I live in west palm beach, florida. originally from new york, 21 and just bought my first bike, the cbr yesterday. anyone near here wanna teach me how to ride a little bit before i take my driving course? i need some good tips as well.
Hello, there! We have something in common: we aere both from New York, and we both live in South Florida. I totally agree with the other members in this thread. Take the course. It will definately pay off in terms of safety and insurance. The MSF course is excellent! I am also willing to help you out. Let me know.
So you don't have to do a course before sitting your test in the US? In Aus you have to do a training course as part of getting your learners license and then do another one to get your provisional license.
Anyway - do a training course as the others suggested. You will learn a lot more and hopefully not pick up anyone else's bad habits.
Basic rules when you're starting out. Keep your head up and look where you want to go (you may have to be conscious about turning your head for a while). Grip the tank with your knees - rather than trying to hold on by the handle bars. And if you can get a few miles up on a push-bike before you do your course then it will make it all that bit easier.
nice to hear there is riding course overseas... i'm from indonesia by the way. we indonesian don't take courses to ride, and most of bikers don't have cars too (very ill-mannered) ... 6 million motorcycles (moped, scooters, naked and sport bike) sold every year. just try to ride motorcycles in jakarta streets!
I just finished my MSF course last week and there were people in that class that never been on a bike before. They will teach you everthing to get your bike rolling. The instructor I had was really patient, they take their jobs seriously because your life is on the line. Go take the MSF course you wont regret it. If you go online and search it, you can find all the info there. The types of bikes they let you use and the stuff you need to bring to class.