Three Tips Every Beginner Motorcyclist Needs to Know
Congratulations! After shopping around your area’s Triumph Victory motorcycle dealers, you’ve finally found and purchased your very first motorcycle at a great value. Nice job!
Now, you just need to learn to ride the darn thing. Although it’s a lot like riding a regular bike, Victory bikes are naturally a little bit different, too. Here are a few tips for beginners to help you get more acquainted with your new horse of steel.
Ride Like You Were Invisible.
One of the best ways for beginners to get the hang of riding their Victory bikes on the road is to act as though they were invisible, like no other drivers could see them, because unfortunately, that is often the case. Many drivers are often distracted, and are less likely to see other motorists and hazards. Because people riding Victory bikes are smaller, they’re already harder to see, putting them at greater danger — so never give anyone the benefit of the doubt. Always be cautious.
Look as Far Down the Road as You Possible Can.
It’s always a good idea for beginners to look as far down the road as possible while riding their Victory bikes. This allows them to anticipate potential dangers much earlier, like a truck that’s merging or a car that changes lanes without signaling.
Practice as Much as Possible.
Like any other skill, the only way beginners can master riding their Victory bikes is through diligent practice. The most important thing for a beginning motorcyclist to practice in an empty parking lot is braking, since motorcycles will stop faster than cars. This will not only help beginners get used to the sudden jerk of the bike, but will also help keep them from stopping too suddenly in front of another vehicle, and causing a rear end collision.
Riding Victory bikes for the first time can be a little bit daunting, but the only way out is through. You just have to be as cautious and aware as possible.
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