Although it seems like a simple task, it should NOT be a decision that is taken lightly. Technical data such as brake assist technologies or driving assistance technologies should be more important than price when purchasing a vehicle. An unsafe or technologically obsolescent motorcycle can cost your life. Airbag for Motorcyclists
The Innovation Center for Motorcyclists conducted a comparative study to test the safety technologies offered by the motorcycles sold in Latin America to help them make a smart purchase.
Low displacement motorcycles (<200Cc) have the highest accident rate, often because they do not have any safety features. In our study we found that, for example:
97.9% of motorcycles sold in Colombia are prohibited from sale in European Union countries or even in India, due to their technological obsolescence.
At the following link https://www.seguridadviallaboral.co/ranking you can find the Motorcycle Safety Ranking, or if your motorcycle is not listed you can make the analysis of your safety level by following this simple 3-step procedure:
- If the motorcycle is equipped with disc brakes on both wheels you get 4 points; if you have disc brakes on only one wheel you get 2 points; and if you have drum brakes on both wheels 0 points.
- If the bike is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) you get 5 points; if it is equipped with combination braking systems (CBS) you get 3 points; if it has no brake assist system you get 0 points
- If the bike has automatic lighting, it gets 1 point; if not, it gets 0 points.
When adding up the total score, the maximum each bike can get in this simple ranking is 10 points, however, if your bike got less than 7 points, we recommend you to change your bike before it is too late.
If you wish to expand this information and your knowledge, we have made our Virtual Professionalization Program for Motorcyclists totally free (for the time of quarantine) in which you will be able to learn how to increase the probability of coming out unharmed from a fall, skills and abilities from the hand of Xavi Vallejo (director of Motoescuela, Spain), to learn how to choose and how to buy certified protective elements and to evaluate the motorcycles for their technological capacity.
The course contains four modules: basic concepts of road safety, certified personal protection elements, safe vehicles and driving techniques.
Go from being a motorcycle user to a pilot!