August Motorcycle News
|GOVERNMENT MAY MAKE ANTI-LOCK BRAKES MANDATORY ON MOTORCYCLES||
Citing spiraling motorcycle accident statistics, the National Highway Traffic Safety administration may require new safety features on bikes. For example, the federal agency plans to decide by next year whether or not anti-lock brakes should be mandatory equipment on motorcycles.
The government report also mentions an insurance industry study that shows that the rate of fatal crashes are 28% lower for bikes equipped with optional ABS braking systems than for those same motorcycles without them.
Though NHTSA frequently enforces the implementation of safety technology into automobiles, their involvement in motorcycling tends to focus more on helmet usage and the prevention of drunk riding.
Anti-lock brakes are now standard on some Harley-Davidsons and optional across a variety of manufacturers on everything from dual purpose bikes to scooters -- and in many cases, they can be disabled if the rider chooses.
|David Hough inducted into the American Motorcycle Association's Hall of Fame||
author from Agnew, Wash., who wrote what is considered the authoritative
book on motorcycle safety will be inducted into the American Motorcycle
Association's Hall of Fame.
|Armless Biker Hits Speeds of 160 mph||
There are a lot of things about 34-year-old resident
and professional drag bike racer, Lance Jenkins, that might impress
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