Before mounting a motorbike, it is important that one knows the essentials needed for the riding and safety of motorcycles.
Step One- Training: The first step of course is to practice riding a motorbike in a controlled training environment. Learning the basics and fundamentals of bike riding can help make on the road experience safer and more enjoyable. A great way to start this is to take a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course which teaches all of the necessary skills to ride a motorized bike.
Step Two- Bike Hardware: there is a large difference in buy and renting a bike. Buying a bike has a larger commitment and higher costs of insurance whereas renting a bike can be more costly especially in the case of an accident. Thus, it is also important to understand how committed of a rider one wants to be.
Step Three- Rules of the Road: the rules for bike riding are much different than standard automobile riding because of safety and speed capabilities. Thus, it is also important to know the exact rules of the road for motorcycles in any given state where the bike is being ridden. Understanding what is allowed on the road is one of the most basic needs to know fundamentals that there is when it comes to any vehicle.
Step Four- Start slow: dangerous mistakes are often committed by newer less seasoned riders, thus it is important to take the bike riding process slowly. Perhaps trying riding in a parking lot or a traffic free road before taking off onto freeways or town roads. Like anything else, riding a motorcycle is all about practice.
Step Five- Licensing: perhaps the most important thing to do before setting off on a major, patrolled road. There is no excuse to not having a license when riding a motorcycle and prosecution is very severe if one is riding a motorcycle without the proper certification.
Step Six- Know your Gear: safety comes first, especially for new riders. It is always a good idea to wear a helmet, and, if one is not confident, perhaps knee and elbow padding as well as several layers of cloths are also preferable. Any nasty spill can occur even during remedial training, so always wear a helmet.
Step Seven- Have fun: riding a motorcycle should not be a stressful time, so relax and have fun while doing it, while minding the first six steps.
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