Sometimes, we just want to get out there on the road on our motorbike. Of course, not everyone has their own motorbike for whatever reason and this can be a very large barrier.
The good news is that it is actually possible to borrow a motorbike from a friend and take it out on the road for a few hours or the whole day.
Before you borrow a motorbike, though, there are some things that you should consider carefully. Here, we are going to look at those things in more detail so make sure to keep reading to find out more.
Are You Qualified to Ride it?
You shouldn’t assume you are allowed to ride a motorbike simply because you have a driving licence, because the rules around riding a motorbike actually depend on when you first passed your driving test.
Motorists who passed their car driving test before 1st February 2001 will automatically be allowed to ride a 50cc motorbike, but newer drivers won’t.
If you aren’t qualified to drive a motorbike then you will have to apply for your licence and get some lessons first.
Are You Insured?
The next thing that you should consider when you are borrowing a motorbike is the insurance that you will need. Fortunately you don’t have to sign up for annual policy if you’re only borrowing the motorcycle – you can take out a one day motorbike insurance policy instead.
Finally, you should consider the ways that you can stay safe when you are borrowing a motorbike just for one day. You will need to know the rules of the road and how the motorbike operates. It might be different from others that you have driven before so be careful.
You will also need to make sure that you have the right kind of clothing and you must have a helmet. Staying safe on the road isn’t just about protecting yourself, you should also be considering the motorbike. This belongs to someone else and so you’ll want to return it in the same condition that you received it in.
Now that you know about some of the things that you will want to consider when borrowing a motorbike, you should think about asking a friend to borrow theirs soon. As long as you have a license and the right kind of insurance policy for the experience, you should be good to go ahead with this.
Stay safe on the roads and don’t forget to wear your helmet and you’ll be zooming around your local area before you know it.