2 Tips For New Motorcycle Riders

If you have just started riding a motorcycle and purchased your first bike, you may be a little nervous as well as very excited. Even if it's something you have wanted to do for many years, it can be a little daunting to actually get out there and start riding. There are things that you can do that will help you get over those nerves and let you start having a lot of fun. 

Ride on Days with Good Weather

Until you are more confident and have more hours on your bike under your belt, you may want to limit your rides to days that have good weather. If it is too windy, you run the risk of being blown all over the road, and wet roads can mean you end up a slipping, which can increase your risk of accidents. So, take your time and check the weather before you ride so that you know that you are going to ride on good weather days. After you have more experience, then you will be more comfortable on days with not-so-good weather. 

Make Sure You Have the Gear

As much as you may love the idea of riding in a t-shirt and jeans, you need to make sure that you are safe. That means making sure that you have all the right safety gear. Make sure you have a helmet, gloves, riding boots, jacket, and pants. You don't have to have leather if you don't want it. There are other options out there, such as the material that safety gear for motocross riders is made from. You may also want to consider wearing sunglasses if your helmet doesn't have a visor.

This may sound like a lot of stuff, but the fact is you will enjoy your rides a lot longer if you have all that safety gear since your skin will be protected from wind burn as well as accidents. Start with the best gear you can afford, and you can always improve your gear as you can afford it. The one place that you never want to skimp when it comes to the quality of your gear is your helmet. You can heal from road rash, but a traumatic brain injury can radically change your life. 

When you buy your first bike and get out there and start riding, you want to make sure that you are doing what you can to be safe so that you can keep riding for a long time.