Carlin Dunne Dies After Highside at Pikes Peak

Carlin Dunne Crashes his Ducati Streetfighter V4 Panigale at Pikes Peak

An investigation by the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb’s race director and race safety team found that Carlin Dunne died Sunday after he “highsided coming into the last turn before the finish line,” race officials said Tuesday. Dunne’s 2019 Ducati Streetfighter V4 Prototype was inspected, and there’s no evidence of a mechanical failure, a news release says. “After reviewing footage from the incident,” investigators determined that Dunne had highsided, which…

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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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Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Change

Polaris Slingshot License Requirement Changes

Polaris announced that Colorado and Wyoming are the latest states to reclassify their licensing requirements for its Slingshot three wheeler. This would allow Slingshot drivers to operate the vehicle with a valid state driver’s license instead of requiring a motorcycle endorsement or license. Drivers and passengers in Colorado and Wyoming under the age of 18 will still be required to wear a helmet, in accordance with the states’ motorcycle helmet…

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Denver Police Seize & Destroy Motorcycle

Denver Police Use Public Nuisance Abatement Law to seize & destroy motorcycles

According to a report in the Denver Post, a 2007 Honda CBR seized by police through the civil public nuisance abatement process was destroyed today. On July 24, the rider had participated in a rally on Interstate 25, in which hundreds of motorcyclists “created a serious safety hazard by completely blocking the flow of traffic,” according to a news release from the police. The rider, who was not identified, “faces…

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Thieves Buy 4 Motorcycles Using Fake Info

Suspect Uses Fake Identification to Buy 4 Motorcycles

Police say two identity theft suspects are in jail after they used an Aurora woman’s credit to buy four motorcycles, a Corvette and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise at Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy. “It was outrageous,” said victim Kris Atkin. “They were able to purchase a brand new Corvette.” Surveillance video from September shows a man and a woman in a motorcycle shop in September. Police say…

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Large Motorcycle Groups Unregulated by Police

Aurora Colorado Stunt Group Ride

If sunday was the ninth annual La Carne Azada motorcycle stunt ride through Aurora, it was a surprise to city police. Some 350 motorcyclists from around the Midwest popped wheelies, performed a variety of other stunts and ran red lights to stay together as they traversed the city’s streets Sunday. Aurora police said organizers did not warn them the ride would be coming through town this year or any other…

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Officials Promote Safety en Route to Sturgis

Sturgis South Dakota Motorcycle Rally 2016

Hundreds of thousands of motorcycle riders are starting to head to Sturgis, South Dakota, this week for the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Not all will make it home, though. Each year, several motorcycle fatalities are recorded on the way to and from Sturgis. But law enforcement and highway safety officials hope 2016 is different. “This year, we would like that to be zero,” said Col. Kebin Haller of the Wyoming…

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