Before you get on your bike this bank holiday weekend, carry out the POWER checks.
Get into the habit of doing these simple checks every time you plan to ride to make sure the bike is in top condition:
Have you got enough fuel for your ride?
Check the engine oil levels as well as brake, coolant and clutch fluid levels and make sure there are no leaks.
Make sure the water reservoir is at the correct level and there are no leaks.
Are all the lights working properly? Look at the headlights, brake lights and indicators. Make sure the horn works and that instrument warning lights come on and go off.
Check your tyre pressures and tread depth. Look for wear, cuts and stones or other foreign bodies embedded in the tread. If you don't use your bike every day, or you're getting it back out after a break from the road make sure you give it a thorough checking over.