Short struggles

Video: Short rider struggles mounting Suzuki

This funny video shows a short rider who struggles to get on a Suzuki SV650 and then struggles to get the side stand up to get going. No laughing matter It may be funny to the two British tradesmen who filmed the video, but it’s no laughing matter for millions of short riders in a …

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The Five Essentials to Riding on Winter Roads

(Sponsored post for the northern winter) We’re now in the final third of the year, and that means we’re inching closer towards the Winter Season in the northern hemisphere. For many motorbike riders, it’s also a season when riding on icy, winter roads can bring a great deal of risk. The numbers are stacked against …

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Building confidence on two wheels

Building confidence on two wheels: Riding a motorbike on a warm summer day is one of the greatest thrills a person can experience. With the wind rushing over you, your heart pounding in your chest, and the beast purring beneath you, it will feel like anything is possible. Of course, though, most people won’t be …

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How to ride around blind corners

Blind corners are among the most dangerous places for motorcyclists to ride, obviously because of the limited vision ahead. Corners can be blind because of bush at the side of the road, or obstructed by a cutting, building or even roadside signs. Many motorists, especially those who feel invincible in their big 4WDs and dual-cab …

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Why you should practise counter steering

If you’ve ridden a bicycle, counter steering will come naturally to you, so why would it be necessary to practise counter steering? The problem is that, in an emergency situation, your instinct is to turn the handlebars toward the direction you want to go. Here is a graphic video example of what can happen. Notice …

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Top 10 tips for short motorcyclists

Short riders have always been disadvantaged by the fact that bikes are designed for tall riders, although that has changed in recent years. Brands such as Harley-Davidson, BMW, Ducati, Triumph and others are now making models that have lower seat heights or are offering optional low seats for short riders. Click here for a full …

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The simple keys to riding faster

One of the simple questions many novice and advanced riders ask is how they can ride faster. The answer can be just as simple. However, the question can be a little vague. Does the rider want to get to their destination quicker, do they want to reduce their lap time at a track, do they …

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10 tips to riding safe and warm in winter

There is no doubt that a warm rider is far safer than one who is frozen solid in the winter chill. Being too cold can lead to shivering, exhaustion, confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, drowsiness, low energy, slow reaction times, and stiff and sore joints. None of these is advisable for a rider to stay …

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