Collection: Bike Care

Cleaning a motorbike is essential not only for its appearance but also for maintaining its performance and longevity. Motorbikes are exposed to various elements like dirt, road grime, bugs, and weather conditions, so regular cleaning is key. Here's a step-by-step guide to effectively clean your motorbike:

Materials You'll Need:

  • Mild soap or specialized motorcycle cleaner
  • Buckets of water
  • Soft-bristle brushes and detailing brushes
  • Microfiber cloths or towels
  • Chain cleaner and chain lubricant (if applicable)
  • Motorcycle-specific wax or polish (optional)


  1. Cool Down: Allow your motorbike to cool down completely before starting the cleaning process. Cleaning a hot engine can cause rapid evaporation of water and cleaning products.
  2. Pre-Rinse: Use a gentle stream of water to pre-rinse the bike. This helps to loosen dirt and debris, making it easier to clean.
  3. Cleaning Solution: Fill a bucket with water and add a mild soap or a specialized motorcycle cleaner. Follow the product instructions for the correct dilution.
  4. Washing: Dip a soft cloth or sponge into the cleaning solution and gently wash the entire bike, starting from the top and working your way down. Use a soft-bristle brush or detailing brushes for hard-to-reach areas, such as crevices and engine components. Pay special attention to areas with bugs, tar, or road grime.
  5. Rinse: Rinse off the cleaning solution thoroughly with clean water. Make sure to remove all traces of soap or cleaner to prevent streaking.
  6. Dry: Use clean microfiber cloths or towels to gently dry the bike. Pat the surface instead of rubbing to prevent scratches.
  7. Chain Care: If your motorbike has a chain drive, use a chain cleaner to remove dirt and grime from the chain. Follow the product instructions. Once clean, apply a suitable chain lubricant to ensure smooth operation.
  8. Polishing (Optional): If you want to add an extra layer of protection and shine, you can apply a motorcycle-specific wax or polish. Follow the product instructions and use a clean microfiber cloth to apply and buff off the product.
  9. Tire Care: Check the condition and pressure of your tires while cleaning. Proper tire maintenance is essential for safety and performance.
  10. Chrome and Metal Parts: Use a specialized chrome or metal cleaner to clean and shine any chrome or metal parts on the bike. Be sure to use products that are safe for the specific materials.
  11. Final Inspection: After cleaning, inspect your motorbike for any missed spots or areas that might need further attention.
  12. Maintenance: Regular cleaning not only keeps your motorbike looking great but also helps you identify any potential maintenance issues. Take note of any parts that need tightening, lubing, or servicing.

Always refer to your motorbike's owner's manual for specific cleaning and maintenance recommendations. Different bikes may have specific care requirements. By regularly cleaning and maintaining your motorbike, you can enjoy a clean, well-performing, and long-lasting ride.