Dr Ryuta Kawashima, author of the very popular Nintendo game Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain has reported that the outcome of his study “The relationship between motorcycle riding and the human mind.” shows that riding a motorcycle every day might actually keep your brain functioning at peak condition.
The study, conducted by Dr Kawashima at the University of Tokyo, demonstrated that riders between the ages of 40 and 50 were shown, compared to a control group, to improve levels of cognitive functioning after riding their motorcycles daily to their workplace for a mere two months.
The team of Scientists believe that the extra concentration needed to successfully operate a motorcycle can contribute to higher levels of general brain function and it’s that increase that’s surely a contributing factor to the appeal of the motorcycles as transportation. It’s the way a ride on a bike turns the simplest journey into a challenge to the senses that sets the motorcyclist apart from the everyday commuter. While the typical car-owning motorist is simply transporting themselves from A to B, a motorcyclist is actually transported into an entirely different state of consciousness. Riding a motorcycle is all about entrance into an exclusive club where the journey actually is the destination.