Quick Answer: Can Motorcycles Get Rained On?

Most motorcycles were designed to get wet.

It is OK for it to be rained on whether in the driveway or while you’re riding it.

However, excessive exposure to water can eventually cause damage to your motorcycle.

Is it bad for a motorcycle to get rained on?

Yes. Motorcycles are designed to be ridden in the rain, so leaving one out to get wet every once in a while isn’t going to hurt it. It is best to store your motorcycle indoors, but that isn’t always possible. This will help allow and water vapor to move away from the bike while it is under the cover.

What happens if a motorcycle gets wet?

A modern motorcycle by a reputable maker should do just fine in the rain. Being in the rain tends to make the bike look less shiny and new after the water dries. Also, allowing the bike to sit wet after riding can cause spotting. In that case, the problem is not rain damage, it is neglect.

How do you ride a motorcycle in the rain?

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How to Ride a Motorcycle in the Rain – YouTube


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Can I keep my motorcycle outside?

If you leave your ride outside, you will likely see rust and dirt buildup that might be impossible to remove. Once your bike sits outside for a winter, your ride immediately loses value because of the conditions it has been through. Many buyers will ask sellers before they purchase the bike where they stored it.