Getting out and hitting the road for extended rides are what motorcycles are all about. We are fortunate here in this part of Texas to have a number of different destinations from the Hill Country to the Ozarks within weekend striking distance. Going places on a motorcycle requires a bit of preparation and planning but it’s not too daunting. Motorcycles are considerably more reliable than they used to be and gone are the days when a full tool kit plus a change of fluids was a traveling necessity. There are a few items to check however.

First, Tires: a marginal tire around town is a bald tire after several hours on the road at speed. Good rubber is important for care free riding. Have a Maxim mechanic check your bike over. He is trained to spot problems before they become road side emergencies. Packing: At Maxim Honda Yamaha we have all kinds of luggage options to fit you and your choice of destination. From huge expandable tank bags that will swallow your whole wardrobe to saddlebags and convenient top boxes and bag liners. Maxim Honda Yamaha has luggage solutions to fit every rider and budget.

Plan Your Trip: Take a little time and research your destination. You don’t want to ride into the middle of a rally or wildflower festival and find that there is no room at the inn. Remember getting there is half the fun. The interstate may be the quickest but that state highway that looks like a squiggly line on the map, might just be more fun. Take your time, enjoy the ride, be safe and above all have fun.