Motorcycle Safety Foundation Issues its Motorcycle Operator Manual in Chinese

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Organization Seeks to Promote Safety to an
Expanding Segment of the Riding Audience

IRVINE, CA – July 16, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Chinese in its various dialects is the third most common language spoken in the U.S. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has recently introduced a version of its Motorcycle Operator Manual (MOM) in Traditional Chinese (aka Mandarin) for motorcyclists and motorcycle license applicants who prefer to read this important safety information in their native language.

MSF’s MOM is used by motor vehicle agencies in 44 states as a study guide for motorcycle license applicants and has been a part of MSF’s inventory of reference materials on motorcycle operation for the past four decades. The MOM covers riding gear, basic rules-of-the-road, navigating intersections, crash-avoidance strategies, carrying passengers, impaired riding, and vehicle troubleshooting, plus supplemental information on the unique characteristics of three-wheeled motorcycles.

The Chinese version of the MOM, along with Chinese versions of other MSF reference materials, is available for free download from MSF’s online library here.

“We hope that states with a sizable population of Chinese-speaking motorcyclists and potential motorcyclists will consider offering copies of this new publication at their motor vehicle offices,” said Ken Glaser, MSF’s director of special projects. States can request a print-ready, live-file version of the Chinese MOM by emailing

Motorcycle Safety Foundation - The cover of the new Chinese version of MSF’s Motorcycle Operator Manual

The cover of the new Chinese version of MSF’s Motorcycle Operator Manual

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes safety through rider training and education, operator licensing tests and public information programs. The MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by the MSF have been recognized worldwide since 1973.

The MSF is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris Motorcycles, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha. For safety information or to enroll in the RiderCourse nearest you, visit or call (800) 446-9227.

Source: Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Motorcycle Safety Foundation