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I wish I had a statistic to use here but lets just call it an epidemic.

Many young people in America have joined the Military.  Young people join up, are often heaped with responsibility, they see action then are suddenly turned loose back at home with much less structure, regimentation AND a pocketful of money and they want to have some fun. What do many of them do? They buy some of the fastest road going vehicles ever made…. Sportbikes.

To put it into perspective the situation is so bad that the military has banned anyone from riding a motorcycle on base without first taking a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course. They’ve gone so far as to provide the course for soldiers on base in the hopes that lives can be saved.

I’m an MSF Rider Coach, I’ve got personal experience in this matter. I’ve taught on military installations and helped train military personel to teach soldiers on base. I was glad to see they’ve gone one step further & hopefully get through to these riders before they actually buy a bike. Check out the video, its really good.

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See you on the road.

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2 Responses to “Military Intervention for Civilian Cycles…”

  1. Manfred says:

    When I was a kid, riding my first bike (a Yamaha 50 two stroke dual sport) in what was West Germany, Kawasaki and Honda came out with their first Superbikes. I saw more young GIs (I was in high school) kill and maim themselves going fast and reckless, with more money than brains. Taught me that motorbikes are dangerous. 40 years later, I’m still in one piece – a charter member of the now-defunct Saved by a Helmet club.

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