Are you an Amateur Motorcyclist planning a Bike-trip across India?
Here are a few things you should bear in mind to make your ride a pleasant affair.
- Buy a Good Quality HELMET. Not only it is compulsory to wear one in India but they also save lives. Make sure you buy an ISI approved helmet from decent brands like Steelbird, Vega etc.
- Carry a First Aid Kit. Those roads can sometimes be treacherous. Always be prepared for minor accidents by carrying a full-blown first aid kit. These can be obtained online or from your local chemist.
- Always carry your Driving License, Motorcycle papers and even the Insurance papers. You would probably need these things frequently while traveling on Indian roads.
- Before embarking on any journey, make sure you get your ride checked by an expert mechanic. A lot of my friends have faced difficulties by ignoring this advice, so if you want peaceful riding, get your bike condition approved by experts.
- Learn to do basic Bike repairs. Most of the technical problems that a bike faces on a road are usually pretty easy to solve. Always ask your mechanic to teach you the basics of bike repairing.
- Always pack Bike Spare Parts and Tools. You should never even think of leaving for a trip without packing basic spare parts like battery fuses, clutch cable, accelerator cables, headlight bulbs, bike repair kit etc.
- Carry enough Cash with you. This is especially applicable if your Bike trip is taking you to a remote location. You’ll have to make all payments by Cash as ATMs are usually not present at such places.
- Take breaks at regular intervals. It is very important to take a break from riding every 45 minutes to enjoy the beauty of the place. Click some photographs, interact with locals and make your journey more memorable.
- Don’t over speed. Always try to stay within the legal speed limits to stay away from trouble.
- Try to avoid riding at Night. It is always advisable to travel during the daytime. Nights can be very tumultuous for a motorcyclist and a majority of accidents happen during this time.
- Never ever disrespect the locals. Always remember to treat the locals of any destination with respect. This one tip will make your journey more enjoyable and you will also be able to learn a lot about the local culture.
- Do not ignore the local customs. Doing this might get you into unwanted troubles.
- Try not to refuel your bike when the engine is hot. It can be hazardous for your bike.
- Do not try to exceed your riding distance beyond your capacity. It can cause unnecessary fatigue and you’ll also miss out on enjoying the wonderful views. Remember, The Journey is more fun than the destination, so make it a smooth ride.
- Do not forget to carry food items with you. Packaged food items like chocolates, multigrain bars, biscuits can become lifesavers if you are caught in an unforeseen situation.
- Carry enough water with you. I don’t think I need to emphasize this point any more. You know how important water is for your survival.
Once you understand these points, you have already begun your journey towards a happy and glitch-free tour. Happy riding!