Motorcycle Fatalities Increase 15% in Colorado

Motorcycle Fatalities up 15% in Colorado

In 2016, there were 125 motorcycle fatalities – a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015, and a record high for Colorado, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). CDOT’s “The Best Never Stop Training” safety campaign is being launched this month due to the rising number of motorcycle fatalities over the last few years and to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training…

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TX DOT Launches Motorcycle Safety Campaign

TX DOT Launches Motorcycle Safety Campaign

The Texas DOT (Department of Transportation) is again asking drivers to keep an eye out for motorcyclists as they hit the highways over the next few months. Tx DOT officials joined city leaders, emergency medical personnel and motorcyclists on Thursday morning to launch the “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign ahead of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May. Authorities said the summer months usually see the highest concentration…

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Brake Free Surpasses CrowdFunding Goal

Brake Free Surpasses Crowdfunding Goal for Autonomous Motorcycle Brake Light Helmet

Brake Free, the world’s first autonomous brake light for motorcyclists, has surpassed its $50,000 crowdfunding goal just 15 days into their Indiegogo campaign. Brake Free is a one-of-a-kind high-visibility LED helmet accessory that has commanded attention from both the riding community and the press. “A bright red LED at their eye level that gets even brighter every time you slow down could make the difference between getting to your destination…

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Polaris Recalls 55,000 Ranger 900 ROVs

Polaris Ranger 900 XP ROVs Under Recall

This recall involves all model year 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900, XP 900 EPS, and CREW 900 recreational off-highway vehicles (ROVs). The recalled ROVs were sold in a variety of colors and have either three or six seats and a rear box. “Ranger” is printed on the rear box, and “900” is printed on the hood of the ROVs. All 2015 Ranger 900 models and vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are…

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Strategic Sports Zox Nano Helmet Recall

Zox Nano Helmet Recall Safety Hazard

Strategic Sports, Ltd. (Strategic Sports) is recalling certain Zox Nano Helmets sizes XL through XXXXXL. These helmets may not adequately protect the wearer in the event of a secondary head impact during a motorcycle crash. As such, these helmets fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 218, “Motorcycle Helmets.” CONSEQUENCE: In the event of a crash where the rider hits the helmet twice…

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KTM to Recall Super Duke GT 1290 Motorcycles

KTM Super Duke 1290 GT Recall Alert

KTM 1290 Super Duke GT owners should expect a recall notification in the coming weeks, as the Austrian brand has determined that there is an issue with the sport-tourer’s fuel hose. The recall affects both 2016 and 2017 models, and centers around the possibility that the installed fuel hose may develop small holes or cracks, which could lead to fuel leaking from the fuel hose. As such, it needs to…

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NC Police to Offer Free Motorcycle Classes

Winston Salem Police to offer Free Motorcycle Training Classes

A North Carolina Police Department is offering free motorcycle riding and skills training classes to interested residents this summer. It was only Brian Ashley’s second time riding his motorcycle, and he zoomed down Polo Road tailed by a police officer. But as he pulled off to the side of the road, flanked by an officer, it wasn’t for a ticket but for some friendly advice. Kernersville resident Ashley was one…

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2017 Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles ABS System Recall

Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S, DS, and FXS motorcycles. The Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Hydraulic Control Unit (HCU) may have the wrong vehicle model information, possibly causing the ABS to function improperly. CONSEQUENCE: If the ABS does not function properly in a braking event, there is an increased risk of a crash. REMEDY: Zero will notify owners and dealers will reconfigure the HCU, or replace it…

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Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR & General ROVs

Polaris Recalls 13,500 RZR and General ROVs

Name of Product being Recalled: 2016 – 2017 Polaris RZR 900, 1000, Turbo and General Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles (ROVs) Hazard: The vehicle engine can misfire and the temperatures of the exhaust and nearby components can get too hot and cause the components to melt, and/or a contaminated brake master cylinder may cause unintended brake drag, posing burn and fire hazards. Consumer Contact: Polaris at 800-765-2747 from 7 a.m. to 7…

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2015-2016 Yamaha R3 Ignition Switch Recall

Yamaha Recalls 2015-2016 YZF R3 for Ignition Switch Issues

Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Yamaha YZF-R3 motorcycles. Water can enter and corrode the ignition switch resulting in an unexpected engine stall. CONSEQUENCE: An engine stall increases the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Yamaha will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ignition switch subassembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 9, 2017. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s…

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