Are You Ready to Ride?
Before you ride your motorcycle for the
first time, we urge you to:
Read this owner's manual.
Make sure you understand all the safety
Know how to operate all the controls.
Before each ride, be sure:
You feel well and are in good physical
and mental condition.
You are wearing an approved
motorcycle helmet (with chin strap
tightened securely), eye protection, and
other protective clothing.
You don't have any alcohol or drugs in
Make sure your passenger is ready to ride,
too, and is wearing proper gear including a
If you must carry an extra helmet while
riding, use a commercially available
elastic cord, strap, or net to secure the
helmet to the seat.
For your safety, we strongly recommend
that you always wear an approved
motorcycle helmet, eye protection, boots,
gloves, long pants, and a long-sleeved
shirt or jacket whenever you ride.
Although complete protection is not
possible, wearing proper gear can reduce
the chance of injury when you ride.
Following are suggestions to help you
choose the proper gear.