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Motorcycle safety

Helping you be safe on the road is one of our primary concerns. Check out these motorcycle safety tips for riders of all experience levels, from avoiding surface hazards to motorcycle theft prevention measures.
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You’ve been looking forward to your motorcycle ride. But when you turn the key, nothing happens. A dead battery can bring your ride to a quick end—a battery booster and jump starter could change that. We take a look at how they work.
Cool weather riding adds to the smart preparations you should make to get your motorcycle—and especially your tires—ready. Check the air pressure in your tires to help ensure you'll arrive at your destination safely. We explain why.

21 November, 2019
Your motorcycle is designed to weigh a certain amount with you, a passenger, and your gear aboard. When you understand your bike’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), you’ll know how much you can carry without risking your safety or damaging your bike.

14 November, 2019
The leaves may be colorful this time of year, but they also obstruct hidden dangers once they’re on the ground. We have five fall riding tips to help keep you safe.

31 October, 2019
There’s nothing better than taking a long road trip on your motorcycle. But all those miles add up—along with stress on your body. Physical and mental fatigue can make you tired and lead to crashes on the road. We take a closer look at how to help avoid fatigue.

20 September, 2019
Summer means clear skies and warm temperatures perfect for motorcycle rides. That summer heat could also pose an unexpected risk to your health—dehydration. We take a look at the danger and offer 5 tips to help avoid it.

15 August, 2019
Motorcycle owners in Washington will now need to meet minimum liability coverage to legally ride bikes on roads in the state. We take a look at what you need to know, the coverage required, and how to make sure you’re within the law.

18 July, 2019
It’s the season for motorcycle trips and orange barrels. Road construction can mean new challenges and hazards for riders. But you can minimize them by following some simple tips. We take a look at some of the best ways to help you stay safe.

20 June, 2019
Lane splitting and lane filtering are designed to help riders in congested traffic. Considered safer options than staying in place and moving with traffic, more states are allowing these practices.

30 May, 2019
Do you know someone who’s purchasing their first motorcycle? Share some advice on what to look for. We can help with these seven tips for buying your first bike. Let’s get some more riders on the road.

24 May, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal is quickly moving forward to sell E15 gas in the summer. It’s a concern for motorcycle riders who say they depend on high-grade fuel to maintain performance and reliability—which E15 doesn’t provide.

16 May, 2019
It’s May and time to focus on safety while out riding on the roads. We take a look at Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and how you can stay safe on your rides.

14 May, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal to sell E15 gas in the summer is raising concerns. Motorcycle riders say they depend on good fuel to maintain performance and reliability and that E15 will damage their bikes.

19 February, 2019