Follow the following steps to start riding your motorcycle:
1. Make sure the motorcycle kickstand is in the UP status. As most modern motorcycles automatically shut off if it is still down when you put the bike into gear.
2. Make sure the kill switch is in ON status. As your bike won’t start unless it’s in the “On” position, if it’s in off status, simply flip it down now.
3. Turn the key to the “Ignition” position, which is typical to the ON position toward the right. You should see the dash lights up now.
4. Look for the green “N” lights up in the dash to set the bike in neutral. By doing so, the easiest way to do this is to use the left hand to pull the clutch lever, use left foot downshift to 1st gear then shift slightly up. Repeat this process several times until you figure it out.
5. Press the “Start” button with your right thumb. Press the starter button for a few seconds, release it as soon as you hear the engine sound. That means the bike is started now.
6. Warm up your motorcycle for at least 45 seconds. This is to make sure the engine will work properly and provide smooth & consistent power as you begin your ride.
7. Now using only the clutch to walk the bike forward. This practice is to help you get familiar with the clutch operation. While “power walking” the bike, you should pay attention to keep the bike steady with your feet.
You may stall the bike during this practice and it’s very common as a beginner. No need to panic, just restart the bike and keep practicing.
OK, let’s do it now:
- First, pull the clutch lever in.
- Then, use left foot to shift down to the first gear.
- Next, slowly release the clutch lever.
- Keep the clutch still in position when the bike starts to pull itself forward.
- Well done you’re walking the motorcycle now!
Repeat this until you can keep the bike upright when you pull your feet off the ground. You want to get a good sense of balance on your bike.
8. Next using both of the clutch & throttle to drive. In the practice of step 7, while you’re releasing the clutch, the bike could be stalling. This time, you could twist the throttle slightly to prevent it.
Now your bike should start moving smoothly then you can release the clutch completely and twist slightly again the throttle to keep going.
Once the bike exceeds the walking speed, you should put your feet on the footpegs. At the same time keep still roll on the throttle and try the straight-line riding.