How To Ride A Motor Bike
Learn how to ride a motor bike to set yourself apart. Learning how to ride a can be fairly easy, with practice. It will take practice to properly coordinate the movement with your feet and hands. Be extremely careful, as motorcycles can accelerate and brake much faster than cars.
Here are the items you will need in order to learn how to ride a motor bike:
- Safety gear: make sure you have a properly fitted DOT or SNELL certified helmet, riding boots, motorcycle gloves, and a full length padded jacket. The padding will protect your upper body in case of any falls.
- Motorcycle learner permit: you need a riding permit to avoid tickets and motor bike confiscation.
- Instructor: your instructor can be either your friend or a licensed instructor
Here are the steps to learn how to ride a motor bike:
- Find a quiet, safe practice location. Find a place to learn how to ride your motor bike. This can be a regular empty parking lot, or any area with a low traffic density. A good place to learn can be large shopping mall lots, when the stores are closed.
- Get on the motorcycle, and start it up.Make sure you are wearing all your protective gear. Once you have your protection, you can get onto the motor bike. Your motorcycle needs to be in the neutral gear position. Start the motor bike, and let it idle for a few seconds.
- Practice moving the motor bike from a stand still position. The most important skill is learning how to start and stop your motorcycle. You will need to practice until you can start the motorcycle moving forward in a safe smooth manner. When you let out the clutch with your left hand, be sure to accelerate slowly. Your right hand controls the accelerator. Twisting the grip back, will increase the RPM’s on your motorcycle engine.
- Practice stopping the motor bike. When you are ready to stop, your right hand will control the front brake, and your right foot controls the rear brake. As a new rider, you should only be using the rear brake. Make sure that you remember to put both feet down on the ground, when your motor bike comes to a complete stop.
You will need to practice until you are comfortable starting and stopping the bike. Once you are comfortable with basic maneuvers, you can learn how to ride faster. You will need to learn how shift into higher gears to increase speed. When you are comfortable with changing gears, you will want to learn how to properly perform safety turns on your motor bike.