Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Valley of the Sun, AZ
Always makes me chuckle.....
It always makes me chuckle when people dont understand / freak out about one or no handed riding. Did you EVER ride a bicycle with no hands? OR how about play with gyroscopes? Or try it sometime??
Simple physics - if it weren't the case riding at all would suck and not be enjoyable. With correct trail, the gyroscopic effect of spinning wheels and a properly set up motorcycle, it will travel in a straight line even with a disturbance (wind, bump, etc) rider present or not. Ever seen a video of that?
Strait road, calm traffic, correct vehicle spacing, and watching the road all make it VERY possible to ride with one or no hands if one so desires. It is all things you should be doing anyway. Sure vehicle spacing should account for more time to reach up, my sight distance of viewing the road and watching for debris or hole should increase and I have to be extra aware of my surroundings, but you should TRY it! Coming up to a light at 30 to 40mph let off the throttle, let go with both hands sit back and enjoy...... 😁😁😁 until it's time to downshift again. Or cruise on a strait away and drop your left hand to your thigh and relax! See what your bike can do!!. IMHO no better way to get to know how to handle your machine than to understand its balance, vibrations, movements, and stability points while in motion. (FYI - Dont be an idiot if you are not an experienced rider AND you dont understand what I am saying by the above)
The "posers" look ridiculous from a mile away no matter what they are doing 🤡's..... but I would venture to say most experienced (not in years but understanding and knowledge) riders do it and know the diminutive risk of riding one/no handed when the road conditions are safe to do so.
2003 VTX 1800R - Cobra Speedster Longs - K&N w/stock air box - Power Commander III =