Beginning in April, the Tulsa Police Department is offering a free training course intended to increase safety for motorcyclists on roadways.
The program is designed teach car, truck and bus drivers how to be more aware of motorcyclists on roadways as well as teach motorcyclists how to operate in a safer manner in traffic. READ ON
TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it will recall a total of 40,672 units of two motorcycle models commonly used for mail delivery in Japan over concerns about potential brake malfunction.
In a report filed with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Honda said the two models subject to the recall are 110MD and 50MD Super Cub motorcycles manufactured between September 2009 and September 2012.
The recall followed reports of malfunctions in brake parts meant for use in cold weather and covers all motorcycles in which the parts may have been installed. READ ON
Commentary by Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson
2/26/2014 - U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- Motorcycle crashes are a leading cause of death for our U.S. Air Force members. While motorcyclists represent only 10 percent of our active duty force, they account for approximately 40 percent of our fatal crashes. At the Academy, we experienced our most recent motorcycle fatality in 2012 and have recorded 12 motorcycle mishaps since 1990.
Motorcycle safety remains a top priority at the Academy. Even if you are not a rider, each of us has a role in motorcycle safety. READ ON
Yamaha YZF-R1 and Super Tenere Motorcycle Recall
Yamaha has recalled 24,000 of its 2009-2013 YZF-R1 sportbikes and 2012-2013 Super Tenere XTZ12 adventure-touring motorcycles due to overheating headlights.
Yamaha says the possibly affected YZF-R1 sportbikes were manufactured October 2008 through August 2013, and the Super Tenere adventure tourers from October 2011 through August 2013. READ ON