Motorcycle Hand Signals

  • When riding with a group communications between riders can be difficult. The following is a list of common motorcycle hand signals for communicating between motorcyclists. Use them as you see fit.



    Note that they all require that you take a hand of foot off of the controls and this may not always be a good idea, so only do so when it is safe. All hand signals use the left hand.  Remeber that not all motorcycle riders know all of these motorcycle hand signals, so many may not heed the warning or information you are attempting to pass along.  If you are riding with a group of motorcyclists it is a good idea to go through these hand signals so everyone in your riding group gets the message.


    Original image source: Michael Padway & Associates



  • TBarr1955
    TBarr1955 Very good information..thanks

    December 10, 2009
  • GoFur
    GoFur Never saw this... good info
    November 7, 2011
  • blurplebuzz
    blurplebuzz Just stumbled across this old post doin a search,and now I have a good refresher on group hand signals,also now I am curious who else use's these hand signals? are they worldwide? Anyone else have any variations on the above hand signals mentioned?
    May 9, 2012
  • fishtime
    fishtime thanks for the info-didn't know all those signals
    July 12, 2012