Todd’s Cycle Closing California Shop. Opening Todd’s Cycles Hawaii. Don’t look anymore for Todd’s Cycles in Huntington Beach, California. Todd Silicato and family with custom bikes and tools are moving this month to even sunnier Kauai, Hawaii. Nothing has changed except a new zip code, a new logo, a currently updated website and Facebook page.
Canada Insurance Plans To Test Technology To Track How Fast And How Far Motorcycles Go. With an eye to calibrating insurance rates, Saskatchewan Government Insurance( Saskatchewana is a Canadian Province between Alberta and Manitoba)is testing the new technology to track how fast and how far motorycles go. A pilot program using volunteers is being set `to equip motorcycles with telematics technology, a gadget that will record speed, braking, mileage and location. “Usage-based insurance is the ultimate in rating fairness because it essentially lets the biker control their own insurance rate through their driving” the minister responsible Donna Harpauer, said in a news release. “Simply put, those who drive responsibly pay less and those who don’t pay more.” Uh-oh. Does this sound like Big Brother in action? Will this help ensure that bad drivers will pay higher rates? Should this technology be used on all vehicles or none?
Motorcycle Manufacturer Aprilia (Piaggio Group) Fined $175,000 By California Air Resources Board. Aprilia is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of motorcycles and scooters. ARB investigators, several Aprilia motorcycles were offered for sale in California without first receiving the official certification of compliance with the state’s emissions standards. Additionally, several models had been made with easily adjustable calibrations that were not disclosed to the ARB during the certification process. In California, manufacturers not only have a basic responsibility to ensure that their vehicles meet state requirements prior to sale, but that they also take reasonable steps to ensure that dealers or owners will not be able to quickly defeat emissions controls installed on their products.” The California Air Pollution Control Fund was established to decrease air pollution through education and the advancement and use of cleaner technologies.