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California Highway Patrol Awards contract to MSF

The California Highway Patrol selected the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to administer the California Motorcyclist Safety Program (CMSP) for the third consecutive time. Under contract with the CHP, the MSF initially assumed the administration of the CMSP on Jan. 1, 2004 and was again selected for 2008 and 2009.

New MSF Rider Perception Program Kit available

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is opening the doors to rider perception with the fifth program in its community-based Host-an-Event series. The goal of the new Street Smart - Rider Perception program is to improve a rider's perceptive abilities when riding in traffic.

MSF new rider training facility in Dallas

Rider safety and training opportunities just got a whole lot more plentiful in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, thanks to the new MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) Campus at Irving, Texas. The MSF Campus at Irving offers the complete system of MSF street and off-road rider education and training opportunities available to date including the Basic RiderCourse, the Experienced RiderCourse, and the DirtBike School, as well as the ATV Safety Institute's ATV RiderCourse.

Group Riding Safety Tips | Motorcycle Training

Group Ride Guide

Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but for many, riding as a group of motorcycles -- whether with friends on a Sunday morning ride or with an organized motorcycle rally -- is the epitome of the motorcycling experience. If you ride with friends or with a larger group, here are some motorcycle safety tips and a few key group signals (above) to help ensure a fun and safe group ride. Enjoy the ride.

Introduction to Motorcycle Riding | Video

Two-Wheel Fun

Click video to see the Introduction to Motorcycle Riding overview created by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The video discuses all aspects of motorcycling riding.

Motorcycle Helmet Safety Overview | Video

Helmets Make Sense

Click video to watch. The first United Nations World Youth Assembly for Road Safety was held in Geneva, Switzerland. The Motorcycle Industry Council was asked to provide information on helmet use, and in consultation with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation produced this video for the Assembly.

AMA Racing Championship Banquet in Las Vegas

One of the most amazing weekends in two-wheeled motorsports this year is gearing up for Dec. 4-5 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. On Friday night at the AMA Racing Championship Banquet, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will recognize its 2009 amateur racing champions.

Motorcycle fatalities in California decline

During the first six months of 2009, motorcycle fatalities in California have declined, reversing a troubling 11-year trend. From January through June of 2009, 198 persons were killed in motorcycle related crashes, compared to 264 for the same period in 2008, according to preliminary figures supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. After seeing increases averaging 10 percent per year since the low point of 204 fatalities in 1998, this signals a decline of 25 percent.

"We are very heartened by these numbers," said Christopher J.

Shoei RF-1000 Motorcycle Helmet Review

Shoei RF-1000 Quick Review

Shoei's superb-looking RF-1000 is, literally, function dictating form; the shell is actually more compact than any other full-face helmet, and offers excellent aerodynamics. I prefer a Shoei because, when tucked into a racing crouch, the front of the helmet shell does not block my eye line and, at three pounds, six ounces, the RF-1000 is one of the lightest helmets available.

2009 AMA Racing Championship Nominees

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce the 2009 nominees for special year-end awards presented to standout individuals and organizations involved in AMA-sanctioned competition. These awards will be presented at the 2009 AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, on Friday evening, Dec.

Tissot supports AMA Racing Championship Banquet

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is proud to announce that Tissot, an innovative Swiss-made watch brand, will present the AMA Racing Athlete of the Year and ATV Athlete of the Year with a Tissot Swiss watch at the 2009 AMA Racing Championship Banquet, presented by KTM North America, this Dec. 4 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.

"Tissot watches are among the premier timepieces you can buy today," said AMA Director of Business Development Jim Moore. "The particular chronograph model that the company is offering our Athletes of the Year is intriguing.

Should You Ride? | Motorcycle Safety

To Ride or Not To Ride

Riding a motorcycle is a unique experience. Riding is fun and invigorating, yet the skills needed for safe riding, combined with the lack of car-like crash protection on a motorcycle, can cast doubts on whether a person should choose to ride a motorcycle. Some potential riders lack the ability to execute skilled and timely actions in a complex traffic environment; others lack keen judgment or don't have a firm grasp of the concept of risk management.

MSF Dirt Bike School | Video

Motorcycle Riding School

Click video to take a closer look at the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) DirtBike School. In a minute and a half you will learn about a great rider-training program that is available for individuals and families.

This basic, affordable, one-day, entry-level course is a great way to get a first taste of motorcycling. It's an excellent start for off-road riders and every member of the family from age 6 to 106. Street riders, new and experienced, can benefit from DirtBike School, too.

Visit to enroll in a class.

Group Motorcycle Riding Guide | Video

Group Motorcycle Ride Guide

Motorcycling is primarily a solo activity, but for many, riding as a group of motorcycles -- whether with friends on a Sunday morning ride or with an organized motorcycle rally -- is the epitome of the motorcycling experience.

MSF Basic Motorcycle Rider Course | Video

Motorcycle License School

Click video if you not have taken the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic Motorcycle RiderCourse. This video provides an overview of the of you what you can expect from the class including the basis motorcycle riding skills and safety tips. This class can help you get your motorcycle license as well.