Tips For Biking

February 7th, 2013 by admin

For any avid motorcycle fans out there, you’ll already know the dos and the don’ts when it comes to taking a two wheeled vehicle out on the road; anybody who is knew to motorbikes however might be under the illusion that riding one is as simple as it seems – this isn’t the case. You must be aware of what to do and what not to do before taking one out on the road, then once you’ve grasped the basic concept of two-wheeled motoring, you can really start having fun. It is extremely dangerous to ride one if you’re not sure what you’re doing, and could result in some expensive servicing costs. It might be worth going for a used bike if you’re a first time buyer. We’ve made a list of our top five tips for motorbike rookies.


Always Wear A Helmet
This one really should be a no brainer, but it is amazing how many new motorcyclists get on one without realising the importance of wearing a helmet. If you should be unfortunate enough to have an accident, a helmet could be the difference between life and death.


Always Wear Full Leathers

Like the previous tip, you should never ride your motorcycle without full protective leathers on. If you get knocked off it will be your leathers that protect your skin – there is no seatbelt to save you like in your old Volkswagen Golf!


Careful On The Throttle

It is easy to forget how much more acceleration you have in a motorbike than a car, especially if you’re not used to driving one. Don’t try to ride to fast at first or you’ll be risking an accident.


Don’t Accelerate Too Quickly Round Corners
Corners can deceive a lot of new motorbike riders – it is all about judging the angle of the corner before your reach so as you how to adjust your lean on the bike. If you take a corner too quickly you can easily misjudge this and 9 times out of 10 it will result in you being thrown from your vehicle.


Respect Your Bike

Remember that motorbikes aren’t all about insane speeds and loud exhaust pipes. If you don’t treat your vehicle with respect you’ll undoubtedly end up having an accident. You need to become acquainted with a motorcycle before you unleash its full potential.

Two Is Better Than Four

February 7th, 2013 by admin

Here at Harley of Bellingham, we’re crazy about motorbikes. There’s not a single member of the team who doesn’t own at least one, and we all ride them to work. We know that we’re in the minority however, and that most people prefer vehicles with four wheels. The fact is though that the vast majority of motorists won’t even have considered the possibility of choosing a motorbike over a car, and therefore will be oblivious to any potential benefits.

Hopefully we can enlighten the average four-wheel driver about some definite advantages to riding a motorcycle, and enable them to make a more educated choice when it comes to buying a vehicle. We’ve made a list of our top five advantages to driving on two wheels rather than four.


Cheaper Servicing Costs
Motorbike services are actually significantly cheaper on average than most car services. This can save you money every year and in addition there tends to be less things that can go wrong with a motorcycle than a car.



Ever had trouble overtaking a lorry on the M6 in your second hand Fiat Punto? The accelerator is flat on the floor but still you’re struggling to gain speed? Well you certainly won’t have that problem in  a motorcycle!


Cut Traffic
We’ve all been there, in what seems to be a never ending line of traffic. There’s nothing you can do –nowhere to turn around and no means to speed things up….unless you have a bike! Motorbikes can breeze through lines of traffic as if they don’t exist.


More Fun

Ok so this one could be classed as a matter of opinion, but you’ll never know until you try one! And almost anybody who has owned a motorbike will tell you that they deliver an enthralling driving experience like no other vehicle. You can really feel the full power of the engine.


Think of all the space that your car takes up inside your garage, and how much you could save by having a motorcycle instead. It would be like a whole new room inside your house!