New To Riding?

If you’ve never ridden a motorcycle before, welcome! And if you’re returning to biking after a long absence, welcome back! Cycle Trader is breaking down everything that new riders need to know in order to safely enter the lifestyle and make the most of your time as a biker. For all of our tips for both new and veteran riders, be sure to check out our blog at

Basic Motorcycle Safety Tips

There is always some degree of risk on a motorcycle, but the following tips can make it safer:

Always Wear A Helmet And Other Protective Gear

Take A Safety Course

Invest In Anti-Lock Brakes

Regularly Inspect Your Bike

Check The Weather

Ride Defensively

To learn more about these safety tips and more, check out our article about the safety tips all new riders need to know.

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Basics of Motorcycle Maintenance

The key components to routinely check and maintain include





Drive Chain