A Buyer’s Guide to 450cc+ Dirt Bikes

There are many different types of motorcycles for riders to consider when purchasing a new bike, from models made for the street to those that are more comfortable in the middle of the woods. Riders who are planning to spend most of their time off-road, or on the motocross track, will likely favor dirt bikes. […]

American Motorcyclist Association urges ‘lead law’ exemption at Congressional hearing

In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans the sale of the vehicles at the end of the year. In the statement sent to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and […]

Kids Just Want to Ride Act gaining momentum

Some 37 federal lawmakers have declared their support for H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Attracting bi-partisan attention, the bill was introduced by Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.). It seeks to exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 — […]

Federal safety agency grants reprieve to kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has voted to delay enforcement of portions of the controversial “lead law” that would have banned the sale of kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 1, the CPSC voted 4-1 to delay enforcement until Dec. 31 of the independent laboratory testing […]

‘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 […]