ANSWERS: 34
  • Can I personally, or can people generally? In any event, you can ride bikes in the rain, but you have to exercise great care with cornering and braking.
  • Yes, but carefully. Be aware that not only will your braking distance be affected, but car drivers will virtually ignore you and claim that they 'didn't see you.' Wear a rain suit. You can also drive them in the snow, but I wouldn't recommend it.
  • I believe so, though there are too many fair weather bikers to see this done that often.
  • Yes, if you don't mind getting really wet :)
  • Yes, but there are many more risks.
  • If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride.
  • Can you "Yes", Would you "No".
  • Yes, but it is not safe.
  • Sure, I do it all the time. It's kind of funny though, the only other bikes I see in the rain are Harleys and BMWs. I guess most sportbike and metric cruiser owners are only fair weather riders.
  • Me, myself? No. But many can. They even race them in the rain. (Rained all day at Indy... Race was not called because of rain, but wind.)
  • Yes, you can but the hazard level goes way up. Visibility, traction and stopping ability are greatly reduced. Next comes the comfort factor, it's not fun when you are soaked and freezing, and still have a couple hundred miles to go. I recommend you get yourself a really good rainsuit and goggles. A cheap set will easily get torn up by the wind, and you're back to square one with duct-tape. Keep your speed down, keep your eye open for the other guy and ride to live.
  • Yes but i rather not.
  • i ride mine to work every day no problems at all just take your time and think ahead
  • yes you can ride a motorcycle in the rain...but not recommended.
  • Of course you can. Just remember traction is significantly reduced. I did for many years. One of the delights of living in England is you go out in the rain or miss out a lot. Driving in the rain with care is not much more dangerous. This doesn't apply in Texas where 'care' and 'driving' are never seen together
  • Yes,an experienced biker can,but still needs good equipment and being careful.
  • whether or not you do it safely is a whole other matter.
  • I frequently see motorcycles in the rain.
  • Yes I can and have, hundreds of miles without accident or incident.
  • Pfft of course you can, I've ridden my ninja 636 through practically torrential downpour before. That's a crotch rocket. For the all people who say 'no,' or wouldn't recommend it, this is because the second their tires start sliding they panic and think this is their bike losing control. It is possible and quite easy, you can even race a bike in the rain, and still take corners at moderate speed. Even though this is so, I still personally take it extremely easy on wet roads. Not much point on pushing it unless you're on a race track :P Just remember that you don't have much for traction, keep your lean angles very small, and don't accelerate hard. In fact, leaning off of the bike (like you see racers do) is effective on some corners as it redistributes weight on the bike and allows you to keep the bike more upright, thus giving you more traction. And most of all, watch out for the other drivers, and plan ahead! You never want to be in a situation where you have to brake hard when its wet on a public road. And if you do, you will slide, just remember to immediately release then reapply pressure on the front brake (if its sliding), and ride out the sliding back wheel, its not hard, just don't panic. In fact, if you can afford the rubber, when you're riding down an abandoned road at a bit of speed (20-30km/ h), just mash your back brake and hold it down and practice riding out the sliding back tire. Or you could try it on a gravel or dirt road, easier on the rubber. This saved me when I was racing around a corner and my oil drainage screw fell out, immediately putting 1 litre of oil on my back tire! Okay now I'm rambling, but honestly some of the stuff people are writing here is absolute rubbish written by nancy riders who don't know the limits of their machines. Well that's my 2 cents, gear up and ride safe!
  • yes of course you can if you dont it is very limiting cause in this country rain is a big issue you still get soaked and freezing
  • Sure you can. It's nice to be prepared and have rain gear like frog togs. My husband rides all summer long to work and only in the heaviest downpours does he pull over or take the car. With good preparations and skills it's possible to ride in rain.
  • I do but not by choice. If it is raining, I either drive my truck or wait given a choice. I have been out when it rained and had to ride a couple hundred miles on the interstate in a rainstorm. It just seemed to follow us down the road. Rain got on both sides of my glasses and on both sides of the windshield. Sure did make things look weird. That, plus the wind, plus the loss of traction, plus the poor visibility that the rest of the traffic had of us, made going 70 mph a little exciting. Given my rathers, I would have rather not been there at that time. U7stn because I can doesn't mean that I should. I don't have anything to prove to anyone.
  • if you like riding, you will love it in rain..!! its a lot more fun and adventure riding in rain..!! i ride everytime it rains, and without a helmet..!!
  • you can but u have a better chance of crashing and dyeing so i wouldent reacamend
  • Rain? Absolutely. Snow? Absolutely. Ice? Most of the time. You just have to know your bike, and know your limits. Friction, force, mass, acceleration... all those things we learned in high school physics. Every day, man. Every day.
  • Yes and if anything is safer, as I have had more scarey moments in the dry, as sometimes I ride too confidently in the dry. But when in the wet I consciously take it handier and so have had no scares in the wet.
  • Sure, y not, gettin wet aint never stopped me. u put one of them water proof jackets on and go, it be ight lmao
  • Yes...and riding in the rain can be torture!
  • You bet a person can ride in the rain. As one person stated that they still hold motorcycle races when it is raining. You can even ride in the snow. I wouldn't suggest a street bike in the snow unless your have a set up like and ice racer though.
  • yes i will never let the rain stop me from a ride...
  • Ya RIDE motorcycles and DRIVE cars!!! Sheeesh
  • Of course you can. You'll get wet though. +5

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