This article begins a series of MotoSafe columns on “Street Strategies.” In the following months we hope to guide you, our fellow BMW MOA members, in the awareness and application of strategies to help you better enjoy your ride. We hope to introduce, and maybe reintroduce, you to those strategies that will help you
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Think about your riding style for a minute, specifically how you start the motorcycle, look when pulling from a stop, how far you look down the road or all the little things you do on a motorcycle which make you, well… you. Now think about how you learned them – overnight or through some
Pilots use the international phonetic alphabet, and therefore understand immediately the meaning of the term "sierra alpha." It is code for SA, which is the acronym for situational awareness. Motorcyclists with more than about 5,000 miles understand the concept, but not necessarily the terminology. The individuals most acutely sensitive to situational awareness are fighter
The fable of the seven blind mice and the elephant is a good example of how relying on a single clue, without input from others, can lead you in the wrong direction. One mouse who only touches the leg believes the elephant is a tree, another touches the tusk and believes the elephant is
Riders hate surprises. Well, the unexpected birthday party might be okay, but on a motorcycle, surprises are bad. On this day, on this bike, at this speed, in this corner, on this line, with these tires at these pressures, in this heat, wearing this helmet and these gloves, we want to know what the motorcycle will
There is no better place to start your journey toward becoming a better motorcyclist than thinking about how you sit when riding your motorcycle. Though they’re not usually seated, serious athletes are hyper-aware of technique and body position. A pair of outliers in their respective sports are Tom Brady and Tiger Woods. Both Brady