For many, the great joy in owning a motorcycle comes from being able to get out on the open road. Others are put off by the thought of bad weather, dirt and an uncomfortable ride.
A number of developments from manufacturers have been aimed and trying to help the latter group. The message has been that riding a bike can be comfortable, as well as fun.
Some of the improvements include the provision of new seating systems, which make it far easier to travel long distances.
The Airhawk System, for example, enables you to choose from a range of cushion sizes. Providers suggest that the system means that you will feel as comfortable after 100 miles as you were after the first mile.
Clothing improvements have also been in evidence. Motorbike owners have often struggled with getting the right balance between protection, style and comfort. This has particularly been evident in the summer months.
Wearing leathers might provide for maximum protection but it can also get very hot indeed on a summer’s day.
New clothing ranges are aiming to strike the right balance.
Some have complained that they’d love to use their motorbike to commute to work but they feel that they are out of contact. What they would really like would be to have a mobile phone available.
Fortunately, bluetooth technology is now being used for this purpose. It’s possible to purchase a headset that can be attached to a bike helmet.
The headset consists of headphones and a microphone. When used in conjunction with a mobile phone, the bluetooth headset allows riders to communicate with friends, family and colleagues.
Such developments will be welcomed by many. Ensuring that riding a bike is a comfortable experience means that more people may be encouraged to become motorcycle owners.
Though some will shun these improvements, they surely have their places within the biker community.