Most people who dress up as motorcyclists are found more charming and good-looking. If you dress up like one, people see you as more confident. If these reasons are not enough to show you why many ride motorcycles, we do not know what will convince you to try this kind of ride. Seriously, motorcycles may look edgy and dangerous, but it is a fun and exciting ride if you only try it.
If you want to become a better motorcycle rider, you need to be consistent in learning or enhancing your skills. Here are our top tips on how you can be a champion when it comes to becoming better, faster, and safer when riding a motorcycle. Suma Performance walks the walk when it comes to cars and other types of lifts like a motorcycle.
Be On The Defensive Side When Riding
Staying safe also means getting ahead of your game. Being on the defensive side is the best way to avoid any unforeseen incidents. Maintain safety margins and envision yourself riding in an invisible personal bubble. It may sound weird but discover a method that works for you. If you see any threat or possible accidents, respond immediately with more extensive or significant boundaries. Always prepare for the worst likely scenario but be equipped with the best defense.
Always Make Yourself Visible
Ride in a way that your visibility is clear to other road users. Do not think of what it is in your direction; view how the road works in reverse. If you see a fellow motorist, there is a chance they see you, too. Be vigilant when approaching nearside junctions, as they are always risky. Try to dodge target fixation on RH bends as you tend to head wherever you are looking. Also, avoid recovering from the bend that results in a line almost in the opposing traffic.
Be Gentle With the Handlebars
The bars will always follow your command. If you hold both of the handlebars fixed, you lose fine motor commands. You will notice the stiffness this brings to your shoulders and arms too. It will also be a bit challenging to bend or turn your head and have a clear vision through the turns.
Watch Your Legs When Driving
Let us liken riding a motorcycle to riding a stallion. Both instances require you to use your legs crucially. When you compress both of your legs and knees against the motorcycle tank, this relaxes your whole upper body, and when you are relaxed, you have better control of your machine.
The Goal is Not to Drive With the Most Speed
Driving fast should not be the goal since this is just a result of your entire experience. Your plan to be the “fastest” is toying with disaster, so we do not recommend that. When you drive faster than you can, you have more tendency to make mistakes so that you may go fast but at a speed that you can handle. Plan your driving techniques and practice, ride as often as you can to maximize the fun.
Your Entry, Summit, and Exit Technique
Your entrance is the start of every turn and where you tip-in. The apex of your summit is when you are about to the inside of your turn. Your exit is when your motorcycle straight up again. You should know the signal of your tip-in point. A bit far before you turn, so you still have time before your apex and before you look for your exit.
Stay Seated When Riding Your Motorcycle
Remember the riders with the cornering posture when they seem to like hanging up on the seat. This style is so old-fashioned and risky. This worked back in the days when steel frame was still part of the machine but not now. The professionals still do that – hanging off their seats to lessen the muscular angle and intensify traction. It takes time to be at that level, though.
Heard the Saying “Slow Hands Make Fast Riders”?
They say that to have slow hands, you need to have a clear visual lead. Look ahead because looking down when driving raises your stress level, and you tend to speed up your ride. The other choice is to look ahead and pacify everything: your stress level, your speed is tempered. If you can look further ahead, it is easier to practice slow hands and make them tender grips, so you do not irritate the chassis or the tire, so to speak. Learn to read the road you are taking. To be able to read the sharpness of corners sensitively is a skill. Also, knowing your limit is very essential.
Get to Know the Strengths of Brakes
If there is one factor beyond your control, it will always be the condition of the weather and the status of the road. Winter gives you the cold, slippery road, while summertime means dry and warm highway. Get to know the abilities of your brakes, and if you can do it, do a simulation in a secure climate and situation. Practicing tests how good your brakes are in times of emergencies. If your machine control is reasonable, there will be less effort in using the brakes. Decrease your speed if you are cornering as you need to have good command in this area.
Do Not Stop Learning and Attending Training
Attend practical training that you think will be helpful to your riding experience. There are also endless media and reading materials that you can access online to hone your riding skills and become an accomplished motorcyclist.
Always keep your bike in top-notch form. Allot a time to inspect every possible ride and see any potential issues that you can address. See to it that you have fresh tires and necessary fluids are all at their accurate level. Check your brake pads now and then and your brake fluid to ensure its clarity and no leaks. Check your chain and test to confidently say there are no awkward noises and you are ready to go.
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