Safety Features On Motorcycles

Today’s motorcycles are safer than ever before! While motorcycles don’t have all of the passive safety features that we’ve grown accustomed to in cars, they’re getting safer every year!

Below are some of the top safety features on today’s motorcycles.

Antilock Brake Systems (ABS) On Motorcycles
ABS prevents the wheels from locking up during hard braking, helping the rider maintain control. ABS also helps reduce stopping distances.

Traction Control Systems (TCS) On Motorcycles
TCS adjusts engine power to prevent rear-wheel spin during acceleration, especially on wet or slippery surfaces.

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) On Motorcycles
ECS is a more advanced system that helps riders maintain control in various conditions, by adjusting engine power and braking force.

Airbags On Motorcycles
Some modern motorcycles, especially touring models, now come equipped with airbags that deploy in the event of a frontal collision.

Daytime Running Lights (DRL) On Motorcycles
Daytime running lights are always on, increasing the visibility of the motorcycle to other drivers and riders.

Integrated Braking Systems On Motorcycles
Integrated braking systems link the front and rear brakes, ensuring balanced braking when only one brake lever or pedal is applied.

Ride Modes On Motorcycles
Several types of motorcycles now offer multiple ride modes that adjust throttle response, ABS, and traction control based on conditions such as rain, sport riding, or touring.

Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) On Motorcycles
The tire pressure monitoring system alerts riders of low tire pressure, which can be especially dangerous on a motorcycle.

Cornering ABS On Motorcycles
Cornering ABS is a more advanced version of ABS that adjusts brake pressure based on the motorcycle’s lean angle.

Hill Start Assist On Motorcycles
Hill start assist helps riders start their motorcycles on an incline, without the motorcycle rolling backward.

Blind-Spot Detection On Motorcycles
Blind-spot detection systems alert riders when vehicles are in their blind spots.

Forward Collision Warnings On Motorcycles
Forward collision warning systems use sensors to detect an imminent collision and alert the rider.

Adaptive Cruise Control On Motorcycles
Adaptive cruise control  adjusts speed to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle ahead.

LED Lighting On Motorcycles
LED lights provide brighter illumination than traditional bulbs, enhancing vision and visibility.

Frame Sliders On Motorcycles
Frame sliders are attached to the motorcycle frame and are designed to absorb some of the impact during a slide, potentially saving the bike from extensive damage.

Engine Guards / Crash Bars On Motorcycles
Engine guards (also known as crash bars) are protective frames around the engine that can prevent or reduce damage during a motorcycle tip-over or crash.

Adjustable Windshields On Motorcycles
Some motorcycles come with windshields that can be adjusted for height or angle, helping to deflect wind, rain and road debris.

Gear Shift Assist On Motorcycles
Gear shift assist allows for clutchless upshifting and downshifting, which helps riders maintain better control!

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