When the weather starts getting colder, many motorcycle enthusiasts start to get discouraged because the change in seasons means they have to put their favorite activity on pause until the weather gets warmer. Why should the weather decide how you spend your free time?
If the cold is the only thing keeping you inside, RideWarm has the solution! We sell a variety of products to keep you warm in the winter including grip warmers, a heated seat pad and thigh warmers. All of our products are removable so you won’t have to spend a ton of money getting them installed. Check out our website to see a full list of our products!
In this blog, we will discuss tips for riding your motorcycle all winter long, despite the chill in the air.
LayersIf you are riding your motorcycle in the winter, layers will be your best friend. When it comes to dressing for the winter, there are three basic layers: the base, insulation, and outer shell.
For the base layer, you will want to cover yourself from head to toe in a breathable fabric that will wick away any moisture. Yes, that includes your socks. Even when riding a motorcycle you are bound to sweat and by wicking away the moisture, you won’t have to worry about it forming a cold layer on your skin.
On those days that the temperatures drop low, RideWarm has you covered! Put on our heated liner before or after your base layer, plug it into your battery tender, and immediately feel the heat! With our heated winter gear, you don’t have to wait for it to heat up like you do with other products. Put on. Plug in. RideWarm!
Your next layer is the insulation. This can be as simple as a zip-up fleece jacket. The goal is to keep yourself warm. When temperatures drop into the teens, you may even add a second insulation layer just to add some extra warmth.
The last layer is the outer shell. For this layer, choose something that is waterproof, breathable, and breaks the wind. Wind has a way of cutting through all your layers, and driving down a highway at fast speeds won’t help. By choosing an outer layer with wind-breaking features, you have a better shot at staying warm.
Prepare your Motorcycle for Winter
The transition between warm weather and cold weather riding requires some adjustments. Heated grips or hand warmers will make all the difference when driving down the road in the cold. As mentioned above, the wind will be your enemy, so attaching some sort of windguard to your motorcycle could really help with keeping you warm.
For heated grips and other heated winter gear, check out RideWarm! We have a variety of heated gear to keep you warm while riding your motorcycle in the winter. All you have to do is put it on, plug it in, and RideWarm! Check out our website to see a full list of our products!
You will also want to consider the effect the cold weather will have on your tires. The cold weather will cool your tires, and cold tires have less traction. Riding your motorcycle will warm them up, but if you stop even for the briefest of moments, your tires can cool down pretty quickly. While on the subject of tires, make sure they have good tread and pressure. Spending that extra dollar on good tires is worth it if it means you will have more traction in the winter.
Keeping your distanceThis may seem obvious, but in the winter roads are slicker and you will want to put some extra distance between you and other vehicles on the road. You will also want to increase your visibility so you are better prepared to react to hazards on the roadway.
With RideWarm, you don’t have to give up one of your favorite hobbies for the winter. Try out our heated winter gear to stay warm while riding your motorcycle. We have heated grips, thigh warmers, motorcycle heated seat pad, and more! All you have to do is put it on, plug it in, and RideWarm! You’ll feel the heat immediately! Check out our website for more information and to see a list of our products.