It is understood that it is not practical or possible to warn you about all possible hazards associated with operating and maintaining a motorcycle. You must use your own good judgment.
Safety information will come in a variety of different forms, including:
- Safety Labels on the Motorcycle.
- Safety Messages preceded by a safety symbol and one of these signal words:
Below are the definitions of these three words:
You WILL be KILLED or SERIOUSLY INJURED if you do not follow instructions.
You CAN be KILLED or SERIOUSLY INJURED if you do not follow instructions.
You CAN be INJURED if you do not follow instructions.
- Safety Headings such as important safety reminders and/or precautions.
- Safety Section such as motorcycle safety.
- Instructions how to use the motorcycle safely and correctly.
This entire manual is filled with important safety information - please read it carefully.
A motorcycle can provide many years of service and pleasure, provided you take responsibility for safety, properly maintain your motorcycle and understand the challenges you may encounter while riding.
This motorcycle has been designed for younger riders. However, not all youngsters meet the physical and emotional levels that are needed for riding. Before parents allow any children to ride this motorcycle, we strongly recommend that they read this entire manual so that they are fully informed before deciding if their children are ready to ride. Listed below are some of the most important safety measures one should take when riding.
Never Ride Without a Helmet.
The following statement is a proven fact: ``Helmets significantly reduce the number and severity of head injuries.” Never ride your motorcycle without a helmet. Even a crash at slow speed can result in a fatal head injury if you are not wearing a helmet. AJ1 recommends wearing helmets that have been certified for safety by helmet testing organizations that are independent from the helmet manufacturer. We also recommend that you wear eye protection, boots, gloves, and other protective gear such as off-road riding pants.
Never Carry a Passenger
This motorcycle has been designed for ONE rider only. There are no passenger pegs, footrests, handles or seat room for a passenger. Riding with a passenger can interfere with your ability to operate and/or control the motorcycle and may result in serious injury or death.
Ride Off-Road Only
This motorcycle has been designed and manufactured for off-road use only. The motorcycle is not equipped with lights, turn signals, horn and other features required to drive a motorcycle on public roads. The tires are not designed for pavement and will make the motorcycle unstable if it is ridden on pavement. If you must cross a paved road, dismount and walk the motorcycle across the road.
Ride Within Your Limits
Never attempt to ride your motorcycle in a manner that is beyond your skill level. It takes time to learn off-road riding skills. Learn to ride your motorcycle step by step. Start by practicing on safe terrain at slow speeds and gradually build your skill level. Instruction from an experienced rider(s) is highly recommended. Remember that alcohol, drug use, fatigue and ignorance can reduce your ability to make good decisions and ride safely.
Be Alert for Hazards
The terrain in which you ride can present many hazards. Always “scan” the terrain ahead of you continually. Watch for un-expected turns, drop-offs, ditches, rocks and other hazards. Always maintain a speed slow enough to allow you enough time to see and react to hazards.
Do Not Drink and Ride
Even one drink can impair your ability to ride a motorcycle safely. Each drink afterward will make the impairment worse. Do not drink and ride. Do not let your friend’s drink and ride. Remember, in most states throughout the United States, you can be arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) if you are riding a motorcycle while intoxicated. This applies to off-road motorcycles as well.