Motorcycle Safety Equipment
Research Studying the Effects and Feasibility of Equipping Motorcycles with Safety Devices
Research leads to the development of safety devices that at the onset are typically offered as optional equipment, leading the consumer to wonder whether the new feature works as claimed and whether the extra cost is worth it. These studies take a look at onboard equipment that a rider wearing all the gear might also want to have to further reduce the risks of riding.
Motorcycle Antilock Braking Systems
- IIHS Study: Motorcycles with Antilock Brakes Are much Safer - a March 31, 2010, news release announcing study results that motorcycles equipped with antilock brakes are 37 percent less likely to be involved in fatal crashes than models without ABS
- Motorcycle ABS: Why you want to ride with it - an IIHS consumer brochure explaining how antilock braking systems make riding safer
- Factors and Status of Motorcycle Airbag Feasibility Research - an abstract about motorcycle-mounted airbags