Tips for beginner motorcycle riders.

New to riding and want to develop your skills? The simple fact is, developing and making the most of your sixth sense can help you become a better rider and get more out of the open road.

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Make honing your sixth sense a passion.

Watch "What is your sixth sense" to help develop your own.

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Your guide to gear.

The right gear could make the difference between a nasty fall and injuries that prevent you from ever riding again.

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Basic roadcraft for riders.

Roadcraft is a vital part of your skill set and fundamental to developing your sixth sense. Put simply, roadcraft is observation, speed management, road position and attitude. For more tips, watch "How’s your roadcraft?"

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What motorcycle maintenance should you be doing?

Regularly maintaining your motorcycle is important to keep it roadworthy and safe. Here’s a handy checklist to keep your bike in good condition.

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Checklist for roadworthiness.

Keep it legal with our roadworthiness guide.

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Whether you’re new to bikes, you’ve been riding all your life, or you’re coming back to it after a while away, developing and honing your sixth sense will help you stay safe and get more out of life on two wheels.

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