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Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) are serving as co-chairmen of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the new 113th Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at […]

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congressional Bill To Stop Funding Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

U.S. Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Stop Funding For Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints A U.S. lawmaker has introduced a bill to not only end funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints but also to put more emphasis on motorcycle safety programs, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On May 7, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 1861 to prohibit the U.S. […]

Icon Introduces New Motorcycle Jacket

Icon 1000 Outsider Jacket

The weather may be warming up, but that doesn’t mean riders can safely shed their motorcycle jackets. In fact, now may the time to invest in some new accessories, and the latest addition from Icon could be a potential investment. Icon has long been a leader in convertible¬†outerwear, and the Outsider Motorcycle Jacket continues that […]

AMA Launches Motorcycle Awareness Month

AMA Launches Motorcycle Awareness Month

The beginning of May marks the start of the AMA’s annual Motorcycle Awareness Month. This is the latest effort aiming to increase the safety of motorcyclists on public roads, working to inform drivers about the presence of riders and the best habits that can result in a better experience for all. “Motorcycle Awareness Month serves […]

AMA Freedom Friday – Distracted Driving

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Distracted driving is the theme of American Motorcyclist Association’s Freedom Friday, April 26 Distracted driving is the focus of the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Freedom Friday” on April 26. Injuries to motorcyclists resulting from drivers who are distracted and/or inattentive continue to be a major issue for the AMA and its members. In particular, the AMA […]

KTM Announces Release Of New Electric Scooters

KTM E-Speed Electric Scooter

Although KTM recently reported that it would scale back production of its electric bikes, the brand has confirmed the launch of two new machines. The Freeride E and E-Speed scooters will be introduced in 2014 and 2015, respectively, and aim to provide another environmentally friendly dimension to the motorsports market. “We believe in the electro-mobility […]

AMA Go Ride Safely! Week Stresses Rider Training And Protective Gear

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The final phase of AMA Go Ride! Month begins today and the weeklong theme is “Go Ride Safely!” Sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, AMA Go Ride Safely! week promotes rider training and the use of appropriate riding gear to help ensure that every ride is enjoyable and every rider is prepared for the unexpected. […]

Every Day Is Earth Day For Motorcyclists

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As conservation takes center stage on April 22, 2013 for Earth Day, the American Motorcyclist Association salutes motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders nationwide who do volunteer work on public land. The AMA also salutes street riders, noting there are many environmental benefits to commuting and traveling on a motorcycle or scooter. “For motorcyclists, every day […]

Arai Helmets Customized For The US Market

Arai Signet-Q Full Face Helmets

Street bike helmets are probably the most important investment any rider can make. The protection they offer can save lives, so it is vital that motorcycle owners invest in the top brands that provide the right level of safety. To make helmets better suited to American riders, the manufacturer Arai¬†conducted a series of studies to […]

AMA Freedom Friday – No Motorcycles Allowed!

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‘No Motorcycles Allowed’ Is Focus Of American Motorcyclist Association’s Freedom Friday, April 12 Whether banned from public beachside parks, private gated communities or acre after acre of public land, motorcyclists bristle when they see signs that say: “No Motorcycles Allowed.” Motorcycle bans are the focus of the American Motorcyclist Association’s “Freedom Friday” on April 12 […]