- Motorcyclists: I'm thinking of doing it, any advice?
If you’re feeling the urge then go for it.Posted 5 years ago
When you pass get a bike you’re going to want to ride and you won’t grow out of – I got a little CB400 as my first bike, but only kept it 4 weeks before getting the VFR800 I actually wanted.
I had a very happy few years going all over Europe, Morocco and Norway on various bikes and don’t regret a bit of it, but I’ve stopped riding now. I get no enjoyment out of riding on UK roads, and have run out of places to go in the space of a 2 or 3 week summer holiday, so I’ve moved onto other things.iffoverloadMember
smoothness and appropriate speed are the keys to good riding. skill and confidence will grow with time and practice.
buy a copy of roadcraft police training manual, and practice the “system” in your car/bike.
Motorcycles are different from a car or bicycle as speed and position and manuverability are not the same.
boots, leathers and a well fitting quality helmet and gloves.
fit the best tyres on your bike and keep an eye on pressure and wear,
maintain your bike well.
avoid the temptation to race/speed on the road, aim for smoothness and safe progress instead.
go on some track days , it is so much fun and really lets you work on your skills safely.
another vote for VFRs here as a everything bike, but get a decent sized bike whatever you do!Posted 5 years ago
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