How To Do A Burnout on a Motorcycle?

Motorcycle Burnout

There is a lot to learn about doing a burnout on your motorcycle. If you spin your bike’s wheel while the vehicle’s frame itself remains stationary, then you say you’re carrying out a burnout.

You may have heard the phrase ‘peeling out’. That’s another term for burnout. You can use your best motorcycle to create a big cloud of smoke, have fun with and impress your friends. 

When doing a burnout on a motorcycle, it’s best to first apply the brakes, and then you should release the clutch. In this article you will learn more about each one of these and how you can do a burnout like a boss!

However, if you keep doing the burnout on your motorcycle, it will eventually damage your rear tire. There are just a few ways to do burnout which includes taking a firm stance, engaging the clutch, revving up the motorcycle engine. 

Here are some more details on how to do a burnout on a motorcycle.

1. Apply the Brake

Stand Flat

First, you should stand with both feet as flat as possible on the ground. This is to prevent the tires from gaining traction, and you should also put a small amount of weight on the motorcycle by standing over it. However, if the tires gain too much traction, you’ll find out that the motorcycle will change position forward if you try the burnout.

Start the Motorcycle

The next step is to start the motorcycle and keep it in neutral gear. How do you go about this? Simply turn the ignition and kick start the engine to warm it up. After some minutes, try to inspect the temperature meter to be sure the dial doesn’t go below or above halfway level. This gauge will show the amount of heat the engine has received.

Caveat: You should bear in mind that performing a burnout when your engine is cold is quite risky. This is because it results in sputtering and suddenly gains traction which might cause the two-wheel vehicle to lurch forward.

It is always advisable to get any of the coolest motorcycle helmets for protection, but, to avoid this, you should do the following:

Rev the Engine

While warming up the engine, keep the engine in neutral gear. To get the engine to warm faster, you can rev the engine a few times. Allow the engine to run for at least 5 to 10 minutes before you do any burnout.

Pull Back the Clutch

Use all four fingers to pull the clutch lever back to the handlebar. Usually, on most motorcycles, the clutch is the lever on the left hand of the handlebars. When you grab it with your fingers, endeavor to have a tight grip on the lever so that it stays engaged. Also, if your motorcycle has the clutch lever on the right handlebar, try as possible to engage it totally with all four fingers of your right hand.

Hold the Front Brake Firmly

The next step is to have a firm grip on the front brake with the middle finger of your right hand. Simultaneously apply the brake and rev the engine throttle by continually holding the brake with your right hand. Be sure to use only the long finger to disengage the brake lever. This is so that the rest of your fingers will work the throttle. However, if you have a motorcycle with the throttle on the left-hand side, simply follow the same step but using the middle finger on your left hand to apply the brake.

2. Release the Clutch

Put the Vehicle into Gear

To release the clutch, put the motorcycle into first gear by using your foot to click the gear shift pedal. Then, keep the clutch engaged so that the motorcycle doesn’t shift into another gear level.

Rev the Engine

Now, with your right hand, you can rev up the motorcycle engine by merely twisting the throttle down close to the red line on the gauge. While you are doing this, look at the repetition per minute (RPM) gauge and trace the red line toward the top of it. Found the red line? Now, rev up the engine so that the arrow gets to 75% of the way to the red bar at the top.

Hold onto the Clutch

Make sure your feet are flat, and you are standing still, lean forward a little. This is to be sure that the weight is entirely off the rear tire. Don’t let go of the clutch to pull it back; what you should do instead is to allow it go one motion by merely releasing your fingers all at once. The motorcycle engine will engage in the first gear, and then the rear tire will begin spinning to create burnout. For more fun, you can hold the burnout for a minute to create a cloud of smoke. 

Re-engage and Release the Clutch

Finally, to end the burnout, simply re-engage the clutch by using your left hand to pull the lever. This will remove the engine out of the first gear and back to neutral. Now, release the throttle with your right hand while keeping the brake engaged the entire time. Do not release the brake until the tire has wholly stopped the burnout.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can any motorcycle do a burnout?

No! Because if your motorcycle has a terrible brake, then the bike will just push it along.

Q: Can my automated motorcycle do a burnout?

Yes! All you have to do is lock the front brake, and give the throttle it all.

Q: Can I perform a front wheel on a motorcycle?

Yes! Simply get the desired speed and hold the front brake down for at least half a second. You have to be balanced to avoid tipping over.

Final Thoughts 

So far, we have highlighted some of the essential steps needed to carry out a burnout on your motorcycle. Taking this process is essential not only to extend the life of your motorcycle but also to provide you with a fun experience while on the road. 

Many bike owners and riders think a burnout can damage the bike’s engine. This is not entirely true if properly carried out. However, if you do the burnout for too long, your engine may get overheated and damaged. Usually, the clutch and transmission of your engine may overheat. This is especially true because the brake may wear out if you’re riding an automatic motorcycle.