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.