IIHS Pushing for Motorcycle Anti Lock Brakes

Last summer we reported the NHTSA planned to decide by this year whether to mandate anti lock brakes on new motorcycles. Late last week, the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) issued a new call for the ABS systems on motorcycles citing a one third reduction in crashes when comparing similar motorcycles with and without […]

Turn Signal Jackets with Sewn in Turn Signals

Turn Signal Jacket powered by the LilyPad Arduino

Here’s a project just waiting for someone to develop a motorcycle jacket version, shown here as a turn signal jacket for bicyclists, there isn’t any reason why this couldn’t be adapted to either a leather or textile jacket by some enterprising person or small company looking for an opportunity. The jacket has sewn in directional […]

2010 Can Am Spyder RT Wiring Harness Recall

2010 Can Am Spyder RT recall

Bombardier has issued a recall for a some 2010 Can Am Spyder Roadsters for a problem related to a wiring connector improperly fastened. Please read the details below. Manufacturer: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. Models affected: 2010 CAN-AM / Roadster Spyder RT SE5 2010 CAN-AM / Roadster Spyder RT SM5 NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V473000 Potential Units […]

Ducati 1098R, 1198S, F1098 Streetfighter Fuel Hose Connection Recall

Ducati has issued a recall for 2009 1098R and 1198S and 2010 F1098 Streetfighter motorcycles for a problem with a fuel hose connection. Please read the details below. Manufacturer: Ducati North America Models affected: 2009 1098R 2009 1198S 2010 F1098 Streetfighter NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V381000 Potential Units Affected: 753 Problem: Ducati is recalling certain model […]

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 Rear Suspension Recall

Triumph Sprint ST 1050 rear suspension recall

Triumph is recalling Sprint ST 1050 motorcycles for a problem with corrosion of the rear drag link assembly. Please read the details below. Manufacturer: Triumph Motorcycles America Ltd Models affected: Sprint ST 1050 Model Years: 2005-2009 NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V378000 Potential Units Affected: 2849 Problem: Triumph is recalling certain model year 2005 through 2009 Sprint […]

Texting Drivers and Other Motorcycle Road Hazards

Yesterday there was a lot of news about the dangers of texting while driving. I know, you’re shocked. Amid all of the stories about how dangerous it is to ride a motorcycle you never read “Motorcyclist Crashes While Texting” or “Motorcyclist Rides into Crowd While on Cellphone.” You don’t see it because it doesn’t happen. […]