Safe riding

1. Always make pre-operation checks. Careful checks may help prevent an accident.

2. This motorcycle is designed to carry the operator and a passenger.

3. The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of automobile/motorcycle accidents. Many accidents have been caused by an automobile driver who did not see the motorcycle. Making yourself conspicuous appears to be very effective in reducing the chance of this type of accident.

Therefore:

a. Wear a brightly colored jacket.

b. Use extra caution when you approach and pass through intersections, since intersections are the most likely places for motorcycle accidents.

c. Ride where other motorists can see you. Avoid riding in another motorist's "blind spot".

4. Many accidents involve inexperienced operators. In fact, many operators who have been involved in accidents do not even have a current motorcycle license.

a. Make sure you are qualified. Also, only lend your motorcycle to experienced operators.

b. Know your skills and limits. Staying within your limits may help you to avoid an accident.

c. We recommend that you practice riding your motorcycle where there is no traffic until you have become thoroughly familiar with your motorcycle and all of its controls.

5. Many motorcycle accidents have been caused by motorcycle operator errors. A typical error made by the operator is veering wide on a turn due to EXCESSIVE SPEED or undercornering (insufficient lean angle for the speed).

a. Always obey the speed limits and never travel faster than warranted by road and traffic conditions.

b. Always signal before turning or changing lanes. Make sure other motorists see you.

6. The operator's and passenger's posture are important for proper control.

a. The operator should keep both hands on the handlebars and both feet on the operator footrests during operation to maintain control of the motorcycle.

b. The passenger should always hold on to the operator, or the seat strap or grab bar if the motorcycle is so equipped, with both hands and keep both feet on the passenger footrests.

c. Never carry a passenger unless he or she can firmly place both feet on the passenger footrests.

7. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

8. This motorcycle is designed for on-road use only. It is not suitable for off-road use.

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