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BMW Motorrad Has Definitely Not Done Its Homework
BMW Motorrad Has Definitely Not Done Its Homework

13 Jun 2014, 15:47 UTC / Back in the day when I DARED speak (or write, for what’s worth) about the possibility that BMW seemed in a bit of a hurry to deliver its new lineup of bikes, a lot of BMW fan boys snapped thei...

 
This Has Got to Be One of the Most Idiotic Motorcycle Stunt in the Universe
This Has Got to Be One of the Most Idiotic Motorcycle Stunt in the Universe

6 Jun 2014, 15:43 UTC / If by any chance you’re the director or writer of a movie involving idiots and are looking for exceptionally dumb ideas to include in your script, then you’re in luck. We can introduce y...

 
Living and Dying with a Racer
Living and Dying with a Racer

5 Jun 2014, 16:11 UTC / Last winter, I was talking to a buddy of mine, both longing for the warm season and eager to hop once more on our bikes. There was literally no action in the MotoGP pre-season, and the road-racing w...

 
Horribly Close Call for Innocent Scooter Riders
Horribly Close Call for Innocent Scooter Riders

3 Jun 2014, 14:51 UTC / Even though it’s a widely-spread stereotype, not all Asian riders are responsible for causing some of the nastiest crashes the internet has ever seen: some of them are drivers! The crash re...

 
ROAD, a Dunlop Family Road Racing Movie Trailer
ROAD, a Dunlop Family Road Racing Movie Trailer

29 May 2014, 14:06 UTC / Undoubtedly, the motorcycle road races in England and Ireland are the most fascinating, extreme and most dangerous two- and three-wheeled competitions known to man. Prepare to meet the Road, an exce...

 
Simon Andrews' Organs Donated by Family upon His Request
Simon Andrews' Organs Donated by Family upon His Request

21 May 2014, 13:50 UTC / Even though this is one more piece of sad news related to the untimely passing of road racer Simon Andrews, it is well worth to mention his final good deed, occurring even after he was no longer amo...

 
TT Legends Documentary Star Simon Adrews Dies in the North West 200 Race
TT Legends Documentary Star Simon Adrews Dies in the North West 200 Race

20 May 2014, 10:18 UTC / It’s a sad day for the two-wheeled road racing world, as we have to announce the passing of Simon Andrews, on Monday, following a horrific crash in the NW200 race in Ireland. Andrews, born ...

 
Zero Motorcycle Training Usually Leads to an Early Grave
Zero Motorcycle Training Usually Leads to an Early Grave

15 May 2014, 14:00 UTC / Dark days in the town of Brea, California, as 20-year-old Marcus Ledezma was involved in a fatal crash in the Imperial Highway while riding a motorcycle for the first time, and not wearing a helmet....

 
Watch and Learn: Biker Girl Has Incredible Brush with Death
Watch and Learn: Biker Girl Has Incredible Brush with Death

13 May 2014, 12:18 UTC / This video was recorded on a countryside road in Southern Romania, in an area where carriages can still be met on public roads, with more or less sober people in them, sometimes leaving the horses f...

 
US Motorcycle Deaths Down 7% in 2013, but It Looks Like It’s only the Weather
US Motorcycle Deaths Down 7% in 2013, but It Looks Like It’s only the Weather

8 May 2014, 12:14 UTC / Good news comes from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), as the Spotlight of Highway Safety report indicates that motorcycle fatalities are down 7 percent in 2013 compared to the previo...

 
Rider Training Institute Debuts Driver/ Motorcyclist Road Sharing Awareness Campaign
Rider Training Institute Debuts Driver/ Motorcyclist Road Sharing Awareness Campaign

7 May 2014, 15:48 UTC / One cool initiative comes from Canada’s Rider Training Institute, in the shape of a new campaign aimed at both drivers and motorcyclists. This road sharing awareness campaign started in the Gr...

 
Texting and Driving Brings Huge Fines and Jail in Ireland
Texting and Driving Brings Huge Fines and Jail in Ireland

22 Apr 2014, 10:23 UTC / Even though such news seems to be more important to drivers, it should also make riders in Ireland feel a bit safer. Drivers caught texting will receive an initial fine of no less than €1,000 (...

 
Why the Dominican Republic Has Huge Road-Related Death Numbers
Why the Dominican Republic Has Huge Road-Related Death Numbers

18 Apr 2014, 11:47 UTC / Back in August 2013 I ran a piece on the deadliest countries, judging by the number of road-related deaths and the Dominican Republic was the leader of this dark charts. Well, not in absolute terms ...

 
How About Attending Your Own Funeral?
How About Attending Your Own Funeral?

18 Apr 2014, 09:20 UTC / Riding and driving beyond one’s skills is probably one of the most important causes which lead to accidents, so it’s only natural seeing states around the world trying to curb the loss o...

 
Massive Protests in France against Lowered Speed Law
Massive Protests in France against Lowered Speed Law

15 Apr 2014, 11:18 UTC / “Told you” is by far the best way to start this piece, as the suspicions I had at the beginning of April turned out to be true: massive protests from French motorcycle riders have been o...

 
Clumsy Rider and His Passenger Almost Squashed by Truck
Clumsy Rider and His Passenger Almost Squashed by Truck

8 Apr 2014, 13:33 UTC / They say that the rider of a motorcycle bears the whole responsibility for the safety of his or her passenger, and common sense tells us this is true. While passengers may have zero riding experienc...

 
Bike-Design Guru Massimo Tamburini Dies at 70
Bike-Design Guru Massimo Tamburini Dies at 70

7 Apr 2014, 09:54 UTC / The motorcycling world has just become a gloomier one with the loss of Massimo Tamburini, bike designer extraordinaire, and iconic figure in the business. 70-year-old Tamburini had battled with his ...

 
Child Being Born after Riding Parents Die in Accident Sounds Like a SciFi Story
Child Being Born after Riding Parents Die in Accident Sounds Like a SciFi Story

2 Apr 2014, 15:19 UTC / Even though it appears like the accident I’m about to mention happed earlier in March, it still sounds like a piece of news perfect for April Fools Day. Long story short, two Chinese fello...

 
France Drops Motorcycle Legal Speed on Secondary Roads to 60 Km/h
France Drops Motorcycle Legal Speed on Secondary Roads to 60 Km/h

1 Apr 2014, 12:19 UTC / Not sure if this is just another April Fools’ joke, but as the news comes from France, we can indeed expect the worst. According to the online edition of LePoint, the French authorities are pl...

 
Project 22 Rides across America to Raise Awareness on Veteran Suicides
Project 22 Rides across America to Raise Awareness on Veteran Suicides

31 Mar 2014, 10:54 UTC / Project 22 is an endeavor meant to raise awareness on the tragic destinies of American veterans. The name was chosen in conjunction with the 22 suicides veterans commit each day, as estimated by the...