Asia is home to many busy cities that have heavy traffic. It's difficult to from point A to point B on time because of the traffic. You may miss your plane, meeting, or scheduled appointment. However, there is a simple solution that most Asians already know. The best way to get around traffic is by riding a motor scooter or a motorbike.
Motor scooters are an efficient way to get from place to place. They are cheap, fuel-efficient, and can get through traffic and tight areas. If you happen to find yourself living in a busy city in Asia, then a motor scooter might just be what you need.
Here's a beginner's guide to riding a motor scooter:
First, decide if you want to learn how to ride a bike.
The first thing you really have to think about is if you actually want to learn how to ride a motor scooter. It can get pretty dangerous to ride one especially if you lack the experience. However, if the benefits you get outweigh the possible cons, then you should consider getting one and learning how to ride it.
Knowing what motor scooter you want to ride
If you are a tourist, renting one is the best way to get a motor scooter. For beginners, it's best to start with an automatic. If you want a bit more control, go for semi-automatic scooters. However, if you are brave and if you want the thrill of a more dangerous ride, go for a manual.
Here are some essential equipment you can't be without:
Helmet: Never ride a motor scooter without a helmet. It is extremely dangerous to ride without a helmet even at slow speeds.
Motorbike shoes: These shoes keep your feet firm on the bike. Never wear flip-flops or slippery footwear.
Things to do on your first day
Never carry an extra passenger. Most motor scooters are designed only for one person though they can carry more. However, for safety reasons, never add an extra man on your first day.
Don't rush. Take your time. It can be difficult to adjust to the motor scooter. Never rush yourself and just pace your way to a comfortable ride.
As a universal rule, never drink and drive. Never drive your motor scooter under the influence of alcohol. Even a bottle or two can already weaken your senses.
Test drive in a place with no traffic and people and with a smooth road.
If you have a friend that knows how to ride a motor scooter, try asking him for help. In no time, you two would be motor scooter buddies riding through Asia.