February 7th, 2013 by admin
For any avid motorcycle fans out there, you’ll already know the dos and the don’ts when it comes to taking a two wheeled vehicle out on the road; anybody who is knew to motorbikes however might be under the illusion that riding one is as simple as it seems – this isn’t the case. You must be aware of what to do and what not to do before taking one out on the road, then once you’ve grasped the basic concept of two-wheeled motoring, you can really start having fun. It is extremely dangerous to ride one if you’re not sure what you’re doing, and could result in some expensive servicing costs. It might be worth going for a used bike if you’re a first time buyer. We’ve made a list of our top five tips for motorbike rookies.
Always Wear A Helmet
This one really should be a no brainer, but it is amazing how many new motorcyclists get on one without realising the importance of wearing a helmet. If you should be unfortunate enough to have an accident, a helmet could be the difference between life and death.
Always Wear Full Leathers
Like the previous tip, you should never ride your motorcycle without full protective leathers on. If you get knocked off it will be your leathers that protect your skin – there is no seatbelt to save you like in your old Volkswagen Golf!
Careful On The Throttle
It is easy to forget how much more acceleration you have in a motorbike than a car, especially if you’re not used to driving one. Don’t try to ride to fast at first or you’ll be risking an accident.
Don’t Accelerate Too Quickly Round Corners
Corners can deceive a lot of new motorbike riders – it is all about judging the angle of the corner before your reach so as you how to adjust your lean on the bike. If you take a corner too quickly you can easily misjudge this and 9 times out of 10 it will result in you being thrown from your vehicle.
Respect Your Bike
Remember that motorbikes aren’t all about insane speeds and loud exhaust pipes. If you don’t treat your vehicle with respect you’ll undoubtedly end up having an accident. You need to become acquainted with a motorcycle before you unleash its full potential.
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