Adventure Motorcycle Experts Talk Hill Climbing Techniques

Learn about terrain, body positioning, mechanical priming, and more with this quick-and-dirty lesson from seasoned motorheads.

Adventure motorcycle hill climbing skills are integral to the offroad rider’s toolkit. But they aren’t always intuitive. Maneuvering off-road steeps requires you to anticipate the road ahead, and then engage your body and your bike accordingly.

In this video, Bret Tkacs uses realistic scenarios to demonstrate ascension techniques to help viewers stay upright and moving forward.

Take a look, get to practice, and remember that ATGATT applies to dirt roads, too.

Runtime: 12 minutes

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Jilli Cluff

Jilli grew up in the rural southern Colorado mountains, later moving to Texas for college. After seven years in corporate consulting, she was introduced to sport climbing — and life would never be the same. She now works as a contributor, gear tester, and editor for GearJunkie and other outlets within the AllGear family. She is based out of Atlanta, Georgia where she takes up residence with her climbing gear and one-eared blue heeler, George Michael.


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