Whether you're purchasing a new motorcycle or taking it out of
storage, QBE offers a few simple precautions to help protect you
and your bike.
Before purchasing a motorcycle, research which bikes are safest
and, consequently, are easier and less costly to insure. The type
of motorcycle, engine size and brand, driver's age, and whether the
bike is garaged in the winter are all considered by insurance
companies when pricing a motorcycle policy.
After a few months off your bike, take a few minutes to review
the "rules of the road," such as:
- Watch for oncoming vehicles turning left in front of you. Slow
down before intersections and stay visible.
- Motorcycles are less visible than cars, especially at night.
Always assume other drivers can't see you.
- Leave plenty of space in front, back and at your sides to
increase your visibility.
- Invest in a properly fitting helmet and riding gear.
For more safety tips and information on training courses, visit
Safety Foundation web site.