We Finally Found Out Why Bikers Always Make This Sign To Each Other

We Finally Found Out Why Bikers Always Make This Sign To Each Other

Have you ever asked yourself the question?

But where does this hand signal come from? To find the answer we must go back to the 70s. At that time, motorcyclists Barry Sheene regularly made the ‘V’ sign with his hand, when he won a race or passed his opponents on the track for example.

This legendary rider inspired several generations of bikers who have since greeted each other with this little inverted V when they pass each other on the road. Pretty sweet no?

Bikers are a tight-knit community that often meet at conventions or rallies. Another known sign made by bikers is extending their leg to thank a car or other motorcycle for letting them pass. Clearly this is a particularly polite community! Maybe it’s time to think about getting your motorcycle licence?

Rob Mitchell
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