| What is IPSGA?
IPSGA is a way of planning your riding that is methodical, safe and releases the potential of the motorcycle. IPSGA stands for Information, Positioning, Speed, Gear and Acceleration. These five phases are explained below:
By constantly Taking, Using and Giving (TUG) information you become in tune with your changing surroundings and therefore, combined with the rest of the system, you are able to use that information to make good decisions in good time.
Are you in the best place to see and be seen and to use what you can see? Changing where you ride on the road can add valuable seconds to your decision-making time and the distance you can see to stop in. Correct positioning based on the changing information around you, gives you more information; more information gives you more options. Do you know where you ride and why?
Good information and positioning will minimise surprises and allow you to make the best progress in any conditions. Anybody can ride fast in a straight line. The system will teach you to carry the correct speed through bends. In traffic, it will allow you to use planned speed to greater effect for safer, smoother overtaking.
Understanding where you are on the road, what is ahead and planning your ride, will lead you to be in the correct gear for the current and oncoming circumstances in good time, providing options. The system will stop you fumbling for the right gear, which could contribute to a missed overtake, going into a corner badly and improving your braking distance. Using more information gives more time, allowing you to plan your riding and be in control of your machine.
The modern motorcycle has many benefits over many other vehicles – more flexibility, better visibility, quicker acceleration and so on. Using the above components of the system will enable you to enjoy these benefits. The system teaches you when to use these advantages to best effect and when to cool it in certain situations.
This is one time when you really can’t beat the system! Proved over hundreds of thousands of miles, this is one item of motorcycle kit that can really save your life.
Motorcycling is a fantastic way to travel, meet people, get a buzz and to have fun on today’s evermore crowded and regulated roads.