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Slow Control (ERS) Riding well at slow speeds is a skill which needs to be developed and practiced

Riding well at slow speeds is a skill which needs to be developed

Many riders lack confidence when it comes to controlling their motorcycle at slow speeds. This often results in them wobbling to a stop, dangling both feet down to prevent the motorcycle from falling over, and thereby having to rely on the front brake to stop – which is more likely to cause the bike to fall.

Riding well at slow speeds is a skill which needs to be developed and practiced in order to be confident when manoeuvring your motorcycle. Slow riding techniques are invaluable when filtering, turning in restricted spaces, performing U-turns and dealing with tight junctions – especially when combined with cambers or gradients.

Course content

You will learn how to balance the throttle, clutch and rear brake to keep the bike stable whilst riding, in both a straight line and whilst turning. This will dramatically improve your skills and enable you to tackle riding in restricted spaces with ease and confidence.

Training outcomes

By the end of the training you will be able to:

  • Undertake slow riding in a straight line, in tighter turns, on cambers and gradients, poor road surfaces and manoeuvring to the right and left
  • Coordinate the controls – throttle, clutch and rear brake
  • Utilise good body position, posture and balance
  • Respond to feedback from the bike and use counter-balancing while turning and steering the machine
  • Recognise the importance of vision and observation

Extra modules

The following modules are recommended: