STOP MAKING THESE MISTAKES TO STAY SAFE WHILE RIDING YOUR MOTORCYCLE.
WE ALL WANT TO BE BIKERS, BUT SOMETIMES WE MAKE COMMON MISTAKES WHILE RIDING. BALANCING LOOKING GOOD AND BEING SAFE IS A DIFFICULT TASK.
Whether you’re driving to work or out for a weekend ride, safety should always be your number one concern.One of the best things about motorcycles is that they offer a sense of freedom and exhilaration that you can’t get with other vehicles. However, this also means that more things can go wrong while riding.
Today, we will look at some of the most routine motorcycle riding mistakes to avoid in your daily life.
Stalling the Bike
One of the most common mistakes made while riding a motorcycle is stalling the bike. Stalling can happen for several reasons, such as stopping too quickly or not having enough power to get the bike moving.
If you find yourself in this situation, the best thing to do is stay calm and remember the following steps:
Apply the brake (front and rear)
Put the bike in first gear
Turn off the engine
Get off the bike
If you’re ever in a situation where you feel unsafe, it’s always best to pull over and take a break.
Not Wearing Gear
Another common mistake made while riding a motorcycle is not wearing the proper gear. Gear can include anything from a helmet to appropriate clothing. Wear gear that will protect you in an accident to stay safe while riding, including a helmet, gloves, jacket, and pants.
Consult your local motorcycle dealer or talk to people already riding if you’re not sure what to wear while riding.
Riding on Too Tough Roads
Another mistake that riders often make is trying to take on too harsh roads. Driving on these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not used to riding in that terrain.
If you’re not sure about a particular road, it’s always best to take it slow and be comfortable with the conditions.
Most riders are concerned with ways to improve performance or look good while riding on these more challenging roads. But the truth is that you can do neither of those things if you’re not safe.
The last mistake that we’re going to talk about today is counter-steering. This mistake is when a rider turns the handlebars in the opposing direction of the turn they want to make.
While this can be a helpful technique, it can also be dangerous if you’re not used to doing it.
If you’re not comfortable with counter-steering, it’s best to avoid using it until you’ve had more practice.
Now that you know about some of the most common motorcycle riding mistakes, it’s time to start avoiding them. By following these tips, you’ll be able to ride your bike more safely and comfortably. Stay safe out there.