You are going on a long-planned motorcycle adventure and you ask yourself, ‘How will I pack for my upcoming motorcycle adventure?’ Wherever you are planning to ride to, getting ready for a motorcycle adventure sure can be quite a challenge. Those that have done motorcycle adventure a few times already probably already have an idea of what works and not.

 However, for the first timers you are here to find tips on how to pack efficiently for the exciting adventure you are about to go to, right?  

For your successful motorcycle adventure, here is the ultimate list of things you should take on a long distance motorcycle adventure.

 We at Siima MotoWear, have done our research and we present you with the tips and suggestions below to easily get ready for your adventure.

 Water Source
During your long distance trip, one of the best things to carry with you is a

hydration pack. A hydration pack is a backpack but with built-in water source. This way, you can keep yourself hydrated while riding without having to open a bottle every time. A hydration pack offers a convenient water source for you with a hose for hanging over your shoulder allowing easy sipping.

For Your Motorcycle
Here is a list of things that are indispensable for your motorcycle during your tour. They will be used or affixed to your motorcycle but some may already be included in some motorcycles so not all will apply to every situation. Some of them might not work for certain situations, like short distance trips. But for a long distance motorcycle adventure, these items will be indispensable.

  • Luggage (tank bag, saddlebags and other bags)  for carrying certain items

  • GPS system with 3D navigation, satellite information and Bluetooth technology

  • GPS Mount and Motorcycle cover

  • Lock/Security System

  • Tool kits and tire repair kit

  • Roadside cleaning

  • Chain oil or wax

  • Spares like bulbs, fuses, etc.

  • Spare key/s

Motorcycle Riding Gear
In this list, you will know the ideal wear for your motorcycle trip. Most of them you probably already know but there may be some in the list that you will find that might suit your destination. Here is a note though, for any new gear, make sure to break it in before your trip to make sure there will be no issues on comfort or compatibility during your journey.

  • Backpacks with ideal motorcycling features

  • Ear plugs for ear protection during the ride

  • Easily packed rain gear to protect you from rain during the ride

  • Protective motorcycle helmet

  • Reflective motorcycle gears  for night riding

Motorcycle Riding Garments
Of course, you cannot go on an adventure without making sure to pack the right garments for your trip. No matter where you will be going, you do not want to be under- or over dressed and that is why, here we have for you the best pick of multi-purpose garments that will give your luggage just enough room for your other items.

  • Underwear ideal for long distance motorcycle riding
  • Comfortable shirts for the motorcycle riding

  • Cotton pants contrasting itching on waist, lower leg, thighs and rib

  • Sweater, hoody or pullover

  • Wind breaker jacket

  • Hats or visors and sunglasses for protection against sun

  • Great walking sandals or shoes providing support and reinforcement

  • Casual socks

  • Blazer or suit jacket

  • Contact lenses or glasses

Toiletries and Other Small Items
Don’t forget to pack small toiletry items you need for keeping up with your grooming and hygiene needs. Riding a motorcycle for a trip comes with its own set of issues so think about them in choosing what you think are toiletries you will need for a bike ride for a long period of time. Here are some of the common items to consider packing for your trip.

  • Soap and shampoo

  • Deodorant and female sanitary napkins

  • Grooming supplies such as nail clippers, razor, shaving cream, etc

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Bug repellant

  • Wash cloth and towel

  • Anti-monkey butt/Anti-chafe body powder

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste and floss

Going in a long distance motorcycle adventure means you will be far away from people close to you for quite a while. In this case, it will be great to keep close with your person important identification as well as a way to communicate in case you are lost or when you need someone to know your location and also to record your motorcycle adventure.

 Any thoughts on the subject? Leave your comments below.

By George Evripidou – Siima Moto Wear.

SIIMA MOTO WEAR
www.siimajackets.com

Siima MotoWear is a company specialised exclusively on producing high quality, technical and versatile motorcycle gear. The company is based in Nicosia, Cyprus, a Mediterranean sunny island with a large audience of motorcycle lovers. Unfortunately in Cyprus,  as well as in many other countries, motorcycle accidents are on the rise. By exclusively focusing on motorcycle protective clothing we are able to provide to our clientele unparallel quality, design, safety and endurance.

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