How to Ride a Motorcycle

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Motorcyclist Jeff Thompson demonstrates how to ride a motorcycle. Whether you’re considering a chopper, cruiser or even just a scooter, these tips will get you on the road fast.

    Jeff Thompson: Hi! I am Jeff Thompson, with Motorcycle Riding Concepts and today I am going to teach you how to ride a motorcycle. We are going to start off slow, by showing you the basic components of a motorcycle, starting with where to check it when you go to get on it, before you go for your ride in the morning, then we are going to talk about the safety gear, you should be riding with. Helmets, gloves and glasses and gear and stuff like that as we move forward throughout the day. We are going to teach you today how to get on the motorcycle, how to start the motorcycle, how to shift the motorcycle and then we are going to move on to more complicated concepts about how to find a friction zone, how to power walk your bike with both of your feet on the ground. Then we are going to teach you how to lift your feet up and actually ride the motorcycle without putting your feet on the ground.

    We are going to introduce a concept called Ocular riding which means riding with your eyes by turning your head, looking where you want to go. Then we are going to actually teach you how to turn the motorcycle and then we are going to teach you how to stop the bike properly. Remember it's important to use safety gear as you ride your motorcycle, so don't forget when you ride in motorcycle even in parking lot, it's important to wear a good solid helmet that's approved by the Department of Transportation or the Snell corporation. Also to wear gloves and safety glasses, you are going to want to wear something to cover your arms too, when you ride, doesn't have to be expensive, just something to cover your arms to keep the wind and the environment off you.

    Before we begin training today, let me talk about Motorcycle Riding Concepts a little bit, we are a company comprised of five motorcycle policemen. We have been in business in for four years, this is our second full year training. We bring to the table thousands and thousands of miles of actual on the road, riding under all kinds of adverse weather condition, we have a passion for training and we strive for riding excellence. We want pass that on to you in our training classes. So today as we ride, as we teach you how to ride this motorcycle, we will be incorporating all of those components that we believe strongly in our motorcycle training program today.