Skills

11 posts

Dirt Bike Tips for Street Riders

If you already know how to ride a motorcycle but want to head off-road on a dirt bike or dual-purpose machine, here are ten tips to keep in mind when you’re moving from asphalt to dirt. But hitting the dirt can also involve dropping tyre pressure, in order to help […]

Strong Core for Balance

A strong core, the muscles around your waist and spine, is key to develop a good sense of balance. Sure, some say that balance is affected by the inner ear, but years of training experience lead me to believe or trust in the core. I believe that if your lower […]

Sit or Stand when Riding

This is an old issue, overkilled by many adventure riders where they end up standing just for the hell of it, and a style feared by the novice who chooses to avoid the “Meerkat” issue to their own downfall. No pun intended. Your posture is justified by the conditions you […]

Through the Curve

Anybody can ride a motorcycle in a straight line. Here you learn how to ride in a curve. Taking curves is rather a personal choice in terms of selection of entry and exit points as well as speed, it seems to me. For example, the typical advice I have heard […]

Street Braking

Most riders would agree that while the sensation of speed on a motorcycle is exhilarating, stopping quickly, efficiently and safely is absolutely essential. To promote effective braking, Honda has incorporated a number of advances in braking technology: disc brakes, multiple-piston brake calipers, Combined Braking Systems (CBS), Anti-lock Braking Systems (ABS) […]

Steering Explained

You are riding along a country road, and can see the road ahead curving sharply to the right. It’s a blind curve, so it’s hard to assess just how much you will need to turn. Could there be traffic coming toward you when you go around the bend? Do you need […]