Many drivers drive their vehicle taking the tires for granted. Whether you are driving a car or riding a motorcycle, tires play an important role in your safety, the safety of your passengers, and other road users. Researchers have found that many road accidents were caused by tire blowouts and flat tires, which could send the motorcyclist spinning out of control onto the path of on-coming vehicles.
Motorcyclists should inspect the tires regularly, at least once a month when the tires are cold. Check for uneven or rapid wear on the tires could be due to the wheels being out of alignment. Tires with worn out treads cannot ensure proper traction with the road surface, and might easily lose control or cause the vehicle to slide when travelling on wet road surface. Look out for nails, screws in the tire surface, or bloating in the sidewall. If you see any of these, you should pay a visit to the motorcycle tire shop immediately to have the tire or tires replaced.
Another thing that motorcyclists should also bear in mind is that wearing protective gear also contribute to their own safety. Motorcyclists should choose protective gear that are abrasion resistance and equipped with impact protection. There are different types of motorcycle jackets such as racing and sport jackets, cruiser jackets, touring jackets, adventure riding jackets, off-road or motocross jackets, commuter riding jackets, and all season motorcycle jackets. Motorcycle Jackets are usually made from leather, textile, or mesh, or a combination of these materials.
The all season motorcycle jackets are designed for multiple seasons and for multiple environments. Most of these jackets are waterproof yet breathable and flexible. These jackets are highly durable and come with insulated liner that are removable. Armored motorcycle jackets are layered for extra safety and some of them have lots of pockets to carry stuffs around and they are comfortable to wear. These jackets are usually cut tall in the neck and long at the hip for added protection on the road.
Racing and sports jackets are usually armored and abrasion resistant. They are usually made of leather on the main panels, with synthetics fabric for places for easy mobility for the rider. These jackets are usually designed with armor platings and removable insulated liners, venting panels and they are designed to fit comfortably and snugly to make them more aerodynamic.