Should the cold winter months prevent you from riding? Hell no! Here
are some tips to keep you riding safety during the winter months.
The basics needed for cold-weather riding arrives at element protections,
such as a huge windscreen, and handguards.Wear Correct Motorcycle Gear in
a Layering Fashion.Base Layers full leg, full sleeve , such as those offered
by UnderArmour and many motorcycle apparel companies, are a must.
Of course one option is to leave the motorcycle in the garage and then end up
catching a train, bus or cab to work, which is probably the safest option.
However, being the motorcycle riders that we are, we all want to get the
longest season possible.You also may not always have the option of leaving
the motorcycle at home.
Keep an eye on the weather reports so that you know what to expect the next
time that you are out riding.You may find that you are out riding one day
and end up getting stuck in a snow storm, so it is important to know what
you should do in order to get to a safe position where you can then park
your bike and re-evaluate the situation. While you are re-evaluate the situation
you may want to reduce the tire pressure for added grip, Just dont go to low as
you increase the risk of hydroplaning on wet and slushy roads.
There are two main types of snow material on the road that we can see.
The first is the fresh powder which has not yet been driven over by any other
vehicles, the second is the compacted stuff that has now turned to ice.
It is the compacted snow that is the real worry, as this is incredibly slippery
and can cause you to lose control, fast.
When riding a motorcycle in the snow there are a whole set of new factors that you
need to take into account, as your riding style will need to change considerably
in order for you to stay upright and arrive at your destination in one piece,
without bruising.The first change to your controls that you need to make when riding
a motorcycle in the snow is to lighten up on your braking.We all know that when riding
in the rain we can easily lock up a front or rear tire if we are too hot on the brakes,
this is just increased tenfold when riding in the snow.