Originally Posted by new_kid_in_street
I am a proud owner of a new Avenger 220 :)
But I am worried because I do not know to drive bike well. So I am worried if I am hurting my bike? :(
I learned to ride on my new bike so i don't think its bad as long as you control your urge to ride beyond your abilities. Start slowly, ride in open roads to get the feel of the bike and how it handles, Take a few U turns, lean into corners slightly (use counter steering). Practice braking etc.
I never crossed 33kph for first few hundred KMs because i wasn't sure if i will be able to stop in time.
- Taking turns : Although taking turns/U turns with avenger is a little difficult due to long Wheel Base and low seat, you will learn this with time, I had issues while taking U turns as well.
- on Slopes: What kind of issue you face there?
- Downshifting gears as I tend to forget which gear I am in. : Few hundred KMs of city riding and you will know exactly which gear you are in. Although after 12k KMs, i still get confused and look for 6th gear in my bike (mine has 5 speed gearbox)
- I am not able to judge the distance to parking slot and apply sudden front breaks and once or twice it was about to skid : When you are going to park, ride slowly there, use your feet to balance the bike and slowly put it in the space. Braking should be progressive, Don't just grab handfull of brake at once, it will lock your wheels. Avenger is more prone to skid due to low CG and long wheelbase but you can still tame it once you've learned the proper technique.