Trying to turn on a motorcycle at high speed is easier said than done. Most riders don’t know how to turn, which can make the situation even more challenging. To turn safely at high speeds, you must learn to see a motorcycle a reasonable distance ahead. To do this, lean into the corner while anchoring yourself to the motorcycle. Also, remember to judge your speed! Read this article for tips and tricks.
Look reasonably far ahead of your motorcycle
The distance that you should look reasonably far ahead of your motorcycle when turning on or off at high speed is different for motorcycles than for other vehicles. Because motorcycles have smaller turning radius, they appear to travel more slowly than they do. As a result, drivers often pull out in front of motorcyclists, thinking they have more time to react to the motorcycle’s presence. It’s important to stay alert and be as visible as possible, even when it’s crowded.
Anchor yourself to the motorcycle
You may have heard that you need to anchor yourself to the motorcycle when you’re turning on at high speed, but you are probably not sure how to do it. Holding onto the motorcycle operator or the bike’s handlebars is uncomfortable, and you may also be causing more damage to the bike. Fortunately, some motorcycles have backrests that can help you anchor yourself to the motorcycle.
Lean into the corner
Leaning into the corner when turning on a motorcycle requires counter-steering, which is necessary to complete the turn. The spinning wheels of a motorcycle act as gyroscopes and prevent you from crashing into a wall or another vehicle. While leaning into a corner, you should trust your motorcycle and stop pressing the handlebars when you have reached the desired lean angle. Once you reach the desired lean angle, your motorcycle will continue to run its course until you alter it.
Judge the speed of the motorcycle
To avoid an accident, learn how to judge the speed of a motorcycle before you start driving. Motorcycles require at least as much space as other vehicles to stop. To keep a safe distance, set a two-second following distance. Pick a marker at least three feet in front of you and count off seconds until your rear bumper reaches it. Before “one-thousand-two,” you should reach the marker. This will allow you at least two seconds to stop if necessary. It will also allow you to view any hazards on the road.
Avoid speed wobbles
One of the most horrifying aspects of cycling is the dreaded speed wobble. It happens when a bike suddenly moves out of control, and you’re unable to control the bike because it sways or tilts. And when this happens, it can be devastating. But fear not – it can be avoided. Read on to learn how to avoid this terrifying moment.