April Motorcycle News
|Interesting Statistics||The median age of motorcycle owners is 42, up from 27 in
1985 and the median
income of motorcycle owners is $55,850, up from $25,600 in 1985.
|The survey also finds that Harley riders are more likely
than those who ride
sport bikes to plan rides around where they'll eat (32% versus 23%). Sport bike
riders are three times more likely to eat at fast-food restaurants (18% versus
6%), while riders of Harleys are nearly four times more likely to pick
restaurants with the nicest looking waiters/waitresses (11% versus 3%).
|An overwhelming majority of riders (88%) donate time or
money to charities.
Two-thirds of Harley riders (67%) and one-third of those who ride sport bikes
(33%) participate in at least one charity ride each year.
|PHILIPPINE CITIES BAN MOTORCYCLE HELMETS||
The Manila Bulletin reported that traffic enforcers have banned the wearing of crash helmets by motorcycle riders in the town proper in Batac, Ilocos Norte as a preventive measure against would-be assassins who may use the head gear to hide their identities.
SPO3 Danilo Belendres said that Batac
Mayor Jesus Nalupta Sr. ordered the lawmen
|AARP Offers Discount Motorcycle Insurance||Did you know AARP offers its members discount motorcycle insurance? Coverage is also available for equipment and gear. Call 800-752-2461 (Dept. 8079) or log onto http://www.aarpforemost.com/motorcycle/index.htm.|
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