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Everyone knows that there is nothing cooler than owning a motorcycle. Yes, weaving through traffic in leathers is about daring as becoming a full-time superhero. And when the bike opens up, the feeling of power is all-consuming.

But, before the intoxicating imagery of a motorcycle compels you to make a purchase, there is something to consider. That something is safety, and it’s paramount. Okay, so cars are more dangerous from a statistical point of view. However, that doesn’t mean that motorcycles aren’t potentially dangerous.

To make sure you don’t end up in a heap on the road, here are some safety features to consider.

Don’t Buy Too Much Bike

Visit a web page like https://www.dolmanlaw.com/legal-services/motorcycle-accident-attorneys and you’ll learn a thing or two. The main thing you will learn is that a motorcycle accident occurs because of negligence. Now, it might not be your negligence, yet it takes two to tango. With that in mind, it’s essential that you treat your responsibility with respect. The first thing to notice is when the bike is too much for you to handle. Please don’t let your ego get in the way because your ego won’t help in an accident. Be truthful about your skills on a bike and choose one that complements your talents.

Always Wear A Helmet & Leathers

Sure, it gets hot out, but that’s no excuse to ditch the helmet and leather combination. The main aim of both is to keep you safe. Should you have an accident, the helmet protects your head and the leathers, your body. Keeping cool might seem like a priority, but it is low down on the list. Anyway, the rush of the wind will be enough to cool you down should you overheat. Regardless of the weather or the duration of the journey, a helmet and leathers are essential.

Drive On The Back Foot

Cars are the leading cause of accidents on the road. It isn’t a secret that they are dangerous, which means you shouldn’t drive like you don’t understand the road. As the Boy Scouts say, always be prepared. As a motorcyclist, it is your job to be on the lookout for potential hazards like cars. It’s also a good idea to drive defensively instead of weaving in and out of traffic. A motorist might not see you and can’t react, and that’s dangerous. Be the one to respond by driving sensibly and not taking too many risks.

Check The Bike

You and the bike are at one on the road. Anything you do, the bike will do and vice versa. If the bike does something out of character, then, you will bear the brunt of the pain. The trick is to prevent anything out of the ordinary from occurring. To do that, check the bike on regular occasions. All it takes is a quick sweep of the motorcycle to make sure all the safety features work. Turn on the lights, beep the horn, and apply the brakes.

If they work, you’re ready to turn into a (safe) easy rider.

It is often quoted that travelling on “4 wheels moves the body, 2 wheels moves the soul.”
Now in case most of you seasoned readers are wondering, I don’t have a valid Class 2B riding license and neither do I ride a motorcycle [although I’ve always wish to own one and ride]. Now that I’m married however, it is very likely that I stick to the 4-wheeler [though in my heart, I secretly wish to own and ride a motorcycle].

Now ever since I attended the launch of the new 2015 Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 superbikes that was organised by the very hospitable MAH Private Limited; my interest in motorcycles has surged to an all-high level and I find myself reading more about them and learning more about the Singapore biking community from a fellow friend who has been spending quite a fair bit of time on 2 wheels for both commuting and as well as hobby.

Statistically, riding a motorcycle is fundamentally dangerous but accidents can be prevented if we take precautions and not make any assumptions that Singapore roads are safe. As a driver, I have seen my fair share of traffic accidents due to carelessness and unruly drivers. Hence, I also strongly advocate safe and responsible driving for safe commuting and good roads all year round.

Now that my dream of owning and riding a motorcycle has been shelved, it does not mean that I can’t learn about motorcycle or write about it. In fact, I am hoping to launch an all-new motorcycle column that will be managed by a very close friend of mine who has a thing for bikes built in the mid 90’s since he is actually really old at heart.

Yes, this dear friend of mine proclaims to have rode on the moon! One small step for man, one giant leap for motorcycling!

In this new motorcycle column, you can expect to read about riding safely on Singapore roads, motorcycle touring trips, motorcycle reviews, and many more [provided my friend has the time to write]!

If you have any ideas for our new column and/or would like to partner with us, do feel free to write-in to us at admin@awinsomelife.org

Meanwhile, here’s a short introduction to the revolutionary Aprilia RSV4 and Tuono V4 which was unveiled by MAH Private Limited, the exclusive distributor for Aprilia motorcycles in Singapore. Aprilia has found a loyal stable of followers in recent years due to their exotic lineups that not only turn heads but are functional as well. MAH Motors has also served their customers well over the years with constant support and comprehensive after-sales service that takes care of their customer’s needs.

True to Aprilia’s racing pedigree, participants at the launch were treated to a series of miniGP races on pocket bikes specially painted in Aprilia’s racing colours.

But the highlight of the evening was the unveiling of the brand new RSV4 and Tuono V4, which received major upgrades this year. The 2015 RSV4 and Tuono V4 1100 are so different from their predecessors and the only thing that is still the same could be Aprilia’s racing pedigree.

Notably, the new edition of the naked Aprilia Tuono V4 now boast a 1100cc engine, and comes in two distinctly outfitted versions; the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory and the Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 RR.

The powerplant for the Tuono’s championship-winning sibling, the RSV4, stays under 1000cc to remain legal for World Superbike competition. But numerous technological upgrades see the Aprilia RSV4 crossing the magical 200 horsepower barrier for the first time. To the untrained eye, the front fairing looks the same, but it is all-new and designed to be more aerodynamically efficient.

The RSV4 is the only sportsbike that has adjustable engine height within the frame. The engine has been lowered in the chassis to the lowest position to compensate for the new engine’s increased power. The entire exhaust system has been redesigned, along with the airbox, the new titanium engine valves, the engine’s lubrication system, the new direct-oil feed gearbox, the gear transmission and the oil pump intake line.

Image Credits to MAH Pte Ltd

The Aprilia RSV4 arrives in three versions; the Aprilia RSV4 RR, the race-ready Aprilia RSV4 RR Race Pack, and the limited-edition Aprilia RSV4 RF.

There will be even more in store for Aprilia fans in Singapore as MAH Private Limited recently announced the launch of their new subsidiary, Moto Passione, which will manage the brands under the Piaggio Groupl Aprilia, Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi, and Gilera. Enthusiasts can also look forward to a revamped showroom which will be opened later this year.