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Safe Driving Tips​ For Long Distance Riding on a Two-Wheeler​

Written by Sharad Bajaj
Updated On Aug 26, 20202 min read

Safe Driving Tips​ For Long Distance Riding on a Two-Wheeler​

Safe Driving Tips For Long Distance Riding on a Two-Wheeler - Taking a motorcycle out on a long ride is a dream of most of the bikers. Long drives bring the best experiences but they are also loaded with some risks too. From getting involved in any mishap to getting stranded at an unknown location due to breakdown of your bike, you could have to face anything. Therefore, whether planning for a solo ride or with a group to hit either the highways or mountain roads, safety needs to be assured first.

If you are planning a long distance drive, here are a few things that you should go through to prevent potential risks and to make it a safe and smiling experience:

1. Select and Inspect Your Vehicle

While planning a ride, always select a bike on the basis of its capacity and performance before hitting the road. Also, even after choosing a compatible bike, your ride experience could ruin if the bike breaks down in the middle of a highway or any mountain road.

Hence, it is recommended to thoroughly inspect your bike on different aspects such as oil, tyre air pressure, air filter, and chain, and make any essential repairs and replacements. Also, try to fill up a spare tank and stick it on the back of your luggage rack before beginning the ride.

2. Get Proper Rest

To ride a bike on a long drive requires both strength and dexterity, but still in the end, it can be an extremely tiring job. However, whether you are riding solo or with a group, do plan for breaks at regular intervals. It will help you give some rest to your bike as well as for having water, meals and to stretch a bit. Try to bring some juice mix to keep your stomach happy and do some calisthenics in breaks to keep your body happy.

3. Carry Your Earplugs

It might seem to be an unnecessary thing, but it can save the day for you during the hours of driving. Hours of continuous wind-noise on the street can be exhausting and damaging for your ears. Hence, if you put on a pair of comfortable earplugs, you can cut these minor irritations out and enjoy your ride without such hassles. It looks for enjoyment but in actuality earpieces are required for your safety.

4. Dress Yourself Appropriately

Dress yourself up as per the atmosphere and nature of the ride. If you are planning to drive in the dead of winter, your standard clothes won’t do and you would require something thicker, while for a summer seasoned ride you could put on some stylish and cool clothes. Also, adding a safety vest to protect in case of accidents, raincoat for the rainy season, and helmet is highly recommended for making the long rides safer.

5. Stay Prepared and Alert

This point goes without any saying. Being alert at all times is extremely important for long rides as lack of focus for even a fraction of second could lead to a disastrous happening. It is for this reason, it is suggested that you should take a break the moment you feel some tiredness and have some healthy snacks and meals, or even can have a short nap if required.

However, sometimes all the precautions go in vain and you get into a mishap. For such conditions, owning a two-wheeler insurance is the best way out. It will ensure that you are covered against any sort of adverse situation of theft or damage, while heading towards an unknown location.


For long rides, you should be fully prepared for different aspects to enjoy the trip to the fullest. The above mentioned points are the basic things which will make you ensure a great and secured journey. In addition to basic preparedness, it is also advised to own a two-wheeler insurance, so that you need not worry about any damages done during the trip.

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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.

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Written by Sharad Bajaj
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 Sharad is an insurance industry veteran who has managed motor insurance products for over a decade. He helped set up and scale the motor insurance vertical for a leading insurance company in his previous stint. In his spare time, Sharad likes to read and be in tune with nature.

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