The weather is clearing up and the road is calling. For motorcycle enthusiasts across the state there is a familiar itch that this warmer weather brings each year. We want to ride. Given the state of the winters here in New England, there's a good chance that your motorcycle is still in hibernation. Here's a few important steps you can take to make sure your riding season is as pleasant as possible this year.
Schedule a Motorcycle Wake-Up Service
One of the most underestimated elements to preparing for the season is timing. The sun shines down and we all run to the garage to get our bikes tuned up for our favorite hobby. And there are a lot of us out there - roughly 650,000 motorcycle riders in Massachusetts. What there isn't enough of, though, is good motorcycle mechanics. One of our favorites is centrally located right in Worcester - Wagner Motorsports. The Wagner crew does a tremendous job of keeping up with demand throughout the season, and the veteran management team of Peter Fitzpatrick and Mike Aicardi have never had the store running smoother.
However, the sudden increase in volume this time of year makes it easy to inundate even the most well-run motorcycle shop. Step 1 in your spring wake-up process should be calling Wagner Motorsports to schedule your service appointment. They'll check your battery and give the bike a good once-over, get the oil changed and have your bike in prime condition to ride when you are ready, but being an elite team means you book up very quickly. If you wait too long to schedule your appointment, you'll find yourself waiting in line with all the other procrastinators while we ride by on our shiny new Indian Motorcycle (which we bought from Don)!
Request a Review of Your Motorcycle Insurance
While your bike is in the shop, get a free motorycle insurance quote. Sure, you're probably thinking, "I already have motorcycle insuance". Of course you do, but - did you know that rates change yearly, and if you aren't workng with an independent insurance broker like Charles River Insurance, you don't have anyone looking out for you. Let us shop your policy requirements around to our extensive network of carriers. With the relationships we've built over the years, we can likely save you plenty of cash this year... think of it as, 'found gas money'.
In Massachusetts you have to carry motorcycle insurance if you are riding, but it doesn't have to break the bank. Just this week we saved a handful of motorcycle enthusiasts - much like yourself - hundreds that they never would've known was available to them. And if we can't find you a better rate for the requirements you have, you've lost nothing! If nothing more, we'll be happy to have earned a new friend, and of course - we'd be happy to check again for your next season!
We are on standby, ready to make a difference in your riding season. As motorcycle enthusiasts and insurance agents, we are trying to do our part to give back to the community that has given so much to us over the years.
Review Your Riding Gear
Any good risk mitigation strategy isn't complete without preventative maintenance. After you've dropped your bike off at Wagner Motorsports and requested your free motorcycle insurance quote, make sure you check your gear. Make sure that your helmet is in good shape and still fits correctly, with no heavy wear and tear from years of use. Check the visor (if applicable) for cracks or scratches that may cause distraction while riding. Also be sure to check your leathers for any signs that they need replacing. If you find that you do need to replace items, rest assured that our friends at Wagner Motorsports can take care of you when you go to pick up your bike. Manny keeps a well-stocked showroom full of top riding gear by Shoei, Bell, and other manufacturers. They'll be happy to take good care of you, because that's what they do.
The weather is getting right - make sure you take care of your preparation NOW, rather than when you're ready to ride.
- Call Wagner Motorsports for your wake up service
- Request Your Free Motorcycle Insurance Quote
- Check Your Riding Gear
We're ready to slide a leg over and go - are you?