Currently the clutch motorbike is one of the motorbikes favored by the public. The clutch motor itself is not much different from the automatic motorbike, the difference is in the motorbike transmission. If the clutch motorbike has a manual transmission plus a clutch to shift gears, while the automatic certainly has an automatic transmission. For beginner users of a clutch motorbike, it is a little difficult to learn a clutch motorbike if you usually use an automatic motorbike that only has gas left. Driving a clutch motorcycle must be a lot of concentration on the clutch, gas, brake simultaneously.
Here are 7 safe steps to driving a clutch motorbike that you can use to make you more fluent in using a clutch motorbike.
1. Learn the Clutch Work System
The earliest is that you learn the clutch work system first. The clutch serves to move teeth smoothly. The clutch panel is located on your left hand lever (right is the front brake, and left is the clutch). When you start pulling the clutch lever, the clutch plate will be pressed by the brake lining so that it stops, and it is at this time that we can usually shift the gears on the motor. So the main function of this clutch is to cut off the drive which is usually in the form of transmission and gear to the engine, so that it is easy for us to change gears to a higher or lower one.
2. Release the clutch slowly
What must be known for beginner clutch motorbike users, when riding a clutch motorbike is by removing the clutch. How to remove the clutch greatly affects the speed of the motor vehicle. The slower and more carefully you remove the clutch, the smoother the motorbike’s speed will be. It should be noted for the rider to avoid releasing the clutch suddenly, because we will be jerked and can also endanger ourselves.
3. Recognize the type of motorcycle clutch
When you want to ride a clutch motorbike, you must know the characteristics of your clutch motorbike. Because a clutch motorcycle that has a capacity of 150cc will be different from that of a 250cc engine. Even though the concept and method of riding a clutch motorbike is the same, we still have to make adjustments beforehand. This is done to avoid the motorbike that is too stomping when releasing the clutch, because this can be dangerous to our safety.
4. Get to know the engine brake and get used to it
One thing that is the advantage of a clutch motorcycle is the Engine Brake. Engine Brake is a braking that occurs because of the engine, the transmission that works in the motorcycle engine when we release the gas lever.
In high speed Engine Brake helps us to do the braking. A mistake that often occurs in novice riders is when they want to brake at high speed, they also press the clutch lever. This is very dangerous.
Therefore, make it a habit to use the clutch or pull the clutch lever when you want to stop or at small speeds.
5. Practice the clutch displacement at optimal torque
Gearshift should be done at engine speed around 2300 – 2500 rpm. So what is meant by optimal is not in the optimal high displacement. But the engine speed around 2300 – 2500 rpm is not a benchmark, make it a habit to take the lowest rpm because the types of clutch motorbikes must be different.
6. Pay attention to the use of gas
The use of gas in clutch motorbikes also needs attention. When the new motorbike runs from a stop and then starts to run well, it is better if we add gas slowly, do not immediately knock the gas into the open position. This is done to avoid stomping the motorbike hard.
7. Continue to Learn How to Drive Safely
With you can already ride a motorcycle with a good clutch. Your job is to improve your ability to drive in accordance with existing safety standards. Learning how to drive safely means you are saving yourself and the environment around you.