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Stayin’ Safe: Goldilocks and the Three Gears

Select the appropriate gear for corners.

Eric Trow
September 15, 2015

Select the appropriate gear for corners. Through our Stayin’ Safe on-road training program, we’ve seen several consistent rider habits. One is failure to shift to an appropriate gear for corners. Riders often pick a low-rpm gear and stick with it, counting on the engine’s torque to do the work.... Read more »

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013


Rider Magazine Staff
January 8, 2015

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000... Read more »

Kansas Community College is First to Implement New MSF Basic RiderCourse


Rider Magazine Staff
April 4, 2014

The updated Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse was launched in a Kansas suburb over the weekend as the next phase in motorcycle rider training. Johnson County Community College became the first site to use the new Basic RiderCourse that now includes online training, greater emphasis on rider... Read more »

MSF Basic eCourse Offers Online Training for Potential and Current Motorcyclists

MSF Basic eCourse

Rider Magazine Staff
August 14, 2013

The new Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse is now available for $19.99 on MSF’s homepage and is designed to promote lifelong learning in a convenient, informative online format. The interactive three-hour MSF Basic eCourse incorporates photos, graphics, video and more to provide participants... Read more »

Motorcycle Industry Council Gives Support to Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Research

Left-turning car in front of motorcycle nearly causes a crash in mock intersection. (Photo: MIC by Lanae King)

Rider Magazine Staff
July 10, 2013

Motorcycle Industry Council staff shared news about its involvement in groundbreaking vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology research at a special event on May 23, 2013, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is one of the first research institutions... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Hosts Awareness Event

MSF President Tim Buche presenting to news media.

Rider Magazine Staff
June 17, 2013

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation hosted media and guests at a special event on May 23, 2013, spotlighting the millions of dollars it has invested in research and providing an update on the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study. The front parking lot of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California,... Read more »

Allstate Aims to Improve Motorcycle Safety with Interactive Rider Risk Map

Allstate Rider Risk Map

Rider Magazine Staff
May 9, 2013

Allstate says that three motorcyclists are killed at intersections every day in this country. Last year, Allstate Motorcycle asked its Facebook fans to help spread the message by identifying dangerous intersections for riders. More than 1,500 people answered the call, giving Allstate a wealth of useful... Read more »

Rider’s Eric Trow and Five Others Honored by AMA

Eric Trow

Rider Magazine Staff
March 6, 2013

Rider magazine contributor Eric Trow was recently honored by the American Motorcycle Association with the 2013 AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award. Trow was selected for his progressive work with motorcyclists at Stayin’ Safe, an on-road rider coaching school that introduces advanced riding techniques... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Releases ‘Motorcycle Pilot’ Video


Rider Magazine Staff
February 27, 2013

What do airplanes and motorcycles have in common? More than you may think, according to instructor pilot and motorcyclist Major James Boddy. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released a new public service announcement featuring Major Boddy, in which he cites the many parallels between taking to the... Read more »

California Highway Patrol Spells Out Lane Splitting Guidelines


Rider Magazine Staff
February 12, 2013

The California Highway Patrol recently released specific guidelines for motorcycle lane splitting, which refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic, or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light. This practice is not illegal... Read more »

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