Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Airbags on motorcycles? Would you buy a bike with one?

Airbags in cars have been a standard feature for years, saving lives in auto accidents.

What about a motorcycle with an airbag?

It might sound strange, but according to Times Herald-Record writer Donna Kessler, the 2007 1832cc Honda Gold Wing will be equipped with one. She also explores how this new feature might shape the debate over driver responsibility and cycle safety.

For some bikers, riding with a helmet is a no-brainer (no pun intended) and should be enforced by law. Other bikers see it as choice that should be up to rider.

What do you think of a motorcycle with an airbag? Would you buy a particular cycle with an airbag over a model without one? Should airbags come standard on motorcycles?

Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Airbag on a motorcycle? To inflate and push the rider backwards into whatever? What's next, seatbelts? I don't think so. Might be that the forward inertia would overcome the sudden force of the airbag in the face?