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BMW Motorrad, Honda and Yamaha Cooperate to Increase Safety of Powered Two-Wheelers

Karl Viktor Schaller (BMW Motorrad), Tetsuo Suzuki (Honda Motor Co. , Ltd.), Takaaki Kimura (Yamaha Motor Co. , Ltd.)

Rider Magazine Staff
October 7, 2015

Three major motorcycle manufacturers are teaming up to increase safety in powered two-wheelers. BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. are working together to establish a consortium named Connected Motorcycle Consortium. This group will work to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation... Read more »

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 »

UC Berkeley Study Shows Lane-Splitting Motorcyclists are Safer in Traffic

Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Rider Magazine Staff
June 2, 2015

A new study by the University of California Berkeley shows that motorcyclists who split lanes in heavy traffic are significantly less likely to be struck from behind by other motorists and are less likely to suffer head or torso injuries. Dr. Thomas Rice of the Safe Transportation Research and Education... Read more »

Free Motorcycle Safety Classes Offered in Pennsylvania

Rider Magazine Staff
March 2, 2015

Great news for riders in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program (PA MSP) is back and is free to Pennsylvania class M permit and motorcycle license holders. The focus of the PA MSP is to teach motorcycle riders of all skill levels the fundamentals needed to reduce risks while operating... Read more »

AMA Supports Lane-Splitting Legislation in Oregon and Washington

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Rider Magazine Staff
February 25, 2015

The American Motorcyclist Association supports lane-splitting legislation that is under consideration in Oregon and Washington state during this legislative session. The legislation would permit riders to travel between cars using the maneuver commonly known as lane splitting. Two bills under consideration... Read more »

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Ban Federal Funding for Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Rider Magazine Staff
January 9, 2015

A bipartisan bill introduced today called the “Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act” would restrict the Secretary of Transportation from granting funds to any government entity for a program to check helmet use or to create checkpoints for an operator of a motorcycle or a passenger on a... Read more »

‘The Complete Motorcyclist’ Video from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation

'The Complete Motorcyclist' Video from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation

Heather Reinhart
January 8, 2015

ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is offering an instructional video from ifz, Germany’s famed institute for motorcycle safety. For beginner to veteran riders, The Complete Motorcyclist covers essential techniques and delves into the science of two-wheeling. The two-hour DVD offers... Read more »

2015 CLASS Motorcycle Schools Schedule is Announced

CLASS Motorcycle Schools

Rider Magazine Staff
January 6, 2015

Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle Schools recently announced an exciting lineup of track dates and CLASS Schools for the coming season, with sessions in California, Virginia and Oregon. 3/9-10 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA 3/30 — Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA 4/23 — Willow... Read more »

Motorcycle Industry Council Releases Tire Guide How-To Video

Rider Magazine Staff
November 26, 2014

The Motorcycle Industry Council has released a new Tire Guide video, a four-minute instructional video that highlights the importance of selecting the right tires for your bike, and shows you how to make regular inspections of your tires, how to maintain them, and when to replace them. Motorcycle tires... Read more »

New Studies Show Lane Splitting is Safe

Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Rider Magazine Staff
October 29, 2014

This just in from the American Motorcyclist Association: Riding a motorcycle between two lanes of stopped or slowly moving traffic—a tactic known as lane splitting—is a relatively safe maneuver when both the motorcyclist and nearby drivers know the law and adhere to “safe and prudent” practices,... Read more »

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