Touring Skills

So you have been riding for a while and decide to go for longer trips- perhaps with your partner or with friends- this is an awesome social aspect of Touring Skills riding that many of us enjoy. There are few things that change dramatically when you have been on the road for a while, in a group or change the bikes handing dynamics by adding weight, weather and potential obstacles to the mix. 

As this is a rider led discussion and practice, the topics below are a guide only as each group discussion goes in different directions. This is a 2.5 hour session with discussions held mostly between riding activities. It is encouraged to bring your pillion (no extra charge) if you ride with one often. This session has a maximum of 4 bikes however there may be 8 participants including Pillions.

Session Focus Areas:

  • Our values and expectations
  • Our individual riding history and paperwork / licence check
  • Mindset and Fear
  • Bike assessment and set up
  • Bike dynamics and handling
  • Pillion role and posture
  • Communication
  • Group riding
  • Cornering
  • Braking
  • Emergency braking with a pillion or extra weight
  • Luggage/ weight distribution
  • Expressway riding and tips
  • Fatigue
  • Vision
  • Lean angle and traction
  • Gear selection and technique
  • Exercises and practice (Specifically for Touring Skills)
Motorcycle Skills Development

Thinking of longer rides??? Riding with a pillion??? Be part of the discussion now!

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