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Welcome to Part 2 of the Riders Discount Beginner's Guide to Ride! We hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our guide and that it's helped you become more comfortable as a beginner rider, inspired you to ride, or even brushed up you veteran riders with some helpful and maybe forgotten advice.

We left off last time with telling you that as a motorcyclist, the learning never ends, and following that notion, we have five additional tips to keep you safe and inspire you to be a rider for life. Check out our latest blog entry, Beginner's Guide to Ride: Part 2 for our last 5 tips that every rider should know to help bring you from a beginner's riding level to a veteran riding level.

 

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How many people on our forum are beginner riders that decided to buy the Ninja H2 as their first bike? It takes someone brave (or foolish) to start out with the fastest bike on the market.
 

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How many people on our forum are beginner riders that decided to buy the Ninja H2 as their first bike? It takes someone brave (or foolish) to start out with the fastest bike on the market.
You never know. ;)
 

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Coming from my 14,I've had to somewhat relearn a few things.This bike is much different than even the 14.In a GOOD way that is.


For one thing...she brakes and stops MUCH quicker than I thought.Don't ask me how I found this out.

Thanks Mike for the valuable info with these tips.This bike definitely allows for some 'chance taking'...which can easily turn into a lifeflight.

I need to remember some critical things when I ride.Like passing a line of cars.We know THIS bike has the power and torque to get us past a line of several cars.In a heartbeat.One thing about passing multiple cars though....in my experience,there's always a BIG possibility that the lead car is gonna make a turn to the left at a driveway...I'm not talking about the city here.It's a serious recipe for a T-bone situation if I'm NOT watching up ahead on the left side of the road for 'turn-ins' BEFORE I hammer her to get the speed needed.Usually in the 120mph range when I'm passing several cars...probably faster than that actually.If you aren't noticing the left lane shoulder(for turn ins)you can find yourself having to hit the brakes as hard as you can...praying she'll stop in time.A big tipoff that this situation might be ready to happen is brake lights going on in the line of cars.Sometimes these drivers who're turning aren't signalling.It's happened to me a few times.Be careful guys out there on the TWO lane highways.Scan the road WAY ahead before starting the pass.Usually there's no room to slip back in when everyone's hitting their brakes for that one car.No one wants to trash their beautiful bird...if I can't clear the cages,I slow up and take a deep breath and stay focused on MY ride.Noticed this seems to happen when I KNOW there's a nice set of curves ahead,and I don't want to be hung up doing 65 or 70 going through there.I gotta watch that.There's ALWAYS another ride,God allowing;)
 

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Coming from my 14,I've had to somewhat relearn a few things.This bike is much different than even the 14.In a GOOD way that is.


For one thing...she brakes and stops MUCH quicker than I thought.Don't ask me how I found this out.

Thanks Mike for the valuable info with these tips.This bike definitely allows for some 'chance taking'...which can easily turn into a lifeflight.

I need to remember some critical things when I ride.Like passing a line of cars.We know THIS bike has the power and torque to get us past a line of several cars.In a heartbeat.One thing about passing multiple cars though....in my experience,there's always a BIG possibility that the lead car is gonna make a turn to the left at a driveway...I'm not talking about the city here.It's a serious recipe for a T-bone situation if I'm NOT watching up ahead on the left side of the road for 'turn-ins' BEFORE I hammer her to get the speed needed.Usually in the 120mph range when I'm passing several cars...probably faster than that actually.If you aren't noticing the left lane shoulder(for turn ins)you can find yourself having to hit the brakes as hard as you can...praying she'll stop in time.A big tipoff that this situation might be ready to happen is brake lights going on in the line of cars.Sometimes these drivers who're turning aren't signalling.It's happened to me a few times.Be careful guys out there on the TWO lane highways.Scan the road WAY ahead before starting the pass.Usually there's no room to slip back in when everyone's hitting their brakes for that one car.No one wants to trash their beautiful bird...if I can't clear the cages,I slow up and take a deep breath and stay focused on MY ride.Noticed this seems to happen when I KNOW there's a nice set of curves ahead,and I don't want to be hung up doing 65 or 70 going through there.I gotta watch that.There's ALWAYS another ride,God allowing;)
Thanks for the postup!
 

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How many people on our forum are beginner riders that decided to buy the Ninja H2 as their first bike? It takes someone brave (or foolish) to start out with the fastest bike on the market.
If they do, then, at least we'll have a source for H2 parts :D
 
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