But let's not be too hasty.We know you want to ride but let's not forget: Safety First. People are anxious to get out of their cooped up houses and get on the road but they may get too excited to remember some basic motorcycle safety practices.
Here are some motorcycle safety tips to keep you alive
Wear a helmet :- Make sure your helmet has a sticker showing that it meets current safety standards.
Avoid buying a used helmet. It may have been in a crash, and the damage may not be obvious.
Use Yamaha Brand Helmet avoid damages.
Wear protective clothing designed for motorcycle riders
:- It can provide some protection during a crash, as well as shield you from the weather and flying debris. Keeping warm and dry will help you stay alert and maintain coordination. Wear your riding gear in layers so you can adjust to changing conditions. Jeans give little protection. Never ride in lightweight pants or shorts.
Take it easy on the curves
:- Many crashes happen there. You might overshoot the road or cross the centre line and get hit by oncoming traffic. Watch the road ahead, slow down and choose the correct lane position-before entering a curve.
Look out for hazardous road conditions
:- Wet roads, fluid spills, sand, gravel, highway sealant, railroad tracks, potholes and other road-surface hazards reduce your traction. They cause many falls.
Follow Traffic Rules
:- Use traffic signals avoids accident and damages.
Here are some quick suggestions on how you can get the best mileage from your bike:
Bike maintenance :- First off, you need to keep your bike well tuned with timely servicing. Keep all the parts of your vehicle oiled.This is because regular servicing is like a regular health check for your bike.
:- Maintain optimum speed. For bikes it is economical to go in the 40-60 kmph speed. If you increase speed beyond this,
more fuel gets consumed for the same distance. Riding at slower pace than the optimum at low gears is a very bad
practice and it gives a poor mileage to your bike. Therefore, avoid riding bike in low gear as much as possible
and always go at optimum speed at the top gear. Gear change at right time gives enhanced mileage for your bike.
:- Air pressure in tyres should always be maintained at the optimum, as mentioned by the bike owner manual.
Less air in the tyres leads to increased friction between the road surface and tyres which demands more fuel. Keeping the air pressure of tyres at optimum helps in ensuring less resistance thereby also increasing the fuel efficiency.
:- Avoid applying sudden brakes to the extent possible because it tends to waste more energy. It is better to reduce the
speed by easing the throttle rather than applying sudden brakes. 'Smooth' should be the keyword in accelerating
or reducing the speed.
:- Always buy fuel in the morning as it is sold by volume and expands during the day when it gets hot.
Throttle and clutch
:- Throttle opening also is important, never open it wide and part open is what gives the best fuel efficiency. Maintain the clutch well, because slipping of clutch wastes lot of fuel.
:- Another great tip for proper oil circulation in the engine is to self start the engine and leaving it for a while so the oil gets heated up and can flow easily up to the top of the engine.
Excess is bad
:- Excess gadgetry such as over sized horns, lights as well as bigger sized tyres too can be a drain on fuel. Avoid adding weight to the bike through heavier guards, heavier visors, crash guards etc. It does have a lot of impact on the mileage.
:- When you've to wait at traffic signals, switch off the engine. Avoid choked roads and if ever possible take on the broad roads and highways where you can enjoy better mileage of your bike.