while using sponge grips etc, as may be necessary, there will always be
room for investigating and practicing riding skills based on whole body
control of the motorcycle, its momentum, c of g, braking and cornering
and evasion responses.. deliberately releasing excess tension in the hands
gripping should be practiced, together with pressure of thighs into side of
the bike and on the cbr250r knees into front side of tank in braking etc..
upper thighs can add subtle control thru the side of seat, while nestling
into the cbr raised rear seat stop brings the pelvis and spine to shoulders
into these equations, thus spreading the tension load thru the body
light pressure of ankles into ankle guards can help with directing pressures
into and thru the footpegs, thus allowing another line of force along with
all the others which, create a much easier and potentially more skillfull
and better control of the motorcycle, and how it handles general
roadwork and especially cornering and braking..
this, like any other skill you practice on your bike, should also
be deliberately and specifically practiced gradually and with
care especially as you learn your new motorcycle
and become familiar with what it - and you -
can do together..