But don’t panic. The key is to respect the elements.
- ride slower than you would in normal circumstances
- position yourself in the middle of your lane to allow for any unexpectedly strong gusts of wind
- leave as much space between yourself and other vehicles as you can
Remember, on wet and icy roads you’ll need longer to slow and stop your motorcycle. What’s more, reducing the distance between the vehicle in front will mean less spray from its wheels.
While it’s legal to drive a motorcycle in winter, be aware that other drivers don’t expect to see motorcycles on the roads during extreme conditions. Therefore, you should be even more careful driving at these times.
Finally, be aware that increased concentration can lead to tiredness – so be sure to allow for added rest breaks in winter.