For some people, owning a classy MV Agusta F3 800 Mercedes-Benz motorcycle is the ultimate achievement. If you’re one of these people, here’s some very important advice before you set out on your first ride. The fun starts now, but so does your responsibility to ensure a safe journey.
The Importance of Motorcycle Safety
It’s proven that being on a motorcycle carries much more risk than driving a standard sedan. This could be a result of the rider, or it could be that another driver doesn’t see you on the road. In over 50% of the cases, motorcycle collisions result in a fatality. We want to help you prevent that from happening to you.
4 Essential Safety Tips
What You Wear Matters
Parents often talk about protective gear when you’re riding a bicycle as a child, and by the time you’re an adult, those messages may seem like old news. Those warnings still matter, especially if you’re riding a powerful machine like the F3 800 from MV Agusta and Mercedes-AMG. First and foremost, you’ll need a helmet, and adding protective eyewear is a smart choice, even if it means you take a little longer to get ready. To keep your body safe, it’s worth investing in leather clothing, so skidding over the road will only amount to minimal injuries.
Make Yourself More Visible
Vehicle drivers often say they didn’t see motorcycles before they hit them, even if it’s a fairly large motorcycle. You need to go the extra mile by staying visible as a motorcycle driver, from wearing reflective clothing or bright colors to adding features on the bike itself. This can be reflective strips, lights, or bright paintwork.
A Mercedes-Benz motorcycle is a marvel of technology, but in the end, it’s the driver that determines how well that machine performs. If you’re not used to driving motorcycles yet or you’re upgrading to a larger engine than you’re used to, do yourself and other drivers a favor and go to a riding academy. Practicing your skills in a safe environment will make you more confident on the road and help you focus on the drive instead of being distracted by trying to control your motorcycle.
Check Before You Go
Safety starts even before you get on the motorcycle each day. You may be used to testing the brakes and making sure the lights work, but there’s more to a safety check than that:
- Look for gas leaks
- Check the levels of coolant
- The throttle and your clutch need to function well
- Your tires need to be in top shape. Apart from making sure they’re not worn down, also check for bulges.
All these components need to work effectively to ensure a safe ride.
You can’t control everything that happens on the road, but you can prepare for a lot and prevent certain unnecessary accidents. Upgrade your safety levels so you can ride in style as well as with peace of mind.