When the quarantine is over, the activities allowed will be few, to progressively open the possibility of doing some activities, with more or less limitations. But riding a motorcycle will surely be one of the first practices allowed.
The motorcycle has been a very useful tool for man, both for the development of his countries and to feel freedom. Driving on a road with linked curves enjoying the landscape, feeling the air and the gentle slopes is a real pleasure. And you don’t have to go fast at all for that.
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At this moment we are at home and we must continue, and we are looking forward to the beginning of the lifting of the quarantine (which will logically be done progressively) to feel again what it is like to ride a motorcycle in the city, on the road or on lost paths.
The situation we are experiencing in this health and economic crisis that is causing the coronavirus, as expected, has affected the sales figures of motorcycles, as well as other sectors and the entire economy in general, suffering a fall of 99.6% in April (over the same period last year) according to ANDEMOS. But we believe that motorcycles will be the first and probably the best escape from this period of confinement.
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Why should I buy a Motorcycle?
Hard times are coming, well in fact they are already here, and the world is going to change and there will be new configurations and new ways of doing things in practically all areas. Some changes will be bad and others will be good but, without a doubt, when all this happens the world will be different.
The big events, leisure and tourism as we know it, as well as many sports, are going to take a long time to return to normal, since the controls on our habits will prevail until we have a vaccine that eradicates the virus or medicines capable of fighting it effectively.
This makes us suppose that, during the next months, only leisure, sport and, in short, any activity of individual enjoyment will be allowed. This is why people who have a motorcycle, regardless of the type, will be among the first to be able to enjoy freedom, as soon as mobility is allowed, which we suppose will be approved based on the behavior of the virus.
Whether it is on a street, road or practicing our favorite sport with our bike, we comply with the rules of social distancing without having to do anything different from what we have always done.
These are some of the actions that motorcyclists carry out on a daily basis and that are in accordance with the immediate future that awaits us:
- They are not close to each other. Whether riding alone or in a group, we should never go less than 2 meters in a safe ride, regardless of whether it’s city or highway.
- Wear your face completely covered. In the case of full-face helmets have protected mouth, nose and eyes.
- Always use gloves. Gloves are indispensable for the motorcyclist’s safety both in everyday life and when riding on the road.
- Ventilation is constant. When riding a motorcycle, air is constantly circulating around our bodies.
In other words, everything a motorcyclist normally does is within the rules and logic of taking precautions against COVID-19. The only thing to do is to adopt new hygiene and safety actions such as cleaning and disinfecting the helmet and gloves when using it and when arriving home.
What they cannot do is the social part of the bike. They should not meet or share in a group, but they will be able to enjoy the freedom, all the sensations of riding and that feeling of fullness that occupies all your mind when you ride a motorcycle. Those who have a motorcycle or have had one already know what we mean.
Other advantages of riding a motorcycle
In addition to all the above, the freedom, the sensations, the comfort in the city… the motorcycles have other advantages. They are much cheaper than a car, in terms of consumption and maintenance, and even purchase price.
Each type of motorcycle behaves in a different way. The comfort of scooters, the performance of sport bikes, the versatility of touring bikes, the lifestyle of Chooper bikes. But they all have the common denominators of riding sensations and freedom.
Everyone, at some point in their life, should try the world of motorcycles. Before doing so, however, you should take the relevant safety measures such as the use of certified protective elements and the development of skills and abilities through a professionalization course for motorcyclists. To this end, we have made available, free of charge and for a limited time, our virtual professionalization course for motorcyclists where you can learn how to increase the probability of coming out unharmed from a fall, skills and abilities from the hand of Xavi Vallejo (director of the Motorcycle School, Spain), how to choose a motorcycle and how to buy certified protective elements, and how to evaluate motorcycles for their technological capacity.
The course contains four modules: basic road safety concepts, certified personal protection elements, safe vehicles and driving techniques.
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