Okay, let’s move away from the macabre stuff and into something less scary, but still important. Footwear! If you live in the desert in Arizona or something, you can skip this point. But if you sometimes ride in the rain, you’ll need to think about footwear that won’t slip off your petals. Most of the time when and if your foot slips, you can feel your stomach drop and quickly readjust. But it’s better not to have that problem. Look for motorcycle riding shoes that are wet-riding friendly. You’ll thank us later.
Different states have different laws when it comes to riding and certain protections. Some states require you wear some sort of helmet. Others require that helmet be certified by the Department of Transportation. Imagine having to pay a fine because the cop doesn’t “like” your helmet. Silly, right? And if you live in a state that doesn’t require helmets, you’re not always off the hook. For example, some states require you to wear eye protection if you’re not wearing a helmet. Sometimes those cool Raybans won’t cut it. The best place and time to learn these laws is when you’re taking the class to get your motorcycle license. Your instructor will know all the laws in your state and any intricacies they contain. Make sure you take notes and ask questions. Maybe you’ll look like the teacher’s pet, but what’s worse: that or a $200 fine? We’ll take the momentary embarrassment, thanks.
Did your bike come with a fuel gauge? Some do and some don’t – and there’s really no rhyme or reason for either. Some manufacturers don’t like the way the gauge breaks the bike’s visual flow. If you have one, great, that’s one fewer thing you have to think about on the road. If you don’t, you need to learn how your bike feels, sounds, and even smells when it’s getting low on gas. Really responsible riders learn exactly how far they can go and never let their bike get so low on fuel that it’s noticeable in any way. If you’re planning a long trip, make sure you know where fuel stops will be along the way. There are stretches of road and desert that go for fifty miles or more without anywhere to fuel up. That’s where riding sites and planned rides come in clutch (get it). These bikers have been down these roads, literally, and know what issues might come up. Heed their warnings. You don’t want to walk for miles, have to buy a fuel container, and walk back down the road – do you?
When you’re riding and your toes are on the pedals, it feels more natural to let your heels swing out from your body. But your bike was made with little metal plates where your heels are supposed to rest. Use them! That extra point of contact will make you feel that much more like a part of the bike. You’ll be a better rider because of this one (okay two) little things.
Everyone and their dog eats around 8 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. So if you want to get in and out of restaurants quickly, plan ahead so you’re not hungry at those times.
Hide your spare somewhere on your bike using a zip-tie or duct tape, or trade keys with a traveling companion.
If you’re nearing the end of your riding day, you can set yourself up for a quick getaway in the morning by riding to the far side of the next city you reach before stopping. This will eliminate time lost in urban traffic the next morning.
You get small bonuses for performing a few tasks during a race. Make sure you check out the list below so you know what to do on the track so you pick up these bonuses: – Take out other cars – Narrowly avoid colliding with other cars – Knock out road blocks and cones These bonuses go towards more in-game currency, so make sure you perform these tasks as much as possible. If you have any extra tips and cheats you’d like to contribute to fellow Asphalt 8: Airborne players, throw them in the comments section!
TouchTapPlay.com noted that pulling off airborne tricks helps more than you think:
This game doesn’t have “Airborne” in its title for no reason! Therefore, make sure that you do the barrel rolls and get all the air time that you can. As a tip to increase that, use the nitro right before getting on a platform for that extra speed boost.
Modojo.com posted up some tips that you should clue you into how dangerous a racer is:
The higher a score an opponent has, the more likely they are to be aggressive during a race. This means ramming into you to gain the lead, and in some situations, wrecking your vehicle. Gameloft balanced the takedown feature in this mode, so you aren’t automatically destroyed when touched by a boosting vehicle. However, you can still wreck by going into the wall or traveling too far off the track. Play aggressive, and don’t be afraid to get a little dirty.