Oregon looks to repeal helmet law

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would scale back the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement, a move that has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to the Governor Highway Safety Association, 29 states that previously had mandatory helmet laws have since repealed them. Oregon is currently one of 20 states that require […]

Study: Helmets don’t hurt spine

A new study has debunked the popular myth that motorcycle helmets can actually cause damage to the spine, with the study authors calling for lawmakers to reexamine mandatory helmet laws. It’s well proven that helmets prevent brain injuries in crashes, but a study from more than two decades ago supposedly proved that headgear actually contributed […]

Simoncelli surprises at Sepang

The third and final day of testing at the Sepang track in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, ended with a surprising name at the top as San Carlo Honda Gresini’s Marco Simoncelli posted the fastest time, completing a string of tests in which Honda absolutely dominated. Not to take anything away from second-year rider Simoncelli, but most […]

Sturgis Rally to hit the road

Most serious bikers have heard of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Held every August in Sturgis, South Dakota, this massive event is a chance for riders from all over to mingle as they listen to some great tunes, compare bikes and party. While Sturgis is the ultimate rally for […]

Rider wins appeal in helmet case

Motorcycle helmets can be life-saving devices, which is why it’s important that riders choose a helmet that has been approved by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Yet even if the label claims that its DOT-approved, riders still need to be careful. The case of Robert Fabian proves that point quite well. Fabian purchased two large […]