Motorbike driving tips for beginners
To learn how to ride a bike is best in closed shoes (sneakers) and covered clothes (jeans and a jacket). Often it is at first, because of inexperience, you can get hurt and if you are wearing flip flops and shorts, your wounds will be much more serious.
A helmet is absolutely necessary! Do not be stingy, buy a normal helmet for at least 250k, not an old dirty from the rental.
For a start, it's best to take small scooters (like Scoopy, Vario, etc.) with an automatic gearbox. This way you won't be distracted by gear-shifting at first and concentrate on driving.
You need to learn on a large platform, where with no buildings around, no movement and no objects. It's best to have someone with you to explain or help you in the first step.
First, just sit on the bike, remove the footstep and try tilting it in different directions to feel the weight of the bike and at what tilt, if anything you can hold it.
Take it as a rule that your left hand should always lie on the rear brake! (usually two or three fingers).
Start the bike. First, when you apply the brake, you can turn the throttle knob a little bit to see how "smooth or hard" it is, then you can try to ride smoothly and slowly. The speed on the bike should always be set smoothly.
Try not to brake with your legs and not to put them out at all while you ride! This is a very bad habit.
Also remember that you do not have to throw the handlebar or turn the throttle grip to the full. Very often, for a beginner, the first reaction is to turn the throttle. The bike will twitch and just fly out from under you. It's very dangerous!
At first, just go slowly to learn how to keep your balance and feel the bike. Slow down, hurry up, try the turns.
Try an exercise like a sudden stop: speed up a bit and then slow down sharply. Remember that you always have to brake 80% with the rear brake and only brake and help with the front brake. Sharp braking by the front brake can cause the front wheel to "lock" and you will fly over the bike forward. However, when braking while driving, you should use both brakes, not just the rear brake.
You can also try an exercise on reaction speed and sharp braking. Here you will need an assistant: you just ride on the platform, and another person at any moment can shout "STOP" to you, on which you must stop abruptly and do it correctly.
When you get a little straight, "plug in" turns and turns. You can arrange something like "snakes": place any objects and spin between them.
Then connect the turntables. Drive around the site turning and displaying a turn signal. Don't forget to turn it off. Learn how to use mirrors, always check them before you travel.
The first time, it is best to take a quiet, low-live road. Calm down, get your spirits together and get out. Try to drive closer to the left side of the road, smoothly and without rushing. Focus on the road and your actions. Don't get distracted and don't look around. You are driving!
Always show the turn in advance when driving and do not make sudden sudden changes. Your movement should be predictable for other participants! Always slow down before turning!
When driving on the road, try to 'anticipate' the situation a little bit, a little 'feel' other participants. This also applies to the exits from secondary roads on your main one. Expect that someone may suddenly jump out of there and not look. You have to be ready for it. It will certainly come with experience, but still.
When driving on sand, gravel, etc. never brake abruptly and do not make any sharp turns/turns/movements. On this surface the wheel can be easily locked and you will fall down. Drive calmly, slowly and smoothly.
If you have to drive in the rain, you should drive at least one and a half times slower and more gently! Bring a minimal first aid kit (hydrogen peroxide, bandage, adhesive tape) and a printed insurance policy in the boot.