There is a saying pilots that have landed gear up and those that will.....same with bikes, those that have dropped them and those that will. Me, doG only knows how many drops, high sides, low sides, hit trees, missed jumps, and all I have in my 40 years....likely a good reason I move pretty slow and get by day to day with a few little white pills. But dropping a street bike is a bit different from dropping a dirt bike, street bikes can snap you pretty quick....IIRC versys comes in at almost 500lbs...perhaps a tick over....that is something to respect.
Another good skill to have is how to pick up the bike CORRECTLY, and a great deal of new riders don't do it right, they are young strong, and ticked off they dropped the thing.
In simple words and find a video on youtube that shows
Back to bike, in gear, hand on bar, had on handle at the back, butt against seat knees bent at about a 90 and just walk the bike up. Have kickstand down and bang you are up....a 90lb can pickup a gold wing with this method.
But the best thing is to bail on the bike if you think it is going down....and that is one thing that riding in the dirt will teach you....you don't want that thing running into you as it bounces down the track.
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