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News and upcoming events of interest to motorcyclists.

Justice for biker killer in Ohio, Harley and Triumph history, road-rage results, get your groove off, arrested for using a helmet, plus more news and upcoming events.

**Chicago Ponders City Helmet Law **
There is no helmet law in Illinois, despite a rising death toll among motorcyclists in the state, but a recent spate of motorcycling crashes, injuries and deaths has Chicago mulling a helmet requirement for its streets. Until now, helmet laws have been the bailiwick of states. ABATE of Illinois has issue a press release (linked to below), saying it will fight it. Meanwhile, police are paying more attention to motorcyclists in the state.
Chicago Sun-Times, IL
Northern Star, IL
Chicago Tribune, IL
AMA DirectLink
ABATE Press Release on US Newswire

**Rider Arrested for Using Helmet **
As you might expect, he wasn't using it as intended.
Daily Nonpareil, IA

**Helmet with GPS, Heads-Up Display Developed **
Check your speed and location without looking away from the road.
Telegraph, UK

**Cop in Trouble Over his Helmet **
People are taking umbrage with what it said.
Newsday, NY
1010 Wins, NY

**Pirelli Shows Self-Inflating Motorcycle Tires **
Fkat-out good idea?
AZoM, Australia

**Triumph's Rebound from Oblivion **
CNN looks at Triumph's 20 year climb from nowhere to the Rocket III

**Reborn Riders Crashing More in UK Too **
The bigger bunch of born-again baby-boomer bikers being bashed in Britain begs better training.
The Herald, UK

**Groovy Problem **
Ohio motorcyclists are feeling shaky about new highway rain grooves.
Akron Beacon Journal, OH

**Woman Gets 20 Years in Drunk-Driving Case that Killed Two Riders **
She tried to say that she hadn't drunk much, but her BAC was twice the legal limit when she killed the newlywed couple in May—after driving 10 miles the wrong way on an interstate. Ohio News Network Marion Star, OH WEWS TV, OH AMA DirectLink Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH

When Harley Made Scooters
The Japanese invasion of the 1960s had Harley thinking it should make a step-through of its own. It was the Topper. It also reminds that the V-Rod isn't the first Harley with an engine designed with German cooperation.
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum

**Indiana Troopers Back on Bikes **
The state last put its police on bikes in the 1930s, but it recognizes their value in traffic.
Indianapolis Star, IN
National Incident Notification Network

Don't Get Mad, Get Away
This rider got mad. Then he got hurt.

Bob Dylan Recalls Motorcycle Crash
His accident changed his life and almost sidetracked his already stellar career. He has never talked about it publicly before, but his new books tells how it changed his direction and music.
Big News Network, Australia
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia

Court Sentence for Riders in Chase: Get Rid of Bikes
If they still had the bikes three days after being found guilty, they were going to jail.
Adrian Daily Telegram, MI

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