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)

Motorcycle Skills:

  • “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