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IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2012 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation® has released a new safety video highlighting the importance of motorcycle riders and their passengers wearing personal protective gear. “Fool’s Gear, Cool Gear,” based on the MSF’s popular safety poster of the same name, communicates a serious message in an entertaining manner.


Fun, informative and visually striking, the video takes viewers on a guided tour from head to toe, contrasting the benefits of wearing a helmet and a full complement of safety gear to the risks of riding with inadequate protection, and demonstrating that you can be safe as well as stylish when you ride.


“We set out to make a unique video that motorcyclists would remember long after they watch it,” said Ken Glaser, MSF’s director of special projects. “The eye protection scene alone is so simple, yet so very effective in demonstrating the benefits of wearing eye protection.”


This two-and-a-quarter minute video is now airing on MSF’s website ( and YouTube channel ( A high-definition version is available for use on broadcast or cable television, and a companion Spanish-speaking version is also available for viewing on the MSF homepage. Contact MSF Media Relations for more details.


To help ensure that every ride is safe and enjoyable, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation offers a few simple rules for motorcyclists:
1. Get properly trained and licensed – Take an MSF RiderCourseSM and obtain the appropriate motorcycle license endorsement from your state.
2. Wear all the gear, all the time – Always wear a DOT-compliant helmet and eye protection, as well as over-the-ankle boots, gloves, riding jacket and pants.
3. Ride unimpaired by alcohol or other drugs – Riding under the influence dramatically decreases a rider’s necessary skills, especially vision and judgment.
4. Ride within your own skill limits and obey traffic laws – Every rider should know their personal limits, and never ride faster or farther than their abilities can handle.
5. Be a lifelong learner by taking refresher RiderCourses – Riding skills are perishable, so take an occasional refresher course. No matter how often or how long you’ve been riding, there is always room to learn something new.


Drift video is actually a safety gear advertisement

by JeffMarch 6, 2012 Videos

OK, what does it take to get people to think wearing gear is cool? … Show some styling and extremely talented riders playing outlaw while wearing the latest Icon Moto gear. It’s all pretty entertaining even if you never do buy this specific brand. Does it present mixed messages? Running from a Mustang that says [...]

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Tail of the Dragon

by JeffJanuary 26, 2012 Videos

It’s pretty cold now on the East Coast, and my R1 is tucked away on the CTEK smart charger, and only gets ridden on moderate days. Here’s a cool video taken in better weather. I’ve ridden from the Gap a few times, and it is addictive. Well worth going, but as you can see, caution [...]

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Shoei Neotec Modular Helmet comes to America

by JeffJanuary 6, 2012 News

The New Shoei Neotec Helmet has just been released in the U.S. As with all modular helmets the Neotec will be a DOT certified helmet and come with some great upgrades over the multitec. Considering the the upgrades we expect the Shoei Neotec to come in slightly above the multitec in pricing. We will have [...]

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Christmas tree carried on motorcycle

by JeffDecember 25, 2011 Features

We don’t know these guys, but they look like they had an adventurous time fetching that cut tree for the holiday. Odds are the Motorcycle Safety Foundation would not recommend this … To those of you who celebrated Christmas today, we hope you had a good day as well!

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Competition Acessories rewards program looks like a good deal

by JeffNovember 2, 2011 News

For over 50 years Competition Accessories has been trusted as one of the best sources for motorcycle gear.   With a huge selection of motorcycle helmets, motorcycle jackets, and motorcycle accessories; as well as some of the best prices anywhere on motorcycle tires, it is easy to see why they have enjoyed success.  Now they are [...]

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Think Bike in UK has it right

by JeffMay 9, 2011 Features

This video is a half decade old, but these issues are the same now as they were then. Increasing awareness for riders, and drivers in their cars and trucks is quite progressive. Strategically placed signs show these people do what they advocate: “Think.”

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Bell RS-1 Helmet Review

by JeffApril 4, 2011 Product Reviews

By Jeff Cobb Motorcycle Safety News The Bell RS-1 is a new-for 2011 sport-oriented helmet that shows attention to detail while offering a number of innovative features for an intermediate level model. As Bell’s newest full-face lid, the RS-1 is loaded with several tricks that the company’s U.S.-based R&D department learned from the top-of-the-line Star, [...]

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Texting on a motorcycle video

by JeffMarch 13, 2011 Videos

What do you think of this?

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Car vs. bike drift video

by JeffJanuary 23, 2011 Videos

Check out the RC car running with the big machines.

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Video – Aerostich Roadcrafter

by JeffDecember 4, 2010 Editorials

I have one of these. It really is fast and easy. Lots of protection for street pace riding. Goretex keeps wind and rain out for the most part.

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