Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

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For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Dr. James Hedlund of Highway Safety North, a former senior official with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, authored the “Spotlight on Safety” report, […]

Tips For Riding A Motorcycle In The Rain

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Riding a motorcycle in the rain can be a nuisance, but sometimes it has to be done. Whether a rider is trying to get somewhere quickly or they just don’t feel like waiting for a storm to pass, sometimes riding in the rain is unavoidable. While the rain definitely complicates a ride, if it’s not […]

EPA Acknowledges that Ethanol Damages Engines

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has publicly acknowledged that ethanol in gasoline can damage internal combustion engines by increasing exhaust temperatures and indirectly causing component failures, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The EPA statements are found in a rule proposal issued by the Federal Trade Commission regarding a new label for pumps […]

BMW Motorcycles Selling Like Hotcakes

BMW has had a strong year in selling motorcycles.

BMW Motorrad recently announced that it recorded its best monthly motorcycle sales in company history in March. As the spring riding season has arrived and the improving weather has consumers more optimistic, BMW saw gains in sales. According to the report, BMW sold 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters in March, marking a 16.2 percent increase when […]

Get Ready For A Weekend Ride

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Spring is here and more motorcyclists are taking to trails and streets as the weather continues to improve. However, those heading out for a long weekend ride are encouraged to take some steps to ensure they are completely ready. It’s been a long and harsh winter, so making sure everything is up to snuff will […]