By Branden Ferguson, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Lima Ohio -
Just four months into the year and motorcycle sales are already up 8 percent over last year. It's good news for motorcycle companies, but with more riders on the road, safety concerns come to the foreground. Motorcycle sales are on the rise. With warm weather on the horizon and gas prices remaining high, many people are looking to get out their bikes or are heading to the store to buy a new ride.
Stephen Snyder has been riding motorcycles for the past 50 years. For Stephen, riding his motorcycle gives him an experience that no other vehicle can match. A familiar name for motorcycle lovers, Lima Harley Davidson is one of the many stores that has seen an increase in the number of people coming in and out of its doors. For many people, buying a motorcycle is a logical decision says Sales Manager Mark Joyce. While fun, motorcycles can be dangerous.
A motorcycle enthusiast himself, State Highway patrolman Bob Burd advises riders to take a training course this summer before they head out on the road. Before you get the bike out of storage, be sure to invest in a helmet and other protective gear. For more information on a motorcycle safety course near you, contact your area Department of Motor Vehicle.