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If someone just learnt to ride a bike and is not very good at controlling the speed. That person (by accident) increases the speed by twisting the throttle towards him/her more than (s)he should. So what will be a natural way to express this "throttling the throttle and , increasing the speed that may make you fall down due to a sudden increase in speed"? So how can it be expressed? The person "accelerated more than (s)he should, because that person couldn't control the speed (how my should the throttle be throttled)

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    I don't think there's a special phrase for such situation and you'd need to explain all of it properly, the whole action.
    – Bella Swan
    Apr 24, 2019 at 11:31
  • Wasn't gentle / progressive enough with the throttle / didn't throttle on smooth(ly) enough / jerked the throttle / gave it too much welly. Anyway, if your man fell off, the problem is more likely that he wasn't slipping the clutch...
    – user96060
    May 28, 2019 at 16:33

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You could say that they overrevved (can likely also be written as over revved or over-revved) the motorbike.

To rev (an engine or vehicle) too much.


Close to what you had would be: "Opened the throttle too far" or "... too hard" or "... too fast"

The second part would involve "unexpected/involuntary wheelie" or something like that.


One might refer to a new rider having poor throttle control, as it works both ways, for too little or too much acceleration, but also works well for a rider who is just heavy handed with the throttle.

Too little throttle often leads to kangaroo fuel (or variants thereof) where the vehicle jumps forward then almost stalls before jumping forward again, these kangaroos in the fuel tank are likely to cause a rider to come adrift.

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