It can be said that biker men are not willing to give up riding when it
rains. But unfortunately, sometimes they have to. However, it is possible to
ride in the rain and wind depending on the experience, skill, preparation and
risk tolerance. Actually, riding in the rain can be a whole new subset of skills
as long as bikers can take a try. Biker guys just need to accept it and see it
as a challenge. Sooner or later, you will love to ride in the rain and wind.
All bikers will agree on the value of a full-face helmet in a rainy day.
Raindrops sting at speed, and things will be blew into the face by storm winds.
Suitable clothing can be also vital when riding in the rain and wind. Prepare
yourself rain suits that work well for lighter rain. Make sure your rain gear
can help you better fight the constant winds that want to flow in and around the
suit. Wearing a base layer that insulates when getting wet. Biker men may know
that getting wet will make themselves uncomfortable, which will make them
Vision and visibility
Riding in the rain, it is a big issue that biker men cannot see things due to
the rain drops on the helmet shield and the fog inside. In place of wipers,
Rain-X can help on the outside of the shield and anti-fog can help on the
inside. Yellow or orange lenses eyewear can help biker men see things clearly.
Wear hi-visibility colors to help others to identify you as a human when falling
on the road.
Motorcycle riders all know that the wet road in a rainy day can make it hard to
drive well. Naturally, lower speed and move carefully on wet roads are the
principle to ride well in the rain. Keep yourself relaxed and ride as usual.
Accelerate smoothly and progressively use the brakes. The sipes and the cut in
the treads need to be deep enough. Replace ordinary tires to rain-oriented
street tires that have more sipes.
When raining, the motorcycle will be like a little sail in the wind. Lighter
bikes are easy to side winds. If leaning into a crosswind, bikers need to just
stay upright. Some experienced riders know that riding parallelly with cars or
larger vehicles can block the extreme crosswinds. But be careful not to ride in
the driver’s blind spot.
For those biker men who want to ride in the rain and wind, they should find out
more riding tips online and try it again and again. Your rain riding experience
is up to you. However, if you find that you are in a situation you feel it is
hard to handle, just be relaxed and pull over quickly.