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Rider Training and Safety

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GEICO insurance has highlighted statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that people wearing amotorcycle helmet have an increased chance of surviving a motorcycle crash, a full 29 percent better chance than those who ride without wearing a helmet. READ ON

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Motorcycle lane splitting: faster and safer for riders, plus it makes the journey quicker for everyone else. (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag)Recent research has confirmed what many motorcycle riders have known for years. "Lane splitting" – or riding in between lanes of traffic – obviously saves riders a lot of time, but it's also considerably safer than sitting in traffic and acting like a car, as long as it’s done within certain guidelines, and contrary to what many drivers think, it actually speeds up traffic for everyone else on the road. Riders, please pass this information on to the drivers in your lives.  READ ON

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LANCASTER – With the end of the traditional motorcycle season winding down, the number of motorcycle crashes in Fairfield County is the lowest it has been in five years. READ ON

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Suzuki Motor of America is recalling 23,073 model year 2011-2014 GSX-R750 and 2009-2014 GSX-R1000 motorcycles.

If a gear is missed while upshifting, the strain applied to the drive chain after the next shift may cause the rear axle to move, damaging the left-side drive chain adjuster. The damage could cause the drive chain to come off, removing power to the rear wheel and increasing the risk of a crash.  READ ON

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(Reuters Health) - Motorcycle injuries requiring a trip to the hospital have increased in recent years among older male riders, while injury rates for women and younger men haven’t changed, according to a new study from Canada. READ ON

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