For first-time owners of powersports vehicles like a motorcycle, it is recommended that you purchase additional protection against unforeseen events like tire damage or vehicle theft. For motorcycle owners who want to explore dirt trails, a tire, rim and wheel protection program is a good additional coverage. Check out Torque group’s Off-Road Tire and Wheel protection program for more information.

If you’re new to motorcycle riding and you want to level up your experience by riding down a dirt trail or off-road dirt path, you should do so with extreme caution first because it’s your first trail ride. Once you’ve grown accustomed to dirt paths and you’ve gained more confidence in your riding skills, that’s the time to try more challenging trails.

With that said, here are a few tips to consider to keep you safe during your first trail-riding experience, and also to make the ride more enjoyable for you and your companions:

1. Make sure you have the right vehicle for trail-riding

It may seem like a given but you’d be surprised at how many people become too confident with their riding skills to the point that they assume they can “take on” any dirt path regardless of the type of motorcycle they have. This is a careless and dangerous assumption. Your motorcycle needs to be equipped and designed for dirt paths and trail-riding to primarily keep you and your fellow riders safe. From suspension to wheel traction, your motorcycle needs to have been built for dirt riding.

2. Start slow

As with anything, practice makes perfect so for your first trail ride, it’s best to choose a flat and easy path or trail. Choose a beginner’s trail, in other words. Keep practicing on flat dirt trails until you get used to riding on uneven dirt roads. There are trails specifically designed for beginners and usually, these include those that are within an enclosed area, which means you won’t have to worry about crossing paths with more experienced riders.

You can also practice sharp turns with cones.

3. Learn how to be your own emergency back-up

>p>What this basically means is learning how to troubleshoot your vehicle. In the event that you experience a break down in the middle of the trail, you can fix it just enough to get it back to your truck or trailer. You should also anticipate having to carry the vehicle in case you are unable to get it running. This means you need to have built enough strength and stamina to carry your motorcycle.

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