What do you do when your motorcycle stalls or stops on a hill? How do you get going again? Or if you have to start at the bottom of a hill with no momentum? Clinton Smout, head instructor at Smart Adventures in Ontario, Canada, talks about techniques to help you improve your hill starts.
Motorcycle hill climbs can be exciting and fun, and sometimes we need to do it to get where we want to go. On this episode of *Rider Skills we tackle the hill climb, well kind of. We talk about starting on a steep hill, both high and low traction and also abandoning the hill climb that you didn’t complete. Forget those days of running out of momentum climbing the hill only to cling for your life holding the clutch in and the front brake on, we have a new way that’s so easy… well… it’s just easy.
ABS Off Road - We also touch on ABS off road, why you should love it and when you’ll hate it.
Clinton Smout - S.M.A.R.T Adventure Programs
For over 20 years, Clinton Smout has been instructing motorcycle riders, ATV riders and snowmobilers at Smart Adventures located at the Horseshoe Resort in Ontario, Canada.
Hill Turn Around
Clinton Smout’s “Roy Rogers Start
Images: Clinton Smout
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