Lawmakers Back Ban on Funding for Motorcycle-only Checkpoints, want Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The lawmakers are also urging support for a measure to retain a ban on lobbying at the state level […]

Federal Lawmakers Oppose State Lobbying by Safety Agency

U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention as the first step […]

Shorai Battery – Help Your Bike Shed Some Pounds

You spend all kinds of money on weight-saving goodies for your motorcycle, then eat a giant breakfast burrito with extra cheese prior to your ride. A contradiction, perhaps. Well, order up a large side of home fries because we just saved you another four pounds, maybe more. It’s not a new diet plan. It’s the […]

Motorcycle Fatalities Decline in 2010

Motorcycle fatalities declined 2 percent in 2010, giving riders hope that bike safety is improving after years of trouble. For eleven straight years, fatalities increased annually as local, state and federal governments attempted to curb the rate of motorcycle deaths and accidents. Then in 2009, there was a massive 16 percent decline in deaths. While […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Commuter Motorcycle

Gas prices have skyrocketed as of late, climbing above $4 per gallon in some parts of the country. Given this news, those who have a long commute each morning might be looking to save some money at the pump each month. Sure, many drivers are switching to small, fuel-efficient hatchbacks to combat the rising fuel […]