Zero Motorcycle Training Usually Leads to an Early Grave

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Dark days in the town of Brea, California, as 20-year-old Marcus Ledezma was involved in a fatal crash in the Imperial Highway while riding a motorcycle for the first time, and not wearing a helmet.
According to eye witness Ivan Ramirez, Ledezma’s friend, he veered into oncoming traffic and impacted a Mercedes SUV frontally. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Ramirez told local media that Ledezma had borrowed the motorcycle and rode it on the public roads, despite not being licensed or having any prior riding experience.

The crash occurred some 150 yards (150 meters) from Ramirez’ home, the place where the two had taken off. Tens of seconds after leaving Ramirez’ house, around 11:25 pm local time, Ledezma lost control of the motorcycle and hit the incoming SUV, whose driver also declared that the motorcycle’s headlight was off before the crash.

Countless such unfortunate events take place around the world each day, involving persons who ignore both the importance of riding training and the criminal aspect of operating a vehicle without proper licensing. Below you can watch a gimmick which can save the lives of new riders, a special platform on which a motorcycle is mounted and aimed at allowing those new to the two-wheeled word to accommodate to what riding a bike actually means.

We’re dealing with a fully-functional motorcycle which is firmly attached to the platform and cannot flip, providing the beginner student with complete peace of mind. The bike’s rear wheel is loaded on a roller system which simulates the road, providing the rider with a realistic sensation of traction. Under the instructor’s supervision, the students are taught how to start a bike, use the throttle and the clutch, shift, downshift and all, getting acquainted to the workings of the bike before they actually start riding.

This provides enhanced throttle control and eliminates most of the “whiskey throttle” crashes which might occur during training or even after the initial licensing. However, accidents like the one caused by Marcus Ledezma will still happen if people ignore all of the above.

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