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Getting on your motorcycle or moped

Begin by making sure your vehicle is not too heavy or large for you to drive comfortably. Sitting on the seat, you should be able to place your feet flat on the ground.

If your motorcycle or moped has a kickstand, mount the vehicle from the left side and straighten it with the handlebars. With the vehicle balanced, use your left heel to kick the stand up and out of the way.

If your motorcycle or moped is resting on a centre stand, mount the vehicle and gently rock it forward until it rolls off the stand. The centre stand will spring into the “up” position. Stop the vehicle from continuing to roll forward by applying the front brake.

Always make sure to completely raise your kickstand and centre stand before driving away.