Ken H. Posted April 9, 2007 Share Posted April 9, 2007 Soft hands, no I’m not talking about Avon Skin-so-Soft! This month’s BMW ON has an article by Jim Ford which speaks to controlling a bike with a light touch. I won’t plagiarize his whole article, but I do like some of his concepts; “Conjure in your mind a “lightness of being” as you straddle your bike.” “…guide your motorcycle more into doing your bidding rather a more forceful means of control.” “..use those stomach and thigh muscles to maintain posture and ensure continuously that your arms are loose and your hands light on the controls.” “Also ride with the balls of your feet on the foot pegs.” "Your legs become real shock absorbers keeping you light in the saddle while soaking up road bumps as you motor along.” Good thoughts and more, I encourage your to get a hold of a copy if you can. Link to comment
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