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Riding skills: How to get on a motorcycle

Failure to mount a motorcycle properly can lead to poor forward vision and throttle control, and it’s a growing problem among predominantly slender, female new riders. Deterred by the complexity of explaining this key task adequately, magazines and instructors have shied away from it for years. So we’re incredibly thankful to American training outfit Motorcycle Riding Concepts who’ve managed to ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 06 May 2011

Three ways to load a bike for transporting

Wrong Wrong Right When you've suffered the indignity -­ and expense -­ of a motorcycle falling over in a van you want to make sure it will never, ever happen again. And that's after you've shot a couple of vertebrae out of place trying to get the bike in the van. Muscle power and string can conquer all, but when ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 08 April 2011

How to get the most mpg from your bike

Question: how do you get the most mileage for the least moolah on your bike? A) By riding as close as possible to 56mphB) By keeping the revs as low as possibleC) By riding as close as possible to the engine's peak torque Answer: C Your bike's engine is working most efficiently at the point it's making peak torque, extracting ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Riding Skills
  • 22 December 2009


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