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The Motorcycle Community is expanding at a high rate day by day which includes skilled motorcycle riders and new motorcycle riders.
In this blog, our prime focus is on beginner motorcycle riders. So if you are a new rider, then you should spare some time to read the full article which will benefit you in your riding.
Just like you, we also started our motorcycle riding journey by taking motorcycle advice from our mentors. Accordingly, we learn motorcycle riding by remembering all important points. Now, we are in a position to give that acquired advice to you.
Here we present 10 lucid points as our professional advice which you have to remember if you are a new Motorcycle Rider.
1. Safety first
Riding a motorcycle is not so safe as it seems to.
For your safety you should apply Safety First in your riding, i.e. you should wear safety gears which includes Protective Helmet, Protective Gloves, Riding Jacket, Riding Boots, etc.
If you are tight on budget, then you should go for at least Helmet and Gloves which will always protect you if you meet with an accident.
2. Learn all controls
Basic learning is essential in every skill and basics are the foundation of learning any skill.
Before you move out and sit on your motorcycle for learning motorcycle riding, you must learn all controls of your motorcycle. These include gear pattern, clutch-throttle mechanism, adjusting rear-view mirrors, proper sitting posture, etc.
Let us briefly tell you about these:
- Gear Pattern: There are many different types of motorcycles in the market with different types of gear patterns. So before riding a particular motorcycle, you should know about its gear pattern.
- Clutch-Throttle Mechanism: As we discussed different gear patterns in different motorcycles, the clutch-throttle mechanism also varies slightly for different motorcycles. It’s important to understand the proper clutch-throttle mechanism of your motorcycle so that you won’t feel jerk in accelerating your motorcycle.
- Adjusting rear-view mirrors: Rear-view mirrors can be a lifesaver if you use them well. Adjusting these mirrors will allow you to see a better and wide rear view when you are riding. So, try to learn the appropriate positioning of rear-view mirrors.
- Proper Sitting Posture: Sitting posture is too important when you are riding because if your sitting posture is not good, you will face strain in your back and ultimately get mild to serious problems in your body. To avoid these problems, try to maintain a proper sitting posture while riding.
This is very important to gain the basic knowledge of motorcycle for your learning as it will help you in every aspect of your motorcycle riding.
3. Practice front and rear brakes
Knowledge of braking is very important in the process of riding a motorcycle.
Accelerating your motorcycle seems easy to compare to proper braking because if you are accelerating your bike to a high speed and don’t know how to apply proper brakes or how to handle the bike during braking, you may meet with an accident.
So, to avoid incidents and to learn to brake, first sit on your motorcycle and then move your bike in the forward direction with the ignition off and apply front and rear brakes simultaneously. In this way, you have a rough idea about your motorcycle braking.
Always try to maintain the proper proportion of the front and rear brakes. According to MotoFolder, you should have a braking proportion of 60:40 or 70:30 in respect to Front and Rear brakes. If we compare both braking proportions, later proportion i.e 70:30 is widely accepted by the motorcycle riders.
So, try to practice as much as possible to maintain the above-mentioned braking proportion for responsive braking and better stability.
4. Plan your route
It’s too important to plan your route for your motorcycle riding lesson. In the initial days of learning, try to ride your motorcycle on straight roads and avoid curvy roads as curvy roads require too much riding skills.
Once you are good at straight roads then only you should plan for curvy roads. This will build your confidence and it will make it easy for you to learn your motorcycle riding faster.
5. Avoid rush hour
Rush hour is a bustling time and it’s difficult for beginners especially to learn riding and driving because there’s a lot of traffic on the roads. The reason to avoid rush hour is that new riders get distracted from the traffic in the initial days.
We advise you to avoid rush hours to learn your motorcycle riding and the perfect time to learn your motorcycle riding is found to be in the early morning especially on weekends.
6. Be alert on the road
Riding requires proper attention. If you are a motorcycle rider, you should pay proper attention to the road and other vehicles.
According to MotoFolder’s observation, new motorcycle riders pay more attention to the motorcycle console and less towards the road and surrounding elements. So, avoid this beginner mistake, you must pay attention to your motorcycle and all the other things whether it is a road or other vehicles.
7. Low-power motorcycle
Due to the weight-power ratio, motorcycles deliver a huge amount of power which may be difficult for new riders to control the motorcycle.
We always recommend new motorcycle riders, learn to ride on low-power motorcycles.
Low-power motorcycles are good for new riders as they offer low-power which can be easily handled by new riders.
So to be on the safer side, prefer a low-power motorcycle.
8. Avoid wet roads
Rainy days make roads wet which is not recommended for riders especially if you are a new motorcycle rider. We suggest you avoid wet roads as this condition will make your motorcycle skid.
Once you are pro in dry roads or normal roads, then only you should ride on wet roads for your practice because a good rider is that who rides on any road condition.
9. Don’t Panic
Don’t panic- just chill and have fun riding your motorcycle because if you are excited and feeling fun in learning anything, it is found that you will learn it easily and quickly.
Experience and enjoy every little moment of your motorcycle riding.
Just feel good and stay calm while riding your motorcycle.
Practice is the most important part of any learning process. Similarly, in riding a motorcycle, the more you ride the more skills you learn and the more experience you gain.
First practice riding on empty roads, then increase your difficulty level by riding in traffic situations, and lastly in dense traffic.
So, practice is the key which will make you a professional motorcycle rider from a beginner one.
We presented our professional advice to you in 10 lucid points and it will help every new motorcycle rider like you to become a brilliant rider.
It’s not difficult to learn to ride a motorcycle and become a professional rider but if you follow these 10 simple points, you will learn faster and enhance your skills.
If you think you have some more points regarding the topic, then you should write them in the comment section below.
“RIDE SAFE, LIVE SAFE“