From the monthly archives:

October 2010

Motorcycle GPS Review

by JeffOctober 16, 2010 Features

TomTom Rider 2, Garmin Zumo 660 and Lowrance Endura Sierra As written for By Jeff Cobb We spent a month comparing the TomTom Rider 2nd Edition (MSRP $649.95), and Garmin zumo 660 (MSRP $799.99), the latest GPS offerings from the only two major suppliers of motorcycle-specific models in North America. Each is advertised as [...]

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Vote like a motorcyclist

by JeffOctober 14, 2010 Editorials

With laws being enacted that discriminate against riders’ rights, and with elections right around the corner, being mindful of issues that affect your future, and voting accordingly are more than just a good idea. This is the message the AMA is stressing, as seen in the press release following: The AMA has ramped up its [...]

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THINK! – and also look …

by JeffOctober 13, 2010 Videos

The U.K. does a great job of making ads. This is an oldie, but still quite good. Kind of shocking, but very realistic.

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MSF Speaks at International Motorcycle Conference

by JeffOctober 13, 2010 News

From Motorcycle Safety Foundation press release: MSF moderates panels, presents academic papers and gives the world’s safety experts a look at 100-rider study IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2010 – The 8th International Motorcycle Conference hosted this month by Germany’s Institute for Motorcycle Safety showcased an increased interest in human factors, in addition to its traditional [...]

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Do ‘loud pipes save lives?’ Really?

by JeffOctober 13, 2010 Editorials

Sure. Loud pipes have been known to save lives by getting the attention of distracted drivers. In any debate there’s truth on all sides. That’s why they call it a debate. The loud pipe advocates are half-vindicated by their various anecdotes of near-miss experiences. But then, in any debate, there’s balancing facts on the other [...]

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THINK! Video — good!

by JeffOctober 10, 2010 Videos

Yes, “if only,” it says. Short of being prescient, a careful rider might still do okay here — if really paying attention, and taking needed precautions. Street bikes, although track capable, cannot safely be ridden to their limits on the street – not on country lanes, nor in the canyons of Southern California, nor anywhere. [...]

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Official wants Congress to promote helmet use

by JeffOctober 8, 2010 News

From AMA press release: The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told a congressional panel on Sept. 28 that he wants to work with Congress to promote helmet use among motorcyclists across the United States. Addressing the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance, NHTSA Administrator David Strickland said [...]

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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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