Fast Motorcycle Industry News

cyril-Huze-fast-news1328A proposal To Make Nevada The First State In The nation To Legalize Motorcycle Lane Splitting Has died In the State Senate. The bill would have allowed motorcycles to drive between cars as long as traffic was stopped and the motorcycle did not go faster than 10 mph. Proponents said the legislation would make it safer for motorcyclists to ride in heavy traffic. Had the legislation passed, it would have made Nevada the first state in the nation to officially legalize lane splitting. California tolerates lane-splitting although there is no law regulating it. Many countries throughout the world, including much of Europe, allow motorcycle lane splitting

Triumph Motorcycles To Enter India Market This Year. Triumph Motorcycles wants its share  of the Indian market. Although their have shown their motorcycles more than 1 year ago at the 2012 India Auto Expo, the British motorcycle has been slowed down by a few hurdles trying to set up a local assembly plant to undercut its competitors in pricing. But Triumph confirmed that that they will go ahead this year with their expansion project in India.

The V-Twin Expo Has Changed Its Show Dates. The 2014 V-twin Industry Dealer event is now scheduled for Feb. 8-9, still at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. This decision was taken to prevent the show to run concurrently with the Super Bowl weekend like in former years.

Indian Motorcycle Maker Royal Enfield To Push Sales In Southest Asia And Latin America.  Parent company Eicher Motors Ltd. (owner of Royal Enfield since since 1993) is predicting more demand in emerging markets for mid-sized bikes with an engine capacity of 250 to 650 cubic centimeters as people become more affluent. Royal Enfield recorded its best sales ever during the 1st quarter of 2013, selling 124,270 motorcycles.

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5 Responses to “Fast Motorcycle Industry News”


  1. 1 CafeSportyTC May 29th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Im Ticked about the lane splitting law not passing in nevada… even just recently I’ve had to many close calls in carson city… forget Reno. Just a reminder, It failed due to inaction which is what our state senate is good at, work hard at passing assinine laws but fail to pass ones that would actually help. throw the B@stards to the curb…

  2. 2 Sportster Mike May 30th, 2013 at 4:39 am

    Wot, no filtering?? Do not want to sit in traffic on my Sportster…
    You poor sods….

    Greetings from England, home of legal filtering even if the traffic is moving!!

  3. 3 tobby May 30th, 2013 at 10:45 am

    There is no way to calibrate lane splitting with current traffic regulations. The simple question of “who owns the lane space” needs to be answered, and it can not with current legal and civil regulation.

    In California a lane splitter can still be cited for reckless riding or causing an accident. Also, lane splitting does not absolve the rider of civil liability. If a rider lane splits, and an auto moves over and strikes the motorcycle while in the same lane then the rider will be cited (and will be responsible for damages).

    Other countries have different traffic regulations and civil rules.

  4. 4 spaz May 30th, 2013 at 11:46 am

    The irony is that lane-splitting motorcycles reduce traffic, and who doesn’t want that? There was a study done recently in California that showed that if just 10% of commuters would ride motorcycles, they’d reduce traffic by a whopping 40%. So every motorcycle splitting lanes in heavy traffic is one less damn car making your miserable commute well, miserable. Being a Californian and a daily rider I spit lanes every day, and yes, it is an exercise in concentration. A larger number of drivers now also watch for us and give us more room, too, The key is to split between lane #1 and #2. Lane 1 usually has a shoulder and most drivers will pull slightly onto the shoulder to let us by. Thanks people, that’s awesome. In the mean time, we’re just trying to prevent overheating, keep things moving, and of course get around all of the morons all you cagers are stuck behind!

  5. 5 barney89 May 31st, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Someone please tell Sidartha Lal CEO of Eicher Motors (Royal Enfield) to get the lead out and produce a new Interceptor for the North American market.
    ie: 900 cc air cooled vertical/parallel twin using the classic Bullet styling.

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