Virginia Bans Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Although motorcycle-only checkpoints are not all that uncommon across the country, the legality of these stops has been called into question in numerous states. The American Motorcyclist Association recently revealed that Virginia is the latest state to ban the practice. At rallies and rides across the country, police have sought to promote safety by setting […]

New Virginia Law Bars Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

In a victory for motorcyclists, Virginia is the latest state to bar motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 28, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law H.B. 187, which was introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). The new law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing […]

Chaparral Motorsports Introduces Motorcycle Tire Finder

The search for the best motorcycle tire made easy. Chaparral Motorsports Features a new finder for motorcycle tires. Chaparral Motorsports continues to bring its customers the latest technology to help them find the riding products they need, and the new online Motorcycle Tire Finder is the latest example of this. Veteran riders know that the […]

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 […]