Look techniqueWhere YOU look, there YOU ride. Look far ahead, do not look directly in front of the front wheel. The motorcycle goes where the rider looks at. When negotiating bends, whether uphill or downhill, always look at the exit of the bend.
No pass for a long time? Then you have to increase slowly with time, Any extreme acceleration or braking maneuver disturbs the process. Therefore drive fluidly, but not hectically!
Choose the right speed
In principle, you can "conquer" the roads of the Alps with almost any motorcycle. But whether it's an enduro, tourer or supersports bike, when the corners get tight, sometimes it's necessary to adjust the riding line. So it can be necessary to drive with clutch assistance, or in order to avoid load change reactions with inclined position, also with the help of the rear wheel brake and light throttle to drive through the bend with traction.
Reserves never hurt
Have you ever slid through a bend on sand or gravel?? No? Then you will probably drive with enough reserves to be able to make corrections. Hanging-off while driving passes do not fit together at all!
The mistakes of other road users
To be able to live with the mistakes of other road users, only restrained driving and sufficient reserves will help. With our own overview and ability, and with these reserves, we can compensate for the mistakes of others.
When driving we should concentrate on driving, we enjoy the beautiful view during a stop. NEVER stop abruptly without looking in the mirror. Otherwise the following drivers hardly have a chance to brake in time.
The roads are there for driving
And if the road is wide enough AND nothing is coming from the opposite direction, then there is nothing to stop you from using the full width. Just be careful: sometimes there is some sand exactly in the middle or there is a road joint which is filled with slippery bitumen! Even gasoline or oil slicks happen from time to time… When in the slightest doubt about road conditions, please stay to the right!
If someone drives slower, it can have different reasons. He can't go faster, he doesn't want to go faster or something prevents him from going faster. If you want to overtake him, do it only in a clear place and then at a much higher speed!
Danger of slipping
Always count on sand, gravel, gasoline or oil stains on the road. Drive over longitudinal bitumen joints, petrol and oil tracks at an acute angle. If necessary even with pulled clutch.
Sunshine, rain, heat and cold
In the high mountains, always expect rapid weather changes. Do not forget appropriate clothing. In case of thunderstorms in high mountain regions keep in mind: get away from summits and exposed positions as fast as possible. Better to take a break. Let the thunderstorm pass by.
When going downhill, sustained light braking leads to excessive heating of the brakes. Therefore it is better to use the braking power of the engine. Shift down a gear. In between times brake hard. Downhill the braking distance increases by 15 – 20%!
Before each tour, check the tire pressure when the tires are cold. Air pressure on hot tires is about 0.2 to 0.3 bar higher. Drive the curves in the curve outside if possible. Angle the machine late. So you have a good overview into the curve. Have plenty of room at the exit of the bend. Always drive a little slower into corners than you're used to. You gain space. Response time. Even if it is difficult at the beginning. Please always look far ahead in the direction you want to go. The view should never be stuck in front of the front wheel. So in a bend, your gaze goes to the exit of the bend. Drive sharp curves, especially of course hairpin curves (hairpin turns) always in a low gear at. Whether this is first or second depends on the gear ratio and the pull of your machine. A curve if possible always without gear change through, in order to bring so not unnecessarily unrest into the driving line. Always downshift before a curve. Many a one has fallen over during the shifting process in the curve. If a bus comes toward you in the opposite lane on a tight curve, brake and stop before the curve if necessary! The bus will have to use your side of the road to get around the bend. And the public buses that run practically do not take into account, because the drivers know such situations and also assume this knowledge in others.