Chris Vermeulen announces he won’t participate in Phillip Island

Chris Vermeulen recently announced on his Twitter account that he will not be able to ride at Phillip Island due to having major surgery on his right knee about six months ago, according to Cycle News. He decided to withdraw from the World Superbike season-opener because he believes participating could damage his knee further. “We […]

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 […]

Motorcyclists Across the Country Anxiously Await Court Decision on Constitutionality of New York’s Motorcycle Checkpoint Program

Motorcyclists across the nation are awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s “motorcycle only” roadway checkpoints to be unconstitutional. The case Wagner et al. v. The County of Schenectady, et al. could end up in the United States Supreme Court. […]

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 According to the Governor Highway Safety Association, 29 states that previously had mandatory helmet laws have since repealed them.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 […]