Basic motorcycle driving skills

1. Turn in place

The technology of turning in place is actually the same as using the accelerator to accelerate the steering. It’s just that the angle of in-situ steering is much larger, it can be 360 degrees, or even more. When turning in place, you should use a lower gear, hold the clutch handle with your left hand, and use the weight of the base carrier to tilt naturally. When your feet step out in the direction you turn, the handlebars should also turn in the direction you turn. Put the other foot on the foot lever, keep your knees close to the body, and tilt your body outward. When the body tilts to a large enough angle, quickly accelerator and release the clutch. At this time, the rear wheel will start to center around the left foot. Rotation, the angle of rotation can depend on physical strength.

Mastering the in-situ steering technology has great applications in real life, especially when you want to leave quickly after parking in a crowded place, in-situ steering is the best way.

2. Lift the rear wheel

Lifting the rear wheel is one of the basic skills of riding an off-road motorcycle, just like lifting the front wheel. However, it is easier to master and its role in performance may be unique. The action of lifting the rear wheel is best done on asphalt pavement with high friction, followed by plastic runway pavement, and finally cement pavement. It is best not to practice on other roads unless you have certain skills.

Beginners’ requirements for motorcycles are that the front brake should be a hydraulic disc, otherwise it will be difficult to lock the front wheel at once. After you are skilled in the technology, you can use drum front brakes. It is worth noting that the front wheel locking is very dangerous. The most appropriate braking method is not to lock the wheel.

Before lifting the rear wheel, the motorcycle should maintain a certain speed and drive in a straight line. Clamp the body of the motorcycle with your knees so that you and the vehicle are integrated. Grasp the front brake handle to lock the front wheel. Hold the handle with both hands. Lean forward and shift your center of gravity forward. The motorcycle will lift the rear wheel due to the multiple effects of inertia, contraction of the front shock absorber and the human body. After lifting, you should assess the situation and release the front brake, so that the vehicle will not roll forward due to excessive speed. Pay special attention to road surface selection and keeping a straight line.

3. Jump

Jumping movements are commonplace in competition, and their potential for skill development is huge. Of course, it should also be noted that it is not the person who jumps the highest who runs the fastest. If you jump high, you can do some difficult moves, which makes your performance more exciting. When approaching the take-off point, adopt a semi-standing position and maintain appropriate acceleration. If you accelerate with all your strength, you may be in danger due to too fast speed; when you reach the best take-off point, increase the accelerator and at the same time turn the handlebars towards your body. Pull forward. At this time, the person and the car are in the air. When in the air, the body is tightly clamped with the knees. The accelerator returns to the original position. Move the waist forward and relax the whole body, ready to absorb the impact when landing. When landing, let the rear wheels touch the ground first, and the front wheels Follow the landing, so that the front and rear wheels can jointly absorb the violent impact. If the front wheel hits the ground first or if the impact force is not dispersed by the front wheel, the vehicle may become unbalanced.

This is a basic action for single-peak jumps, as well as double-peak and multi-peak jumps. The jumping techniques are different because the landing points are different, which requires the rider to adjust his posture appropriately in the air, so that the front and rear wheels share the impact force and force from the ground. The principle is to facilitate rapid acceleration after landing. When practicing, you must start from a small jumping platform, and then increase the height after you find the feeling.

4. Lift the front wheel

Lifting the front wheel is one of the most basic skills for driving an off-road motorcycle. You can think of it this way: if you don’t know how to lift the front wheel, it means you have not yet crossed the threshold of being able to play off-road motorcycles. Maybe this statement is unscientific, but in fact many people think so. Therefore, mastering this technique is crucial for enthusiasts. We should not master it in order to attract people’s attention, but should know how much use it has in our actual driving. It is the skill of crossing obstacles such as ditches, rocks, steps, and crossbars.

There are two specific ways. Use your body and accelerator to lift the front wheel and use the clutch to lift the front wheel.

When using your body and the accelerator to lift the front wheel, you should first maintain balance and control the speed of the vehicle; then lean your body forward as much as possible to make the front wheel shrink due to the weight; finally, move your body’s center of gravity back quickly, and at the same time use the rebound of the front fork when it is extended. Lift the handlebar with force and increase the accelerator appropriately, the front wheel will lift.

When using the clutch to lift the front wheel, you should first maintain balance and control the vehicle speed; then tighten the clutch handle, apply some accelerator to keep the engine speed within an appropriate range, and finally release the clutch handle quickly , the front wheel will naturally lift due to the driving force of the rear wheel.

During practice, there are many practical problems, such as the power of the vehicle, the degree of coordination between the body and the control of the accelerator and clutch, psychological quality, etc., which may affect the success of the practice. Of course, people with high skills can ride a unicycle, let alone an off-road motorcycle with a certain driving force. Therefore, beginners’ first choice is to use a vehicle with greater acceleration.

After the front wheel is lifted, the accelerator and brake should be properly controlled to adjust the appropriate height and maintain good balance. When the front wheel is down, accelerator slightly; when the front wheel is raised too high, step on the rear brake at the right time. At this time, the motorcycle will keep the front wheel raised and drive forward.

How to tilt the head of a cross-country motorcycle

  1. Don’t be afraid of falling, don’t be afraid of hitting someone, and don’t be afraid of damaging the car, otherwise you won’t be able to use your hands and feet freely and you won’t be able to practice well.

2. The vehicle speed when tilting must be fast, not tilting in place, at least 20km/h.

3. Driving while standing with your head tilted.

Three Motorcycle Driving Techniques Tutorial

washboard road

The continuous undulating road surface, which we call washboard roads, is the most difficult to walk on. By practicing the right way, you can pass quickly and safely. Before hitting the washboard road, shift into the highest gear. The higher the gear, the better your suspension will work.

  1. In addition to changing to a higher gear, another key is to move your center of gravity back. Of course you need to stand and maintain an attacking stance. Position your butt over the rear fender.
  2. At the same time, use your knees to clamp the body firmly. This will help prevent left and right swings and allow you to control better.
  3. The stress point of the foot should be on the forefoot, not the arch of the foot. And keep your feet parallel and forward to avoid injuries due to foot impact.
  4. Keep your upper body with your shoulders level, straighten the handlebars with both hands, and hold them tightly, ready to resist any impact from the ground.
  5. It is also necessary to hold the clutch with one finger, because you need the car to burst out with sprinting power at any time to maintain your forward speed and keep the front wheels upright. 6. Your head should be raised and the road ahead of you should disappear. place, so that when the road surface suddenly changes, you can make correct judgments and reactions in time. 7. The last one, but the most important one, don’t let your front wheel dig down too hard, otherwise you will The bulge was tripped over.

Sharp bend on hard soil

For any turn on any motocross track, there are some different techniques, but there are also mostly similar techniques. When a turn is the kind of slippery and difficult surface, the correct technique becomes unusually important. This kind of bend is often what distinguishes the best among the masters.

When entering a bend: There is no soft soil or gullies in this kind of bend, and it looks dry and slippery. After entering the curve, we want the vehicle to travel at the highest speed it can control, so the vehicle angle and speed need to be determined based on the inclination of the turn. The greater the inclination, the faster you can go. If the inward angle is small and you enter quickly, it will definitely cause the tires to slip when turning and lose optimal control.

Braking skills: The best way is to stand and enter this kind of curve. The moment after entering the curve, press the front brake and lean forward to sit down. Then stretch out your legs to put the center of gravity on the front wheel to increase the braking force. wheel grip. In this kind of bend, you must try to put all the weight on the front wheel, so as to maintain the best angle and posture. Because there is little mud in this place, it is difficult for the front wheels to grip the ground, so you need to make the front wheels the guiding point of the entire vehicle.

At the turning point: At the turning point, you must look at the exit of the corner and open the throttle at the same time. At this time, be sure not to apply the gas too hard, otherwise the front of the car will tilt up or the rear of the car will swing wildly, and there will be no way to control the car. Applying the oil gently and gently can help you exit the corner more smoothly.

Accelerating out of a corner: When the vehicle is about to return to its normal position, the body can return to the center of the vehicle. Once the vehicle reaches the upright position, turn the accelerator boldly and confidently. You successfully ended a difficult corner.

Muddy and deeply rutted corners

Of all the various types of turns, deeply rutted turns can be the most difficult and require the most skill. If this corner is muddy, it will become even more slippery and it will be even more difficult to control the car. And as the race goes on, the ruts will get deeper and deeper.

  1. Always look ahead when driving. This is especially important when going through muddy corners with deep ruts. If you look at your front sandboard, the scene you don’t want to see will appear. Either the car is not going fast enough, or you are about to lose center and control.
  2. Keep your outward elbow higher than the handlebar in the bend, so that your hands can move the car closer to the angle of the rut, and at the same time, tilt your upper body towards the inner angle. The greater the inclination of the corner, the more you need to lean to the inside. This way you can maintain high-speed cornering
  3. Use force on the outer pedals and use your knees and thighs to squeeze the car inward, so that your vehicle can have better grip. At the same time, the other foot It needs to be raised to the proper angle, and you don’t want your inside foot to ruin your good fortune in this state.
  1. Your inner boots must play a vital role in guiding the direction of the wheels. If your feet are too much in contact with the ground at this time, you will definitely lose control or lose inertial power. At this time, the upper body still leans forward slightly to ensure that the front wheel can properly grip the road.

Crossing the sand bend

Although the big sand turns on the outside are not the fastest route, they are often the best route to take. Today we are going to talk about how to negotiate that kind of sandy curve.

  1. When you enter a corner, it is very important to keep your body in the center of the vehicle (this is different from muddy and dry corner passing techniques) because this is a sandy curve and you cannot put the center in the front. Wheel up, because the sand will sink in the wheel. At the same time, you cannot put your body too far back, otherwise the front wheel may hang in the air and lead to insufficient guidance. Therefore, the body needs to evenly maintain the weight of the front and rear wheels, so that it can effectively control the vehicle and have sufficient grip when cornering.
  2. Once you enter the corner, you need to ensure that you keep the accelerator at a certain opening and cannot take in or release the gas. If you enter the corner too sharply, you may not only sink the front wheel into the sand, but also lose inertial force. At the same time, the speed of the car will also decrease. To avoid this, you just have to hold the accelerator, keep your finger on the clutch, and be ready to adjust the rpm to prevent your rpm from dropping.
  3. I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating, controlling your clutch with one finger is crucial. If you enter the corner too softly, you need to adjust your RPM to increase the speed, so as to ensure that your speed is not completely lost while maintaining your forward inertia.
  4. When you reach the turning point, you need to shift your center of gravity to the outer pedals. By pressing the outer pedals firmly, you can ensure that your body does not lean out too much. At the same time, your inner foot points in the direction you want to go (forward, not down). This is to maintain your balance and direction.
  5. Always keep your eyes looking forward… Many amateur athletes don’t know the importance of this. They can only see their front sandboard when cornering. There is no advantage in looking forward. To say more, friends who often watch our cross-country forums all know its benefits.

Maintain high-speed inertia while going up the mountain

When you reach the bottom of the slope, the most important thing is to maintain your inertia. But going up such a large slope will inevitably slow down your speed, and you have to be very careful about some obstacles. Is there any way to maintain your speed as much as possible?

  1. When you are approaching this part, it is important to choose the corresponding route in advance. If it is the wrong line, it will be completely impossible to occupy a favorable position and maintain high speed. You should always remember the deep groove ahead in your mind. You must not be careless. You must plan before entering. If the front wheel is in the ditch, the rear wheel

If the wheels are not in the correct line. You know the result….

  1. Once you enter a ditch in front of you, don’t rush to accelerate. You must make sure that the rear wheels also enter. At the same time, you want to minimize the time you spend in the air after you are airborne when you reach the top of the uphill slope. If you land early, you will accelerate early. If you find after taking off that you can’t fly over the slope in front, you may hit the peak behind. The only way is to pull up the handlebar and try to let the rear part of the front wheel hit the peak while maintaining the throttle. . No matter how fast you go in, you’re bound to lose some speed. Once you feel the RPM drop, you have two options. First, pull the clutch a little to let the speed rise. Second, downshift to raise the speed. Of course, downshifting is unavoidable, so it is recommended to use the clutch to increase the speed.
  2. Always remember to look ahead. Since the uphill slope is relatively large in this area, you cannot see what is behind the slope. So looking ahead here allows you to clearly see the ravine ahead and choose the road in advance. One final thing that will help you maintain control and prevent injury is that on this stage, if you speed up, the car will usually tend to be in the opposite direction of your body. Therefore, it is very necessary to clamp the car with all your strength to prevent your car from drifting.

Deep trench technology

Body weight distribution: When you enter this area, you must keep your body weight distributed as much as possible on the pedals on the outside side of the vehicle. This maintains balance and correct line.

The elbows must be elevated: Elevating the elbows is conducive to the control of the arms on the car.

Keep looking straight ahead: You have entered a deep ditch. As long as the first two steps are correct, you will not run out or crash. At this time, you have to look ahead and prepare for obstacles behind you.

Keep the accelerator open: When entering this kind of ditch and curve, you must keep the accelerator open, otherwise the car will be completely messed up as soon as the speed drops.

High speed downhill technology

  1. Slow down: First choose a downhill route, and then pay attention to the uniform braking force. The distance between braking and the curve must be controlled, maintain the highest possible speed, and consider the route out of the curve.
  2. Brakes: The rear brakes are always equipped with brakes from the top of the hillside to the lowest point. This way, your rear wheel won’t bounce up. It can also ensure the effective traction of the vehicle. The front brake needs to be used less, you can’t let the front wheel’s steering function weaken because the brake force is too strong and it can’t control the direction.
  3. Gear: I personally think there is no need to use the engine deceleration effect. Can maintain a relatively high gear. Change it off when cornering.
  4. Body posture: Keep the body posture at the center of gravity and maintain the offensive posture of the hands. This will help you absorb the impact of some unforeseen potholes. At the same time, keep your knees clamped on the vehicle. This way you won’t get bounced up either.

High speed and gentle double peak technology

Correct posture is the key; when you are riding a motorcycle at high speed on this kind of road, the double peaks are very gentle, but there will be many in a row if the body posture is incorrect. The first two may be fine, the last few may eat your bones.

Techniques for keeping your feet in place: Keep your feet inward, your legs clamping the vehicle, and always be prepared to absorb the force of the shock. Also be careful not to fly too far or too close. In both cases, you will fail to cross this road section.

No need to brake: On this section of road, you generally cannot use the brakes. If you think you may fly too far, you can reduce the throttle, because on this kind of slope, if you reduce the throttle, there will be no big crash. And your body is at the rear of the vehicle. It can basically offset this effect

Takeoff and landing: After you take off, you need to pay careful attention. You try to keep your rear wheel on the ground first, and then immediately start to accelerator. At this time, your center will start to prepare to move backwards and start entering the next similar road section. But if the two peaks at the back are very steep, you may need to try to have both wheels on the ground at the same time.