RIDING motorcycles is cool, so it follows that you’ll want a sweet picture of you looking like a hero on your bike, right? Of course!
But if you’re anything like me, perhaps on the odd occasion when you’ve grabbed a mate with a camera to take a few shots of you out on the road on your new bike, you've been disappointed with the results.
Or perhaps at the end of a track day you’ve scanned through the photographer’s shots and felt a pang of dismay that, even though you were riding as hard as you could have, you looked soft in the style department.
But thankfully, that’s easily rectified with a few simple tips - style Viagra, if you will.
Now, we’re not the sexiest looking riders on the planet, but in the time we’ve been riding bikes, we’ve figured out what works when it comes to looking like we’re on the pipe.
It all comes down to body position, which means starting to exaggerate things so you look a bit more aggressive and purposeful.
A tight corner (or making as if you're entering one) will mean your body position will be more extreme, and will give you more opportunity to get your knee out and down, and your elbows out. In a faster, more gentle turn, being low and close to the bike, while positioned to one side will help make it look like you're on for the lap record, even it’s the lap record of your favourite roundabout.
Remember that attempting a Marquez-inspired body position will be easier and safer to do on a circuit and that depending on the turn, you might only need to do one or two things to make yourself look faster.
Here we go…