Kelly Johnson Dies on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

Kelly Johnson Died on Last Turn of Last Lap at PIR

An accomplished, 24-year-old motorcycle racer died on the last turn of her last lap Sunday at the Portland International Raceway ( PIR ), officials said. Kelly Johnson, a Sauvie Island resident and previous champion who holds a lap record at PIR, died immediately from an impact with a wall about 3 p.m., said Chris Page, president of the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association. “She was a known personality in the…

Read More

Police Warn about String of Motorcycle Thefts

Orlando Police Warn of string of motorcycle thefts

Orlando police are investigating a string of motorcycle thefts from downtown apartment complexes, and detectives think two separate groups are responsible. One group, police said, stole a Suzuki GSX-R from the Nora complex on North Orange Ave on Feb. 2, then left it outside a hotel down the street with its starter system and seat missing. Those suspects also may be responsible for the March 18 theft of a Suzuki…

Read More

Stolen Motorcycle Recovered in Lakeland, FL

Stolen Motorbike recovery by police in lakeland, fl

Christopher Beistline’s motorcycle is his prized possession. So, when he walked outside his Lakeland apartment complex Feb. 9 and realized his motorcycle was stolen, he was furious. “I look in the spot, and I’m like ‘you gotta be kidding me,’ and I just started freaking out,” Beistline said. Beistline called police and then started printing hundreds of flyers to blanket across Lakeland. He posted photos of his motorcycle on his…

Read More

4 Bikes Stolen in Motorcycle Dealership Theft

4 Motorcycles Stolen from Dealership in LA

Authorities said they arrested three suspects who lead them on a chase from La Habra to Watts in a U-Haul carrying 4 stolen dirt bikes early Tuesday morning. Police said the theft started at about 1 a.m at the Moto United motorcycle dealership in La Habra. There were four suspects involved with two cars, a Buick La Cross being used as a lookout vehicle while the U-Haul was used to…

Read More

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…

Read More