Motorcycle Helmets Improve Survival Chances By 29 Percent

Rider Closeup With Helmet

GEICO insurance has highlighted statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that people wearing a motorcycle helmet have an increased chance of surviving a motorcycle crash, a full 29 percent better chance than those who ride without wearing a helmet. Currently, there are only 19 states in the nation that require all motorcycle […]

Election Day Brings The Opportunity To Vote Like A Motorcyclist

AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist 2014

With Election Day less than a week away, the American Motorcyclist Association is urging everyone to “Vote Like A Motorcyclist” this year. “Elections are the voting public’s opportunity to select their leaders — leaders who will make laws that may expand or limit the riding community’s freedoms for years to come,” said Wayne Allard, AMA […]

Ducati Announces Its First Ever Desmodromic Variable Timing Engine

Ducati Desmodriomic Variable Timing Engine

With the EICMA Motorcycle Show around the corner in Milan, Ducati released its newest 1198cc Testastretta engine, which is the first ever motorcycle engine that has variable valve timing with its intake and exhaust camshafts, Motorcycle USA reported. Ducati explained the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) gives the engine the most power, smoothest delivery and “muscular torque […]

Philadelphia Has The Most Bike Thefts

Tricycle theft prevention

If you’re looking to move to Philadelphia, you might want to think again if you’re a biker. Police Department data in the city states that bicycle theft is on the rise, according to Philadelphia Magazine. In 2011 there were 1,849 bikes stolen. In two years that number rose to 2,122. Projections for 2014 are expected […]

California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting in traffic

Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash […]