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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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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.
You rely on your motorcycle tires to keep you safe. When it comes to replacing them, do you know the signs to look for? We decode the mystery to help you better understand your motorcycle tires.

29 January, 2019
It’s something every motorcycle rider knows is there, and few spend time thinking about. Having a reliable motorcycle battery is key to getting you on the road. We take a look at the different kinds available.

24 January, 2019
Ice, sand, salt. They’re just some of the challenges that face a motorcycle rider in winter. We have some tips on how you can improve your traction—and your safety—while out on a ride.

17 January, 2019
The clear skies and what appear to be dry roads can make for a perfect winter ride. Still, there may be something on top of that pavement that you can’t see—black ice. We share what to look for, so you can avoid it.

15 January, 2019
Winter motorcycle riding can be exhilarating. However, the snow and gray landscape can cause motorcycle riders to blend into the background and not be seen by other drivers. We have some tips on what you can do to make yourself more visible to others sharing the road with you.

10 January, 2019
For some motorcycle riders, winter is the season when you park the bike. There are some hardy individuals who find it’s the perfect time to take a ride. But cold weather motorcycle riding requires keeping safety in mind. We take a look.

8 January, 2019
They’ll take care of you, if you take care of them. Your brakes are an important part of your motorcycle and need proper maintenance. We explain how.

3 January, 2019
The leaves may be colorful this time of year, but they also obstruct hidden dangers once they’re on the ground. We’ve got some fall riding tips to help keep you safe.

24 October, 2018
Surface hazards are one of the many hazards motorcycle riders learn to be aware of during a motorcycle safety course. Grooved pavement is one of those hazards, but there are actually several types of pavement grooves that riders will encounter.

8 August, 2018
Long-distance motorcycle tours mean making sure your motorcycle is ready—especially the tires. Part of your preparation should include a check of the tread to ensure you’ll make it there and back. We explain how.

17 July, 2018
May means more motorcycles on the road. It also means it’s time to focus on safety. We take a look at Motorcycle Safety Awareness month and how you can help get your motorcycle noticed around other drivers.

2 May, 2018
It’s one of the key features on your motorcycle—the lights. They’re crucial for helping you being seen in the winter months when daylight fades early. That’s why we’ve come up with some suggestions to keep them working.

28 February, 2018