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10 things cars and truck should know about motorcycles

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's mission is to make the nation's streets and highways safer for motorcyclists through rider training programs, operator licensing programs, and public information campaigns. While these priorities continue year-round, May is designated Motorcycle Awareness Month, which provides the MSF an additional opportunity to enhance drivers' awareness of motorcyclists who share the road with them just as the spring riding season kicks off.

Bus driver caught texting before crashing

Just days ago, a bus driver was caught on video texting for six minutes before crashing into a sports utility vehicle that had stopped in traffic. The driver of the SUV suffered neck injuries, but luckily no one was killed due to the bus driver's negligence. Caught Texting Video

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.

Dainese D-Air | Motorcycle Airbag System

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.

CPSIA lead ban jeopardizes Safety Institute Training Programs

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.

Women motorcyclists hit the opened road

The first weekend in May saw women riders around the world banding together to share the open road, as well as flocking to new rider training courses around the country to help establish a world record--all to kick start Women Riders Month.

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.

Moto Guzzi Griso 8V ‘Real-Time’ and More

Motorcycle Podcast

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’s Chichlowski to chair Motorcycle Safety Foundation Board

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.

MotoGP game soon available for Nintendo Wii

The official videogame of the MotoGP World Championship has been launched by Capcom for the Nintendo Wii.

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.

Motorcycle Safety Foundation appoints new Chair

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.

Edwards joined the MSF Board in 2003, was elected Vice Chair in 2004, and became Chair in 2006.

David Perewitz | Bike Builder Interview

King of Bike Builds

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.

Motorcycle safety author enters AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce another member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009: David Hough, acclaimed author of several well-known books on riding techniques. Hough will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec. 5.

"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.

Gary Mathers joins AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the next member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Class of 2009: accomplished racing director Gary Mathers. Mathers -- who produced 48 championships in road racing, dirt track, Supercross and motocross for Honda and Kawasaki -- will be among the motorcycling heroes honored at the 2009 induction ceremony at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Dec.

2010 MotoCzysz | Electric Race Motorcycle

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.

Yamaha Champions Riding School off to fast start

The inaugural Yamaha Champions Riding School at Miller Motorsports Park concluded Thursday afternoon, June 4. The graduates of the school's first class were greatly improved and more confident riders than when they arrived Wednesday morning.

"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.

Pajama Band joins LA Calendar Motorcycle Show

In a never ending quest to provide wholesome family entertainment, promoting quality artistic expression and enhancing the cultural experience and education of it's visitors, the 18th annual LA Calendar Motorcycle Show Weekend is excited to announce the addition of Pajama Band to the performance lineup of its 2-Day Calendar Girl Music Festival.