If you’re like most motorcycle riders, you probably enjoy the freedom and exhilaration that comes with hitting the open road. But even the most experienced riders can find themselves in dangerous situations if they’re not careful.
One of the most common dangers riders face is the temptation to use cruise control while on a motorcycle. Although it may seem like a good way to relax and take a break from the constant throttle control, using cruise control on a motorcycle can actually be very dangerous.
Here are a few reasons why you should avoid using cruise control on a motorcycle:
It can lead to loss of control
If you’re not paying attention to the road, it’s easy to lose control of your motorcycle when using cruise control. This is because you’re not actively engaged in the act of riding, and you may not react quickly enough if something unexpected happens.
It can cause your bike to overheat
Leaving your motorcycle’s throttle on a constant setting can cause the engine to overheat. This is because the engine is working harder than it would if you were manually controlling the throttle.
It can make it difficult to brake
If you need to brake suddenly, you may find it difficult to do so if you’re using cruise control. This is because your bike’s brakes are not designed to work with the cruise control system.
It can be distracting
It’s easy to become distracted when you’re not actively engaged in riding your motorcycle. This can lead to dangerous situations, as you may not be able to react quickly enough if something unexpected happens.
It’s not necessary
There’s really no need to use cruise control on a motorcycle. If you’re looking for a way to relax and take a break from the constant throttle control, try pulling over and taking a break.
So, next time you’re tempted to use cruise control on your motorcycle, remember the dangers that come with it. It’s simply not worth the risk. Ride safe!