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LEARNING ABOUT MOTORCYCLE BASICS
Sit still, be quiet and pay attention. And you at the back, stop playing with your phone.
Welcome to the best school in the world; Bennetts BikeSocial Motorcycling Home School –and let’s start with some good news; there is no such thing as detention, and you will enjoy the homework!
Since schools have been closed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve all become familiar with the term ‘home schooling’ and we’re not letting motorcycling be forgotten. So, with one lesson per day over the coming weeks, we’ve teamed up with Honda and their Engine Room website to bring the basics of motorcycling to life with a short, entertaining and easy to understand explanation of a motorbike, it’s components and how both outside influences and rider adjustments can affect the balance, control, grip and stability of the bike.
Journalist and former racer, Adam ‘Chad’ Child, is our teacher and explains the nuances of aerodynamics, traction control, rake and trail as well as what a CBT is, the effect of a pillion on weight distribution and how tyres work among other subject matters. The intention is Chad’s own 6-year old son can understand these basic motorcycle lessons and therefore we encourage a new generation to get involved with the most incredible form of transport.
If only school was as interesting as this when we were younger.