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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 […]

Kawasaki Ninja “sales hold” lifted

Kawasaki’s highly-anticipated 2011 Ninja ZX-10R hit a bump in the road shortly after its release when engineers found a potentially hazardous problem that needed to be corrected immediately. In early December, dubbing the move a “technical hold,” the Japanese manufacturer delayed the release of the bike, pulled models out of motorcycle stores and recalled the […]

Ducati 848 Evo is a nice superbike compromise

Experienced riders who love to race will likely eventually want to invest in a superbike. However, these models can be so expensive that making that purchase can be tough to do. Enter the Ducati 848 Evo. At $13,000, the 848 is not a cheap ride by any means. But it is when compared to some […]

NTSB Urging Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is advocating universal motorcycle helmet laws for all riders in all states. Of the 47 states that currently have motorcycle helmet laws, 27 require helmets only for certain riders — usually those under 18. Washington, D.C. and 20 states require helmets for all motorcycle riders. Previously, Florida legislation required […]

Stewart heads formidable Yamaha wing in ’11 AMA-SX

Less than three weeks remain to the start of the seventeen-round 2011 Monster Energy AMA-Supercross and FIM Supercross World Championship in Los Angeles and Yamaha can look to perhaps their strongest ever line-up in the immensely popular off-road discipline. 2009 Supercross Champion James Stewart recently inked a two-year contract with stay with his LandM Racing […]

Ryan Dungey named Cycle News Rider of the Year

After a whirlwind season, 450cc rookie Ryan Dungey has been named the Rider of the Year by Cycle News. Despite only being 20 years old, Dungey’s resume reads like that of riders twice his age. In 2009, captured the championship in the lower classes of supercross and motocross, but expectations were somewhat low for his […]

New law cracks down on motorcycle thieves

There was good news for riders in San Diego this week, as a law will go into effect that will make it illegal to possess “pigtails,” a device specially designed to bypass a motorcycle’s ignition system, allowing crooks to easily steal parked motorcycles right off the street. Starting on January 1st, police will be able […]

Bringing the Adelanto GP back to life

Race Town 395 in collaboration with Off Road Sports is bringing the Adelanto GP back to life. February 12-13, 2011 Last year was supposed to be the last ADGP, but Scott Haydis did what he had to do to keep it going. “This race has a rich heritage for off-road racing, the city of Adelanto […]

Triton and Tempest make great his and her jackets

There are plenty of motorcycle jackets and accessories on the market for men, but many companies forget about the female demographic when designing their products. Fortunately, Shift Racing doesn’t fall into this category. Shift recently unveiled a new pair of motorcycle jackets that will keep couples who ride looking great while also protecting them from […]

Riding through the elements

With a massive winter storm barreling down on the northeast, most riders are packing their bikes up and leaving them in the garage for the winter. However, a select few continue to ride year-round, which can be quite enjoyable – if a biker knows how to handle the elements. It goes without saying that motorcycles […]