We all know that motorcycles – especially motocross bikes – are built to withstand plenty of abuse. They are tough and incredibly durable, it’s true. However, they are not unbreakable. They experience wear and tear with every kilometre they travel – even more so if you enjoy riding in the dirt or doing the odd jump and other tricks. It’s completely okay to ride your bike hard from time to time, but just remember that it will need a little care from time to time. Raceworx KTM explains the top five reasons why it is essential to service your bike.
5 Reasons to Have Your Bike Serviced Regularly
Like all vehicles, motorcycles must be serviced regularly. It is an unavoidable part of being a bike owner. Some people do simply ride their bikes until some sort of malfunction happens. That is one way to do things, but it is not the smart way. Here are five reasons why you should commit to a regular service schedule for your bike.
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1. Maintain Your Bike’s Value
Your bike’s value will start to decrease as soon as you buy it – that’s unavoidable. However, you can slow the devaluation and maintain a healthy resale value by having the bike serviced once a year. A bike with a complete service record is much more attractive to a buyer than a bike without one.
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2. Prevent Breakdowns
With regular servicing, the chances of breakdowns diminish drastically. Service technicians will either perform repairs as part of the service, or they will warn you about the need to do specific repairs and part replacements. You are thus much less likely to experience a surprise breakdown and you can ride with peace of mind.
3. Resist Wear and Tear
Motorcycle parts wear out over time – some more quickly than others. With regular services, parts can be replaced before they wear out. Serious wear and tear that can lead to malfunction, breakdowns, or costly repairs, can thus be avoided.
4. Increase Fuel Efficiency
Regular services can help you to spend less on fuel. Preventive maintenance keeps the engine in peak conditions, ensuring more efficient running. Oil changes, filter cleaning and replacements and correct tyre pressures all serve to improve fuel efficiency.
5. Make For a Better Ride
A properly serviced bike is well-tuned, operates at peak performance and improves the rider’s confidence.
Shop for New or Pre-Owned Motorcycles at Raceworx KTM
If you are just starting out with Motocross, RaceWorx KTM is the perfect place to shop for your first bike. We are a motorcycle dealer based in Roodepoort. Contact us for more information on the latest models of bikes.