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U.S. House Subcommittee Approves Changes to ‘Lead Law’

A key U.S. House subcommittee has approved legislation to address flaws in the law that effectively bans the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On May 12, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade approved and sent to the full Committee on Energy […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Side By Side

The ATV market is wide and diverse, but one of the styles that is often overlooked by many riders is side by sides. These vehicles may not be what drivers immediately think of when they picture an ATV, but they can certainly be worth the investment in many cases. Although their base is somewhat similar […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Utility ATV

For the uninitiated, purchasing an ATV can be an overwhelming process. There are a wide variety of brands and models and those who have never been on a quad bike before may have some trouble choosing between them. A good place to start is by learning about the two main types of ATVs. All brands […]

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 […]

A Buyer’s Guide To Finding A Sport ATV

For those buying their first ATV, the process can be a bit intimidating. ATV riding is extremely popular, and there are so many brands and models on the market today that it can be difficult to make sense of it all. The first step is for buyers to decide whether they’re looking for a utility […]

Congressional committee hears testimony that lead law endangers kids

A key U.S. House committee heard from a variety of people on April 7 who testified on revising the lead law that will impose a de facto ban on the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. A clear message that came out of […]

More federal lawmakers back ‘Kids Just Want to Ride Act’

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the law that effectively bans them at the end of the year is gaining support on the eve of a key congressional hearing, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Some 61 U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the “Kids Just Want […]

“Kids Just Want To Ride” Amendment Introduced in Senate

The motorsports community has gotten one step closer to their goal of overturning an overly restrictive law that would prevent the use of lead-based components in children’s products. The initial intent behind 2008’s Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) is admirable: stop lead from getting into the hands of children. Unfortunately, senators and representatives who […]

U.S. Senate Amendment Introduced to Exempt Kids Machines from Lead Law

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) has introduced language that would exempt youth off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that effectively bans the sale of these machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Senate Amendment 264, co-sponsored by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), would exempt youth OHVs from the lead-content […]

Mississippi Adds ATV Helmet Law, While North Carolina Repeals

Two states have recently made some movement on ATV helmet legislation, although they headed in opposite directions. Mississippi, which previously had no ATV helmet laws of any kind, passed a bill that would make helmets mandatory for any riders under 16 who are on public property. They’ll also have to pass a safety course before […]