A summary of the motorbike driving test and what’s need to drive legally should help you to craft a good approach to riding your bike.
Learning to Ride a Bike
- Get a provisional licence
- Take CBT – Compulsory Basic Training
- Buy, borrow or hire a learner legal bike, helmet, clothing etc.
- Get bike insurance
- Practice on the roads with L plates and maybe take some pre-test training
- Learn the Highway Code and read other bike books
- Apply for, take and pass your theory test
- Apply for, take and pass your practical test
- Get your full licence and tear up your L plates
- Ride safely, live long and prosper
Motorbike training is just like learning to drive a car so you need a licensed professional to teach you the ropes, ideally in a quiet car park or field, to give you a good handle on the basics. Other techniques can be learned later, but you first need to familiarize yourself with the basics to succeed. Any confidante can give you a handle on what you need to know to succeed, and any person that does not do a good job of training you should be displaced with a better suited person, perhaps a trained professional. Without the obvious benefit of a serious professional at your back, you could end up without the proper functioning handle on things when you go in to get your license.
If you don’t have at least a modicum of the fundamentals, then you’ll be ill-equipped to succeed on a road that is increasingly hostile to motorbike drivers. The last thing you want to do is avoid the training and skimp on the lessons because of cost. Find a serious dedicated motorbike rider that will give you lessons for free because he or she is your friend. Find one of these people at a bike meet and forge a friendship with them. You’ll also benefit from the serious tips that they can give you on accessories, clothing, parts, and boots.
Motorcycle training are the first thing that you’ll be getting yourself into when you first start out with motorbikes. There are some tips that you need to learn to make your journey much easier. If you find that you’re approaching a corner too fast, for instance, then you need to do the following. Decide to make it, lead with your eyes, brake deep, lean hard, and learn from this experience.
The first steps you need to take before you can even begin motorcycle training or lessons include acquiring a provisional license, taking a CBT (compulsory basic training), buying, borrowing, or hiring a learner legal bike, helmet, and other equipment, getting insured, practising on the roads with L plates and possibly taking some pre-test training, reading the highway code and other books, applying for, taking, and passing the theory test, applying for, taking, and passing the practical test, getting your full license and tearing up your L plates, riding safely, living long, and prospering. If you can do all of these things, then you are ready to begin the really in-depth training. It may make you lose an arm and a leg to engage in the training, but it can cost you an arm and a leg if you don’t engage in the training. The reason that all people should train is because they can fall off their bike and get seriously injured if they think it is all just fun and games.