Motorcycle Headlines: U.S. New-Bike Sales to Top a Million; Teenage Heroes; Pigskin Custom
Recent motorcycle news stories of interest to enthusiasts
February 24, 2009
Motorcycle recalls. Your loud pipes are making you deaf. Honda's impact in America. The "Globe of Death" is still thrilling. Frances kills bikers. Ducati wants Aprilia. Plus lots of happy statistics.
**U.S. Motorcycle Sales Are Booming **
U.S. sales of new motorcycles are likely to top a million units for the first time in decades. This first story offers little actual detail, though the second one looks at gas prices as a driving force. Maybe people are realizing that motorcycles actually do get better mileage than those hybrid cars. KUSA TV, CO Cincinnati Post, OH WIS TV, SC
Are Your Riding More Now?
Our sister-site MotorcyclistOnline, would like your vote on whether you are riding more for transportation as fuel costs have risen. The poll is down on the left side of the home page. Motorcyclist Magazine Online
**Motorcycling Stats **
This article lists many motorcycle sales and demographics figures, if you can deciper them. Newsday, NY
**"Globe of Death" Still Wows Them at the Fair **
The Fearless Flores Circus and Thrill Show perform at the Eastern Idaho State Fair. Idaho State Journal, ID
**Frances Kills Four Motorcyclists **
Two couples hit a a downed tree. Their speed on the dark road was estimated at 70 mph. Daytona News-Journal, FL
**Superbowl-Themed Chopper **
This bike pays homage to the Patriots, featuring a four-inch replica of the Lombardi Trophy over the headlight, logos from the two Super Bowls the Patriots won, and a seat covered with the same leather material used for footballs. Record-Journal, CT