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Riding your motorcycle downhill

Posted by Howard Trott on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Under: Motorcycle Riding Skills
Here are a few safety tips to help you stay in control of your motorcycle while riding downhill.

Distribute your weight

As you approach the top of the hill, slide back on the seat to place more of your weight at the back of the bike. This will help you maintain balance and lessen the weight on the handlebars, which will improve your steering. Reduce your speed. Just as when you are riding in a car, the force of gravity will increase your speed on the back end of a slope, meaning you won’t need much throttle to move forward. It’s best to ease off the throttle at the top of the hill, since your weight and gravity will push you along (and braking late can over-stress the front tire and cause you to flip or swerve).

Grip the bike

Just before you start your descent, use your upper thighs to grip the bike and keep you firmly in place with your weight at the back. Controlling your centre of gravity will give you the most control over your momentum, and sitting back leaves your wrists weight-free to perform emergency braking.

Look ahead

 A steep slope will aim a biker’s body downhill, forcing him to look straight at the road in front of his wheels. As you sit back in the seat, keep your eyes up and open your field of vision to include the road all the way down and past the slope. This will help stop the feeling that the ground is “rushing” toward you and discourage panicked maneuvers or over-correction.

Resume your speed

Gradually you should be able to resume your speed at about three-quarters of the way down an average slope. However, gravity will still be pulling on you as you leave the hill, so a small amount of gas will go a long way. Gently accelerate until you can gauge your bike’s response, and fold back into the flow of traffic.

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