Even days that seem temperate can be dangerous for a biker traveling at high speeds. Beyond the risk of hypothermia and frostbite, lack of dexterity in your fingers can make your brakes and throttle much harder to control.
How to dress for winter riding
Motorcycle owners are familiar with the extra clothing needed to ride, no matter what season it is. Riding during the winter requires an adjustment in almost every category, from your helmet to your boots.
As for boots and gloves, be sure to test how well you can move your fingers and toes before purchasing a pair. Riding requires a balance between comfort and dexterity.
Preparing your motorcycle
Once you are on the road, keep an extra safe distance between you and other drivers, and pay close attention to your blind spots. Snowy conditions will inhibit everyone’s vision.
And after a winter ride, it’s a good idea to hose down your bike so the road salt doesn’t start corroding anything.
Finding insurance for your motorcycle
As with car drivers, most states require bikers to have a personal injury protection policy (PIP). The season you ride in doesn’t affect your premiums, but other factors, like riding with a passenger, age, and driving record will change how much you pay.