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Rear Brake Malfunction Triggers Recall For 2015 Indian Scout

2015 Indian Scout

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration received a recall from Indian Motorcycle Co. about its 2015 Indian Scout Motorcycles. According to the NHTSA report, Indian recalled its Scout motorcycles after possible malfunctions with the bike’s rear brakes. The report said the popular motorcycle company was forced to recall roughly 806 of its 2015 Scout models […]

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

Crashed Motorcycle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to […]

AMA Encourages Motorcycle Lane-Splitting After Study Shows Benefits

Lane Splitting In Traffic

New studies highlighted by the American Motorcyclist Association have been released exploring the statistics on motorcycle riders performing lane-splitting in California. Lane-splitting, also known as filtering, is when a motorcycle moves between traffic and driving lanes, which the AMA said is a “relatively safe maneuver” when drivers in the lane and the motorcyclist know the […]

Suzuki Recalls GSX-R Motorcycles For Faulty Drive Chain Adjuster

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a major announcement on the Suzuki GSX-R motorcycles because of a serious issue with the drive chain adjuster, which can quickly become damaged once a rider misses a gear when they are upshifting. The NHTSA recalled 23,073 GSX-R motorcycles in the U.S. because of the drive chain adjuster. […]

Harley And Yamaha Recalling Thousands Of Bikes

2014 Harley-Davidson CVO Softail Deluxe - Beauty

Harley-Davidson has issued a recall of several models due to potential problems with equipment, according to DailyFinance. Hundreds of thousands of motorcycles could be affected. While there have been no accidents caused by the problem, Harley is taking precautionary measures to ensure that their bikes are up to standard. The Milwaukee-based maker issued the recall […]

Distracted Driving Is Deadly Driving

Ambulance

The perils of distracted driving take a front seat during May, which is designated as national Motorcycle Awareness Month. The initiative, supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, encourages drivers to watch for motorcycles and understand that motorcycle riders enjoy the same rights and privileges as operators of other vehicles. The slogans are everywhere, […]

Governors’ Report: Motorcyclist Fatalities Fell 7 Percent In 2013

Motorcycle Safety Road Sign

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, […]

Drivers And Riders Should Take Safety Precautions This Summer

Drivers And Riders Should Take Safety Precautions This Summer

Much like riding a bicycle or driving a car, throwing your leg over a motorcycle and going for a ride takes a lot of practice. Since the weather has warmed up across the country, more and more riders are taking to the roads every day, which is why May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness […]

New Proposal Calls For Minimum Sound Requirements In Electric Vehicles

New Proposal Calls For Minimum Sound Requirements In Electric Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed setting a federal standard that would require all electric vehicles to have minimum sound levels in order to alert pedestrians of their approach.

Vega Recalls More Than 30,000 Motorcycle Helmets

Vega Recalls More Than 30,000 Motorcycle Helmets

The popular motorcycle gear manufacturer Vega Helmet Corp. is recalling more than 30,000 of its XTS helmets after it was found that the gear may not adequately protect riders in the event of a crash.