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Lawmakers Back Ban on Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints, Want Focus on Motorcycle Crash Prevention

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association(AMA) reports. The lawmakers are also urging… Continue Reading

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Zero Motorcycles Recall Brake Foundation Components

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Vehicle Make / Model: Zero / Zero DS Zero / Zero S Manufacturer: Zero Motorcycles Inc. NHTSA Campaign ID Number: 11V282000 Component: Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Foundation Components:Disc:Pads Potential Number of Units Affected: 160 Summary: Zero Motorcycle is recalling certain model… Continue Reading

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Triumph Recalls Mudguard Bolts

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Vehicle Make/ Model : Triumph/ ThunderBird                                         Model Year(s): 2010 Manufacture: Triumph Motorcycles America LTD            … Continue Reading

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Ducati Recalls Steering Component

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Vehicle Make/ Model: Ducati  / Diavel                                                                    … Continue Reading

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Federal lawmakers oppose state lobbying by safety agency

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and his colleagues introduced House Resolution 239 on May 2 to retain the ban on state and local lobbying by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The bi-partisan resolution instead urges the… Continue Reading

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U.S. lawmakers want agency to focus on motorcycle crash prevention

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio — U.S. lawmakers want a federal traffic safety agency to concentrate on motorcycle crash prevention and rider education — instead of trying to lobby state lawmakers to enact mandatory helmet laws, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.)… Continue Reading

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Pimping the Georgia State Patrol

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It was my intention to write this editorial AFTER I returned from Daytona Bike Week. You know what they say about “good intentions” right?  There’s a road paved to you-know-where with them, and sometimes in this business I feel like… Continue Reading

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Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the… Continue Reading

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Ducati Recalls MTS 1200S for Fuel Injection Problems

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Ducati North America IS RECALLING 1,196 model year 2010 MTS 1200S motorcycles due to a problem with the fuel injection system. In the event the operator should downshift or maneuver with the clutch disengaged and the engine at idle the… Continue Reading

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thumbs Nose at Congress and Discriminates Against Motorcycles

Troopers in Georgia to set up "motorcycle only checkpoints"

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has learned from a source at the US Department of Transportation that they have funded the motorcycle only roadside checkpoints. NHTSA decided to fund the program despite being asked by Congress not to fund the program… Continue Reading