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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 […]

Motorcycle Helmets Improve Survival Chances By 29 Percent

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GEICO insurance has highlighted statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that people wearing a motorcycle helmet have an increased chance of surviving a motorcycle crash, a full 29 percent better chance than those who ride without wearing a helmet. Currently, there are only 19 states in the nation that require all motorcycle […]

Election Day Brings The Opportunity To Vote Like A Motorcyclist

AMA Vote Like A Motorcyclist 2014

With Election Day less than a week away, the American Motorcyclist Association is urging everyone to “Vote Like A Motorcyclist” this year. “Elections are the voting public’s opportunity to select their leaders — leaders who will make laws that may expand or limit the riding community’s freedoms for years to come,” said Wayne Allard, AMA […]

Ducati Announces Its First Ever Desmodromic Variable Timing Engine

Ducati Desmodriomic Variable Timing Engine

With the EICMA Motorcycle Show around the corner in Milan, Ducati released its newest 1198cc Testastretta engine, which is the first ever motorcycle engine that has variable valve timing with its intake and exhaust camshafts, Motorcycle USA reported. Ducati explained the Desmodromic Variable Timing (DVT) gives the engine the most power, smoothest delivery and “muscular torque […]

Philadelphia Has The Most Bike Thefts

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If you’re looking to move to Philadelphia, you might want to think again if you’re a biker. Police Department data in the city states that bicycle theft is on the rise, according to Philadelphia Magazine. In 2011 there were 1,849 bikes stolen. In two years that number rose to 2,122. Projections for 2014 are expected […]

California Studies Highlight Advantages Of Responsible Lane Splitting

Lane Splitting in traffic

Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic — a tactic known as lane splitting — is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices, according to two California studies released this week. One report is a crash […]

Lower Gas Prices Means More Bang For Your Buck

Filling Up With Gas

The average cost of gas in the U.S. has dropped to a new low, that hasn’t been seen in over several years, according to the American Automobile Association. The national average, as of Oct 20, stood at $3.10 – the lowest price since February 1, 2011. In some areas of the country gas has fallen […]

Lone Star Rally Coming Up In Early November

2014 Lonestar Rally Logo

Motorcycle enthusiasts are gearing up for the 2014 Lone Star Rally, which is set take to place in Galveston, Texas, from Nov. 6 to Nov. 9. The rally will feature a number of bike-related events, food, music, contests and much more. The former lead vocalist of Journey, Steve Augeri, will be taking the Budweiser Stage […]

Ducati Reveals Its 2015 Scrambler

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Ducati recently released the specs and images of their brand new model, the 2015 Scrambler, and one thing is for certain – while it’s reminiscent of the company’s iconic dirt digger/street cruiser of the ’70s with its bench seat, high handlebars, bucket headlight, and a flat-track inspired body lines, this bike is geared towards a modern […]

AMA Warns CDC Focus on Ebola, Allocate Funds Towards Disease, Not Motorcycle Helmets

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With Ebola on American soil and one U.S. child lost to the enterovirus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is trotting out its tired old arguments that it needs more money to respond to such crises, but the American Motorcyclist Association believes the CDC’s problem is misallocation, not insufficient funds. “Instead of focusing on infectious […]