One of my viewers named Gordon wrote: “Please consider doing a series on practical motorcycle tips, your observations and insights. Thanks!” I have not had enough riding experience yet, but I do consider myself a defensive rider, so I will give it a shot in this video. So Gordon, thank you for your video request and this one is for you.

If you’re a new rider getting ready to hit the streets, I think you’ll benefit from these tips that I’m about to go over with you. So without further adieu, here are 8 Spacing Techniques for Motorcycle Street Riding.

1. Follow at a safe distance.
2. Let tailgaters through.
3. Ride in the outermost lane.
4. Plan an escape path.
5. Stay out of blind spots.
6. Cruise in the blocking position.
7. Use the far tire track when passing.
8. Have an escape route while stopped.

I’m still a relatively new rider so if you are an experienced rider and have more tips and advice, please add them to the comments section.

Ride safe and thanks for watching.