6 ways to improve your motorcycle skills

No matter how many months or years we’ve been riding motorcycles, the learning never ends. We can always improve and hone our skills to be better, safer riders.

Here are 5 ways to improve your motorcycle skills along with direct links to some great courses.

Get out of your comfort zone

It’s very easy to become complacent and comfortable. Don’t be afraid to try new place, test ride other types of motorcycles or try something new.

Ride on dirt more

There is nothing quite a humbling as learning to control your motorcycle in the dirt. If you can learn how a bike moves and handles in the dirt and master the skill of retaining control then you will have no surprises on the road.

Saddle time, saddle time, saddle time

They say practice makes perfect but it really makes improvement. Hone those riding skills by spending as much time on the bike as possible.

Track days, Advanced motorcycle training and more

Educate! Upskill! Train!

  1. Tracks days:

    Try out a track day at Modello to sharpen those skills https://mondellopark.ie/motorcycle-track-days-training/
  2. Advanced Motorcycle Training:

    This Advanced Motorcycle Training Course goes through the five foundation stones of Motorcycling Riding as taught to Police Motorcyclists. https://www.irishmotorcycletraining.com/advanced-motorcycle-training-dublin/
  3. ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents):

    The RoSPA Advanced Riding Test is regarded as the most comprehensive and challenging available to the public. Through this you can achieve a recognised motorcycle safety certification. https://www.rospaiart.ie/
  4. Advanced Handling Clinic:

    The Skills Motorcycle Academy Rider Training (SMART) Advanced Handling Clinic is a series of exercises, each one building on the skills from the previous. https://skillsmotorcycleacademy.ie/index.php/smart-clinic-page/
  5. Electric, indoor Motocross:

    Etrax-NI is a purpose-built, 35,000 sq ft indoor motocross track, featuring table tops, banks, rhythm sections and all the good stuff you expect when you want to go riding. Book a session with a group of friends and try your hand at something new while having fun https://www.etrax-ni.co.uk/about
  6. Flat Track:

    Make a weekend of it and fly out to the UK or Netherlands for a Flat Track Try Out day. Places like Dirt Track at Greenfield in the UK or Dirt Track Lelystad host Dirt Camps and Try-Out days where you can try it out and get a taste for dirt. No better way to practice control of the bike.