Riding Your Motorcycle in a Storm
Its storm season and a surprise shower can pop up any time. Make sure you know what to do if you’re riding your motorcycle in the rain.
Keep your visor clean
Keep the surface of your visor polished to reduce the interference of rain on your vision. A clean visor allows raindrops to form a single film which is easier to see through than a sprinkling of separate drops.
Aquaplaning happens when there is so much water on the road that your tires don’t have contact with the road and just ride on the water. If this happens to you, reduce your speed until you regain control of the bike. Keep in mind that broader tires are more likely to aquaplane than narrow tires, so shop accordingly.
Relax your body
It may seem counterintuitive, but if you relax your muscles when riding in a storm your motorcycle will be easier to steer. Tense muscles cause more resistance that you have to compensate for, while loose muscles allow your body to function as a sail and glide through the wind. So, try to relax if you’re caught in a storm.
Stay at home
Be smart when deciding when to ride your bike: if you wouldn’t go out walking or in a car, just stay home.
Even when you take precautions, accidents can happen. Make sure you’re covered with motorcycle insurance from a trusted company like Nationwide.