Motorcycle News Roundup for 5.16.14

by CAbiker on May 16, 2014

Here’s your biweekly dose of motorcycle news from across the internet:

A new report shows that motorcycle fatalities in California have declined 13% since 2012 and by approximately 7% nationwide. However, The LA Times is reporting the decline may be the result of harsh winter conditions that limited riding throughout some of 2013.

Park Labrea News Beverly Press warns motorcyclists of an LAPD crackdown during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Be sure to stay under the speed limit, as officers will be ticketing motorists and riders alike in an effort to lower deaths and injuries.

Two Wheel Mania breaks down everything you need to know about modifying the exhaust on a California Bike. From sound limits to emission standards, their blog post has got you covered.

For the second consecutive year, motorcycle tire sales are down. According to the Motorcycle Industry Council, Q1 wholesale tire sales have dropped 12.7% when compared with last year.

Lastly, for anyone who needs affordable motorcycle insurance, a new website is trying to simplify finding the cheapest rates in California. You can read the full press release for Discount Motorcycle Insurance if you’re interested in learning more.

As always, be careful and enjoy the ride.