The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is opening the doors to rider perception with the fifth program in its community-based Host-an-Event series. The goal of the new Street Smart - Rider Perception program is to improve a rider's perceptive abilities when riding in traffic.
Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but for many, riding as a group of motorcycles -- whether with friends on a Sunday morning ride or with an organized motorcycle rally -- is the epitome of the motorcycling experience. If you ride with friends or with a larger group, here are some motorcycle safety tips and a few key group signals (above) to help ensure a fun and safe group ride. Enjoy the ride.
Click video to see the Introduction to Motorcycle Riding overview created by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The video discuses all aspects of motorcycling riding.
Click video to watch. The first United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Motorcycle Industry Council was asked to provide information on helmet use, and in consultation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation produced this video for the Assembly.
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Shoei RF-1000 Quick Review
Shoei's superb-looking RF-1000 is, literally, function dictating form; the shell is actually more compact than any other full-face helmet, and offers excellent aerodynamics. I prefer a Shoei because, when tucked into a racing crouch, the front of the helmet shell does not block my eye line and, at three pounds, six ounces, the RF-1000 is one of the lightest helmets available.
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Riding a motorcycle is a unique experience. Riding is fun and invigorating, yet the skills needed for safe riding, combined with the lack of car-like crash protection on a motorcycle, can cast doubts on whether a person should choose to ride a motorcycle. Some potential riders lack the ability to execute skilled and timely actions in a complex traffic environment; others lack keen judgment or don't have a firm grasp of the concept of risk management.
Click video to take a closer look at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) DirtBike School. In a minute and a half you will learn about a great rider-training program that is available for individuals and families.
This basic, affordable, one-day, entry-level course is a great way to get a first taste of motorcycling. It's an excellent start for off-road riders and every member of the family from age 6 to 106. Street riders, new and experienced, can benefit from DirtBike School, too.
Visit dirtbikeschool.com to enroll in a class.
Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but for many, riding as a group of motorcycles -- whether with friends on a Sunday morning ride or with an organized motorcycle rally -- is the epitome of the motorcycling experience.
Click video if you not have taken the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Motorcycle RiderCourse. This video provides an overview of the of you what you can expect from the class including the basis motorcycle riding skills and safety tips. This class can help you get your motorcycle license as well.