Had it been a motorcycle the bus plowed into, the results might have been far more deadly. This is just one example of the inherent dangers motorcyclists face every day on the road - the danger of other motorists.
Motorcycle Safety Achievment in Design
Motorcycle safety equipment has come a long way from the pudding-bowl helmets and unreinforced leathers of yesteryear, providing significantly better protection with plastic armor inserts, abrasion-resistant materials, range-limiting joint and neck protection, and of course, superior helmets. However, injuries still occur, sometimes serious.
The CPSIA lead ban led to sad consequences for a group of 4-H youth who were attending an annual meeting this week at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center just outside Washington, D.C.
Harley-Davidson's Women Riders Month kicked-off with two special events in New York City and Milwaukee respectively in honor of International Female Ride Day on May 1, which was founded by Vicki Gray of Motoress.com to celebrate the millions of women who have already grabbed life by the handlebars.
It's Memorial Day weekend here in the United States and the crew at the Motorcycle Radio Network would like to send out a special thank you to all the men and women who have served our country in the Armed Forces. Your selfless dedication has made this the greatest country in the world.
Harley-Davidson's Julie Chichlowski has been appointed the new Chair of the Board for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF). She succeeds former MSF Chair of the Board David Edwards, who retired in April of 2009 from American Honda Motor Co., Inc. after 38 years of service.
The official Wii MotoGP videogame turns the Wii remote control into a virtual set of handlebars and lets you really lean into the corners and swerve your way through the pack.
Players are put at the heart of MotoGP as they pick a team and compete alongside their sporting heroes in all three race classes - 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP.
Edwards joined the MSF Board in 2003, was elected Vice Chair in 2004, and became Chair in 2006.
You may well know Dave Perewitz from his numerous appearances on Biker Build-off shows, countless features in motorcycle magazines or simply because he's been crafting custom motorcycle creations since the 1970's. The guy is a legend plain and simple.
"For many new motorcyclists, before they take a training course or even buy a motorcycle, they are introduced to proper riding through the books and columns of David Hough," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman.
The Future of Motorcycling is Now
The charismatic Michael Czysz, creator of the gorgeous MotoCzysz C1 American MotoGP motorcycle contender regrettably never realized his dream of competing at the highest level of motorcycle racing.
However the C1's legacy is some 20 or so motorcycle patents that came from both the radical rolling chassis and the ground-breaking engine, effectively turning Moto Czysz into an intellectual property rights company.
"These past two days have made such a difference in my riding," said first-time student Doug Thayer. "I have been to riding schools, had one-on-one days with instructors and read a lot of information about riding, but these guys made it easier to understand and put to use.