Motorcycle Safety SMARTrainer | Video

Motorcycle Training

Excerpts from the instructional DVD supplied with the SMARTrainer, a motorcycle rider training tool that combines a personal computer, advanced interactive software and a video monitor, plus a handlebar, seat, footrests and all the standard controls found on a real motorcycle.

Motorcycle riders experience and respond to a variety of on-screen scenarios as they travel along virtual streets and highways.

To succeed in this world of pixels and bytes, students have to make the right decisions as they Search, Evaluate and Execute their way through computer-generated cars, trucks and pedestrians.

The objective of the on-road motorcycling simulation is to safely negotiate a series of routes, while developing effective road hazard awareness.

Fifteen different routes under a variety of road and environmental conditions are in the training package, so there are plenty of challenges.

The SMARTrainer creates a virtual environment, but the lessons learned are real.

Available at select rider training sites and military installations.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).