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King Kenny Roberts to be honored at 2011 AMA Hall of Fame induction ceremony

by JeffJuly 20, 2011 Uncategorized

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Perhaps more than any other competitor, Kenny Roberts put his stamp of dominance on American and world motorcycle roadracing, both as an AMA National Champion, a Grand Prix World Champion and then as a Grand Prix team owner. On Friday, Nov. 18, he will be honored as one of two Motorcycle Hall [...]

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AMA calls for an end to discriminatory Virginia motorcycle-only checkpoints

by JeffMay 31, 2011 Uncategorized

Courtesy of American Motorcycle Association PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has expressed concern to Gov. Bob McDonnell over a recent motorcycle-only checkpoint in northern Virginia, calling the stop “discriminatory.” The Arlington County (Va.) Police Department conducted a motorcycle-only checkpoint on May 28 during the annual Rolling Thunder gathering in Washington, D.C. The [...]

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Founder of Schickel Motor Co. inducted into Motorcycle Hall of Fame

by JeffMay 29, 2011 Uncategorized

The Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the fourth member of the class of 2011: Norbert Schickel, an innovative designer and builder in the early years of American motorcycle manufacturing. As the founder of Schickel Motor Co., Schickel was part of the motorcycle design boom that occurred in the United States between 1905 [...]

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Ban proposed for motorcycle-only checkpoint funding, crash prevention sought instead

by JeffMay 26, 2011 Uncategorized

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 support for a measure to retain a ban on lobbying at [...]

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Equal access granted to motorcycles at Arizona wildlife refuge

by JeffMay 23, 2011 Uncategorized

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge in Arizona has reversed an unwritten policy and is now allowing street-legal motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) on certain roads, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. After being alerted by AMA member Keith Dishong that street-legal motorcycles were barred from three public access roads while trucks [...]

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MIC endorses legislation to stop lead ban on OHVs

by JeffMay 11, 2011 Uncategorized

IRVINE, Calif., May 11, 2011 — The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) today announced its support for, and urged quick passage of, the “Enhancing CPSC Authority and Discretion Act of 2011” (ECADA). The discussion draft of the bill, released yesterday by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), would end the ban on youth-sized all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and [...]

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Road Conditions Quiz

by JeffOctober 7, 2010 Uncategorized

As written for Riding a motorcycle safely and in control means not just better bike handling; it also means judging road conditions. No matter what your experience level, riding on busy roads – which often have poor surfaces – can challenge any rider. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and other riding instructors, the [...]

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Motorcycle safety month? What about the rest of the year?

by JeffMay 12, 2009 Editorials

Editorial May is officially the month when every newspaper looking for suitable seasonal content is saying “be aware of riders on motorcycles.” Maybe the woman driving 10 feet off my back wheel at 65 mph on the highway with her cellphone glued to her ear 30 minutes ago did not get the message? Maybe the [...]

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Congressional resolution names May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

by JeffMay 6, 2009 Uncategorized

Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing House Resolution 269 today, which designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In addition to the designation, H.R. 269 highlights several safety measures for motorcyclists, including the voluntary use of helmets and other protective gear, avoiding [...]

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Malaysia reports very large numbers of annual road injuries, of which 70-percent are motorcyclists killed or handicapped

by JeffApril 4, 2009 Uncategorized

Ed. Note: While Motorcycle Safety News is about American rider safety issues, this story shows that while the U.S. is considered dead last in motorcycle safety among developed nations, a worse perspective still comes in stark contrast from third world regions. By TAN SIN CHOW The Star Online GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia: An average of 17 [...]

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