It is still Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month so I am still bent on making you aware of safety and motorcycles.

Hand signals play a large part in motorcycle riding if you are riding in a group (unless you have those handy helmet radios).  As the “leader of the pack”, they are a great way of letting everyone behind you know what is going on and what to watch out for.

The signals are somewhat universal but I’ve thrown in some illustrated guides in this post to help you out.  When riding in a group, your members can decide on which ones work best for you.

See the full post for the illustrations or to read more articles on safety, head over to’s Rider Training and Safety section.

As I said, the hand signals seem pretty universal from what I’ve seen.  Click on the image to enlarge them to better see what’s going on.  Print them out or bookmark this post for reference!

Check the related posts below to see more safety posts.

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