Donning Rider's Insignia
By Maricon Williams
Saddle is the crown of your bike. It is your pride as a rider. Nonetheless, there are riders who are confused when it comes to choosing motorcycle saddles.
Motorcycle seat height is one of the concerns of riders. Thus, it must be chosen with important considerations. ThiThe helmet is a rider's expression. It is an expression of what kind of rider he is.
There are different styles and designs of helmets available in motorcycle stores these days. Colors range from classic solid colors to domineering neon and luminous colors to promote conspicuity. There are also replicas that look like 'super bike champ wear'.
Street motorcycle accessories like helmet are matters of personal taste. In that case, aesthetic side is often chosen over anything else. Anyhow, this has contributed why safety is most of the time overlooked. Whatever the case may be rider's safety must be the topmost priority.
In a study conducted by the NHTSA, DOT National Highway Traffic Safety US Department of Transportation, they have subjected 50 motorcyclists, of varying age and riding experience to a test. They were made to ride along a prescribed test route. Then, they were asked to periodically change lanes and their head to check traffic in the adjacent lane. Afterwards, they were made to change lane in their normal manner. The riders have driven the route three times, full and partial helmet on, and on the third time, without wearing a helmet. The ability to hear surrounding traffic was also altered systematically.
The study found out that helmets are not hindrance to motorcyclist's ability to hear and observe surrounding traffic. In connection with the hearing tests, no significant difference was found in rider's ability to hear traffic, either between helmet types or between helmet and no helmet.
Hearing ability, on the other hand, was significantly affected by vehicle speed due to increased wind noise. However, for any given speed, helmets did not diminish nor enhance hearing. In connection with the vision tests, it showed that the minimal amount of the lateral vision (field of view) that is sacrificed by wearing a helmet can be made up by turning the head a little further.
Further, the study showed that 19 of the 23 riders who were given the vision tests compensated for helmet use by turning their head a little further before changing lanes. Overall, any negative effect of helmets on rider vision appears to be very minor, especially in comparison to the protection offered by helmets should a crash occur.
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s is because of the fact that saddles greatly affect the rider's driving and maneuvering skills.
Seat height is measured in inches. Together with the seat height, the manufacturing date and the bike model is also given in the specifications. They can be accessed by visiting the motorcycle store near you or through surfing the Net. In the Internet, you can search by writing your motorcycle brand, then click on the manufacturer's web site to access their motorcycle models which have clickable links that can direct a probable purchaser to different motorcycle manufacturer's specifications.
Ahead of purchasing, riders see to it that they acquire their desired motorcycle seat height. They want to sit on their saddles with ease and comfort. Though, some riders want to get their feet flat on the ground and others want a different style, the fact remains that they have to maintain full balance and control in order to drive accurately.
Each motorcycle manufacturer has its own list of available motorcycle seat height for each of their models in their specifications. Say Yamaha, it does not only specify the available Yamaha motorcycle parts but its accessories as well. This includes the saddles and its height. Motorcycle manufacturers are also giving its updated yearly specifications so as to guide purchasers, retailers and riders of what is hot and new!
Motorcycle specs and seats are also announced at Motorcycles blog and Motorcycles Newsletter. The manufacturers included are Harley-Davidson, Buell, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Victory, and the Star line of Yamaha. Seat heights included are precise and reliable. You can rely on these specifications and use them as a guide in your purchase of a fulfilling saddle or motorcycle seat.
With the right seat height, you can be comfortable with your rider's skin. Riding will never be a burden because you can ride comfortably even during long and bumpy rides. State-of-the-art saddles will help you turn smoothly and accurately.
Saddles enable you to stop with grace and ride with power and dominance!
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