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Editorials on avoiding accidents

Personal Protective Equipment
When accidents happen, your health and even your life may very well depend on what gear you choose. It's a good idea to put some thought into the materials, quality and protection of the gear you wear. Let's take a look at the basics.

Motorcycle safety equipment


The helmet

Protect your head! This goes without saying. Although 3/4 and 1/2 helmets are available and quite legal in most countries, the full-face helmet offers the most protection, as the jaw is vulnerable in a crash situation. Also, it is important to consider and carefully choose the type of material when it comes to your safety gear. Traditionally there are two main types: plastic and fiberglass, and most recently carbon fiber helmets ...

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The Hurt Report
Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors
By Harald Holm, Bikez.com. Posted on March 29th, 2009.

In 1976 the Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration initiated a motorcycle safety study which was published in 1981. The study was named after its primary researcher...

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How to prevent accidents
General Motorcycle Safety Tips
By Harald Holm, Bikez.com. Posted on March 29th, 2009.

A skillful rider knows that there is always more to learn, always something to improve in one's own riding skills. Here are some tips that apply both to beginners and can be a good idea to repeat for experienced motorcyclists as well.

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Tips on locks, alarms, parking and test rides
Secure your Motorcycle against Theft
By Harald Holm, Bikez.com. Posted on March 29th, 2009.

For many bikers the motorcycle is a tool for commuting, a practical transportation device. For others it's their baby, their better half, a manifestation of their personality or even the meaning of life. If you are not downright traumatized by the experience of getting your motorcycle stolen, you are at best left with loads of paperwork and likely loss of money.

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Information sources and organizations
Where to Learn More about Safe Riding
By Harald Holm, Bikez.com. Posted on March 29th, 2009.

Becoming a safer rider should be a primary concern for us all. Thankfully there are several safety organization web sites and other resources on the Internet that provide guides and other materials that can help us become safer riders.

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Motorcycle Safety RankingMotorcycle Safety Ranking The motorcycle safety ranking is based on our visitors' rating of each motorcycle on a scale from 1 to 10. To rate a bike, find the bike and click the rating option in the right-hand menu.
 
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Motorcycle Safety RankingRating 0-10
1996 BMW R 1100 RT 1996 BMW R 1100 RT9.76
1978 Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert 1978 Moto Guzzi V 1000 I-Convert9.75
2003 BMW R 1150 RT 2003 BMW R 1150 RT9.73
1990 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic 1990 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Classic9.70
1989 BMW K 100 LT 1989 BMW K 100 LT9.61
2003 Honda NT 650 Deauville 2003 Honda NT 650 Deauville9.60
2001 Suzuki VL 125 LC Intruder 2001 Suzuki VL 125 LC Intruder9.53
1980 Kawasaki Z 440 C 1980 Kawasaki Z 440 C9.53
1980 Moto Guzzi 850 T 3 1980 Moto Guzzi 850 T 39.53
1977 Moto Guzzi 850 T 3 1977 Moto Guzzi 850 T 39.52

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The rating includes saftey, reliability, engine performance, design, repair costs, touring capabilities, racing track capabilities, offroad capabilities, etc.
1974 Ducati 750 GT 1974 Ducati 750 GT9.52
1995 Triumph Thunderbird 1995 Triumph Thunderbird9.49
2012 Piaggio MP3 400 2012 Piaggio MP3 4009.49
1982 BMW R 80 ST 1982 BMW R 80 ST9.46
1980 Yamaha SR 250 US. Custom 1980 Yamaha SR 250 US. Custom9.42
1998 BMW R 1100 R 1998 BMW R 1100 R9.41
1985 BMW R 80 RT 1985 BMW R 80 RT9.40
2001 Kawasaki W 650 2001 Kawasaki W 6509.38
2008 Victory Vision Street 2008 Victory Vision Street9.38
2002 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder 2002 Suzuki VZ 800 Marauder9.36


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