Federal Lawmakers Oppose State Lobbying by Safety Agency

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Decline in 2010

Motorcycle fatalities declined 2 percent in 2010, giving riders hope that bike safety is improving after years of trouble. For eleven straight years, fatalities increased annually as local, state and federal governments attempted to curb the rate of motorcycle deaths and accidents. Then in 2009, there was a massive 16 percent decline in deaths. While […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Commuter Motorcycle

Gas prices have skyrocketed as of late, climbing above $4 per gallon in some parts of the country. Given this news, those who have a long commute each morning might be looking to save some money at the pump each month. Sure, many drivers are switching to small, fuel-efficient hatchbacks to combat the rising fuel […]

Polaris Acquires Indian, Plans to Revitalize Classic Brand

ATV and motorcycle manufacturer Polaris has announced that it has acquired the Indian brand of motorcycles, positioning the company to take a greater share of the popular cruiser bike segment in America. Indian was the first American motorcycle manufacturer, although the original company went out of business in 1953. In 2006, the brand was restarted […]

U.S. Lawmakers Want Agency to Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education — instead of trying to lobby state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues plan to introduce a resolution May 2 in support of continuing […]