If you want to explore the awe-inspiring sceneries of your country, we suggest you do it Easy Rider-style: by going on a motorcycle road trip. Road tripping on two wheels means a much more up-close connection to your surroundings; while riding a motorcycle you can smell the wildflowers on the side of the road, hear rushing rivers and birdsong, and feel every curve in the road through your entire body. Road tripping on a motorcycle is more intimate than a car. With all these adventurous aspects of motorcycle riding, it has some unique challenges too that you will face on an unprepared road trip. The epic two-wheeled adventure is not always smooth sailing. You need to take all the essential items for your trip and not do overpacking at the same time. When you are packing remember the golden rule “less is more.” Before spontaneously hop onto your bike and cruise for your fun-filled adventure, you should go through these packing tips to make your trip the experience of a lifetime.
Research the roads:
First, you need to know about the location and the climate of the place you will drive to. You can use technology like Google Maps to extract information about the place and the routes that lead to your destination. Moreover, you will also learn about the availability of mechanics, hotels, and fuel stations on your route. This research will help you in preparation and packing for your trip. After having all this information on hand, you could make the journey as safe, comfortable, and fun as possible.
Create a packing list:
Before packing your luggage, you should create a packing list a few weeks before hitting the road. Go through this list a couple of times before actually packing your things. Initially, you will consider many things to include in your luggage but after contemplating you will skip many unnecessary things. Packing light for your trip will make your journey more comfortable and hassle-free.
What to bring on your motorcycling adventure?
Most adventurous souls throw caution to the wind and do little or no homework for their bike tour. They forget that their road trip can turn into misery if anything goes wrong. Smart motorcycle travelers know that common-sense preparation goes a long way toward making your trip incredibly fascinating and enjoyable. We have narrowed down the items that we know are a must for an enjoyable trip while ensuring you have only what you need.
- A Good Map and a GPS device
- Bluetooth Helmet Communicator
- Safety apparels like helmet, gloves, boots and motorcycle jacket
- Flat Repair Kit
- Motorcycle Toolkit and some basic parts
- Sunblock and beauty items
- Motorcycle Owner’s Manual and Spare Bike Key
- Tent and camping equipment
- First-Aid Kit
- Corona safety kit
- More tops and fewer bottoms
- Toothbrush and paste if the hotel is not providing
- Passport, id card, driving license and motorcycle documents
How to pack your luggage?
How to pack is more important than what to pack for an ideal packing.
Heavy items on the bottom:
Stuff weightier things like shoes and books by the wheeled end of your motorcycle’s tail bag. This technique will spread the load equally and helps your bag stay stable, and stops other items from getting smushed. Without the luxury of space, packing what you need for a trip on your bike can be even more challenging, so, your bike should also have trunk bags in addition to the tail bag.
Roll clothes and pack them first:
When packing your clothes rolling is far better than folding. It will not only prevent creases but maximize your space. You will be surprised to see how much space could be saved with rolling. Moreover, take travel-friendly fabrics with you and use fragrant papers between the layers of clothes for saving them from odd smelling. Organize your liquids and breakable things with great safety.
Take multipurpose things with you:
Pack items that have multipurpose uses to minimize space. Bring shoes that can be used as casual as well as workout shoes. Take clothes which could be used as sleeping wear too.
Store medicines and corona safety kit in a handbag:
Items that you need often must be in a handbag. You need to sanitize your hands and ride every now and then, so, these items must in easy access. Moreover, place your water bottles where you can take out even while riding.
The key to enjoying yourself along the way on your road trip is early preparation, planning, and effective space management. Whether you are doing a cross country tour or traversing hundreds of miles on a cross-state journey for a week-long odyssey, you’ll have to make every inch of cargo space count for ideal packing.