Are Motorcycle Maps Really a Must Have?butlermaps
Are motorcycle maps that important after all? Well, let’s try and evaluate this rhetoric question. Why would you need a motorcycle map if you already know the destination? Just hop on the bike, saddle up and off you go. Do we need a map for that? Certainly not! So many might still nod their heads and vibe along with me that maps are not that of a big deal. But I’m just messing with you. Never leave for your destination without a map. Well, nowadays it’s a bit easier since we have apps that aid us in getting to our destination. But even these can’t replace a proper waterproof motorcycling map that won’t run out of batteries and can’t be shattered to pieces or so easily lost.
If you keep on using the same roads for your trips, then never call it a trip. You’re rather tripping on yourself! What’s the point in this kind of “adventure”? Mastering a single motorcycling route is taking the fun out of the whole process. Trying new roads is the ultimate approach to your motorcycling hobby. Trying new roads and routes is the greatest test for your biking skills. But feeling safe enough should be your first priority. The right gear, an engraved helmet that might have a special meaning for you are all good. But a high quality motorcycling map is a must-have attribute for your voyage.
Having a map doesn’t necessarily mean that you wouldn’t get lost. No. But when you’re actually lost the amazing thing about having a map is that you can easily trace your way back. You might lose your map, but the map will never get you lost. This is one of the most joyous and fun parts of a motorcycling trip, when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere, your GPS isn’t working and your don’t have any Internet connection on your device. The fun here lies in the ability to get yourself out of this situation with the help of the map, “boyscouting” your way out of the situation, if I may say so. But in any case, always remember about the safe rules of going on a motorcycling trip, one of which is to have a partner. Especially if you’re not too good with maps.
A couple of other benefits of owning a map, designed specifically for bikers. Our products score pretty high on this list:
- more detailed info for bikers (good scenery locations, dangerous turns, road structure info, etc.)
- designed to withstand the elements, as it’s more likely to get affected by them than any other map
- offers routes that are verified by real motorcyclists and are not just recommended, based on Trip Advisor
- the fact that you navigate yourself using a real map and not just some fancy GPS, just like a real badass
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