You’re ready to have Secure Motorcycle Shipping transport your bike from one home to the next. Don’t worry, we have the tools and expertise to move your motorcycle efficiently and safely.

We aren’t worried about the safety of your bike, but we are always concerned for the safety of our motorcycle-riding clients. Here are five of the most basic motorcycle safety tips we’d like to share with you:

  • Wear a helmet. It’s a fact that wearing a helmet can save your life; those without a helmet are 40 percent more likely to receive a fatal head injury in a motorcycle crash. They are also at triple the risk of a serious brain injury. Helmets can lose their strength over time, so it’s important to replace your helmet every five years if you did not go through a crash, and sooner than that if you did have an accident.
  • Wear the right clothing. Shorts and a sleeveless shirt will do you no favors against the pavement. Be sure to wear leather clothing, gloves, and boots that cover your ankles, even in the summer. These can help protect you from the wind, insects, and even the pavement should you slide out. Be sure to wear bright colors if possible. Many car drivers who crash into motorcyclists claim they did not see them at the time of the accident.
  • Check the weather. Rain can both limit your visibility and make the roads slicker. Corners can be very tricky on a motorcycle, which makes rain much more dangerous than it would be for a four-wheeled vehicle. Be gentle on your brakes and steering to prevent sliding, and be prepared for strong winds. Pay attention to the way the wind is blowing. If it is coming from your left, do your best to remain on the left side of the lane. That way if the wind pushes you, you will be less likely to move into another lane without warning.
  • Stay alert. Cars can often miss motorcycle riders, so it’s up to you to pay attention to your surroundings. Make sure you are looking for cars pulling out of side streets suddenly and switching lanes without signalling. Always keep a good amount of distance between you and the car in front of you! If they should suddenly slam on the brakes, you may not have as much time to respond safely on your motorcycle.
  • Watch for hazards. In a car, you’re on four wheels; if something gets under a wheel, it isn’t a big deal. However, on a motorcycle, you only have two. If a rock catches on a wheel, the results could be painful. Know how your motorcycle will respond to road obstacles and prepare accordingly. Ride over railroad tracks with caution and do your best to avoid potholes.

Secure Motorcycle Shipping is proud to not only care about your motorcycle’s safety but yours as well. Be sure to contact us today for a free price quote to ship your motorcycle. We look forward to hearing from you!