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In the previous blog post about dual sport riding technique, we talked about the Pros or reasons to opt for standing position in off road riding. The point of this 2nd part of the article is to remind riders that, just because the terrain you're on isn't paved, that doesn't mean you need to be standing up on your motorcycle. (Some riders draw an automatic connection between the two, thinking that: Dirt = Standing.) While there are plenty of good reasons to ride standing sometimes, of course there are "Cons" to standing as well that we're about to address for you:
Why NOT to Stand
You can read the "Pros" for the standing position on this link, and we sincerely hope that the combination of these two blog posts helps you decide between the sitting and standing position for your riding technique. In dual sport riding, we constantly need to evaluate riding situations and determine what are the best speeds, lines, and riding positions to be in, so please don't think there's one simple answer to all of the above. Maybe take a moment to memorize the Pros and Cons outlines in these 2 blog posts, and instead of just automatically standing when you get to a dirt, sand, or mud section, remain seated and see how it turns out.
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