Tips for a Smooth Motorbike Road Trip
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Tips for a Smooth Motorbike Road Trip

February 1, 2024 Share

Going on a motorbike trip but not sure what to pack or how to go about it? DDW has you covered.

If getting away from it all and hitting the road on your motorbike sounds like your idea of the perfect adventure, you want to make sure your trip goes as smoothly as possible.

This article will cover some of the top things you need to think about before embarking on your road trip, and how you can keep safe on your bike during your journey.

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What to Pack

You want to consider travelling as light as possible on your road trip, so careful planning needs to go into what you decide to pack. Depending on the length of your trip, you should try and minimise the amount of clothing you take and opt to wear the same items of clothing several times if possible. 

You can find great, lightweight luggage carriers for motorbikes, such as saddlebags and tank bags, which won’t weigh your bike down too much. Make sure you pack items such as water, snacks and a charging pack to make sure you can keep your phone charged during your journey.

The Right Clothing

Comfort is key when it comes to choosing the right clothing for your road trip. 

Comfortable trousers, shirts and shoes are essential, as well as protective outwear to keep you warm and dry should you encounter any inclement weather conditions. 

Safety Gear

Safety is of the utmost importance when riding your motorbike, and this is especially true when you are far from home and doing long distances on your bike. 

The first thing on your list should be a safety helmet, complete with a sun visor or goggles to shield your eyes. Gloves made from leather complete with a firm grip and a strong pair of boots are also key, but they want to be comfortable as well as water resistant.

You can also find outwear such as jackets that are extra padded in case you find yourself in some sort of accident, which would provide you with extra protection. 

If you find yourself involved in an incident on your motorbike that wasn’t your fault, you could be eligible to claim road traffic accident compensation

Planning Your Route

It’s vital that before you hit the road, you have put time into properly planning your trip and the routes you are going to take. 

There are so many well-established motorbike road trip routes to choose from up and down the country. Or, you could choose to plan your own adventure and carve out a route that is unique to you. 

If you are spending a few nights away on your trip, then you can plan your route to take you from one hotel or campsite to another. Setting out your accommodation plans can help you determine which route to take and the best way to get from A to B. 

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