NICB: National Motorcycle Thefts Increasing

National Motorcycle Thefts Increase according to the NICB

Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report on motorcycle thefts in the United States. In 2016, 46,467 motorcycles were reported stolen, compared to 45,555 in 2015 – an increase of 2 percent. “Although 2016 delivered another slight increase in…

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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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Utah Considers Bill to Allow Lane Splitting

Utah Considering Bill Allowing Lane Splitting for Bikes

Utah motorists need to “start seeing motorcycles,” as the bumper sticker urges, because they soon may be traveling between lanes. The state Legislature is considering a bill that would allow motorcyclists to travel between lanes of traffic on Utah roads in certain situations. HB410 would permit lane splitting — passing a vehicle moving the same direction in the same lane — when motorcyclists determine they can safely make the move…

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Ducati XDiavel Final Drive Pulley Recall

Ducati XDiavel Recall

Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Ducati XDiavel motorcycles manufactured July 7, 2015, to June 22, 2016. The affected motorcycles may have an insufficiently tightened final drive pulley retaining nut which may result in a loss of power transmission to the rear wheel. CONSEQUENCE: A loss of power transmission to the rear wheel may increase the risk of a crash. REMEDY: Ducati will notify owners, and…

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