As spring approaches and summer trips draw near, check that spring and summer motorcycle insurance is road ready. With warmer weather and blooming flowers, more motorcycles hit the Oklahoma roads. Be ready for your next road trip.
Is a motorcycle right for you?
Riding looks like a lot of fun, doesn’t it? Imagine heading down Route 66 with the sun shining and the road stretching out to the horizon. Motorcycle riders enjoy other benefits such as lower fuel costs and easier parking. But riding a motorcycle safely requires different skills than driving a car.
Thinking that this is the year you’re going to buy your very own bike? Let us at Omega Insurance help you determine if a motorcycle is right for you. We’ve provided some questions below that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. They recommend you honestly answer before becoming a bike owner.
Are you a risk-taker? Or are you safety-minded?
Think about how you drive your car. Do you have aggressive tendencies? Do you do things like talk on your phone while driving? Answer “Yes” then a motorcycle probably isn’t for you. Motorcycles lack the protection that cars provide in an accident. Drive focus and caution are extremely important.
How is your vision? What about your balance and coordination?
It’s extremely important that you see well – peripherally and in general – when riding a motorcycle. Motorcycles are not as visible as other vehicles on the road, so riders need to be alert and aware at all times. And, of course, riding requires balance and coordination, much like a bicycle. If you’re not great on non-motorized two-wheelers, think again about motorcycling.
Do you respect dangerous machinery?
Do you use chainsaws or other equipment that might cause harm? When using them, do you always follow instructions and use safety gear? If not, a motorcycle probably isn’t right for you. Maintenance and protective equipment are vital to riding safely. What you might be able to get away with when driving a car or using power tools could lead to a tragic outcome on a motorcycle.
Are you willing to invest in riding safely?
The best way to stay safe on a motorcycle is to invest some time before you get on the bike. Take a safety course and learn how to ride the right way. Buy the right gear, including approved helmets and padded clothing. And learn about properly maintaining your motorcycle.
If you’re prepared and commit to safe riding, motorcycling can be a great way to get around. The freedom you’ll feel on the road is different than driving any car. This is just one reason millions of people find riding to be incredibly rewarding.
Summer Motorcycle Insurance (or Anytime!)
And when you’re ready, we are too! Feel free to give us a call at 405-769-6701 to discuss your summer motorcycle insurance (or anytime!) options as well as safety tips!
Sidebar: Motorcycle safety resources
There’s a lot of great information out there about safe riding. We’ve just scratched the surface. To read more, check out: