This article talks about some tips that can be helpful while riding bikes in the night. Some riders do enjoy night riding which is of course bit risky. With these handy guidelines, riding can be safe and fun, even at night!
Many motorbike riders prefer to ride their pillions after the sunset.
The very idea of traffic free roads and the cool breeze blowing provides a kick to their adrenaline.
There is nothing wrong in enjoying a cool ride at nights but there are safety tips which you should follow to avoid any freak incidents. Although most riders would avoid night riding as much as possible but there are many who find this enjoyable as well as adventurous. Provided you have taken ample safety measures you can of course take your bikes out for a night ride.
Make Sure You See in the Dark
To have a clear sight in the dark, it is important that your pillion offers a good light for the road. Considering that your eyesight is perfect, the rest of the responsibility lies on the motorcycle’s headlights. Modern motorbikes mostly have high illumination set-ups. In case your bike does not have them, you can always opt for a little up-gradation especially if you are interested in night riding. The high illumination arrangements are mostly found in the touring bikes. The sports bikes are packed with average light arrangements as they are not meant for touring.
Choice of Headlights
While upgrading your bikes you must know which headlights to use. There are low beams headlights that offer shorter and wider beam of light. On the other there are the high beams ones from which you receive narrow but longer throw of light at an angle so that it can light up the entire road lying ahead of you.
You should Be Seen Too
While you need to see the road, you should be visible to the other kinds of night riders too. You can make use of auxiliary lights while driving in the dark. Other alternatives are usage of Prismatic or reflective tapes that help in reflecting light at a safe distance.
Get your riding gears in place like the helmet, lint free cloth and water. Always wear your helmet whether you are riding in daylight or night. Be prepared for the jerks. Remember that even with the best of lighting set-ups, a sudden gravel might crop up or an unexpected speed breaker. In addition to these there are careless drivers. Never allow anyone to tailgate you and avoid riding if you are stressed or tired.
Avoid Riding If Possible
The best way to stay safe for night riders is to not ride at all. There are very low chances that you would get help at night. So if possible avoid riding in the dark at all.
For all you night riders, there is nothing better than taking precautions. So be careful before setting out for your risky adventure.