Ho Ho! It might sound funny, but experience of Hero’s safety experts says that many riders do not know how to ‘get on to the bike.’ It is difficult to believe, but come to think of it, how many times you see different people getting on to the bike differently and look a bit weird while sitting on it.
The right sitting posture is quite significant from both the comfort and the safety points of view. Poor posture can cause fatigue and discomfort while riding and it also leads to poor handling and balance.
Here are some tips to help you maintain a good posture while riding a two-wheeler.
- Sit in a position that gives you easy access to the handle bar and brakes.
- Look forward in the direction you are moving to cover a wide range of information.
- Relax your shoulder and bend your arms slightly.
- Grasp the center of the grips so that you can easily operate the levers and switches.
- Your feet should rest on the step and your legs should be comfortably apart, but aligned with the chassis.
- Be in a slightly leaning forward position.
- Before riding off, adjust your rear view mirrors and look behind for traffic.