Being Winter-Savvy in Cape Town
The rain that we’ve all prayed so hard for, has finally started to fall! Does this mean that you shouldn’t be riding? Not at all! (Unless it’s during a major storm such as the one that we had toward the beginning of June). There are a few ways that you can make riding in winter both safer and more comfortable for you and your pillion (if you have one!)
1. Safety first! Check your tyres.
With rain lifting oil off the roads and making road markings twice as slippery, a very important factor for keeping rubber to tar is to ensure that your tyres are in good condition. You need all the traction that you can get, so if you’re not sure, bring your bike past our workshop for our team of Harley® technicians to have a look at.
2. Avoid getting sick!
Even if there is only a mild drizzle, this is greatly amplified when riding your motorcycle. You’ll get soaked! A great investment for winter, is a rain suit. You can easily slip this over your riding gear and avoid having to wear damp clothes all day. The rain suit also helps with wind protection.
3. Dry luggage.
Most Harley® models are compatible with various saddle bags/ panniers within their range. As most backpacks are only slightly water-resistant, placing your luggage into saddle bags/ panniers is a great way to keep your belongings dry – especially on long trips!
Ride safe, see you at the dealership soon!