There is nothing in the world quite like packing up all your gear and setting out on the open road. Helmets and daytime lights are required. We’ve rounded up some key tips in having a fun and successful trip on your bike. Roads are nasty, free food tour disgusting places, and by the time you reach your destination 10 hours later, a lot of that nasty, disgusting stuff will be on you.
Thanks for the advice, I currently ride a 250cc scooter and love it with over 44,000 miles on it I have done one bun burner and plan on another soon, my wife who also has a 250cc scooter is comfortable with 200-300 mile days but I really like to stretch it out and feel that 300-400 day trips work well.
Whether you’re a long-time rider or just got into the game with your first touring bike, long distance riding is a lot different than everyday riding. The cover includes motorcycle hire for up to 14 days (maximum £60 per day) if you breakdown and your own bike cannot be repaired.
I have been touring on motorcycles for 38 years and while I am no expert moto-journalist, I did manage to learn a few things the hard way in my many years of scooting down the highway. Mostly when people start riding, they may know very little about how to start riding comfortably on slightly longer roadtrips apart from just the city riding.
Now, if your bike is equipped with a radio you’re probably thinking, “if I wear a full face helmet and ear plugs I’ll never be able to hear my tunes.” Actually, you’ll be able to hear your stereo more clearly with the ear plugs in, as they will block out all the wind turbulence.