• Always obey the speed limit
and never travel faster than
warranted by road and traffic
• Always signal before turning or
changing lanes. Make sure that
other motorists can see you.
The posture of the operator and
passenger is important for proper
• The operator should keep both
hands on the handlebar and
both feet on the operator foo-
trests during operation to
• The passenger should always
hold onto the operator, the seat
strap or grab bar, if equipped,
with both hands and keep both
feet on the passenger foo-
unless he or she can firmly pla-
ce both feet on the passenger
Never ride under the influence of
alcohol or other drugs.
motorcycle accidents are the result of
head injuries. The use of a safety hel-
met is the single most critical factor in
the prevention or reduction of head
Always wear an approved hel-
Wear a face shield or goggles.
Wind in your unprotected eyes
could contribute to an impair-
ment of vision that could delay
seeing a hazard.
The use of a jacket, heavy boots,
trousers, gloves, etc., is effective
in preventing or reducing abra-
sions or lacerations.
Never wear loose-fitting clothes,
otherwise they could catch on
the control levers, footrests, or
wheels and cause injury or an
Never touch the engine or
exhaust system during or after
operation. They become very hot
and can cause burns. Always
wear protective clothing that
covers your legs, ankles, and
Passengers should also observe
the precautions mentioned abo-
Modifications made to this motorcy-
cle not approved by Yamaha, or the
removal of original equipment, may
render the motorcycle unsafe for use
and may cause severe personal injury.
Modifications may also make your
motorcycle illegal to use.