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Motorcycle Death Rate in the Dominican Republic the World's Second Highest
Motorcycle Death Rate in the Dominican Republic the World's Second Highest

13 Aug 2013, 15:03 UTC / If some of you want to experience true chaos first-hand, then it's off to the Dominican Republic, aboard a motorcycle. According to the World Health Organization and Dominican sources, the numb...

 
Easy Rider Star Karen Black Dead at 74
Easy Rider Star Karen Black Dead at 74

10 Aug 2013, 12:28 UTC / Sad news for both the movie industry and those who love motorcycle movies, as Karen Black lost the battle against cancer and died at the age of 74. Karen Black made it big in the movie industry b...

 
US Traffic Fatalities Down 5% in First Six Months of 2013
US Traffic Fatalities Down 5% in First Six Months of 2013

9 Aug 2013, 12:48 UTC / Death from traffic accidents in the United States during the first six months of 2013 are down five percent compared to the same period last year, the National Safety Council revealed today. Abou...

 
Teenager Killed in Indian Police Action against Illegal Stunting
Teenager Killed in Indian Police Action against Illegal Stunting

29 Jul 2013, 14:57 UTC / Sad news from New Delhi, India where a teenager was accidentally killed in a police action against illegat street stunting. Due to the risks stunting on public roads bring into the lives of the l...

 
Return of the Man from the Isle of Man
Return of the Man from the Isle of Man

26 Jul 2013, 15:28 UTC / The Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is, by far, the most extreme, insane, dangerous, daring (and whatever you would have it called) motorcycle road racing event in the world. Often a matter of either glo...

 
Andrea Antonelli Dies at 25 During Moscow World Supersport Race
Andrea Antonelli Dies at 25 During Moscow World Supersport Race

22 Jul 2013, 09:26 UTC / It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of World Supersport rider Andrea Antonelli. Antonelli, 25, was involved in a high-speed crash on the straight line between Turn 14 and Turn ...

 
139 Indian Riders Fined for Stunts in Large-Scale Police Action
139 Indian Riders Fined for Stunts in Large-Scale Police Action

17 Jul 2013, 11:38 UTC / A large-scale police action in New Delhi, India, resulted in 139 motorcycles riders fined for performing stunts. The police set up around 40 checkpoints in places around the town known to be the ...

 
Watch and Learn: Motorcycle vs Tractor Crash Test
Watch and Learn: Motorcycle vs Tractor Crash Test

11 Jul 2013, 14:42 UTC / Spectacular as car crash tests may be, there is something really freaky about motorcycles tested in the same way. Watching such a crash test shows how incredibly exposed riders are. Some might find ...

 
Bikes Banned after 6PM in DR Congo City Due to Murder Spree
Bikes Banned after 6PM in DR Congo City Due to Murder Spree

11 Jul 2013, 11:10 UTC / Now, this is indeed one disturbing piece of news: the Mayor of Lumumbashi, a city in the south of the Democratic Republic of Congo, near the Zambia border, has banned the presence of motorcycles aft...

 
2013 Isle of Man TT: Yoshinari Matsushita Dies in Qualifying
2013 Isle of Man TT: Yoshinari Matsushita Dies in Qualifying

28 May 2013, 09:52 UTC / Japanese road racer Yoshinari Matsushita lost his life in a crash at the Isle of Man during the Qualifying runs, raises the death toll to 240

 
NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Commits Suicide
NASCAR Legend Dick Trickle Commits Suicide

19 May 2013, 08:03 UTC / Former NASCAR driver Dick Trickle died from a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday, May 16, in North Carolina. Retired in 2002, Trickle was 71 years old. According to local authorities,...

 
Alcohol Was the Cause in Joerg Haider's Accident
Alcohol Was the Cause in Joerg Haider's Accident

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / The recent accident that caused the death of right extremist politician Joerg Haider and left a void on the Austrian political stage has been further investigated. The cause seems to be alcohol, as ...

 
Paul Newman As a Car and Racing Afficionado
Paul Newman As a Car and Racing Afficionado

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / Most of us known Paul Newman as an accomplished actor, and when he passed away on September 26 this year, people were quick to make lists of his most famous roles and his most successful movies.But ...

 
BMW Mourns after Death of CFO Dr. Michael Ganal
BMW Mourns after Death of CFO Dr. Michael Ganal

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / Due to the severe illness he was suffering from, BMW's former Chief Financial Officer, Dr. Michael Ganal, has died last Thursday night, at 54. Although he has been an employee of the famous aut...

 
Austrian Rightist Leader Joerg Haider Dies in Car Crash
Austrian Rightist Leader Joerg Haider Dies in Car Crash

21 Nov 2012, 14:06 UTC / The Austrian political stage received a heavy blow on early Sunday morning, when Joerg Haider, the head of the far-right Austrian party died in a car crash. The man was 58 and was seen as a major pl...

 
Claudio Castiglioni, MV Agusta President, Dies at 63
Claudio Castiglioni, MV Agusta President, Dies at 63

17 Aug 2011, 16:24 UTC / It’s never easy to pass along news like this, especially when someone like Claudio Castiglioni is involved. The 63-year-old CEO of MV Agusta passed away this morning in a clinic from Varese, I...

 
Sidecar Driver and Passenger Killed in TT Qualifying Crash
Sidecar Driver and Passenger Killed in TT Qualifying Crash

2 Jun 2011, 08:14 UTC / A sad incident took place during a practice session at the Isle of Man TT races on Tuesday night, as two sidecar motorcyclists were killed in a crash. Driver Bill Currie (67) and his passenger Kevin...

 
Dying in Crash Costs Your State a Lot of Dough
Dying in Crash Costs Your State a Lot of Dough

16 May 2011, 13:10 UTC / Dying is, in general, a pretty bad idea. In most cases, it's an idea that pops in some other guys' head, who, intentionally or not, squashes you with his oversized Ram against a brick wall...

 
Brazilian Federation Calls for Run-Off Area at Interlagos Corner
Brazilian Federation Calls for Run-Off Area at Interlagos Corner

6 Apr 2011, 12:39 UTC / The Brazilian motor racing federation Confederacao Brasileira de Automobilismo (CBA) has finally decided to make an important step towards improving the safety measures at the Interlagos race track ...

 
Massa Sad Over Death of Brazilian Stock Car Racer
Massa Sad Over Death of Brazilian Stock Car Racer

6 Apr 2011, 08:42 UTC / Felipe Massa expressed his sadness over the death of fellow Brazilian racer Gustavo Sondermann in a support race for the Brazilian Stock Car Championship last Sunday. As mentioned in an earlier r...