US House Bill Has Trails Funding, No Money For Motorcycle Checkpoints

Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to vote Feb. 2 on a transportation funding authorization bill — H.R. […]

Virginia Considering Motorcycle-Only Checkpoint Ban

Several states have attempted to set up motorcycle-only checkpoints in order to perform safety checks, but the legality of solely ticketing motorcyclists has been disputed. Virginia now finds itself at the center of controversy after the state allegedly singled out riders during the Virginia Beach Bike Classic. Matt Danielson, counsel to the Virginia Coalition of […]

American Motorcyclist Association Supports Senator’s Stand On Helmets

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) praised U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for standing up against a proposal that would have indirectly forced states to pass mandatory helmet laws. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) was poised to introduce the proposal on Dec. 14 during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on S. 1449 — […]

BMW Unveils Two New Maxi-Scooters

BMW recently unveiled two new scooters, the C 650 GT and the C 600 Sport, which are sure to please scooter enthusiasts, whether they prefer to cruise down the open road or zip around the city. When the German automaker first debuted the Concept C scooter in Milan last year, motorcycle fans couldn’t help but […]

Honda Debuts New Models

Honda has debuted part of its new lineup of motorcycles, many of which are set to go on sale next year. While most models are getting minor facelifts, the VFR1200F street motorcycle will be getting a major update for 2012. The big new feature for the VFR1200F is the addition of traction control, which should […]

Helmet Communicator Buyer’s Guide

Helmet Communicator Buyer's Guide

Start with this question: With what, or whom do you want to communicate? That sounds obvious, but when considering a helmet communication system, you need to give this some careful consideration. Complete this sentence – I want to: Listen to my iPod without those uncomfortable earbuds and the white cords dangling from my helmet. Hear […]

Cold Weather Gear Buyer’s Guide

Cold Weather Gear Buyer's Guide

Prepare For Winter With Cold Weather Gear There is no bad weather – Just bad clothing. Even though I live in Southern California, I’ve ridden in a wide variety of weather conditions. Once, on a dual-sport ride in the mountains of south central Utah, I was surprised by a snowstorm – surprising because it was […]

Piaggio MP3: The Scooter With Training Wheels

When people first learn how to ride a bike, they typically use training wheels on the back until they learn how to keep their balance. These back two wheels help ensure that the bike remains upright no matter what happens. Piaggio, the Italian manufacturer that owns the Vespa, Aprilia and Moto Guzzi scooter brands, is […]

Evolve Motorcycles Announces Three New Electric Scooters

Scooters are a popular alternative to street bikes and other vehicles, especially in the city, as they tend to use far less gasoline and cost substantially less than other two-wheeled vehicles. They’re also pretty convenient when you want to go to an area where parking a car would be nearly impossible. Evolve Motorcycles recently announced […]

FlyKly: When Scooter Meets Motorcycle Meets Bicycle

The electric scooter and motorcycle industry has exploded, with tons of companies popping up that are now offering a wide range of models powered by electric motors. However, nobody is quite sure yet what the electric vehicles of the future may look like. The start-up company FlyKly believes it has found an answer. Their lineup […]