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7. How to hold the bars

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7. How to hold the bars

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7. How to hold the bars

The Learners Course covers essential CBT preparation, whilst minimising novice rider stress.

Learners CBT Course

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Hours of Training

Beginner

Difficulty Level

  • THE CORRECT GRIP IS IMPERATIVE

    Having the correct grip on the handlebars is imperative when riding a motorcycle. By adopting a light grip you will avoid sore hands, tension in the arms, sore shoulders and neck. A light grip provides a relaxed and less fatigued riding style, along with improved handling skills.

    THE CORRECT GRIP IS IMPERATIVE
  • THE RIGHT HAND

    The right hand operates the throttle. Maintaining a flat wrist posture, without angling or cocking it over will result in much better and effective throttle control. This will ensure maximum and delicate throttle sense which will translate to a smoother ride.

    The thumb of the right hand should be used to operate the right handlebar switchgear, whilst ensuring the full grip remains on the throttle. Fingertips should be used to operate the front brake.

    THE RIGHT HAND
  • THE LEFT HAND

    The left hand holds the left handlebar grip and when needed the fingertips are used to operate the clutch. The thumb of the left hand is used to operate the left handlebar switchgear and controls.

    THE LEFT HAND
  • THE GRIP PRESSURE

    • Don’t hold on too tightly
    • Too much tension will cause sore arms
    • Don’t use the web between the thumb and finger to use the throttle
    • Always accelerate gently
    • Use a grip pressure of around 30%
    • Relax your body
    • Do not tense up

    THE GRIP PRESSURE

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