The principle of adventure is always fun and no matter how many times you ride or the miles you covered Riding always thrills, excites and fun,
There are many categories of motorbike bike riders like, cruise riders, weekend riders, Night rides, City night riders, Among all Night riding is one segment which is preferred by very few motorbike enthusiast because of just one reason, “SAFETY”
When I planned for 1000 KM night ride, I had to listen to many objections, from family, friends, colleagues, relatives and an even unknown man in a coffee shop, stopping by to give out his free piece of advice,
I’m sure you too had a similar experience and heard many objections, which made you think twice about long night ride, and another situation most planned night rides fail, because one friend calls up to say that he cannot make it just a day or a couple of hours before starting, trust me riding solo is never boring,
Cruising day or night your best companion is your bike, until and unless you love the thumping sound, free road, and open sky, no one can seal your happiness, and night rides is most beautiful when you are prepared,
Here are the essential things you need for the Night Rides.
The first and very most important thing, along with the basic headlights and Taillamps, I suggest quality fog light, use fog light for clear visibility of roads, Factory made headlights are sometimes tricky it’s doesn’t help you on bad roads, you will end up on a sudden hump or pothole on road.
Reflective jackets for high visibility and Reflective strips for your vehicle,
Using proper reflective while riding at night prevents other drivers running over, Most accidents happen to lack of visibility to car and truck drivers. Not every car on the highway is equipped with advanced night vision mode and infrared cameras for the safety of animals and pedestrians.
“If you get a chance don’t miss out to ride on the night of Buddha Purnima, The experience of riding on that particular night would be truly mesmerizing”.
Keep your knee warm.
We wear the best jackets and hand glove while riding, but ignore one vital part of the body, Protect your knee not only with gears but also from changing temperatures, ignoring to protect your knee from cold may result in extreme tiredness to both mentally and physically
Do not remove Rear View Mirror, and be prepared for the flat tire in the middle of a dark road, Ride as fast as you can only see, and most importantly clean your helmet visor very often, Use earplugs.