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Getaway Gear: 5 Must-Have Motorcycle Accessories for Your Winter Escape

Just one more flip of the calendar, and those of us living in colder climates are going to feel that familiar tug from the great outdoors—the call of the open road.

But why wait?

There are plenty of places in this great country of ours primed and ready for our motorcycles and dirt bikes to visit.

We’ll let you figure out where you want to go. Let us help you find some trailer and truck bed accessories that can help you deliver your bikes to late-winter riding country as efficiently as possible.

motorcycle rampHere are some items that might help:

Rage Powersport Heavy-Duty Motorcycle Ramp

This built-tough folding aluminum ramp has a 1,500-pound capacity and is perfect for loading and unloading your bike into the back of your pickup truck.

Price: $138.95*

motorcycle tie down strapTie-Down Straps

Secure your bike during transport with one of several tie-down strap options. There are several dozen options, including a wide variety of strap and attachment types, with varying lengths and ratings as high as 10,000 pounds.

Choose from top brands like Cargobuckle, Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs, and QuickLoader.

Price range starts around $5 for short basic straps, and run upwards of $194.95 for large packs.

motorcycle tie down anchorCargo Tie-Down Anchors

Get tie-down anchors as a place to secure your straps. They’re small. But they’re really important.

There are a variety of options from top brands, including Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs and Pit Posse.

Price range starts at $3.95 for basic anchors. Kits that include tie-down tracks for your truck bed can cost up to $189.95.

motorcycle wheel chock

Wheel Chocks

Lock your front wheel securely into place as you journey to riding country. Choose wheel chocks from industry leaders like Pit Posse and Rage Powersport.

Price range: $11.95-$164.95

Bike Covers

Protect your bike from the elements as you travel to and from your riding destination. Covers come in a variety of materials and price points. Explore your motorcycle coveroptions from top brands like Dowco and Kolpin.

Price range: $16.95-$111.95 

Of course, you can just hang tight until spring. It’s certainly an option.

But we’re all a little wired for some immediate gratification once in a while. Adventure awaits.

Road trip, anyone?

* All PowerSports Place pricing as of Feb. 7, 2013.

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