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Riding motorbikes can truly be the most exciting and exhilarating way to get around and to travel. However riding a motorbike obviously also comes with its fair share of dangers, so read up on our top tips to make sure you are safe and protected.

Invest In a Quality Helmet

The helmet that you wear when on your bike is the single most important thing to ensuring your safety. This is not an area that you can afford to scrimp on, so make sure you are investing in a top of the range helmet to protect your head. You will need a high quality, full face helmet which will protect you and as not wearing a quality helmet is illegal in many areas, will also make sure that you are abiding by the law.

Wear Protective Clothing

Thinking of your skin as a soft cheese and the road as a very sharp cheese grater should give you some indication of what happens when the two come into contact with each other. Therefore there is never an excuse for not wearing the appropriate clothing when you get on the back of your bike. Driving around a city should always be done with your helmet, leather jacket, thick trousers and protective bike boots. If you are planning on opening your bike up a little more on quieter roads then you will need the full body protective leather suit and boots.

Insurance

You will need to make sure that you have the correct insurance for your motorbike to protect you against all eventualities. Motorbikes are very popular items for thieves so make sure you have all the right insurance in place to cover you if yours is ever stolen.

Legal Help

Insurance is also crucial to cover you in the event of an accident. If you are involved in an accident and you or anyone else is hurt, you are going to need your insurance to pay for medical care and any damages caused. If you are involved in an accident where another person involved dies then your insurance will mean you can have access to a wrongful death lawyer who will be able to help you through this process.

Listen To Yourself

Riding a motorbike whilst tired or feeling unwell is always a bad idea. As motorcyclists do not have the protection that a car offers, you are completely vulnerable should you be involved in an accident. Therefore traveling on a motorbike if you’re not feeling 100% is never worth the risk. So listen to yourself and if you feel that you are not feeling well enough to be fully in control of your motorbike, leave it at home and find alternative methods of transport.

Always Test Your Brakes

Making sure that you are always testing your brakes means that they won’t let you down when you least expect it. It is easy to forget to properly MOT your bike but it is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure that it is running properly and that you can rely on it.