In Japan, motorcycle lessons for adults, primarily targeting beginners and returning riders, are being held as one of the measures to spread safe riding. With lessons taking the customer’s perspective as the emphasized theme of activities, the content of the lessons is tailored to match the riding skills of participants as well as respond to requests.
Such lessons were held for 15 days in 2020 with the participation of 135 people. Thoroughgoing measures were implemented to prevent COVID-19 infections, such as reducing the number of people who could participate.
In FY2020, we implemented the “motorcycle lessons - learning without actually riding a bike” blog series as a new initiative. In line with the increase in the number of people switching from public transportation to commuting by motorcycle to prevent being infected with COVID-19 as well as the growing number of people newly acquiring motorcycle licenses, the lessons were designed to be easy to understand, even for beginners, and included the use of Manga. Thirteen lessons were posted to the blog, including posts to help relieve riding-related anxieties as well as to provide information on safe, protective attire, and the need for maintenance.