High technology comes to scooter riders

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Today’s scooters cover a broad spectrum of size and sophistication, and Dunlop’s all-new Scootsmart tire is designed to meet the demanding requirements of today’s scooter market by including innovations normally reserved for Dunlop’s full-size motorcycle tires. The Scootsmart introduces an unprecedented level of technology to scooter riders. Borrowing heavily from Dunlop’s recently released performance touring […]

2017 Suzuki Burgman Scooters

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Brea, Calif, (October 4, 2016) – From the top-of-the-line Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS Executive to the entry-level Burgman 200 ABS, Suzuki brings luxury, performance, and value to the scooter market. These road-going scooters are much more than just rider-friendly runabouts. They feature Suzuki fuel-injection technology and leading performance features that give them capabilities for commuting, […]

Attack of the Groms: A Honda 125cc Triple Play

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Biger isn’t necessarily always better when it comes to motorcycling. In a world where many people get their thrills from attaining more horsepower, more torque, and more speed, it turns out that there’s a sizeable community of people who can have just as much fun on small displacement motorcycles. This has become extremely evident with […]

Kymco K-Pipe Motorcycle Faces Recall

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Pulled from Safecar.gov: KYMCO (KYMCO USA) is recalling certain model year 2016 K-Pipe motorcycles manufactured March 1, 2016, to May 25, 2016. In the affected models, the gear shift pattern was assembled in a reverse sequence when compared to the standard setup. As such, these motorcycles fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard […]

California is One Step Closer to Legal Lane Splitting

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Motorcycle riders have a reason to rejoice this week with the unanimous vote of 11-0 for A.B. 51 (the Lane Splitting Bill) by the California state senate committee on transportation and housing. This takes the practice of lane splitting one step closer out of the grey area/underground activity it has been in for decades and to moves it […]

Skully Begins Shipment of AR-1 Motorcycle Helmet

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SKULLY’s contract manufacturing partner, NASDAQ-listed Flextronics — who also manufactures products for Apple, Cisco, Lenovo, amongst other tech giants — recently ramped up the production assembly on the heels of the official passing on all regulatory testing and certification of the AR-1 in early 2016.SKULLY, Inc., a leading pioneer in Augmented Reality consumer based products […]

Hi-Viz Motorcycle Gear to Light Up the Night

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Motorcycle riding is a great activity and extremely affordable method of transportation, however, it’s not without its dangers–most notably not being seen by other motorists. Motorcycles are much smaller than most other vehicles on the road and therefore can easily get lost amongst a sea of other cars and trucks on the road or inattentive […]

Tips to Help Motorists Become More Motorcycle Aware

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While many will argue that every month people should be aware of motorcycles on the road, May has been officially designated as Motorcycle Awareness Month. Of course as motorcycle and scooter riders, we want motorists and others on the road to take notice of us and share the road, however sometimes as people often do, […]

Earthquake Damages Cause Delay in Re-opening of Honda Motorcycle Factory

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The earthquakes that struck the Kumamoto Prefecture on April 14th and April 16th caused major damage to Honda’s largest motorcycle factory and has forced the company to completely shutter the facility for more than three weeks. Located in Japan’s Kyushu region, the Kumamoto facility was originally expected to re-open on April 22nd. However, that was […]

2015 Motorcycle Thefts Rise 6 Percent

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Last month we posted an article about motorcycle theft prevention, and in that article it talked about the 6% decline in US motorcycle thefts from 2013-2014. Yesterday the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) posted its report for 2014-2015 and it shows we’ve taken a turn for the worse with a 6% increase in thefts. A […]