If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, then a great motorcycle ride gets rolling by kicking up the sidestand and flipping the ignition. Needless to say, there are quite a few more steps that follow thereafter as well. Here at RevZilla we are obviously very passionate about motorcycles. If you’re the kind of person who digs really cool things, then perhaps they’re something that you might be passionate about too. While no single video can teach everything there is to know about riding a motorcycle, in this How to Ride a Motorcycle video for beginners, Lemmy walks through basic motorcycle controls, firing it up, putting it in gear, and getting it in motion.
Today, we're going to talk about helmet fit and selecting the right size helmet. First off, It's really important that a helmet fits properly so it can do its job. Its primary job is to manage energy in an impact. It's an energy management system. If the helmets too big, it's not going to be able to do that effectively. Another byproduct of having an ill-fitting helmet, one that's too large, is it's going to be a lot noisier than a helmet that fits properly. The reason for that is it's just not going to seal right around the neckroll area. So you're going to have a lot more road noise.
For beginners, finding the right motorcycle to fit their needs can be a daunting task. The selection is vast, and the expense is not insignificant. Various types of motorcycles have equally varied strengths. They also have their own set of weaknesses. Just as you wouldn’t use a sledgehammer to polish your best dress shoes, you wouldn’t want to choose a track bike if the type of riding you wanted to do was all off-road. Regardless of if you are looking for a beginner motorcycle, or are merely seeking to take a dip into another riding style that you might not be as experienced in, this video is all about providing some insight into the types of motorcycles available, and how they can improve your desired riding experience.
Learning to ride a motorcycle can be fun. The best way to learn how to properly ride is in a safe and controlled manner. Always practice safety first and be sure you have appropriate safety gear for the type of riding you will do. Beginners can enroll in motorcycle safety courses that give you the tools to be a proper rider.
One of the most important processes of riding a motorcycle is shifting gears. This may seem like a challenge to master, but shifting gears is really a simple process. How you shift gears, however, will depend on whether your motorcycle has a manual transmission or a semi-automatic transmission.