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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

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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 »

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Learn-to-Ride Class

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Bill Stermer
October 1, 2014

MSF RiderCourse How did you learn to ride a motorcycle? If you’re an old-timer like me, you likely learned to ride when a friend who had a bike took you through the “Here’s the brake, here’s the clutch” routine. Then you tottered out onto the street and, with luck, didn’t run into a light... Read more »

Harley-Davidson Riding Academy

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James Parchman
September 8, 2014

Remember the Coca-Cola commercial that began with young vocalists harmonizing, “I’d like to teach the world to sing” and ending with, “I’d like to buy the world a Coke”? It helped put the brand on the international stage. Well, take out the harmony, and cue up some American rock ’n’ roll... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Issues Basic RiderCourse Handbook and Three ‘Quick Tips’ Sheets In Spanish

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Rider Magazine Staff
August 7, 2014

Hispanics comprise 7 percent of American motorcyclists overall, and 11 percent of younger riders—those of Generations X and Y. As part of its long-standing policy of reaching out to riders of all backgrounds and ethnicities, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released an updated version of its Spanish... Read more »

AMA Calls for RFS Overhaul

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Rider Magazine Staff
August 6, 2014

The federal government’s Renewable Fuel Standard is a failed strategy that must be completely reconsidered and restructured, said Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association, last May. “The RFS is not working for Americans who breathe air, eat food,... Read more »

American Motorcyclist Association Petition Calls for Return of Lane-Splitting Guidelines

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Rider Magazine Staff
July 22, 2014

The American Motorcyclist Association has initiated a petition drive in attempt to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. A recent... Read more »

Complaint Forces CHP to Remove Lane-Splitting Guidelines from Website

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Rider Magazine Staff
July 18, 2014

The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have been forced to remove information from their websites that was intended to help motorcyclists safely execute the allowed lane-splitting maneuver due to a single complaint from a Sacramento man. Kenneth Mandler, a longtime state employee... Read more »

Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 16

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Rider Magazine Staff
June 10, 2014

The 23rd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day will take place on Monday, June 16, and is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day, a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters... Read more »

AMA Launches Petition to End Federally Funded Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Rider Magazine Staff
May 23, 2014

The American Motorcyclist Association has launched a national petition drive to end federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints. The petition provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to tell Congress that they object to these discriminatory, costly and ineffective motorcycle-only checkpoints. The... Read more »

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