As the weather warms up and Spring fast approaches, so do the desires to try new things. At BBV Powersports we help countless new riders purchase their first motorcycle so that they can hit the road on the perfect bike for them. With that first motorcycle often comes tips for riding a motorcycle that will help them stay safe, have fun, and experience the freedom that comes with owning a bike!
Do Your Research
Before you ever visit a motorcycle dealer, you will need to make sure that you have done your research so that you know which motorcycle is right for you. Additionally, you will need to make sure that you have completed all of the requirements in order to legally drive your motorcycle on the roads and highways.
In Nevada, you will need to have the proper license and comply with all of the laws. Luckily BBV Powersports has put together a list of everything that you need to know before riding a motorcycle.
In addition to that, it is good to know these motorcycle safety tips!
Review Your State’s Motorcycle Handbook and Requirements
Each state has its own requirements that you will need to complete in order to ride your motorcycle legally. Pick up a motorcycle handbook from your local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to make sure that you are always riding legally and safely!
The state motorcycle handbook will cover everything you need to know from which motorcycle safety courses you will need to take, which licenses you will need, and what gear you need in order to ride.
In Nevada, the DMV also explains how you can get an M-class license and how to add one to your existing license
Buy the Right Gear
Safely riding a motorcycle will require you to have all of the proper equipment so that you can prevent severely injuring yourself while you are learning. Depending on what state you live in, you will need to wear a helmet any time that you are riding. This law does vary from state to state depending on the age of the rider.
To make sure that you are comfortable while riding, we recommend that you wear:
• Eye protection
• Leather jacket and pants
Take Riding Lessons
In Nevada, you will need to either complete a written and skills test from the DMV or complete a motorcycle riding safety course conducted by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. These courses provide you with everything you need (even a motorcycle) so it is a great way to find out if motorcycle riding is good for you before you invest in a new bike!