There’s nothing a seasoned biker hates more than seeing someone on a bike in the wrong gear. Short sleeves, no helmet, no jacket? The people that ride that way give all bikers a bad name. They’re also the ones that give motorcycle riding the fatality statistics it has. When you’re buying a bike, it can be easy to think to yourself, “Oh, I’ll save up for that helmet/jacket,” and ride without it for a while. But do so at your own risk. Ideally, you should buy and have the right fitting gear before you so much as register the new title. It’s not just about you, either. Imagine getting in a wreck with a car. Yes, with a helmet you’re injured but you’re not dead. If you weren’t wearing protection and you died in that crash – think about how the other person would feel. Even if it was partially their fault. Involuntary manslaughter is a terrible charge and killing someone makes a huge dent on the subconscious and mental health. That’s not to mention your family, friends and everyone you’d be leaving behind if you were to die on the road. And all because you weren’t wearing a helmet. And yes – there are some crashes that are fatal no matter what, but why take the extra risk?
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Okay, let’s move away from the macabre stuff and into something less scary, but still important. Footwear! If you live in the desert in Arizona or something, you can skip this point. But if you sometimes ride in the rain, you’ll need to think about footwear that won’t slip off your petals. Most of the time when and if your foot slips, you can feel your stomach drop and quickly readjust. But it’s better not to have that problem. Look for motorcycle riding shoes that are wet-riding friendly. You’ll thank us later.
You get small bonuses for performing a few tasks during a race. Make sure you check out the list below so you know what to do on the track so you pick up these bonuses: – Take out other cars – Narrowly avoid colliding with other cars – Knock out road blocks and cones These bonuses go towards more in-game currency, so make sure you perform these tasks as much as possible. If you have any extra tips and cheats you’d like to contribute to fellow Asphalt 8: Airborne players, throw them in the comments section!
Different states have different laws when it comes to riding and certain protections. Some states require you wear some sort of helmet. Others require that helmet be certified by the Department of Transportation. Imagine having to pay a fine because the cop doesn’t “like” your helmet. Silly, right? And if you live in a state that doesn’t require helmets, you’re not always off the hook. For example, some states require you to wear eye protection if you’re not wearing a helmet. Sometimes those cool Raybans won’t cut it. The best place and time to learn these laws is when you’re taking the class to get your motorcycle license. Your instructor will know all the laws in your state and any intricacies they contain. Make sure you take notes and ask questions. Maybe you’ll look like the teacher’s pet, but what’s worse: that or a $200 fine? We’ll take the momentary embarrassment, thanks.
If you’re looking to keep your rides intact, it’s best to memorize the track layouts for those more hazardous situations. Keep your eyes on the stages and you’ll come to recognize all the tracks and turns that could damage your ride.
The upgrades you’ll need to buy first are the Handling and Top Speed features. The Handling upgrade makes it a lot easier to control your vehicle, which should also make it easier for you to weave into 1st place. The Top Speed upgrade helps push your car’s top speed to new levels. Then go ahead and go for the nitro and acceleration upgrades.
Did your bike come with a fuel gauge? Some do and some don’t – and there’s really no rhyme or reason for either. Some manufacturers don’t like the way the gauge breaks the bike’s visual flow. If you have one, great, that’s one fewer thing you have to think about on the road. If you don’t, you need to learn how your bike feels, sounds, and even smells when it’s getting low on gas. Really responsible riders learn exactly how far they can go and never let their bike get so low on fuel that it’s noticeable in any way. If you’re planning a long trip, make sure you know where fuel stops will be along the way. There are stretches of road and desert that go for fifty miles or more without anywhere to fuel up. That’s where riding sites and planned rides come in clutch (get it). These bikers have been down these roads, literally, and know what issues might come up. Heed their warnings. You don’t want to walk for miles, have to buy a fuel container, and walk back down the road – do you?