Last month in October, Peugeot revealed a new motorbike concept at the Paris motor show. With the company's cutting-edge technology and sleep looking models, they are sure to start a revolution in the motorcycle world.
Avid motorcycle riders often suffer from loss of hearing, and ringing in the ears. To prevent this, it is important for riders to wear earplugs to prevent the noise from the bike and other vehicles on the road from damaging hearing.
New electronic suspension for motorcycles has become the norm. Although some old fashioned riders feel as though the essence of riding a bike may be compromised with these systems, they actually help the rider to stay safe. Automatic operating systems in motorcycles are adding safety features, but can also add a false sense of security. Be sure to be aware of the bike and how it functions, as well as the surroundings during the ride for maximum safety.
The annual Motorcycle Live's 2018 event will be held at the NEC Birmingham for the second year in a row this coming November. This motorcycle show is full of entertaining events for participants of all ages, exciting new motorcycle models, and the opportunity to speak with racing stars.
Indian Motorcycle has created a new model as their on the road version of their flat-track racer bike. This model is set to debut in 2019. Indian CEO Steve Menneto says, ""When we unveiled the Indian FTR1200 Custom at EICMA, we said we'd listen to feedback from riders around the world. The response has been overwhelming. We're proud and excited to announce that we will put the FTR1200 into production" (MotorcycleNews.com).
A French startup, Gloria Factory, strives to create customizable motorcycles for a younger audience who is interested in high fashion. "Gloria Factory is trying to turn the traditional motorcycle marketing on its head by targeting a younger ridership who are more interested in fashion and customization - many of whom have never even ridden a motorcycle before" (Electrek.co).
As a motorcycle rider, it is important to stay visible to larger vehicles on the road. This ensures that another driver will be aware of the motorcyclist's vehicle, and be able to ride safely alongside. Here are some tips for motorcyclists to drive safely among other vehicles on the road.
Following multiple fatal crashes involving Marines in Southern California, officials of Camp Pendleton decided to offer special motorcycle safety training. This summer, three marines passed away in motorcycle collisions in the greater San Diego area. According to John Waltmon, the Traffic Safety Manager for United States Marine Corps, "a lot of it has to do with inability to stop or control the motorcycle." The program offered at Camp Pendleton is designed to teach situational awareness while riding motorcycles. As many riders can confirm, so much of experienced motorcycle riding revolves around predicting other drivers' decisions. Too often are motorcyclists struck by drunk drivers whose behavior is often unpredictable on the road.
While many people dismiss riding motorcycles as reckless or dangerous given the number of traffic fatalities involving motorcycle collisions, some relish the notion of riding with the wind against their jackets. 103-year-old woman Bert Mullenbach dreamt of riding a motorcycle for years, not once believing she would ever do it. When the opportunity arose, Mullenbach accepted the offer of her lifetime from her dentist. Fred Carlson took Mullenbach for a tour around Rochester, Minnesota to let her experience the thrill of a true motorcycle ride. All leathered up, they traveled for miles around town.