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Hit the road ... Motorcycles are efficient, enjoyable for road trips

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Whether you are looking for a new adventure or just an economical way to get around, a motorcycle can be a great purchase.

A motorcycle gives you far more flexibility and freedom than a car or truck, along with the ability to park virtually anywhere and hit the road with just a small amount of gas money.


As gas prices rise and traditional vacations become less and less affordable, a summer adventure on a motorcycle is looking better all the time.

With a motorcycle, you don’t have to worry about gassing up a big SUV or motor home, and you don’t have to worry about pricey hotel rooms and expensive rental cars.

You can simply hit the road, stopping at interesting places along the way and staying overnight at campgrounds and other places popular with motorcycle riders.

For even more adventure, you can simply find a quiet spot, park by the side of the road and spend the night camping under the stars.


Hitting the road on a motorcycle can also be an enjoyable family activity. You can spend a whole summer bonding with your spouse and falling in love all over again as you travel the back roads and rediscover the hidden beauty of America.

Or you can strap on a sidecar and bring the kids along for the ride. No matter where you want to go in this great land of ours, a motorcycle can take you there.


But before you can begin your adventure, there are some practical realities you need to deal with first. For instance, you need to have a special license to drive a motorcycle, so before you get the bike of your dreams you will need to first make an unglamorous trip to the DMV.

Once you have your motorcycle license in hand, you can start gearing up for your trip by buying the safety and foul weather gear you will need to stay safe in any weather conditions.

Without the roof of a car to protect you from the elements, you will need a way to stay dry when the summer sky is less than cooperative.

A quality rain slicker is a must, as is a motorcycle helmet with a visor you can use while riding in the rain or while traversing those dusty back roads.

Speaking of helmets, it is important to research the helmet laws in each state you plan to pass through, since each state has its own laws regarding whether or not motorcycle riders must wear head protection.

It is a good idea to wear your helmet even when it is not required by law, but that is a decision every motorcycle rider will need to make for themselves.

Once those practical realities are attended to, you can hit the open road for the adventure of a lifetime.

Whether you are heading into the mountains, down to the beach for a quick getaway or heading off for a whole summer, nothing beats the sensation of the open road and a good bike.

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