There’s not much to maintain on a day-to-day basis on most modern motorcycles, but do what you can do, including your pre-ride checks. Here are some basic tips to follow to keep your bike running at its best.
Motorcycle safety gear is one of the most important aspects of staying safe on your motorcycle. It can protect you in the unfortunate event of an accident. At a minimum, we suggest that you wear the following gear each time you ride:
From popular manufacturers including Yamaha, Harley Davidson, Suzuki and Honda, motorcycles have been built for a variety of purposes, but most fall into one of three categories: street, off-road and dual-purpose. Street motorcycles are designed for being ridden on paved roads and include: cruisers, sportbikes, touring, sport touring, standard and scooters.
Off-road motorcycles, also known as dirt bikes, are light weight with small engines and large wheels with long suspension and high ground clearance. Most are designed specifically for off-road sports, including motocross, rallies, trials or track racing.
Dual-purpose motorcycles are a crossover between on and off-road bikes. They are designed to be driven off-road, but have added equipment, such as signal lights, to make them street legal. Dual-purpose motorcycles include adventure-touring, enduro and supermoto.
Motorcycle theft is common – in the U.S., one motorcycle is stolen every 7.5 minutes. However, by following the strategies below, you can protect yourself from becoming a victim of motorcycle theft: