Category Archives: Riding Safe

Jay Leno and Arai Helmets

Jay Leno’s Garage is one of the best sites in the world. Leno’s collection of cars and motorcycles is legendary. And he’s a true enthusiast, who loves these vehicles and enjoys getting them out and on the road. I think … Continue reading

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"Look Twice for Motorcycles" Comes to the U.S.

The Think! Take Longer to Look for Bikes campaign from the UK has landed in the US with an Americanized version of the public service announcement. You can see the original UK version here. Be forewarned, the UK version is … Continue reading

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Test Your Visual Acuity

UK site DO THE TEST has a short video that will test your visual perception. It’s a must for every motorcyclist who wants to understand more about how the mind processes what we see. I believe that video is derived … Continue reading

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Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents at Bike Week

WFTV 9 in Florida is reporting that Bike Week has already racked up two fatal motorcycle accidents. Bike Week is a massive event. It gets a lot of attention. And it’s a shame that attention always includes articles focusing on … Continue reading

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How Do Motorcycles Turn?

Teaching motorcycle safety classes, I’ve come across many people who think they understand how a motorcycle turns and are completely wrong. Some people think that it’s about throwing or shifting one’s body weight into the corner to lean the motorcycle … Continue reading

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BMW Launches U.S. Rider Training

For many years, BMW has offered training at the Enduro Park in Hechlingen for those willing to make the pilgrimage to Germany. I’ve never had the opportunity to go. But it looks like it’s gotten a bit easier for those … Continue reading

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KTM Recall on 2005 to 2007 Dirt Bikes

Last week KTM and the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of certain models in the 2005 to 2007 model years. The recall says there have been over 5,000 incidents of a seal failing and allowing fuel to … Continue reading

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How to Choose a Motorcycle — A New Rider's Guide

I saw an article the other day from a Washington newspaper about a guy who crashed on his way home after purchasing a new motorcycle. The article is short on details but immediately conjures visions of a familiar tale — … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Criticism in the Chicago Tribune

I often see articles written by non-riders ranting about some aspect of motorcycling. Today there’s a commentary in the Chicago Tribune called Highly stupid at high speeds. (I can’t say how long the link will be valid; I think the … Continue reading

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Washington State Endorsement Campaign

The state of Washington has rolled out a campaign to increase the number of properly licensed motorcyclists. Unendorsed motorcyclists are overrepresented in motorcycle fatalities so I think it’s great whenever a state spends money to encourage training and licensing. I’m … Continue reading

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