Motorcycle DeathsA newly released Governor’s Highway Safety Association report notes that motorcycle rider fatalities were up 10% in 2015 compared to the year before. Just as alarming, while motorcycles are only 3% of all registered vehicles in the US and travel only 1% of all of the vehicle miles in the country, they account for 15% of vehicle deaths.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:27

Travelling Europe on a rented motorcycle

Travelling EuropeGingerly balancing on the foot pegs of the big Ducati motorcycle, I turned the machine down a dirt-path hill between olive trees and grape vines. Instructors from a course offered by the bike’s Italian manufacturer wanted to show how its off-road antilock braking system would stop the wheels from seizing under hard braking, and keep me from dumping myself and the $20,000-plus (Dh73,459) motorcycle into the otherwise bucolic Tuscan scenery.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 12:12

Fundraiser for Afghanistan monument set

Fundraiser for AfghanistanA fundraising campaign kicks off Saturday to build a monument in Veterans' Park for Canadian soldiers who died in the war in Afghanistan. The fundraising kickoff parade and poker run starts at 11:25 a.m. in Revolution Place and will include local army and air cadets honour guards.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 06:31

Race track draws crowds for Motorcycle Week

Race trackNew Hampshire Motor Speedway proved to be a destination point for motorcycle enthusiasts during the 93rd edition of Laconia Motorcycle Week, drawing 40,000 people over the 10-day event according to Kristen Lestock, the track's communications director.

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2016 becoming deadlyAnnette Torrez sometimes receives complaints that her Facebook posts are too gloomy. As chairwoman of the New Mexico Motorcyclist Rights Organization, she posts a report about each crash involving a motorcyclist around the state.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016 13:13

Happy World Motorcycle Day Y'all!

World Motorcycle DayA happy World Motorcycle Day to all the riders, their passengers, as well as to all the future and former riders, enthusiasts and those connected in any way with the world of motorcycling! In case you didn't know, the 21st of June is the World Motorcycle Day, even though this date has much more resounding celebrations in history that make it a special one since thousands of years ago.

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Road safety warningsAfter an accident-blighted weekend, there have been calls for both automobile drivers and motorcyclists to take the utmost care on the roads in the busy months ahead. On Sunday morning a 29-year-old Regina woman was hurt when her motorbike hit a minivan at the intersection of Arthur Street and Dewdney Avenue.

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World Motorcycle Day Today is World Motorcycle Day (WMD), an annual opportunity to celebrate "turning the throttle" while practising road safety. As the days and nights get longer, it's the perfect occasion to ride – as Lionel Richie would say – all night long.

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Star TrekActor Anton Yelchin, who played the role of Ensign Pavel Chekhov in the recent Star Trek movies, was killed in a traffic accident in Los Angeles early Sunday, ABC News has confirmed.  He was 27 years old.

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Tributes paidTOUCHING tributes have been paid to a young Hampshire DJ and biker who has died in a crash on a busy trunk road. Messages of love have been left to 23-year old Joe Wells who died after a crash on the A36 near Landford.

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