When riding with a passenger, make sure they stay relaxed and mimic the driver's movements. For example, if the driver looks left through a curve, the passenger should look left through the curve. If the driver is leaning into the curve, the passenger should lean into the curve with the driver. The passenger's body should always work with the driver and not against.
Passengers that squeeze their knees against the driver tend to offer support without encumbering the driver's movements. When possible, passengers should also attend training with the driver.
Always be sure to perform a detailed safety check before riding for each of the following:
You should wear normal protective clothes for motorcycling including the following personal protective equipment:
Your motorcycle owner's manual has important and useful information. It is easy to forget some of the recommendations for your motorcycle. Periodically rereading your manual does not take long but assures that you are aware of your motorcycle's operation.
The best riders train regularly. Try to take at least one course per year to advance your skill level. Courses are available for on-road and off-road training. (BikeSafe NC is on-road only.)
Everyone benefits from regular training. The single best improvement you can make to your motorcycle is to improve the skill of its rider.