New rider: How to sit on your bike

In this short video, BMW Rider Training's Chief Instructor, Ian Biederman, demonstrates the right, and wrong, way to get on your bike.

And yes, there is actually an easier way!

Top tips

  • Open the bars to give yourself space
  • Place your left foot inline with the footrest
  • Hold the front brake while you get on
  • As you sit on the bike, straighten the bars to help bring it upright

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Jon Urry

By Jon Urry

MCN contributor, original 916 & R1-owner, human labrador