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Questions Every New Motorcyclist Asks

It’s expected to be apprehensive about beginning something new. Motorbikes are no exception. Before we can all truly enjoy the freedom of two wheels, there are a few steps we must all take. Therefore, we’re here to address some of our group’s most frequently asked concerns for new and beginner riders.

Questions New Motorcycle Riders Ask

1. What Can I Do If I Want To Complete My Cbt But Am Too Frightened To Make A Reservation?

First, we can all agree that riding a motorbike is not something that most people do naturally, so it’s completely normal to feel anxious when you first go out into the world. Your teacher will review everything you need to know to drive a bike safely and confidently when taking your CBT. If you need more assurance, we provide a course called “Introduction to Motorcycling” to give motorcyclists confidence before their CBT.

In the two hours of instruction, you will:

  • Pay attention to the fundamental abilities and controls of motorcycling.
  • Try the freedom and fun before enrolling in the CBT course.
  • Discover the fundamentals of clutch and gear controls.

2. Does My Bike Need A L Plate On The Front?

Many individuals will have different ideas about this, but the truth is that you must legally show L plates on both the front and rear of your scooter or motorcycle if you are riding a 50cc or 125cc motorcycle with a CBT permit.

You can take your L plates off your motorcycle once you obtain your A1, A2, or full motorcycle license.

3. Can I Attend Bike Meets With Just A 125cc Motorbike?

Yes, you can. Regardless of your engine size, most bike meetings extend a warm welcome to everyone riding two wheels, as we are all there for the same purpose. See if there is a local Facebook group for the event, and reach out if you’re anxious about attending your regional bike meet. You might be able to meet up with some other riders along the way and arrive together. One of the friendliest and most inviting communities you can encounter is the motorbike community.

4. Which Bike Is Ideal For Me? I Know I Want One.

It comes down to what type of bike best suits you, so this one is entirely individualized. A bike’s appearance will guide the majority of individuals. Would you like a cruiser or something sportier? Aside from appearances, it would help if you considered MPG, tank capacity, servicing intervals, tax, and other operational expenses. This will be pretty inexpensive for machines with smaller capabilities, but it builds up, so it’s worth double-checking.

The best course of action is to always schedule a test ride before purchasing to ensure that this is your desired bike. If you phone any of the local dealers, they will almost all be quite kind and helpful.            

5. Is Purchasing All The Equipment Expensive?

These days, high-quality motorcycle equipment is far less expensive, and novice riders have an abundance of unique options to choose from. Naturally, you can spend more money if you prefer, but in terms of certification, each helmet must undergo rigorous testing to be sold to customers. Looking for A ratings and CE levels is something you should do when purchasing jackets and pants. Here is more information about protection.

6. During The Summer, Do I Need To Wear Full Gear?

Everyone is aware of how hot Dallas gets in the summer. However, there’s probably nothing hotter than sitting in halted traffic in August while wearing a leather jacket, pants, boots, and a full-face helmet while riding a bike. Most people start to sweat at the mere thought of layering clothing as summertime arrives.

Wearing safety gear is still required. Certain months of the year will be more difficult than others for anything you accomplish due to the heat and humidity. Arriving sweaty and heated is preferable to arriving at all. 

7. Downshift: Should You Decelerate?

Equipping yourself with the right gear for the ride is part of learning to ride. The right equipment will be the highest if you travel through Dallas at 70 mph on the motorway. The chart in most owner’s manuals provides an overview of the recommended gear for each speed, but it’s primarily meant to serve as a starting point.

You’ll understand how it reacts as you put more miles on your bike. Pay attention to how your bike feels and sounds. You might need to downshift one or even two gears if it starts to lug as you slow down. Try to downshift before you reach that place the next time.

Sometimes, downshifting is entirely unnecessary. For instance, when approaching a curve at 65 mph, you’ll probably merely apply the brakes to reduce your speed to fit the situation before using the throttle.

8. Does Brake Require Holding In The Clutch?

Not every time. Simply apply your brakes gently to lower your speed in the example above. There’s no need to engage the clutch since you aren’t shifting gears. However, you will also be downshifting because you will stop quickly, reducing your speed.

You should be in first gear and holding the clutch at a stop when you get to the stop sign or lights, ready to go again. Many new riders lament that clutch bearing causes hand cramps. Expert riders would tell you that you have become used to it.

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