely on your brakes too much – in the event of emergency you can’t just slam on the brakes just like the car driver. In fact you should rather leave plenty of space in order to be able to quickly find an escape route if the distance between you and the vehicle in the front is too short to make it possible to fully stop on time. This particularly applies to trucks, buses and other larger vehicles. Think twice especially before you attempt to overtake such vehicle. They not only obstruct the visibility much more than the smaller passenger cars but also require more time to overtake. Although this may sound obvious, way too many motorbike riders judge the road conditions incorrectly and perform dangerous overtaking maneuvers.

 

5. Prepare well before the ride

An old Chinese proverb, famously quoted by General Patton goes “the more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”. This rule applies to all aspects of everyday life, including riding a motorcycle. Think about the time you spend on preparing for the ride as peace and the actual riding time as war. Make sure you are trained well enough to attempt the desired ride. Keep your body and mind in good shape and avoid riding when tired or under influence of any substances which may seriously interfere with your brain functions such as alcohol or drugs.
What is more, don’t forget to carefully inspect all crucial elements of your motorcycle. These include the tires, brakes, shaft, belt, the chain as well as the lights and horn. Especially the condition of the brakes and tires is crucial for your safety. Too bad that this aspect is often neglected particularly by the novice riders. Take your time to do the proper check. If in doubt, consult the mechanic. A short inspection can save you from serious trouble later. What is more, store all of your personal belongings such as the cell phone, laptop, wallet or a spare pair of shoes in a safe place such as the dedicated motorcycle backpack. Forget about checking your phone during the ride. Make all the important calls and texts before the ride. Your customers and friends can definitely wait for a while for your response.

All in all, the simple rule says “safety first”. That’s why every experienced motorcycle owner will tell you that you should always make ride safety your highest priority. On the other hand, don’t get too paranoid either. Riding a motorcycle should be a fun activity, free from major stress and constant worries. But trust us – it’s way more fun and relaxing when you absolutely know what you are doing and obey all safety and traffic regulations. And there is no better feeling than going back home safely after an exhilarating ride, keeping all the great memories and sharing them with your buddies. Wherever you go, stay safe and have fun!