Articles Posted in the " Motorcycle Industry Council " Category




  • AMA: Maine Motorcycle Sound Test News

    AMA: Maine Motorcycle Sound Test News

    Motorcycle Exhaust Decibel Testing

    Maine has adopted a simple yet reliable testing procedure that allows motorcyclists to prove their bikes don’t violate Maine’s motor vehicle sound law, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.



  • AMA model on-highway motorcycle sound legislation

    AMA model on-highway motorcycle sound legislation

    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.


  • SAE sound test provides new exhaust standards

    SAE sound test provides new exhaust standards

    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.


  • SAE issues new on-highway motorcycle sound test

    SAE issues new on-highway motorcycle sound test

    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.


  • 2009 Ride to Work Day | Video

    2009 Ride to Work Day | Video

    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!



  • Ride to Work Day is this Monday

    Ride to Work Day is this Monday

    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.


  • U.S. House declares May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    U.S. House declares May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    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.


  • 2009 first quater new motorcycle sales declines

    2009 first quater new motorcycle sales declines

    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.


  • Help Kids Who Want to Ride

    Help Kids Who Want to Ride

    Supercross Stars Urge Action Against the CPSIA Lead Ban.

    Some of the biggest stars of Supercross and leaders in the powersports industry are calling for action in two new videos targeting the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act that has banned the sale of youth-model motorcycles and ATVs.

    "I understand what they’re trying to do, but they’re doing it in the wrong way," said Supercross and motocross champion James Stewart. "It’s not saving anyone, it’s hurting everyone."


  • Hell Ride | The Movie

    Hell Ride | The Movie

    Francesco Quinn proves the apple does not fall far from the tree, as the son of screen legend Anthony Quinn brings his unique intensity to the forthcoming Quentin Tarantino-produced biker flick, "Hell Ride". Something of a hellion himself, Francesco races motocross and street bikes, is a spokesman for the Motorcycle Industry Council, travels the world making movies, and puts in over 300 miles weekly on his road and mountain bicycles. He shared his thoughts on the demon steed he commands in the film.


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