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  • #31
    Re: Motorcycle Schools

    Hi

    Does anybody know of a good bike rider who lives at Dwarka, New Delhi? I am looking forward to hire a motorcycle coach to provide motorcycle training to riders.
    Any inputs will be appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    • #32
      Re: Motorcycle Schools

      The biggest things a track school can teach you are countersteering and braking. Both can be useful skills, though in India road speeds are usually low enough that countersteering (while still important) won't feel the way it does at higher speeds. Braking skills will translate very well.

      However, you are correct in your thinking that there's a lot more to street riding than setting up for cornering. I have often thought that it would be a good idea to try to get the very successful Motorcycle Safety Foundation courses over to India from the US. In the meantime, most of their material can be found online with some digging. I even found pdf files of the diagrams they use for the practical skills portion of their courses. You'd need a large, unobstructed parking lot (should be paved) to really get the most out of those diagrams, but the things they teach are priceless. I would suggest trying to find those diagrams if you can, or at least videos of the exercises, and practice. Practice things like hard braking, swerving, cornering, and lane changes. Practice looking ahead in corners i.e. look where you want to be, not where you are. Practice using your peripheral vision: sit in a chair, or on your bike (not moving). While looking forward and without moving your eyes, practice being able to "see" the things off to the sides of your field of vision. If you have a full-face helmet, try to "notice" the edges of the eye port without moving your eyes; if you can see the entire perimeter of the eye port you should be able to see everything within it. Once you can do that, try it while riding; watch where you're going, but make yourself aware of everything going on to your sides.

      Make sure your bike has both mirrors, and adjust them so you can see things behind you (you should just be able to see a little bit of your arms/shoulders). Use them. When changing lanes or turning, check your mirrors, but also turn your head and look over your shoulder before initiating the turn, so you can be sure there's nothing coming up beside you.

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      Originally posted by Revved Soul View Post
      Hi

      Does anybody know of a good bike rider who lives at Dwarka, New Delhi? I am looking forward to hire a motorcycle coach to provide motorcycle training to riders.
      Any inputs will be appreciated.

      Thanks.

      If I manage to get the job posting I'm hoping for, I will be exactly what you're looking for, including (very likely) living in Dwarka.
      ATGATT: All The Gear, All The Time!

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      • #33
        Re: Motorcycle Schools

        Originally posted by The Mountain View Post

        If I manage to get the job posting I'm hoping for, I will be exactly what you're looking for, including (very likely) living in Dwarka.

        And when might that be? Because I could really use some help.
        Lets get in touch on Facebook or WhatsApp, whatever you prefer.

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        • #34
          Re: Motorcycle Schools

          So there are no such schools in Bangalore?

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          • #35
            Re: Motorcycle Schools

            whatever you learn there for CITY riding, I am not sure if you can apply your learning to the fullest with future Rossi and Marquez lurking on our Indian roads , who are ready to find trouble in the form of racing on street. You may try to obey traffic rules and may get banged from behind for stopping at a red signal when no one is there on the road. You may stick to a lane or follow lane discipline or not filter at all, that never works in our country where the vehicle population is more than the people itself (just assuming).
            They (I mean schools) may try to explain you that but the truth is they are not even allowed to teach you how it is but should teach how it is supposed to be according to the traffic rules. I doubt how practical it could be to take city riding lessons.

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