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The Robb Report MotorCycling - Coming next spring
Just announced is the establishment of Robb Report Motorcycling, a luxury lifestyle publication targeted to the affluent two-wheeled enthusiast. The editors and photographers are riders, and will offer an array of feature articles from reviews of the newest high-quality bikes to interviews with noted motorcycle riders to weekend adventures. Look for the premiere issue in Spring of 2004.
NHTSA: Motorcyclist Fatalities Up For 2002
NHTSA's Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reports that in 2002 motorcycle fatalities increased for the fifth year in a row following years of steady improvement. A total of 3244 riders died, up slightly from 3197 in 2001. It was the smallest increase in motorcycle fatalities in five years. However, deaths among riders 50 and over increased 26 percent.
BRISTOL TWP. - When he was a young boy growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, John Rink would "ooh" and "aah" at the cops who rode motorcycles. "That was a long time ago,'' said Rink, 41. "I said to myself, 'That's what I want to do.' " He has realized that dream and is part of a two-man motorcycle patrol team, which started about two months ago in Bristol Township. This mototcycle patrol is a pilot program that Mayor Sam Fenton would like to see expanded after a year is up. The township is leasing two motorcycles from Brian's Harley Davidson in Middletown for $339 per month, said Lt. John Godzieba. That price is for both bikes and is far cheaper than a new police car, which uses at least three times as much fuel... full article
Senator Urges EPA To Modify Emission Rule
US Sen. Ben Campbell urged EPA administrator Christine Todd Whitman to modify the EPA's proposed rule to increase emissions requirements for highway motorcycles by including a flexible implementation schedule. This would allow smaller manufacturers more time to adjust to the rule in order to help them comply with the requirements, without going out of business.
BMW USA Recognized For Encouraging Women Riders
BMW Motorrad USA has been selected to receive the 2003 Vision Award from Woman Rider magazine. The award honors a motorcycle-related company or individual who recognizes the importance of female motorcyclists to the industry. In addition to motorcycles for all levels of riders and women-specific clothing, BMW has been a supporter of the AMA's Women and Motorcycling Conference.
Mobil Gets Synthetic Motorcycle Oils
ExxonMobil announced the reformulation of its fully synthetic Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 and MX4T motorcycle oils. Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 is designed for cruisers and provides outstanding wear protection under extreme conditions and enhanced high-temperature durability for both short and long rides. The new MX4TA is fully synthetic motor oil designed for on-road, off-road and competition four-cycle motorcycles.
BMW Celebrates 80th Anniversary With Ltd Edition Bike
For their 80th anniversary, BMW Motorrad is manufacturing a limited edition BMW R 1150 R Rockster Special Edition 80. The motorcycle features the improved two-spark boxer-twin engine, and has been clocked doing 0-62 in 4.2 seconds. Only 2003 Special Edition 80s will be produced, of which only 200 will be made earmarked for the US.
Fed Lawmakers Support New Motorcycle Crash Study
Sixty-three members of Congress have joined together in asking the House leadership to support a comprehensive study of the causes of streetbike crashes. The last such study was done more than 20 years ago. The new crash research would include detailed at-the-scene study of at least 1000 crashes to find out what goes wrong for riders.
BMW Motorcycles: 64 Percent Gain In Sales
BMW Motorrad USA posted a 64% gain in Q1 retail sales this year over the same period in 2002. The surge in BMW motorcycle sales is fueled by the recent introduction of the K 1200 GT tourer and R 1100 S BoxerCUP Replika in addition to the popularity of the R 1150 R Roadster and the R 1150 RT.