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Having previously discussed the importance of the five basic controls, which are the front brake, rear brake, clutch, throttle and gears. Being proficient with the remaining controls is equally important. With respect to these additional controls, it is natural for you as a learner rider to look down at the controls. Familiarity and practice are the essential ingredients for you to keep your eyes on the road while operating the additional controls. Even though motorcycle controls can vary slightly between models, the most common configuration is as follows:
Controls that are operated with the thumb of the left hand are:
There are many variations for the different models of motorcycle. The main controls that are used here are the ignition key and the odometer trip switch, if fitted. These can be operated with either hand. The instrument panel is also found here and is designed to give you information about the motorcycle, such as the speed, fuel capacity and other information.
Controls that are operated with the thumb of the right hand are:
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