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Sturgis Rally to hit the road

Most serious bikers have heard of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Held every August in Sturgis, South Dakota, this massive event is a chance for riders from all over to mingle as they listen to some great tunes, compare bikes and party. While Sturgis is the ultimate rally for […]

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 […]

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 […]

Motorcycle Battery Basics

The commercial use of the lead acid battery is over 100 years old. The same chemical principal that is being used to store energy in your battery of today, is basically the same as when our Great Grandparents used the first batteries on their original Ford Model T’s. What exactly is a motorcycle battery anyway? […]

Feds Advise States to Adopt Helmet Laws

The federal government is urging all states to adopt mandatory motorcycle helmet laws after a troubling new report revealed an increase in fatalities related to head injuries. In the mid 1990s, most states had a helmet law on the books, as the federal government threatened to withhold funding for highway projects if the states did […]

NTSB urges states to adopt helmet laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all states adopt motorcycle helmet laws in order to cut down on a rising number of fatalities stemming from motorcycle accidents. According to the Associated Press, 20 states currently have full helmet laws requiring all riders to wear helmets, while three states – Iowa, Illinois and […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

Repeal Of Helmet Law May Lure Bikers To South Carolina Rally

For many riders, being a part of the motorcycle community means attending rallies. These events are a chance to socialize, show off a bike, and pick up the latest motorcycle parts and accessories. For a number of years, the annual rally in Myrtle Beach was a popular event among east coast riders. Yet South Carolina’s […]

Novelty helmets don’t protect

Bikers have heard for years about the importance of wearing a motorcycle helmet when they ride, but some may not know the limited protection that some helmets offer. So-called “novelty helmets” have been cited as providing little protection in serious crashes. According to the Statesville Record and Landmark, police and transportation officials have said that […]

Victory Offers Military Discount On New 2010 Models

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Victory Motorcycles is honoring U.S. and Canadian military personnel for their dedication and commitment by providing them with a special offer. Victory salutes the efforts of those who serve to protect the freedom we value so highly. For a limited time, U.S. and Canadian military personnel are being offered $1,000 cash back on the purchase […]