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AMA Launches Petition to End Federally Funded Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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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 AMA is calling on everyone to support federal legislation—the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act (S. 2078 and H.R. 1861)—by signing the AMA-sponsored online ...

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Harley-Davidson Launches Riding Academy, Expands Program Globally

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The new Harley-Davidson Riding Academy was unveiled Wednesday as the only national rider training program hosted by Harley-Davidson dealerships and conducted on an all-new Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “For years we’ve been delivering a life-changing, freedom-inspiring training experience,” said Angela Thundercloud, Harley-Davidson Rider Training Manager. “Now, we’re taking rider training to a new level by incorporating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that students will ...

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Kansas Community College is First to Implement New MSF Basic RiderCourse

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The updated Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse was launched in a Kansas suburb over the weekend as the next phase in motorcycle rider training. Johnson County Community College became the first site to use the new Basic RiderCourse that now includes online training, greater emphasis on rider behavior, and additional focus on emergency responses in real-world traffic. One of the ...

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MSF Offers Four New Courses for Free on iTunes U

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has launched four new iTunes U courses: “An Adventure in Motorcycle Physics,” “Dr. Ray’s Street Strategies,” “Dr. Ray’s Guide to Group Riding” and “Dr. Ray’s Seasoned Rider.” These four courses address a wide variety of motorcycle tips and strategies to help motorcyclists sharpen their skills, make wise choices on the road and become riders of good ...

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Rider Blog: Good Samaritans

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As experienced dual-sport/adventure riders, we knew to ride in a group, to be prepared with plenty of water and snacks, tools and first-aid kits, and multiple devices to communicate with the outside world. We had dealt with breakdowns and injuries in the past and knew how to handle the unexpected. But when a fellow rider got hurt and we called ...

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Öhlins Steering Damper Bracket Recall Expanded

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Öhlins Racing AB has expanded its recall of aftermarket steering damper kits, which was first announced in June 2013. Öhlins discovered that the safety issue of the possibility of cracks occurring in the brackets of the kits effects more model numbers than originally listed in the previous recall notice for BMW steering damper kits SD 033, SD 037 and SD ...

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Öhlins Steering Damper Bracket Recall

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Öhlins Racing AB has decided that a defect which relates to motor vehicle safety exists in the aftermarket steering dampers SD033/SD038 for the BMW S 1000 RR, and SD037 for the BMW R 1200 R. Öhlins Racing AB is recalling all affected aftermarket steering damper brackets of these models to rectify the issue. The cause is material being machined in ...

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MSF Basic eCourse Offers Online Training for Potential and Current Motorcyclists

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The new Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse is now available for $19.99 on MSF’s homepage and is designed to promote lifelong learning in a convenient, informative online format. The interactive three-hour MSF Basic eCourse incorporates photos, graphics, video and more to provide participants with the basics of motorcycling with emphasis on personal safety and responsibility. The MSF Basic eCourse can ...

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