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How To Increase Concentration While Riding Your Motorcycle?


Written by Udit Varshney

Updated Apr 16, 2021

When you're focused, you can cut through traffic without the other drivers noticing you. Know how you can increase concentration while riding your motorcycle.

Lack of focus can express itself in basic mistakes such as missing speed limits or, in one instance, missing the priority of the road–it went round to the right, but there was a lesser road going straight on, which the rider happily followed. Despite his otherwise great riding, he wasn't paying attention or seeing what was going on.

How To Increase Concentration While Riding Your Motorcycle?

How To Increase Concentration While Riding Your Motorcycle?

Even if you don't race, simply repeating the word "focus" during your daily rides will assist you in achieving this goal. Here are four pointers to help you ride with more concentration.

 Make A "Focus Ritual" For Yourself

Creating a pre-ride concentrating ritual, whether it's as you close your helmet visor, put on your goggles, or start the engine, will help you concentrate better. Similarly, you can refocus yourself during the ride by embracing and then repeating a meaningful word or phrase.

 Connect With The Bike

Tune in to the bike completely. Find your "sweet spot" in the seat, feel the machine through all of its touch points, and force yourself to stay ahead of the game rather than reacting.

Make It A Challenge

We remain engaged when something is enjoyable. Working on your lines, perfecting your clutch work, shifts, or braking, expecting nearby traffic, sensing road feel or grip, or even just finding the perfect spot within a freeway lane can all be beneficial.

Take A Deep Breath

Inhaling to the count of four, holding the breath, and then exhaling to the count of four produces a soothing effect that improves focus before or during a ride. Diaphragmatic breathing (also known as "belly breaths") improves concentration as well.

Stay Hydrated

While it is a common mistake to drink too little water, you must stay hydrated during your bike ride. Dehydration causes fatigue and headaches and nausea, all of which can impair your riding ability and may make you lose focus

Get A Complete Service

Before going on a bike ride, make sure your bike is in good working order. As a result, we recommend having a comprehensive service performed prior to the journey. All the important checkpoints will be covered, including brake oils, spark plugs, chain, and more. Having your bike in proper service ensures that you don't have to be stressed about the bike condition when you are riding.

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Take Away

Before you get on your bike, the first step is to be aware of what's going on in your head. This will help you without losing your focus. So, if you've had a fight with your wife or received bad financial news, know these are the kinds of external factors that can impair your ability to concentrate and stay focused. We must be able to recognise these factors in ourselves and decide that instead of going for a ride, we will stay home and wash the bike or watch a race on TV – anything but go out and have a good time.'

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.


Written by Udit Varshney

Udit has built B2C segments across various industries and has had significant contributions to the insurance sector. Read More

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