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Motorcycle Practice Exercises

The following motorcycle practice exercises are meant to help beginners learn the skills they need to operate a motorcycle safely.

These exercises can be set up in any standard open parking lot using the lines of the parking spaces and a few plastic cones.

Exercise 1: Normal Stop In A Straight Line

motorcycle straight stop exercise

Accelerate to 15 MPH and then stop when your front wheel crosses the cone by the arrow tip. Try to keep the motorcycle controlled and in a straight line. Stop before crossing the last cone.

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Exercise 2: Quick Stop In A Straight Line

motorcycle quick stop exercise

Accelerate to 15 MPH and then stop when your front wheel crosses the cone by the arrow tip. Try to keep the motorcycle controlled and in a straight line. Stop before crossing the last cone which is now one space closer.

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Exercise 3: Weaves

motorcycle weave exercise

Simply practice weaving through the cones at 15 MPH. This exercise will help you learn how to pass obstacles or other vehicles on the road.

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Exercise 4: Basic Turns

motorcycle basic turn exercise

This exercise will help you get used to turning on curved roads. Do the exercise in both directions at about 10-15 MPH.

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Exercise 5: Normal Turns

motorcycle normal turn exercise

Practice making 90 degree turns at about 15 MPH. Practice this exercise in both directions.

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Exercise 6: Sharp Turns Without Stopping

motorcycle sharp turn exercise

Practice making sharp turns without stopping at about 10 MPH. Do this exercise in both directions.

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Exercise 7: Sharp Turns From A Stop

motorcycle sharp turn from a stop exercise

This exercise will help you when you need to make a sharp turn from a stopped position. Many new riders have problems making sharp right turns especially from the stopped position. Practice this exercise in both directions.

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Exercise 8: Obstacle Weave

motorcycle obstacle weave exercise

Accelerate to the first set of cones at about 15 MPH, then swerve around the 8 foot wide obstacle, then return going straight. Do this exercise to the right and left of the obstacle.





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