The U Turn

When practicing the U-turn, measure off an area of 30′ to start. Ride the motorcycle into the 30′ space while in the friction zone, with your foot on the brake. Let’s assume you are going to make a left hand turn. Pick a point on the right side of the allotted space and aim your front tire towards it. Again, keep your focus 4 to 5′ off the ground.   

The idea is to allow the bike to dip to the right as soon as you reach your turning point. Then, immediately turn your head and eyes to the left as far as you can and allow the bike to lean as much as possible. Never look at the opposite edge of your allotted space, even a second’s glance in that direction will cause the motorcycle to move 2 or 3 feet in the direction you don’t want to go.

The further you turn your head in the direction you want the bike to go and the further you lean the motorcycle, the tighter the U-turn will be. Depending on the type of motorcycle you have, you should eventually be able to turn within 20′ or less. Make sure you practice the U-turn in both directions, turning to the left and to the right.