From the monthly archives:

November 2010

Robert Gladden promoted to VP of the MSF

by JeffNovember 9, 2010 News

News from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation: IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2010 – Longtime motorcycle safety advocate Robert Gladden is now the vice president of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.  Gladden, who was the MSF’s general manager, will direct the teams that manage MSF-contracted state programs and the organization’s day-to-day operations, including program and project timelines, budgets [...]

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2011 Shoei Qwest Helmet Review

by JeffNovember 5, 2010 Product Reviews

As written for Shoei’s Qwest is a touring helmet utilizing the same materials, construction and quality as the company’s RF-1100 high-performance-oriented helmet, and is functional for all kinds of street riding. The Japanese helmet maker says it is the product of wind-tunnel testing, and was sculpted to be stable, balanced, and up to 2.2 [...]

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Video – Tribute To Harry Hurt

by JeffNovember 5, 2010 Editorials

For those of you who don’t know, Harry Hurt, and his team were avid motorcycle researchers charged with the single largest, and first motorcycle crash causation study of its type in the 1970s. Regrettably, Prof. Hurt passed away early this year. He had worked for decades following still contributing to motorcycle safety at his Head [...]

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MSF’s ‘naturalistic’ crash causation study

by JeffNovember 3, 2010 News

For those of you who don’t know, there are now at least two major crash causation studies going on. One is by the FHWA and Oklahoma State University, which we wrote about last year as having been stalled. It since went on without the MSF’s blessings – and a few million dollars in pledged funds [...]

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33 Secrets for Smart Touring

by JeffNovember 2, 2010 Features

Article courtesy of the AMA (And, for those who think November is too late to be talking about touring, take a look at our winter riding article. Or save this until next Spring.) There’s nothing like the feeling of loading up and heading out on a big motorcycle trip. And there’s nothing like the security [...]

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Sitting On The Sidelines Is Not An Option

by JeffNovember 1, 2010 Editorials

By Rob Dingman, President and CEO American Motorcyclist Association As I reflect on the unprecedented attacks on motorcycling in 2009, and the enormity of the challenges ahead, I have reached an inescapable conclusion: No longer can any motorcyclist afford to sit on the sidelines. The days are gone when we can page through bike reviews, [...]

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