Operating Motorcycles Safer Requires Specialized Skills
Did you know?
Police are required to re-qualify every year on motorcycles – the same frequency as firearms requalification!
Photo Source: Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU)
- “Counter-steering” or “push steering” (push on the handgrip in the direction of the intended turn above certain speeds)
- Appropriate use of front and rear brakes
- Special handling with passengers
- U-turns and other slow maneuvers that can result in loss of balance
- Unique manual transmission controls
- Unique hazard avoidance techniques
Even though motorcycles are more dangerous than cars, it is also much cheaper to get a motorcycle than a car of comparable power.
- Toyota Corolla – 162hp : ($15.5 k)
- Honda S2000 – 238hp: ($35 k)
- Mustang GT – 300hp: ($27 k)
- Corvette ZR1 – 638hp: ($200 k)
- Bugatti Veyron – 1001hp: ($1.7 mil.)
- 1000cc supersport bike can be even more powerful than a Bugatti Veyron! (Approx $15-17 k)
Just because it’s less expensive doesn’t mean its safer!
Source : Roadcraft Motorcycle Academy, 2010