motorcycle winter tips

Post written by Mandi, Uricchio Law Firm’s legal assistant

Lowcountry riders have the luxury of mild winters, generally free from freezing temperatures and cold weather hazards such as black-ice, but don’t underestimate the powerful effect that the wind can have on your ride.

Windchill can turn an enjoyable motorcycle ride into a highly uncomfortable one.

To protect yourself consider the following tips:

  • Add a windshield to your motorcycle for the winter months.
  • Wear a motorcycle helmet that provides some face and neck protection.
  • Purchase motorcycle gloves with pre-curved fingers, which allow you to comfortably squeeze the throttle.

In the cold months, the best way to keep warm on your motorcycle ride is to be well-insulated. Try dressing in layers.  The bottom layer should always be some type of snug fitting thermal or fleece article of clothing.  Number of layers and types of fabrics will depend on the person and the outside temperature, but remember the layering should not affect your mobility.

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