Small Motor Bikes

Written by Charles Peacock
Bookmark and Share

Motorcycling is one of the great joys of my life. My dad always had at least one motorcycle in the garage, and ever since I was big enough to stand one up on my own, he was teaching me to ride. Luckily for me, I had a great teacher who stressed safety and taught me how to handle a bike even in difficult situations. The experience I gained in my early years of riding prepared me for what I see every day on the road, and made me a safer and more careful rider.

Learning to Ride a Motorcycle

Learning to ride a motorcycle can be a bit intimidating. If you're a little nervous about the idea of balancing yourself on a large, heavy machine with only two wheels, don't worry--you're not alone. Few people get on a bike for the first time without worry about messing it--or themselves--up.

The best piece of advice I would have for anyone interested in learning to drive a motorcycle is this: start small. Inexperienced riders on large, heavy bikes are a recipe for disaster. Until you feel comfortable on a large bike, you should restrict yourself to smaller bikes that you can easily pick up off the ground and balance between your legs.

Starting on a small bike will give you the feeling that you are in control--not the bike. It will also mean that you're riding a bike with a smaller engine, so you don't have to worry about going too fast. Once you feel that you have mastered the smaller bike, try one a little heavier and see how it feels. You'll find that everything you learned from the small bike will translate perfectly.


Bookmark and Share