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Throttle Sense

Today, I’m going to talk about something which carries a lot of benefits – most especially for the scooter rider. Some of these benefits include:

  • Better Hazard Avoidance
  • Better Visibility
  • Increased Fuel Economy
  • Less Wear on Your Scooter
  • Less Rider Fatigue

Quite an impressive list, wouldn’t you agree?
All of these benefits can be achieved by the cultivation of what I call “Throttle Sense”. Continue reading Throttle Sense

Braking

Today, I’m going to talk about that all important aspect of scooter riding – effectively bringing our scoot – and ourselves – to a stop (hopefully at the same time).

Now, before we get started, I’d like talk about general stability on a scooter.

It is always worth bearing this in mind: A scooter is at its most stable when travelling at a constant speed in a straight line. Continue reading Braking

Following Distance

I considered carefully what should be the first entry in this blog. I didn’t want to make things too difficult to start with, so I’m going to start with one of the most fundamental safety tips – following distance.

Good motorcycle roadcraft (you will hear me refer to this phrase often) dictates that you always ride so that you can stop in the distance you can see to be clear.

 

 

 

What dictates the distance you can see to be clear?
Well, the obvious one is the vehicles in front of you, but there are many other things that can affect how much of the road ahead you can see. Here are some of them:

  • Curves in the road.
  • Hills.
  • Weather.
  • Your own eyesight.
  • ¬†Foliage (bushes, trees, etc…)

So, how much distance do I need to leave? Continue reading Following Distance