Winter motorcycling tips - 4

4. Be smooth and plan ahead

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Submitted by Visordown on Thu, 02/11/2017 - 13:49

WITH GREASEY, wet roads, reduced visibility and the risk of ice during winter, riding smoothly, taking your time and planning ahead becomes even more important.

That means being progressive and gentle when it comes to applying power and getting on the brakes. Even on bikes with ABS and traction control, you want to avoid jabbing at the brakes giving it a handful of whiskey throttle.

Slow. Things. Down. And be patient. Leave yourself more room to think and react – dropping back from the car in front will give you a few more precious seconds on a cold, slippery surface.

Think about the road ahead – there could be debris, puddles or potholes in the way and you want to give yourself enough time to find a safe way past them.

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