Are You Ready to Ride?
A motorcycle riding suit or jacket for
comfort as well as protection.
Bright-colored and reflective clothing
can help make you more noticeable in
traffic. Avoid loose clothes that could
get caught on any part of your
Developing your riding skills is an on-
going process. Even if you have ridden
other motorcycles, take time to become
familiar with how this motorcycle works
and handles. Practice riding the
motorcycle in a safe area to build your
skills. Do not ride in traffic until you get
accustomed to the motorcycle's controls,
and feel comfortable with its size and
We urge all riders to take a motorcycle
operator course approved by the
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).
New riders should start with the basic
course, and even experienced riders will
find the advanced course beneficial. For
information about the MSF training course
nearest you, call the national toll-free
number: (800) 446-9227.
Other riding tips can be found in the
booklet that came with your
motorcycle (USA only).