Every time you ride your motorcycle on unfamiliar territory, it’s important to stay alert and vigilant as there could be sharp turns that you don’t know about. Objects, potholes, and other road hazards could be waiting for you at the next turn as well. Powersports road hazard tire coverage and other similar programs were specifically designed to protect owners of powersports vehicles against unforeseen expenses such as emergency tire replacement due to damage from a road hazard, among others.

Staying alert for road hazards

Auto experts, off-roading enthusiasts, and professional riders are always quick to remind first-time bikers not to be too confident about their driving skills because driving a four-wheeled vehicle isn’t the same as driving a motorcycle.

Experts advise beginners to pay particular attention to the streets they’re navigating because motorcycles aren’t as resistant to road hazards like a nail or a pothole. Where a four-door sedan, for instance, is still able to maintain its balance and safely drive over a pothole, a motorcycle that hits a pothole may not be so lucky. Potholes are one of the major causes of motorcycle accidents in the United States and other parts of the world.

When your tire gets damaged from a road hazard

In the event that your tire does get damage from a road hazard, experts advise that you hold the handlebars steady, slowly reduce your speed, and steer the vehicle to the side of the road. It’s important to stay on your line until you see a safe opening that will allow you to steer the vehicle to the side of the road without causing an accident.

Call for roadside assistance and wait for help to arrive. Do not attempt to remove the tire yourself as you could get hurt in the process. For your safety, it is best to wait for your roadside assistance and let a professional mechanic handle the damaged tire.

Torque Group’s powersports road hazard tire coverage includes a 24-hour roadside assistance service. Coverage includes tires, rims, and wheels with a coverage period of up to five years and no out-of-pocket expense.

Contact Torque Group for road hazard tire coverage for your powersports vehicle

If you wish to learn more about Torque Group’s tire and wheel coverage for motorcycles and other powersports vehicles, please feel free to call us at (800) 859-0590. You may also send a message at info@torque-group.com. We’d be glad to hear from you.