Warm and sunny days are marked by the rise of motorcycling and an increase in the number of motorcyclists on the roads. Unique motor vehicles offer a very special experience of spending spare time, traveling to discover the world and tourist spots, socializing and enjoying a fast ride. Motorcyclists love to use their steel horses for long-term or even monthly journeys, encompassing the diverse landscapes, towns and other tourist destinations in Europe.
In the last couple of years, two specific locations are popular in Europe. These are Brno in the Czech Republic and Grobnik in Croatia.
Both locations contain a cultural tradition of motorcycling, which attracts motorists from all over Europe.
Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic. It is one of the most beautiful historical capitals and one of the largest exhibition centers in Europe (ranked 23rd in the world). Worldwide, the city is also known for motorcycle racing, which has been traditionally hosted since 1930. One of the biggest and most famous motorcycle competitions that takes place in Brno is the World Grand Prix racing championship. This competition is particularly attractive for motorcyclists due to the nature of motor vehicles that participate in the competition. The Grand Prix Motorcycle Race relates to the top class racing circuit along the roads approved by FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), with racing vehicles being modified and transformed into special models that can not be bought by the general public or driven on public roads.
Second attractive destination is Grobnik in Croatia. Grobnik is a race track located near Rijeka in Croatia. From 1978 to 1990, the Yugoslavian Grand Prix championship of motorcycle racing was hosted at this location. For many motorcylists this place has a special place for their hearts. It represents the gathering place for all motorcycle enthusiasts. Travelling through Croatia offers a quality and refreshing journey, with lots of interesting places with cultural heritage and also an option of swimming in the beautiful Adriatic sea.
Traveling with a motorcycle offers a very special experience of discovering the world around you. It offers speed, freedom, contact with the environment, test of your abilities and an adrenaline rush. Despite many advantages, riding a motorcycle also represents certain obstacles and dangers.
Few things that motorcycle riders must be aware of, are:
1. Road and weather conditions.
The most dangerous period occurs in spring time, at the beginning of the motorist season. The asphalt surface is still cold and does not offer optimal adhesion of tires. Due to cold period, roads can be filled with impact caves, sand from the winter drips, puddles and other obstacles that represent danger for the motorcyle riders. The minimum depth of the tire is defined by law, but this does not mean, that the road will be safe if you use the right tires, or that you will not slip. Tires are also affected by age. Before traveling it is necessary to check weather and road conditions and pay a visit to the closest vulcanizer for tire check.
2. Theft of the vehicle
Motor vehicles are an extremely attractive target for burglars. They are often parked in open car parkings, which gives them a lot of options for transporting or stealing your vehicle without your knowledge.
If you want to know more about protection of your vehicle from theft, click on this link.
We also suggest that it migh be a good idea to attach a tracking device to your engine keys. Just in case.
3. Road accidents and safety
A Slovenian survey by the Public Agency for the Safety of Transport of the Republic of Slovenia showed that one of the five motorcyclists has suffered a serious traffic accident, of which one third has already suffered an accident with a motorcycle. When accident occurs the driver may lose their conscious, gets badly hurt, loses their mobile phone or motorcycle, gets lost, etc.. In such cases it is highly recommended to install the tracking device wich allows tracking your location and sending information of your whereabouts to the person you trust. In case of accident, Trackimo GPS tracker has a build in SOS button, that sends an instant alert to the specific person and let them know where the accident occured and when. With the help of Trackimo tracking device, specific person can quickly send help to the location of an accident. Trackers can be build into the vehicle engine or be worn around the belt, wrist, or as a pendant.
Click here to read more about how to install a tracking device to a motorcycle.
4. Getting lost.
Motorcyclists are exceptional travelers who cross great number of kilometers. They are explorers by heart and are always in need of an adventure. Driving on lateral and unknown routes brings special kind of experience and adrenaline rush, but in such ventures, motorcyclists may also get lost. For family and friends such adventures can be really stressful and unpleasant. In this case we recommend installing a tracking device to a motorcycle that will allow selected people to know exactly where a motorcycle rider is. Keep your family and friends close.
Regardless of the destination, we recommend that you observe driving safety rules, pre-arrange and inspect the vehicle and use a tracking device that can save your life and keep your family and friends at peace.