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H.D NEWS CORNER

September 2, 2021
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Is Lane Sharing Safe?

July 3, 2021
According to a 2012 study, most motorcycle riders regularly practice lane sharing on freeways and multi-lane roadways. Very few riders report being cited by law enforcement for this practice. Still, there is much confusion over its legality and safety. While many discourage lane sharing, there is evidence that it actually improves rider safety, and there is a growing push to legalize it in more states. Lane Sharing vs. Lane Splitting and Filtering

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April 1, 2021
HARLEY-DAVIDSON KICKS OFF PAN AMERICA ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE DEMO TOUR

Missouri Just Loosened Its Motorcycle Helmet Laws

January 1, 2021
A new law that went into effect in Missouri in late August loosens restrictions on wearing motorcycle helmets, but many are wondering if it is a good idea. As part of the transportation bill HB1963, the new law will no longer require all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. Instead, it will allow riders over the age of 26 to ride without one if they choose. 

Motorcycle Market - Global Research Analysis, Trends, Competitive Share And Forecasts 2018 – 2028 Courtesy of: Ethan Taylor

May 1, 2020
Market Overview: The term motorcycle can be defined as a two-wheeled vehicle and it’s primarily driven by an Internal Combustion Engine. They are also known as motorbikes or bikes and nowadays, consumers are also opting for electric motorcycles. The motorcycles are built with strong metallic and fiber frames integrated with many mechanical and electronic components along with an engine. Few examples of motorbikes are Piaggio Vespa and TVS Jupiter among others. Global Motorcycle Market is expected to grow in the forecasted period, in 2018 market size of the Motorcycle was XX million and in 2028 is expected to reach at…

"The Unlikely 1"- By: Gary “Finn” Ilminen- Book Review

February 28, 2019
  One of our favorite things to do is people watch, my husbands would be riding his bike, so it was a perfectly natural fit when we joined up with Cycle Connections as contributing photojournalist, giving us the chance to share with others, our biking adventures, and to have the opportunity to meet new people. 

Florida Helmet Law Proposal

January 31, 2017
A bill in Florida was introduced that would require all riders to wear helmets.

Polaris shuts down Victory Motorcycle Division

January 31, 2017
As has been widely reported, Polaris has decided to shut down its Victory Motorcycles Division after 18 years.

Bell and Ace Cafe Release Limited Edition Helmets

April 21, 2016
Bell and Ace Cafe London are partnering up for a run of limited-edition motorcycling gear. First in line are two limited edition helmets that meld the iconic insignia of London’s Ace Café with the unmistakable profile of the Bell lids.

Zero Motorcycles To Race The 100th Anniversary Of The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb

April 20, 2016
Zero Motorcycles, one of the leading electric motorcycle manufacturers, has announced that it will compete in this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race in partnership with the Hollywood Electrics Racing team.

Samsung Introduces Smart Windshield for Motorcycles

March 28, 2016
Samsung Electronics in collaboration with Yamaha Italy has introduced a concept of a heads-up display for motorcycle windshields. The technology appears to consist of a smart phone app and a wirelessly controlled projector in the windshield. Scroll down for the video from Yamaha.

Lane Splitting

July 29, 2015
California has been the only state that allows lane splitting. While there is no specific law addressing lane splitting one way or another, police were allowed to use their discretion in whether to issue tickets for the maneuver.

Missouri Blue Law Repeal on Motorcycle Sales - One Year Later

May 31, 2015
Blue laws in the United States vary by state. By definition, Blue laws are laws that were historically designed to “enforce” religious standards. Because of this “law,” many states prohibit the selling of particular items on Sundays, including groceries, alcohol, office supplies, housewares, cars, and even motorcycles; under the rationale that people should be in church on Sunday rather than out spending their money and supporting our economy.

Recent Bills Regarding Motorcycles

March 30, 2015
Oregon Senate recently passed a bill that would make it legal for motorcycles and bicycles to “run” red lights. SB533 would follow the lead of other states that have passed similar laws. Like the others, Oregon would allow motorcycles and bicycles to proceed through a red light if it has not changed after one complete cycle.

Indian Recalls for Brake Issue

March 30, 2015
Report Receipt Date: March 11, 2015NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V142000Component(s): Service brakes, hydraulicPotential Number of Units Affected: N/AManufacturer: Indian Motorcycle Company

Let’s Twist Again Foundation Inc. Motorcycle Therapy Program

February 28, 2015
Living up North, we are resigned to a winter season not being able to enjoy the open road. However, many motorcycle enthusiasts find themselves unable to ride at all for several reasons, including recovering from surgery, in short or long term rehabilitation, military related injuries for veterans at the VA, and even hospice patients. Those who used to ride motorcycles have a very close relationship with riding and find it depressing to think they might never have that experience again.

Victory Racing Team to Compete in NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle Class in 2015

January 24, 2015
Victory Motorcycles will join the competition in NHRA’s Pro Stock Motorcycle class for the 2015 racing season. The Victory team’s riders will be two-time champion Matt Smith and his wife, Angie. “Victory is excited to enter the world of NHRA Pro Stock Drag Racing.” said Steve Menneto, VP Motorcycles for Polaris. “It is Victory’s intent to continue to test ourselves at the highest levels and the Victory Factory Racing Team is the perfect opportunity for us."

The HER Project - Honor, Encourage, Recognize - We Salute Women in Military Service

September 30, 2014
We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering and creating awareness for our American Women Veterans with respect and dignity. HONOR, ENCOURAGE, RECOGNIZE (HER).

Missouri Allows Sunday Motorcycle Sales

September 28, 2014
As many of you already know, especially those living in Missouri and Kansas, in order to help keep Missouri motorcycle dealerships competitive with the Kansas dealerships, as of August 28, 2014, Missouri motorcyclists could begin buying motorcycles on Sundays.
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