The weather has finally warmed enough that motorcycle enthusiasts are taking their vehicles out of storage and back out onto the roads once more. This also makes it a good time to brush up on safety tips and go over the motorcycle insurance coverage to make sure that you’re receiving as much savings as possible.
Before you head out for the first time, remember that it has been a while since you’ve been out on the bike, so you may be a little rusty. Brush up on your riding skills and take extra precaution – especially for the first few times that you head out. These precautions should include:
• Being very careful as you take corners
• Riding slowly and allowing yourself extra time to stop
• Paying attention to the conditions of the road and watching for hazards that have been left behind by the snowmelt, such as slush, snow, or even built-up sandy patches that can significantly change the grip and handling of your motorcycle.
• Wait until later in the season, after you’ve ridden a few times, before heading out for any lengthy or higher speed trips.
Before you head out at all, make sure that you check over all of your safety gear to make sure that it is still in proper condition and that it still fits. Jackets, boots, helmets, and pants are all your primary layer of protection while you’re out riding, so you need to make sure they’re all able to perform as they should.
Check your coverage and rates. Decide whether you want to remain with the same insurance company, or if someone else may be able to offer you a better deal for the same amount of coverage.