Hogs for Heroes in Search of Next Veteran

Hogs for Heroes in Search of Next Veteran

One Madison non-profit operates with the goal of getting veteran heroes back out on the road on brand new motorcycles. Now, it’s looking for a deserving vet for its next bike donation. When Kevin Thompson first started Hogs for Heroes with his wife, brother and sister-in-law, the four had a vision to combine their passions for supporting veterans with motorcycles. “We didn’t know what to expect as far as how…

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Report Shows ATV Deaths & Injuries Decline

ATV Deaths and Injuries in Decline in the United States Reports Show

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) 2015 Annual Report of ATV Deaths and Injuries confirms that fatalities and injuries related to all-terrain vehicles (ATV) continue to decline. The report finds a “statistically significant decreasing linear trend” in ATV-related injuries for 2007-2015.   For 2007 to 2012 reported ATV-related fatalities declined by 31 percent, and ATV-related fatalities involving children declined by 50 percent. Reporting for 2013 to 2015 is ongoing. “Member companies…

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2016-2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 Recall

2016-2017 Triumph Bonneville T120 Black Throttle Recall

Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2016-2017 Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black motorcycles. During use, the heated hand grips may expand and cause the throttle to stick open. CONSEQUENCE: If the throttle sticks open, there would be an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Triumph will notify owners, and dealers will install a spacer to prevent the throttle from sticking, free of charge. The recall is expected…

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Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Recall

Ducati Scrambler Side Stand Pivot Nut Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Ducati Scrambler motorcycles manufactured February 17, 2015, to November 11, 2016. The affected vehicles have a side stand pivot nut that can detach, potentially causing the side stand position sensor to no longer function properly. CONSEQUENCE: If the side stand position sensor does not function properly, the engine may stall, or the motorcycle may be ridden while the stand is…

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Virginia Tech Motorcycle Crash Study Results

MSF Virginia Tech Motorcycle Crash Study

What do you learn if you pick 100 riders, put five video cameras and data-logging equipment on their motorcycles and record them for a total of 366,667 miles? Several things, some of which we knew, some surprising. Intersections are dangerous. We either need to pay better attention or work on our braking techniques, because we crash into the back of other vehicles way too often. We’re not good enough at…

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Roland Sands Injures Four at Buffalo Chip

Buffalo Chip Rolands Sands Rides off Stage Injuring 4 People

A spokeswoman for a South Dakota campground that hosts hordes of visitors during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally says four people were hurt when Roland Sands was performing a stunt and accidentally drove into a crowd. Buffalo Chip Campground spokeswoman Nyla Griffith said the accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Sunday between performances by Lita Ford and Kid Rock. She says a rider was performing a burn out between shows when he lost control…

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