Many motorcycle accidents every year are linked to motorist negligence. However, many accidents are also the result of malfunctioning motorcycle components or defective design of a vehicle. Safe vehicle design is critical in the case of a passenger vehicle, but in the case of a motorcycle, it is of paramount importance because of the severe risk of injury to motorcyclists involved in accidents.
One of the most important safety tips for motorcyclists is to choose a good helmet, but there are some safety design features like antilock brakes that can reduce the risk of motorcycle accidents. However, motorcycle design has undergone major changes over the years, and many new models come with innovative safety features to reduce the risk of injuries.
Below are some motorcycles The Cheat Sheet named on its list of new motorcycles with innovative safety features.
Victory Crossroads 8-Ball
Maintaining your balance is critical when you’re riding a motorcycle. The Victory Crossroads 8-Ball has a low 26.3 inch seat that allows riders to remain in control of the vehicle even at low speeds and when stopped.
Ducati Multistrada D-Air
Ducati claims that it designed this motorcycle to reduce injury risk through an airbag jacket that inflates when the motorcyclist is involved in an accident. It uses wireless technology to detect movement so the airbag deploys in a crash. It can deploy in less than 45 milliseconds.
Yamaha 2014 V Star 250
The V Star 250 may be a good option for beginners because it features a small engine and better torque output. Beginner motorcyclists have some of the highest risks of injuries and accidents. If a novice motorcyclist, one might want to invest in safety features that compensate for lack of experience.
Harley-Davidson Road King
This motorcycle has Reflex Linked Brakes with an Anti-lock Braking System. The braking system works to apply the right amount of braking pressure to whichever wheel requires it the most. It also comes with these extras.
- Halogen headlamps
- Brighter turn signals
- Better steering control
2014 Honda Interstate with ABS
The Honda Interstate motorcycle with ABS is one of the better touring motorcycles on the market. This system minimizes loss of control of the motorcycle, and statistics indicate that motorcycles with ABS systems have a 37 percent lower likelihood of involvement in a fatal accident, reports The Cheat Sheet citing Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tests.
If, despite choosing a safe bike, you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident caused by defective machinery, you may be able to recover compensation for related damages like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Call 215-642-2335 to set up a consultation with a lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC, or simply fill out our contact form.