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Motorcycle Industry News
The Motorcycle Industry Council’s Revive Your Ride! promotion garnered much attention from sponsors, the aftermarket companies putting up $40,000 worth of prizes and cash to drive customer’s into participating powersports retailers.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has developed model legislation for use by cities seeking a simple, consistent and economical way to deal with sound complaints related to on-highway motorcycles within the larger context of excessive sound from all sources.
The model legislation offers an objective method for municipal jurisdictions to evaluate motorcycle sound through science-based measurement.
On-highway riders and their bikes don’t have to be victims of questionable sound-level checks anymore, thanks to a new procedure developed by the Motorcycle Industry Council in partnership with SAE International, and adopted by the global association, known for establishing a wide range of motor vehicle standards.
The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International has produced a simple, consistent and economical sound test standard that can be used to determine whether a streetbike (on-highway motorcycle) exhaust system emits excessive sound, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.
The J2825 "Measurement of Exhaust Sound Pressure Levels of Stationary On-Highway Motorcycles," issued by the SAE in May, establishes instrumentation, test site, test conditions, procedures, measurements and sound level limits.
Ride to Work
Click video to learn more about the 2009 Ride to Work Day. On June 15, 2009, the Motorcycle Industry Council celebrated the 18th annual Ride To Work Day by hosting a rally at its Irvine, California office. Motorcyclists describe why they prefer commuting to work by motorcycle.
Why do you ride to work? Tell us in a video response!
To save green and be green, Americans need two-wheelers more than ever, so the Motorcycle Industry Council is celebrating the annual Ride to Work Day by inviting local motorcyclists and industry staff to start the morning at its national headquarters with a free breakfast gathering in Irvine, Calif.
The June 15 national grass-roots effort is more relevant than ever. Motorcycles and scooters are a great way to save a lot of green while being more environmentally green at the same time.
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing House Resolution 269 today, which designates May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.
In addition to the designation, H.R. 269 highlights several safety measures for motorcyclists, including the voluntary use of helmets and other protective gear, avoiding riding while under the influence of alcohol, and getting proper training and licensing before operating a motorcycle on public roads.
The economy affected U.S. sales of new motorcycles in the first quarter of 2009, down a total of 30.5 percent, compared to the same period last year, among 12 of the leading brands. Generally affordable, fuel-efficient dual-purpose motorcycles declined the least, by 24 percent. The off-highway market went down the most, by 39.7 percent, some of which is linked to the government’s ban on youth models due to a controversial new law regarding lead content in consumer products.