There are many options available to the burgeoning motorcycle riding enthusiast. From mechanical additions and the motorcycle itself to additional motorcycle gear for the rider. There is help though.
The following tips will help to point a beginner in the right direction. Hopefully you will come to enjoy motorcycle riding like so many other people in this world.
If you are a beginner rider, there are some attributes about motorcycle riding that you should consider. The first is motorcycle gear and motorcycle apparel. You should always wear a motorcycle helmet. Motorcycle boots are a nice addition as well. But why stop there? Buy a second set of motorcycle apparel for safe keeping in your motorcycle luggage rack. There may be times that you will need to change clothes on a long trek through the countryside.
Motorcycle boots have evolved over the century or so of motorcycling’s history. There are many different styles and colors to choose from today. A popular style of motorcycle boot used to be WWII combat boots. They were durable, had high sides to help protect from muffler burns, and were water resistant to help protect against the occasional puddle.
You probably won’t need to buy multiple motorcycle helmets unless you have a partner with you for the trip. In which case, there is a definite reason to make sure that you have enough motorcycle luggage storage space. All of your motorcycle apparel can be stored neatly in a motorcycle luggage trailer. Other options available for motorcycle luggage are motorcycle sissy bar bags, motorcycle saddle bags, leather tool bags, and leather windshield bags.
When purchasing your motorcycle gear, motorcycle apparel and motorcycle boots, remember to get some leather cleaning products for all of your new motorcycle gear. There may be many types of leather cleaning products available, but talk to the owner of the shop from where you purchased the motorcycle apparel, and they should be able to point you towards a proven product. Also, if you plan to make trips that last more than a few hours you will also need a place for the things you take with you. Snacks, spare clothes, camera etc… A practical thing to get is a backpack and just in case you get caught in the rain it’s best if the backpack is waterproof. For a few tips on how to choose the right backpack for a motorbike check this guide.
The smell of lightweight oil, the rumble of the seat, the slight hint of octane perfume lingers in the air as you slip on your motorcycle helmet. You have your motorcycle boots on, and a rain suit packed on your motorcycle luggage rack. You ease the clutch out slowly and rev the throttle slightly, gliding forward, like a large self propelled ice skate.
You have all of your motorcycle gear and apparel and have taken off into the wild blue yonder on a journey for your soul. The road and you become one, with your motorcycle as the medium, for your transitive state of mind. There is really no other feeling that comes close to riding a motorcycle.