Saturday, March 31, 2007

Motorcycles get back on the road for warm weather

As weather gets warmer, motorcycles that were stored away for the winter are getting back on the road.

WHPTV.com features a story and video on motorcycle drivers riding their bikes for the first time this year and how car drivers need to be cautious and share the road.

The story also covers how the helmet laws in some states have changed and how that could affect bikers.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Playing soccer from the seat of a motorcycle

The Helmet Hair blog has video of motorcycle riders playing football (or soccer if you are an American) while riding motorcycles.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

What is the price tag on motorcycle ownership?

The motorcycle blog of WhyBike.com features a story evaluating the cost of owning a motorcycle.

How much do you think it costs to own a motorcycle? Leave a comment and tell us what you think.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Is popping a wheelie a form of reckless driving?

When a cycle rider pops a wheelie, is the rider just showing off or endangering others with irresponsible behavior? Like helmet laws, wheelies are another motorcycle issue where bikers and lawmakers sometimes clash.

Tennessean.com features a story on legislation under consideration by the Tennessee General Assembly that would classify wheelies as a form of reckless driving.

Law enforcement officers can already pull over a rider for popping a wheelie under current laws, but new anti-wheelie language in the laws would make the rules stricter.

What do you think? Do you think anti-wheelie laws are a good idea? Leave a comment and tell us your opinion.

Monday, March 19, 2007

27 years of Suzuki motorcycle models in one video


The Helmet Hair blog features a video showing 27 years of the Suzuki GSX-R750 bike. The bike morphs and changes as different model years pass by, revealing the the changes in styling and design.

The video shows how much motorcycle design has advanced in the last quarter century, and how much has stayed the same.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Motorcycle helmet laws debated in Missouri

While Missouri is one of 20 states that requires a motorcycle rider to wear a helmet, some lawmakers and bikers are planning to change that.

The Rolla Daily News reports on the the push by memebers of the Missouri State House to repeal mandatory motor cycle helmet laws.

Bill HB155 would allow motorcycle riders over 21 to legally ride without a helmet. While supporters of the bill praise it as a win for personal freedom, opponents say that repealing helmet laws will only lead to more deaths from accidents.

What do you think? The issue of motorcycle helmet laws is hot topic in states beyond Missouri. Is safety more important than the personal choice of motorcycle riders?

Would you ride without a helmet if it were legal in your state? Leave a comment and tell us your story.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Couple lives the dream of riding motorcycles around the world

WFAA.com in Dallas/Fort Worth Texas reports on a couple who are on a world tour with their motorcycles, visiting 123 countries so far.

The British couple quit their jobs and sold their home to go on their worldwide ride, visiting destinations such as Africa and Brazil.

Have you considered becoming a full-time bike traveler? Do you have plans to do it? Post a comment and tell us your story.

Monday, March 05, 2007

A closer look at the R-Bike

Here is a closer look at the R-Bike, designed by Erik Brinkman.

The R-Bike is a new bike design that can change shape to adapt to different road conditions or to suit the rider's needs.

You can learn more about the R-Bike at http://erikbrinkman.com/rbike

Friday, March 02, 2007

Biker events are good for Florida businesess

A story on News-JournalOnline.com reports on how motorcycle events in East Central Florida are supporting local businesses.

The growth of businesses that sell motorcycle accessories has been supported by motorcycle races and Daytona International Speedway and bike rallies.

The businesses benefiting from motorcycle riders goes beyond cycle dealerships, entrepreneurs are opening restaurants and retail stores as well.