Sometimes you have no choice but to ride over an object in your path. A length of tailpipe may be too close to steer around. Handling objects is a lot like riding over uneven surfaces.
Here is what to do:
- Hold the handle grips tightly so that you don’t lose your grip when the front wheel hits.
- Keep a straight course. This keeps the motorcycle upright and reduces the chance of falling on impact.
- Rise slightly on the footrests. This allows your legs and arms to absorb the shock and helps keep you from being bounced off as the rear wheel hits.
- Do not brake while going over the object.
Following these four steps lets you ride safely over most obstacles found on the highway. It’s a good idea to stop and check your tires and rims for damage after riding over an object.