Honda is issuing a recall for the 2001-2010 and 2012 Gold Wing due to a problem with the combined braking system. The recall campaign affects 126,000 units sold in the U.S. over the past decade. According to Honda, the Gold Wing may experience rear brake drag even after the rider releases the brake. The problem […]
Motorcycle Hand Signals Graphic Eases Bike-to-Bike Communication
Every time a group of motorcyclists takes to the road together, they inevitably have a moment where they need to communicate with each other. If everyone is equipped with Bluetooth headset, then all they have to do is talk, but let’s be realistic. While Bluetooth systems are getting better and less expensive, the vast majority of riders still don’t use them.
So, how are we expected to communicate? The best way to get your message across, when riding in a group, is to agree on some common hand signals. American Sign Language requires the use of both hands, making that a bad choice for motorcycling. However, the folks at Michael Padway & Associates put together a handy info graphic of some common signs that riders could benefit from using. (You didn’t let that terrible pun slip past, did you?) We like the chart. Vanity Fair clearly likes the presentation, too, since it selected it as one of “The Best Infographics of 2013.”
Download and print a few copies of this to take on your next group ride. Just don’t misinterpret the intentions of that attractive rider who pulls up alongside you and signals for a “comfort stop.”
[Source: Michael Padway & Associates]