How much money have you spent on your motorcycle’s anti-theft safety? If you’re somebody like me (a private person in possession of a fully functioning garage and hardly a need to keep it outside with the prying eyes), you might not have spent very much at all – especially if you’re required to have insurance …

With industries leading the way into a newer, brighter, cleaner future for transport, it is time to take stock of the statistics surrounding sustainability, particularly when saving lives. A report from Forbes has released a series of studies carried out by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NHTSA keeps track of accident patterns …

We’re Out There The nicer weather is here, or soon to be depending on where you live, and that means you’ll be out on two wheels. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and that means the U.S. Department of Transportation has put out some new material about keeping riders safe.  The DOT is focusing on …

Gain New Knowledge and Brush Up On What You’ve Already Learned The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) doesn’t just want you to sit around on your backside while styling home. The organization has opened up free digital learning courses so that riders can become better and more knowledgable two-wheelers. “The MSF has a wide variety of …

An Old Video That’s Still Relevant Peter Fonda and Evel Knievel are two of the most famous riders ever. In the video below the two guys go over motorcycle safety, the importance of wearing gear, and a whole lot more. It’s a public service announcement that everyone should watch, partly because it’s genuinely helpful and …

It Wants to Stop Motorcycle Fatalities Altogether There are a lot of innovative ideas when it comes to motorcycle safety right now, but Damon Motorcycles wants to take things up a notch. The company secured $2.5 million in funding, according to RideApart, to build an electric motorcycle that uses cameras, sensors, and alert systems to …

Get On Your Bike and Stay Safe Now that May is here and the cold frosty grip of winter has loosed or is in the process of doing so you’re probably ready to dig your bike out of the garage or shed. Good! That’s exactly what I want you to do. As you begin riding …

Beautifully Shot, Beautiful Nature The Youtube channel Stories of Bike shoots some of the most gorgeous videos of riders and their motorcycles. Instead of focusing on the machine specifically, like a lot of channels do, the videos focus on the actual story of the rider, where they ride, what they ride, and above all why …

Motorcycle Training and Track Days List of motorcycle training resources, track days, motorcycle training in the U.S.A. and supervised training for beginning and advanced motorcyclists Motorcycle Riding Skills and Techniques Ruminations on motorcycle clothing safety standards  |  ACU five star motorcycle helmet safety standard to replace ACU Gold sticker; will combine Snell and ECE 22.05 standards  | wBW review of …

Motorcycle Safety Information Motorcycle Training in the U.S. and U.K.: Visit the wBW Motorcycle Riding Schools, Training and Track Days page for information on Motorcycle Riding Schools, Racing Schools, Training, Track Days and Riding Skills Motorcycle Safety U.S.:  Snell Memorial Foundation – Helmet info; helmet FAQ’s; search for approved helmets; how to purchase and fit helmets  |  National Association of State …

Motorcycle Safety Tips  Countersteering:  What is it? Check out this article from the U.K. site “Survival Skills”  |  Can you steer a bike by leaning rather than countersteering? Keith Code says no in his “Twist of the Wrist” book series Mechanical Safety:  Keep your motorcycle in good running order with maintenance and repair information on the wBW Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair page …

New Road and Hazard Design Study Released; Includes Worksheets for Road Safety Audits The Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) was founded in 1994 and represents the major motorcycle manufacturers in the European Union (either European or producing in Europe), as well as 12 associations at a national level. They have just released a …

Back to the wBW Motorcycle Safety News Page Archived Motorcycle Safety News:  New SHARP motorcycle helmet safety comparison rating system launched in the UK  |  Dainese D-Air motorcycle airbag system deploys for first time in racing  |  Motorcycle industry pledges matching funds for new accident study  |  AMA releases public service announcement video to help raise awareness of motorcycles on …

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Announces an Online eRider Course August 2013 – Designed to promote lifelong learning in a convenient, informative online format, the new Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse is now available for $19.99 on the Motorcycle Safety Foundation website. The highly interactive three-hour MSF Basic eCourse incorporates photos, graphics, video and more to provide …

Motorcycle Helmets Reduce Spine Injuries After Collisions Helmet Weight as a Risk to Neck Injuries Called a “Myth” March 2011 –   Motorcycle helmets, long known to dramatically reduce the number of brain injuries and deaths from crashes, appear to also be associated with a lower risk of cervical spine injury, new research from Johns Hopkins University …

New Motorcycle Safety Reports Available ▪ Motorcycles With ABS Are Safer ▪ Helmets Save Lives ▪ Motorcycle Training Does Not Reduce Crash Rate More wBW:  Motorcycle Safety Page  |  Motorcycle Reviews April 6, 2010 – The Highway Loss Data Institute, an affiliate of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in the U.S.A., has released a series of reports on motorcycle safety …

My Experience With the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is known for promoting safety, education, and training for riders. The MSF offers two motorcycle training workshops, the Basic RiderCourse and the Experienced RiderCourse (review). The Basic RiderCourse is very popular; it is offered through various local training affiliates in most states …

January 7, 2009 – The TEAM OREGON Motorcycle Safety Program has announced that the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) has agreed to drop their copyright infringement lawsuit against Dr. Edward Ray, on behalf of Oregon State University, and Steve Garets, Director of TEAM OREGON. The Settlement Agreement was finalized on December 19, 2008.  The MSF agreed …

BMW Motorcycle Safety Recalls Back to the BMW Motorcycle Page More BMW Motorcycle Recalls: BMW F650CS Recall (2) BMW R850R – R1100R Recall BMW F650GS Dakar Recall BMW K1200RS Recall BMW R1200C Recall (2) BMW R1100RT-P Recall BMW K Series from 2001 – 2004 BMW R Series from 2000, 2002, 2004 BMW 2003 R-model recall …

Back when Honda unveiled their world premiere of advanced future safety technologies and plans for zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050, the brand emphasized their part in “striving to completely eliminate mobility risks for everyone sharing the road,” – as stated by Keiji Ohtsu, President and Representative Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Source: Youtube …

An Innovative Machine Damon Motorcycles announced its new CoPilot advanced warning system is powered by BlackBerry QNX technology. The company licensed BlackBerry QNX technology. This includes the real-time operating system. Damon plans to unveil its bike equipped with this technology at CES at 10 am Pacific Standard Time on January 7. If you’re not familiar …

Add Another Helmet Safety Standard to Your List There are several helmet safety standards that motorcycle helmets are evaluated by. Their thoroughness and effectiveness vary. However, a new motorcycle standard that seeks to help better protect MotoGP racers will likely impact the consumer market eventually. That standard? Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). All Grand Prix …

Motorcycle Helmet Safety Information Read the October 2001 full report “Fatal Single Vehicle Motorcycle Crashes” (DOT HS 809 360)  from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); a study recently conducted on motorcycle accidents and safety Single vehicle motorcycle crashes account for about 45 percent of all motorcyclist fatalities. More than 38,000 motorcyclists have died …

Choosing Motorcycle Helmets:   Link to an older Motorcycle Consumer News article comparing helmets, some of which are older models  |  See the wBW Safety Page for a lot more info on helmet and motorcycle safety  |  Motorcycle News article comparing flip-up helmets  |  Choosing a Motorcycle Helmet by Saferoads.com in Alberta, Canada  |  What You Should Know About Motorcycle Helmets – reprint of old Motorcyclist Magazine …

U.S. Department of Transportation Sec. 571.218 Standard No. 218 FMVSS 218 – 49 CFR 571.218 Following is the official U.S. regulation, or “law” for what we motorcyclists in the U.S. know as the DOT regulations covering motorcycle helmets. In other words, a motorcycle helmet manufacturer would have to submit a helmet model to testing to …

Motorcycle Clothing Safety Standards Explained & Why They Matter Recently, a webBikeWorld visitor asked about motorcycle clothing and abrasion resistance. It’s a great question and we thought we should devote a page to the issue. It is very difficult to assess and compare the protective capabilities of motorcycle clothing, including jackets, pants, gloves, boots and even …

We had a lot going on in 2021.  Harley Davidson’s HardWire Strategy was in full swing (and H-D stocks were on the rollercoaster of the decade), magnesium shortages and semiconductor chip shortages have been putting powersports industry production through its paces…and yet, amidst all this, we continue on the hunt for the best and most …

If there’s one thing motorcycles are good at, it’s efficient commutes – and Africa is the ideal continent for two-wheeled travel.  Here in the dusty streets of Nairobi, locals rely on bikes as the main way to get from point A to Point B. VOANews tells us they’re ‘almost’ on every corner of the Kenyan …

I have Multiple Sclerosis, but it doesn’t have me. This is not a story about MS, though. It’s a story about how my motorcycle gave me my life back. MS slowly took my ability to ride away. It eats away at your strength and balance, among other things. As those things erode, confidence becomes hard …

We’ve just had word that the 2022 schedule is out for the RideSmart Motorcycle School – and given the rush of new riders to the scene since the pandemic, we’re thinking it’d be better to register sooner rather than later.  Described by AVGSport as “a Texas Track day motorcycle rider’s school developed to give instructional …

Maximum Flexibility, ‘As You Like It’ Continental has just released their all-new MultiViu® Sports+ Display for the two-wheeled sector – and KTM’s already committed to using the display on their next 1290 Super Adventure S and 1290 Super Duke R. For those of you not familiar with Continental, you should be.  Described by Wikipedia as “a …

Today’s there’s a new gadget from Star Pickers on the docket.  It’s a dash cam equivalent for motorcycles – and the brand is hoping it will create a safer riding environment for riders worldwide. “Rider Log is a sensor based mobility control system,” states the report from KoreaItTimes. “It checks the driving records based on …

Being flown all over the place to ride some of the world’s most beautiful motorcycles may seem like the stuff of dreams to many, but somewhat surprisingly, it ain’t. For all the delightful, chocolate-dipped, champagne-quaffing upsides, there’s an equal amount of responsibility and straight up bullshit that comes with it. Learning how to navigate this …

A French motorcycle gear manufacturer is getting the job done when it comes to stylish gear concepts for women – and they’ve just released the newest edition to their showroom, the Lady Kara.  We’ve had a few companies dedicated to stylized motorcycle gear for women – the most notable and top-of-the-list currently being Karleen Eberle’s …

You should always wear gloves when riding—but with cooler temperatures and greater windchill on the way in the coming weeks, covering your hands is an absolute must. Fortunately, Revzilla has you covered with select motorcycle gloves over 30% off—see our favourites below, or click here for the whole list. Men’s Motorcycle Gloves Over 30% Off BILT Sprint …

Motorcycle Ohio, a division of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, has just announced that a cool $2.5 million is currently available to government agencies and nonprofit organizations looking to provide motorcycle rider training to the masses.  The report from einPresswire states that the effort has been installed in retaliation to motorcycle fatalities and injuries …

When we last touched on this topic, MotoGP was considering stricter regulations for their race series on behalf of the spoked mortality rates among young riders but had yet to release anything.  Now, a report from CycleNews has revealed the changes that Dorna Sports plans on making to protect the safety of racers on their …

Deals We Love This Week: 20% Off Select Alpinestars Motorcycle Jackets A motorcycle jacket should protect you from the elements as well as the road—and it doesn’t hurt if it looks good doing it. Alpinestars jackets score major points on all of those fronts. Below, check out some of our favorite Alpinestars motorcycle jackets currently …

The Motorcycle Action Group is out to bat for our non-fitting OEM parts – and according to the Department for Transport (DfT), the EU docket holds proposals that seek to restrict bike modifications.  With the coming of 2022, the DfT is looking to modernize current vehicle standardizations. Included in the turn-of-the-year pile, MCN states, are …

Amidst all of the gorgeous bikes being toted around society proper (SONDORS’s new electric beastie, that new Hammerhead being pushed out by Buell, anything from the Barber Vintage Motorcycle Museum), you know what we don’t have? A firefighting motorbike. A designer named Syu Wei Chen has created a two-wheeled firefighting motorcycle for tunnel emergencies – …