‘Lead law’ reprieve for kids dirtbikes up for a vote

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is poised to vote on a staff recommendation to delay enforcement of parts of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, or “lead law,” the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Specifically, the staff suggests that CPSC commissioners delay enforcing the testing and certification requirements for kids’ dirtbikes […]

Bill introduced to exempt kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles from federal ‘lead law’

With the deadline fast approaching that would effectively ban the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) has introduced legislation to end the ban, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Jan. 25, Rehberg introduced H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which would exempt kids’ off-highway […]

Turn Your Honda Into a Supermoto

Have you ever watched a Supermoto race and thought about how much fun it would be to whip a light-weight bike like that through your hometown streets? Imagine how fun blazing through the twistys would be on a CRF450! Well, no need to day dream my thrill seeking friend, you can make the street legal […]

Economic Issues Focus of Annual MIC Meeting

The Motorcycle Industry Council conducted its members-only annual meeting in Indianapolis today in conjunction with the 2010 Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. “The MIC best serves its membership by serving the marketplace,” said MIC President Tim Buche. “And right now that means promoting initiatives that focus on current and prospective motorcyclists, implementing programs like Revive […]

Kids Named 2009 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) today announced the 2009 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year with a departure: This year’s recipients are a group, rather than an individual. The winners? Kids who ride motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). America’s youngest riders were at the center of the biggest story of the year in 2009, as the […]