Kawasaki Motorcycle Safety Tips
For over fifty years Kawasaki has been producing quality motorcycles, well known for their high performance and never compromising on quality.
At DECA, we’re proud to count many Kawasaki motorcycles as a part of our fleet.
The Motorcycle Safety Tips listed below have been developed for all riders to use to ensure they have a safe trip every time.
- Remember that motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles and may not react in time
- Make sure your headlight works and is turned on both day and night
- Install reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle
- Be aware of the blind spots cars and trucks have
- Flash your brake light when you are slowing down and before stopping
- If a motorist doesn’t see you, don’t be afraid to use your horn
Dress for Safety
- Wear a quality approved helmet (AS1698) and eye protection (AS1609-1981)
- Wear brightly coloured motorcycle clothing and a light coloured approved helmet
- Wear purpose-made leather or synthetic protective clothing with CE standard impact protectors
- Always wear long sleeves, long pants, over-the-ankle motorcycle boots and motorcycle gloves
- Remember – the only thing between you and the road is your protective gear
Apply Effective Mental Strategies
- Constantly search the road for changing conditions
- Give yourself space and time to respond to motorists’ actions
- Give motorists time and space to respond to you
- Use lane position to be seen; ride in the part of the lane where you are most visible
- Watch for turning vehicles
- Signal your next move in advance
- Avoid weaving between lanes
- Pretend you’re invisible and ride extra defensively
- Don’t ride when you’re tired or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
- Know and follow the rules of the road
Know Your Bike and How to Use It
- Complete formal training and enrol in regular refresher courses
- Practice. Develop your riding techniques before going into heavy traffic
- Know how to handle your bike in conditions such as wet or sandy roads, high winds and uneven surfaces.