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Motorcycles are manoeuvrable and convenient vehicles. They’re different from other motor vehicles because, being on 2 wheels, they must be kept in balance by the rider.
Some of the most important factors to consider when choosing a motorcycle.
It is important for you to have the right gear and wear the right clothing to protect yourself while riding.
The time to find out if there’s anything wrong with your motorcycle is before you ride.
Having the skills and experience to control your motorcycle will make you a much safer rider.
Car drivers who collide with motorcycles often say they didn’t see the motorcycle. This is because the outline of a motorcycle and rider is much smaller than other vehicles, especially when seen from the front or back.
The best protection you can have is space – between yourself and others. If someone makes a mistake, space gives you time to react and somewhere to go.
These golden rules have been put together by expert motorcyclists with many years of safe riding.
If you want to ride with others, you must do it in a way that doesn’t endanger anyone or interfere with the flow of traffic.
You must not carry passengers until you have your full class 6 licence.
It’s important that you keep your motorcycle safe by maintaining it and make sure any modifications are legal.