If you are an avid hunter or year-round camper, one of the best ways to get around in the winter is an ATV. Snow-covered trails are no match for an ATV. The winters can get pretty rough in the midwest and hiking in snow can get old fast.
The term Crotch Rocket has been around for quite a while. Do you ever wonder exactly what it meant? According to Collins English Dictionary, Crotch Rocket means: “A high-speed, high-performance motorcycle characterized by an aerodynamic body shape which requires or encourages the driver to lean forward.” In some cases, it can be taken as a slight or derogatory remark. Such as “That little crotch rocket is nowhere near as good as my Harley.” But over the years it has become the accepted term for a fast high-performance motorcycle.
It seems more and more we hear about tragic motorcycle accidents in Michigan as well as many other states across the country. In 2012 Michigan changed their helmet law making it the riders choice whether to wear a helmet while operating a motorcycle. And since the law has taken effect more and more motorcyclist continue to ride without a helmet, even after the increase in motorcycle tragedies.
Of course, there are other areas to consider for safety such as riding gear, safety courses, and carrying a first aid kit.
Riding Safe Practices
Whether you think you are the best rider in the world or you are riding for the first time, always remember that motorcycle accident are not always the rider’s fault. Often times car or truck drivers will not see a motorcyclist, whether it be because of a blind-spot or failure to pay attention. Regardless of who’s at fault, not wearing a helmet as a cyclist can make a difference between life or death.
A lot of modern bikes now have a bunch of safety features including turn signals. Using a turn signal is always highly recommended but the age-old classic of hand signals help as well.
For a left turn extend your left arm straight out before making the turn. For a right turn, bend your left arm upward or put your right arm straight out. To signal for a stop bend your left arm downwards toward the ground. Using these hand signals can help let other drivers know about your intention on the road.
As a fellow motorcyclist, I don’t say these things to scare you, but to stress the importance of riding safe in Michigan. Always be sure to be insured and wear a helmet! If you are looking to trade in or sell your current motorcycle contact us today for your best offer!
Motorcycle lovers start to get that itch this time of year. The weather gets nicer, the sun comes out, and you get the urge to bust out your motorcycle and hit the pavement! If you’re in between bikes right now or are looking to upgrade then this can create a bit of a conundrum. But if you have a vehicle just aging in your garage or backyard, the solution might be right under your nose.
Cash For A Used Motorcycle
It is very easy to get cash for a motorcycle or ATV through our convenient quote form. Also, we want motorcycle owners or aspiring motorcycle owners to know that. If you’re sitting on an old ATV, motorcycle, boat, RV, or Jet Ski that you’d like to sell it for the cash you deserve then contact us now!
By jumping on the opportunity now in the early stages of summer, you could get cash for any of the aforementioned vehicles you have and apply the trade-in value toward the purchase of a great new bike.
That way you can ride in Michigan all summer long. Skip the steps of selling a used ATV, motorcycle, or watercraft to a dealer. Get it all done in one smooth, easy transaction so you can buy the bike of your dreams. In addition, we are always interested but not limited to these bikes:
- 2012 Harley Davidson XL 1200 Sportster 72
- 2010 Harley Davidson XL883 Black
- 2010 Harley Davidson XL883 Silver
- 2009 Harley Davison FLHX Street Glide
- 2007 Honda CBR600RR
- 2007 Big Dog K-9
Sell Your Motorcycle This Summer
It’s not officially summer for the motorcycle junkies out there until they can bypass their car and take their motorcycle out on the road again! Sell your old, unwanted vehicles and get closer to making that happen today. Contact us or get a quote now!