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US motorcycle Summer riding tips

US motorcycle Summer riding tips

The sun is blazing, the open road stretches endlessly before you, and the wind whispers sweet nothings in your helmet – summer is here for American motorcycle enthusiasts! But with scorching temperatures and sweltering asphalt, a fun ride can quickly turn into a sweaty struggle.

Fear not, fellow riders! Here at Heated Visors, we’ve compiled some essential tips to keep you cool, comfortable, and safe on your summer adventures, prioritizing protection without sacrificing comfort.

  • Safety First: Gear Up for the Ride, Not Just the Heat: While staying cool is important, never compromise safety. High-quality leathers offer superior abrasion resistance in case of a slide, and they come in various weights and ventilation options to keep you cool without sacrificing protection. Look for perforated leathers or mesh panels strategically placed to allow for airflow.
  • Hydration is King (and Queen): Dehydration can sneak up on you fast, especially under the summer sun. Pack plenty of water, and take frequent sips throughout your ride. Consider a hydration pack for easy access while you navigate the twisties.
  • Layering Up for Versatility: Dress in layers for optimal comfort. A moisture-wicking base layer is key, followed by a breathable armored jacket and pants. On cooler mornings or evenings, you can throw on an extra layer, and then shed it as the day heats up.
  • Sunscreen Up!: Don’t forget about protecting your exposed skin. Apply sunscreen generously before your ride, focusing on areas like your neck and hands. Reapply sunscreen throughout the day, especially after sweating or getting caught in a rain shower.
  • Embrace the Shade (When Possible): Planning your route? Look for scenic stretches with shade from trees or follow routes that hug mountainsides. A quick break under a shady tree can work wonders in beating the heat and giving you a chance to rehydrate.
  • See Clearly, Ride Safely with a VISIN Heated Visor Insert: Fogged-up visors are a major safety hazard, especially in hot and humid conditions. A VISIN heated visor insert is your secret weapon against fogging. By gently applying heat to the visor’s surface, it keeps your vision clear, no matter how much you sweat or how humid the air gets. Focus on the road, not on wiping away mist, for a safer and more enjoyable riding experience.
  • Plan for the Unexpected: Summer weather can be unpredictable. Pack a lightweight rain jacket just in case, and consider keeping a small emergency kit with basic tools and a first-aid kit on your motorcycle.
  • Listen to Your Body: Don’t push yourself too hard. Take breaks when you need them, and don’t be afraid to cut your ride short if the heat becomes overwhelming. Remember, a safe and enjoyable ride is always the best ride.

Bonus Tip: Always check your tire pressure before heading out. Hot weather can cause tire pressure to fluctuate, which can affect handling.

By following these tips and equipping yourself with a VISIN heated visor insert, you can conquer the summer heat and enjoy countless miles of safe, comfortable riding adventures. Now, get out there and explore those sun-drenched roads, but always prioritize safety first!

You can buy your heated visor insert right now here.