When Riding a Motorcycle in High Winds

Motorcycles are smaller than cars and more susceptible to the wind. Here's some advice on how to ride when faced with the wind.

1) Get a good wind     stabilizer

This will keep the motorcycle more upright in high winds, helping to reduce the chance of being blown off the bike.

2) Helmet Position

Make sure your helmet is securely fastened and properly fitted. A loose or improperly fitting helmet can cause significant head injuries in a high-wind situation.

3) Riding at night 

Avoid riding at night or during severe thunderstorms when gusts are powerful. These conditions are hazardous for motorcycles because they are challenging to see and safely navigate.

4) Cautious Areas! 

Ride cautiously in areas where trees or power lines are close to the road. These obstacles can easily gust out from under your bike and cause injury.

5) Defensive Riding 

Ride defensively. Stay aware of the surroundings and keep yourself as close to the bike as possible. It will reduce your chances of being blown off.

6) Relax your muscles

Remember that the wind has a lot more power than you think. The high speeds require the ability to relax your muscles.

7) Ride with The Flow of The Wind

When riding in high winds, the wind pushes you backward and can knock you off your bike. Make sure to stay focused and ride in the direction of the wind.

8) Correct Knee Position

During high winds, you need to stick your knee out. This way, you stay steady on the bike and minimize the wind blowing on your body.

9) Pull over and take some rest

With windy weather at high speeds comes the risk of getting into an accident. It reminds you to pull over and rest if your body feels shaky or aches.

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