... I really don't give a monkeys what the TOSSER behind me thinks...
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General discussion of the BMW R1200RT/R1250RT
At least we think about visibility and accident avoidance. I've just come home. It's wet and it's getting dark outside. I've just driven down the lane to the house and passed a young man on a push bike, no lights, headphones on and hoody up. I despair. One for the Darwin Prize?
RTman10 wrote: I reckon high vis clothing is the way to go. I use a BMW Airshell jacket all year round. Only once when waiting on a closed road did a motorist coming the other way shout "when are you lot going to open the road"
I sometimes use a Heine Gerick hi viz jacket and a white helmet, particularly during gloomier winter months - am absolutely sure the combination increases my visibility and gets more than a second look for exactly the reason you mention. Will be interesting to see what reaction there is from forum members to talk of hi viz full banana gear - hopefully it will be more measured on a BMW RT forum than on many other bike forums where it is often lambasted by the "if they don't see me headlight..." brigade.
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DaygloDavid wrote:When stationary & in neutral, I've got into the habit of showing a brake light, to help me be more visible from the rear.
(The Instructor isn't showing a Brake Light & has both feet on the ground.)