Motorcycle Safety Month: Be safe … or be sorry!

By on May 17, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Posted in: Safety

Now that it’s May and spring is officially here, flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and for many of us, this is the first time we’ve been able to enjoy the Great Outdoors in a few months. If you’re one who prefers two wheels to four, then this is the ideal time to break out the bike, take it for a ride and feel the wind in your hair.                         

But before you hop on that bike, don’t forget to take all the necessary safety precautions. In honor of Motorcycle Safety Month, we want our fellow bikers to be safe and out of harm’s way.

Check out our new video featuring Richie Morris Race Team members Michael Barnes and Danny Eslick. They’ll share their tips for preparing your bike and your body before a ride. You’ll also hear other riders tell their crash stories and learn how to avoid having a crash story of your own.

Visit the Motorcycle Safety Foundation online for more information.

4 responses to “Motorcycle Safety Month: Be safe … or be sorry!

  1. Elizabeth Dinn says:

    My husband got a bike shortly after we married. I told him that he could only get a bike if he took the Motorcycle Safety Course. The best class for him ever! The knowledge he learned from that class has already saved him from avoiding more than one or two bad wrecks on the streets!   

  2. Jennifer S says:

    Elizabeth, we’re so glad that your husband took that safety course. Good for you for giving him such great advice!

  3. Brent says:

    I have a 2007 Yamaha R6 and my bike is my everything!  haven’t a bike though is something you have to be careful about.  “respect the beast” if you dont respect the bike then your going to hurt yourself, or worse.  All I have to say to drivers is PLEASE WATCH OUT FOR PEOPLE ON BIKES! we dont have metal around us to protect us if we crash

  4. Gregg says:

    The industry is extremely disappointed Morris resigned D. Eslick. We are calling out to our fellow AMA fans and riders to boycott GEICO and anyone else that affiliates themselves with a reckless racer like D. Eslick. GEICO is an advocate of safe riding and therefore should not affiliate themselves with reckless behavior. If anything happens to any racer next year as a result of D. Eslicks irresponsible and maniacal actions both the AMA and his sponsors are going to have hefty lawsuits on their hands. We lost two young talented racers this year to this sport and seeing someone like D. Eslick abuse their right to ride is a disgrace to both professional racing and motorcycling.