Once you get your motorcycle license and are out riding you need to make sure you're still working to improve your riding skills. The basic skills learned at the first motorcycle class you take is just the beginning of what should be a lifelong commitment to becoming a better rider.
The best way to improve your riding skills is to continue to take classes with qualified personnel. They will be able to give you tips and point out what you need to improve upon. Aside from more classes, you can learn quite a bit from videos, books and articles. Here are a few articles I've rounded up that should help you improve your riding skills.
Novice vs. Veteran: 8 Ways to Improve Your Riding Skills from RideApart
Ride Apart is packed with helpful articles and this one is an absolute must read. Each of the things on the list comes with a video further explaining it. This makes for a very easy way of learning. Also, RideApart has tips for both novice and veteran riders.
Motorcycle-Control Skills for Safer Street Riding from Cycle World Magazine
The Cycle World Magazine article focuses on two things: proper braking techniques and proper steering techniques. The article is focused on street riders, which is important because sometimes articles give you information that is more applicable to the track than the street. By focusing on these two things, you can greatly improve your street riding skills.
18 Quick Tips to Boost Your Riding Skills from Visordown
All the tips in this Visordown article are extremely helpful and most are something that you can continue to work on and build upon for years to come. If you can get good at the 18 things mentioned, you'll be a heck of a good rider.
Know of any other good articles, books or videos new riders should watch to improve their skills? Leave a comment below!