May 3, 2021

5 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ride a Motorcycle (Yeah, You)

It’s fine if riding a motorcycle isn’t for you. However, those who wish to delve into it should first perform some self-reflection, Motorcyclist blogger and videographer with a lifelong goal of promoting the joys of riding.

This article’s goal is to persuade you not to commute by bike.

Please bear with me.

I’d like to see a greater number of people riding motorcycles. I’d advise anyone, especially younger individuals, to think twice before slinging a leg over any bike with just an engine if they exhibit any of the following characteristics.

As a motorcycle instructor in California, I watch many students come over there every weekend, and if they’ll be able to survive long on a motorcycle—and this includes those who complete the basic safety course.

Anyone can improve their riding skills, and even the most reckless can learn to be more responsible, but consider this advice of someone who does this professionally: 

Motorcycling will not be for you if you have one or more of these characteristics and want to live a long time.

1. You’re a slacker when it comes to self-control.

Learning good technique and control is the most important aspect of riding a motorbike. Remember “The Karate Kid’s” wax-on, wax-off routine? Mr. Miyagi was teaching muscle memory through simple, repetitive patterns, which are necessary for muscle memory to develop while not as awesome as sweet, ass-kicking karate. Similarly, executing U-turns around a cone in a parking lot may seem pointless, and it’s yes can do on a motorcycle. Still, it emphasizes body and head alignment and clutch and throttle control. You seamlessly transition the throttle, and how to lean into and counter-steer, in favor, is required to do it properly. It also necessitates commitment and practice. Failure to master good technique may not immediately bite you in the arse, but a lack of commitment will eventually bite you.

2. You’re an arrogant jerk

You completed the basic safety course and obtained your driver’s license. Awesome! Please don’t take this to imply that you can now ride a bike. No proof taking a You will be a safer rider if you take a basic safety course. Being a better rider is the only way to ensure your safety on the road. Use the following formula: A safer rider results from extensive personal practice combined with advanced riding courses. If you try to cheat or hack your way there, you won’t ride. You’re not God’s gift to the motorcycle art if you think you’re just extremely sweet. If you don’t trust me, get off your bike and take the bus instead. 

3. Your First Motorcycle Will Be a Rocket

It’s a common occurrence for me. A man walks in, thinking he’s the man (and it’s always a boy—I’ve never seen the same hubris in any of my female pupils) and insists that having a 500cc bike will be boring him.

Motorcycling is about control and confidence, not insane power and speed. Develop such abilities initially, and your rate will quickly grow. Before riding a fast bike quickly, learn to ride a slow bike quickly. Please take the bus with the know-it-alls if you don’t tolerate that.

4. You don’t have a good sense of judgment or spatial awareness.

Is your car’s back bumper covered in dings from crashing into the same pole every day? When parallel parking, do you tap the bumpers of other cars? Do you drive too closely behind other vehicles, or have you been in a few car accidents? Please save yourself the misery, potential maiming for something else if this is a marginal barometer of your previous driving experience. One of the most important characteristics to have, riding a motorcycle, is understanding what the fuck and the relative distance and velocity of incoming and outgoing objects.

5. You believe that motorcycles are the best for going super fast and performing wheelies.

It’s is a quick way to be gravely injured or killed as a beginner rider. I enjoy lifting the front end of my bike; it’s extremely useful off-road when overcoming obstacles, and there’s nothing more badass than a well-held wheelie, but it’s dangerous and illegal on public roads. Too many of the students I coach want to jump right on a 600cc, 1000cc sportbike and don’t care about learning the fundamentals of riding. Speed is something that We can develop through time and with effort. Patience is required. If you don’t, you’re in for a world of pain and a depleted bank account.

Motorcycles, after all, are quite dangerous. Motorcycles are 38 times more hazardous than driving a car, and if you collide with an immovable object or someone else, you’ll be the one who suffers or even dies. Motorcycles, on the other hand, are adult bicycles. With high risk comes high reward, and there’s nothing quite like riding a motorcycle at the end of the day. It’s nirvana for me and many others.

Most people ride, but doing so requires commitment and skill development. If you can’t make that commitment, you’ll become a statistic. In the end, that’s not going to help the biker community grow.

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