Better Riding: Out and about in winter

How to be warm and toasty on the motorcycle in winter. A few simple things can turn chilled rides into thrilling memories

Overdrive October 24, 2016 16:54:09 IST
Better Riding: Out and about in winter

The winter is probably the best time for a motorcycle to be out and singing. The air is dense, the bike feels crisp and unflagging and the whole experience can be wonderful. But not if there is heavy fog, obviously, or if your hands are stiff from the cold and you’re shivering uncontrollably. But here’s the thing. It’s a lot easier to get warmer when needed than, for instance, get cooler when you’re overheating in the summer.

The thing with being cold is simple. If the body detects that your core temperature - loosely the...

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