A scientific study, conducted by Ryuta Kawashima, who partnered with Yamaha Japan and Tohoku University, found that riding a motorcycle improves your cognitive function, by as much as 50%
The upshot was that the use of motorcycles in everyday life improved cognitive faculties, particularly those that relate to memory and spatial reasoning capacity.
An added benefit? Participants revealed on questionnaires they filled out at the end of the study that their stress levels had been reduced and their mental state changed for the better.
Source: Kawashima R, "Does riding motorcycle achieve smart aging?", Brain in Motion 09, San Sebastian, Spain, June 2009.
Cognitive function is the mental process of knowing, including awareness, perception, reasoning, and judgment.
Our own evidence also proves that riding increases the chances of flats, which leads to improved speed and ability during trailside puncture repairs :)
Dusty Taylor, master tyre fixer uperer
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