U.S. Senate Amendment Introduced to Exempt Kids Machines from Lead Law

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Senate Amendment 264, co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), would exempt youth OHVs from the lead-content […]

Honda’s Main Motorcycle Factory to Reopen March 28th

Honda has provided an update on the many factories in Japan that were affected by the recent earthquake, announcing that production at the main facility will resume within the next few days. The first official announcement on the matter suspended production at all facilities through March 27th, at which point the status would be assessed. […]

Major Japanese manufacturers report earthquake results

Japanese motorcycle manufacturers make up a large portion of the biking community, so it should come as no surprise that the massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami has had dire effects on the industry as a whole. Honda was perhaps the hardest hit by the disaster, and the company announced that it would be suspending […]

Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the bill. The legislation, with original co-sponsors Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), would […]

50 lawmakers now support The Kids Just Want to Ride Act

Legislation that would exempt kids’ dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining momentum on Capitol Hill, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. There are now 50 co-sponsors to H.R. 412: The Kids Just Want to Ride Act, which was introduced by […]