Here are some of the top motorcycle related stories being written about online over the past two weeks:
The LA Times offered up a profile of the typical California motorcycle rider. On the whole, they’re old (and getting older), usually married, and generally in well paying professions. In terms of demographics, it would seem your average rider is a whole lot closer to Wild Hogs than Sons of Anarchy.
On a more rugged note, Harley Davidson has released its product lineup for 2015. According to Uncover California, “the 2015 product lineup will witness the return of two touring motorcycles – the Road Glide and Road Glide Special motorcycles.”
When it comes to bike safety, Long Beach Police have been doing what they can to reduce motorcycle accidents by enforcing and encouraging safe behavior. As pointed out by the Orange County Breeze, “California collision data reveals that primary causes of motorcycle-involved crashes include speeding, unsafe turning, and impairment due to alcohol and other drugs.” Yes it seems obvious, but try to avoid all three of those unnecessarily risky activities.
As far as motorcycle gear is concerned, BoingBoing featured a quick writeup on what might just be the only motorcycle pants worth wearing. Who says fashion and function can’t mix?
Lastly, Cycle World took a look at the new 2015 Yamaha SR400. Fans of retro designs should have plenty to get excited about, and the review features full specs and plenty of photos.
That’s all for this batch of news, but if we missed anything be sure to let us know in the comments below.