Sunday, July 31, 2011
Tips and Tricks for Beginner Riders
Best Beginner Motorcycles is a blog that caters to beginner riders and those who are interested in learning how to ride. This is a great source for those looking for motorcycle reviews, gear reviews or motorcycle guides. The blog features a forum where you can talk with other riders about motorcycle laws, motorcycle destinations and you can post pictures and videos to share with others. Here are a few links that may be helpful for the first time rider.
That is a question that I remember asking about 4 years ago after I bought my first motorcycle, a 2002 Suzuki GS500. At the time I had a 1989 Chevy Suburban as my secondary vehicle, but I rarely took it out because of the stress of driving such a large (and gas hungry) car. Eventually the suburban broke down and I sold it thus starting my foray into living without a four wheeled cage.
Motorcyclists often have to communicate with other people on the road much more often than people who drive cars. Whether it is warning other riders of potential hazards coming up or telling a car that is getting too close to you to back off. These are the basic hand signals every rider should know.
1. You'll Learn Faster Than a 600cc. Riding a motorcycle is hard for most people. Sure, put someone on a motorcycle for a few months or a year and it will eventually become second nature. Until you build the muscle memory that you need to properly operate a bike, you need to stack as much in your favor as you can. One of the easiest ways to do that is by choosing a 250 as a first motorcycle.
There are a few things that it will take you a few months to learn once you finally get your motorcycle and you start riding regularly. If you are lucky you will have a riding mentor with some experience help guide you and tell you some of these tips, but if you don’t then feel free to study this guide.