Victoria Zandonella gives hand signal to allow motorcyclists to pass

Handy signal helps motorcyclists pass

There is a variety of gestures riders can use to signal to people in their pack or other riders sharing the same route that make riding safer and more effective. Apart from hand gestures, you can use your leg, the motorcycle horn or your headlights. Before reading further on, click here to read about the …

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Rider punches and kicks SUV in road rage

Rider punches and kicks SUV in road rage

A rider punches and kicks an SUV that cut into his lane on a Canadian highway in this latest video capturing road rage. We can understand the rider’s frustration at being dangerously cut off by a driver who obviously didn’t look. It’s happened to all of us to many times. However, this rider’s response is …

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Dutch Reach could save lives SMIDSY

Could Dutch Reach save motorcyclists?

The Dutch Reach is a simple technique of opening a car door that could save motorcyclists filtering through traffic from being “doored”. It should be mandated in driving tests as it is in Holland where it has been used for 50 years. While the incidence of dooring is more common with cyclists, motorcycle riders also …

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How to ride around blind corners

Blind corners are among the most dangerous places for motorcyclists to ride, obviously because of the limited vision ahead. Corners can be blind because of bush at the side of the road, or obstructed by a cutting, building or even roadside signs. Many motorists, especially those who feel invincible in their big 4WDs and dual-cab …

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motorcycle safety Kawasaki Z900RS 101

Motorcycle Safety 101: Being a Safer Rider

Motorcycle Safety 101 for American Riders: There’s nothing like the freedom of taking on the open road on a motorcycle but the sad reality is that motorcycle deaths happen 27 times more frequently and motorcycle injuries also occur six times more frequently than crashes involving other types of vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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Toy run motorcyclists merry Christmas

Staying safe this Christmas

Christmas makes us all behave a bit differently. You may be filled with excitement at the prospect of a few days off with extended family, or you may be frantically rushing around, trying to bag that present for that someone… It’s small wonder, then, that the festive season sees more crashes and other accidents, as …

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Kawasaki Z900RS practise counter steering

Why you should practise counter steering

If you’ve ridden a bicycle, counter steering will come naturally to you, so why would it be necessary to practise counter steering? The problem is that, in an emergency situation, your instinct is to turn the handlebars toward the direction you want to go. Here is a graphic video example of what can happen. Notice …

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