Fast Motorcycle Industry News

4% Of Fatal Crashes Involve Motorcycles: Of all the people killed on the roadways, about 4% of them are motorcyclists according to the National Highway Safety Administration. What is the conclusion the NHSA is making without proving its point? Of course, wear a helmet…

Harley Davidson Tells Arab Women To Ride Their Own Bikes. In most Arab countries you will see a lot of women riding as passengers on small cc’s motorcycles.Harley-Davidson is aiming to boost its sales in the Middle East by tapping into a growing demand from female riders. Like in the western world a lot of women finally understand that they can ride a motorcycle. Of course, it’s especially true if they receive a demonstration experience by one of the local Harley dealers.

Harley-Davidson Rider’s Edge Has Trained 300,000. The Harley-Davidson motorcyclist training program known under the name of Rider’s Edge, has passed the mark of training 300,000 riders since it was created in 2000. It is offered by dealers in 43 states and is based on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course. Benefits? 1/3 rd of participants are women. Upon completion, students receive certification which may help them get a motorcycle license in most states as well as insurance discounts. Harley-Davidson also offers a Skilled Rider Course to practice on specific skills for hazardous conditions encountered on the road.

Victory Recalls 6,600 Motorcycles To Tighten Throttle Cable Nuts. Polaris is recalling more than 6,600 2012-13 Victory motorcycles so that dealers can correctly torque certain throttle cable retention nuts, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration announced. The throttle cable retention nuts for either the pull or push throttle cable may not have been torqued correctly. “If the retention nuts are loose, the retention nuts closest to the throttle body can become dislodged and interfere with the throttle function, increasing the risk of a crash,” NHTSA stated. Dealers will need to re-torque the fasteners free of charge. The recall campaign is expected to begin Oct. 12. Motorcycles included in the recall are: 2013 Boardwalks; 2012-13 Cross-Country, Cross Roads, Hammer, Hard-Ball, High-Ball, Jackpot, Judge, Vegas and Vision models; 2012 Kingpins.

7 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”

  1. 1 BobS Oct 2nd, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Riding a motorcycle in a burka doesn’t sound like a good idea.

  2. 2 Kroeter Oct 2nd, 2012 at 10:56 am

    Wonder what percentage of motorcycle fatalities are a result of head trauma?

  3. 3 Keith Brinton Oct 2nd, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The people in charge of these motorcycle fatality statistics would like everyone to believe that it is the motorcycle riders that cause these accidents and that not wearing a helmet is the root cause of the deaths in those accidents but in many cases the rider was struck by a car or truck driver not paying attention and are killed as a result of the car drivers mistakes but wearing a helmet would not have changed anything. It is true that some fatalities could be avoided if everyone wears a helmet but it is also true that wearing helmets cause blind spots and likely cause as many deaths as not wearing helmets. A rider should have the FREEDOM of choice. If you choose to not wear a helmet and die as a result then these people could say not wearing a helmet contributed to your death but how can they say not wearing a helmet caused the death when you are run over and die without any head trama?
    And why dont they state the truth about the car driver causing and killing motorcyclist? Many bike accidents that cause death are the result of a driver in a car running over the motorcyclist or the motorcyclist going off the road as a result of the driver causing that as well. Helmet laws dont save near as many lives as these people would like us to believe. Then you have the issue of many states allowing moped riders to use our streets without a license and no helmet. I guess they believe that mopeds are safer? I would like to know how many of those deaths are caused by the motorcyclist and how many the drivers of cars caused. Then how many actually could have survived with a helmet. I bet the number of those that had no helmet and died as a result of actually having no helmet would be very low compared to what these people want us to believe.

  4. 4 Harl Oct 2nd, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Is the Koran required reading at the MoTor Company

  5. 5 Woody Oct 2nd, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    “Harley Davidson Tells Arab Women To Ride Their Own Bikes.” Guess we’ll be seeing burning Harley dealers surrounded by angry mobs shortly.

  6. 6 Kirk Perry Oct 2nd, 2012 at 9:01 pm

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    Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

    S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

    T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A

    SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
    (i.e. Chicken Soup)

    R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency numberimmediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

    New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

    NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is

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  7. 7 Blackmax Oct 3rd, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    1. 4% out of how many and how many of those are caused by the driver of the car ???
    Show that &i might be impressed as it is, just another number …..

    2, Are we going to teach the men not to bomb the stores that H-D is putting into these countries
    Again I ask how many dollars do you need & at what cost ???

    3. Way to Go Rider’s Edge Education / Training is always the way to reduce the number
    (see #1)

    4. 1 recall compared to the hundreds by the auto guys.
    I think everyone is enitiled to a mistake or 2, just as long as they fix it ……

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