Dunlop to launch new tire model for smaller displacement motorcycles

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Dunlop plans to launch a new tire model to the American market, the Sportmax GPR-300 towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.  The new Sportmax GPR-300 is aimed at popular, smaller displacement sportbikes like the Honda CBR300, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and newly launched Yamaha R3.  The tire will be offered in three radial […]

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

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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 Issues Licensing Requirements And Rider Number Procedures For MotoAmerica

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The AMA and MotoAmerica, the new home of the AMA Superbike Series, have announced the four classifications of licenses for the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Road Racing Series: Superbike, Supersport, Superstock 600 and Superstock Limited. The licenses are as follows: Superbike license will allow a rider to compete in the Superbike, Superstock 1000 and Supersport […]

New Motorcycle Law Taking Hold in Texas Has Riders Furious

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A motorcycle law in Texas requiring passenger footrests and handholds went into effect at the start of the New Year and has many motorcycle enthusiasts pretty upset. House Bill 3838, also known as Malorie’s law (named after 19 year old college student Malorie Bullock when she was killed in a motorcycle accident back in 2010), […]

Finding The Right Back Protector For Your Ride

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Whether you’re into sports-riding gear or standard motorcycle jackets, security and protection should still be at the top of the list. According to Cycle World, the majority of jackets and sports-riding gear comes with some sort of back-pad insert or spine armor that could be as simple as one layer of protective foam. However, to stay […]