As the largest single category of motorcycles sold in New Zealand, you'd expect plenty of Cruisers to show up at Ride Forever training. But, despite accounting for 23% of all fatal motorcycle crashes, the numbers of Cruiser riders taking coaching is significantly under what you might expect.
A bit of research revealed one obstacle is how Cruiser riders thought the training would be orientated. Many were of the view that it would be designed around sports bikes or nakeds, and that the different dynamics of a Cruiser wouldn't fit into the training regime.
In fact, several of the Ride Forever training providers are happily putting together all-Cruiser days, including the instructors themselves riding the same machines.
To really seal the deal and hopefully get more Cruiser riders along, Ride Forever is promoting dedicated Cruiser courses right through April with an added incentive of a $1,500 gear voucher as a prize for one lucky rider when you attend a course by 30 April.