Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

Crashed Motorcycle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to […]

AMA Encourages Motorcycle Lane-Splitting After Study Shows Benefits

Lane Splitting In Traffic

New studies highlighted by the American Motorcyclist Association have been released exploring the statistics on motorcycle riders performing lane-splitting in California. Lane-splitting, also known as filtering, is when a motorcycle moves between traffic and driving lanes, which the AMA said is a “relatively safe maneuver” when drivers in the lane and the motorcyclist know the […]

Suzuki Recalls GSX-R Motorcycles For Faulty Drive Chain Adjuster

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a major announcement on the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles because of a serious issue with the drive chain adjuster, which can quickly become damaged once a rider misses a gear when they are upshifting. The NHTSA recalled 23,073 GSX-R motorcycles in the U.S. because of the drive chain adjuster. […]

Harley And Yamaha Recalling Thousands Of Bikes

2014 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe - Beauty

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of several models due to potential problems with equipment, according to DailyFinance. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycles could be affected. While there have been no accidents caused by the problem, Harley is taking precautionary measures to ensure that their bikes are up to standard. The Milwaukee-based maker issued the recall […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

Ambulance

The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]