Helmet: Take that into your head!

Do not compromise on safety for several hundred or even a few thousand rupees. The choice is yours – a cheap substandard helmet with a high risk of head injuries in case of accident or a sturdy helmet which meets specified standards and will provide the protection needed. This is the crucial life-or-death advice being given to all motorcyclists in view of their vulnerability on the roads of Sri Lanka.”The motorcycle has been identified as the No. 1 vehicle involved in accidents in the past two years, according to police reports,” points out Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Director of the National Hospital’s Accident and Orthopaedic Service, stressing that 90% of motorcyclists are young and at the peak of their lives.



OBB Enterprises Add to Clothing Line

OBB Enterprises announced today exciting additions for it’s 2007 women’s clothing line. You may remember One Bad Bitch, a female-owned, women’s motorcycle clothing company based in Denver, for their bold, sexy apparel.

OBB has been growing by leaps and bounds over the last few years and is excited about the new additions to the 2007 clothing line, which include some more subdued designs with the classic sexy styling. New this year is the Crystal Logo Tank. This elegant style is both flattering and flashy. The Crystal Logo tank is a premium v-neck tank top style, made with a cotton, spandex and jersey blend featuring merrow edge hems. Even biker gals need a little bling in their wardrobe. Another new addition is the “Don’t Hate Me Because I Ride Better Than You.” This high-end white long sleeve top is made with fine, interlock fabric and feels incredibly soft to the touch! It features a tribal heart design on the front and our newest slogan: Don’t Hate Me Because I Ride Better Than You.


Norway is No.1

Norway has emerged as a boom market for British designed and manufactured motorcycle luggage trailers, as increasing numbers of Norwegians recognise the benefits of pulling luggage behind a bike rather than trying to strap it to the machine. Squire, based near Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of England, pioneered motorcycle luggage trailer development in the 1980s with several radical design features including the 360-degree rotating hitch, but they have tended to be more popular abroad than in the domestic market. In recent years over 50% of production has been sent overseas, in spite of the strong pound, and last year Norway emerged as the top market, accounting for approximately 65% of export sales. Many people will be surprised to learn that it is not only legal to tow a trailer behind a motorcycle, but it also has a minimal effect on performance while dramatically increasing carrying capacity.


Celebrate Motorcycle Culture at Cruiser Customizing Annual Open House

LIVERMORE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cruiser Customizing, Inc., a leading online reseller of motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel with 140,000 members, will throw open its doors to the public featuring an all-day party with music, refreshments and prizes on Saturday, May 12th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The open house kicks off this year’s riding season and benefits two local charities: the California Autism Foundation and Diva’s for a Cure. The open house takes place at Cruiser Customizing’s headquarters, 4671 Los Positas Road, Building C, in Livermore. Now in its fifth year, the Cruiser Customizing Open House is becoming a local tradition. Hundreds of bikers show up to meet friends, listen to music and win prizes provided by motorcycle parts and accessories manufacturers.


Motorcycle riders should wear helmets

Several states that had given in to pressure from motorcyclists to make wearing helmets optional are giving the issue second thoughts. The reason shouldn’t be surprising. The number of deaths of motorcyclists has soared while other highway deaths have declined.

There were 2,116 motorcyclist deaths in 1997, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2005 there were 4,553.

Granted, the number of motorcyclists has increased, but not enough to explain the nearly 100 percent increase in the number of deaths.

This was not supposed to happen. Motorcyclists had told lawmakers that education and training would be a far better method for reducing the number of deaths and injuries than wearing helmets.

Apparently the education and training has been woefully ineffective.


BMW Motorrad unveils new Sports Cases for R 1200 S

Riders of BMW Motorrads best selling super sports twin, the R 1200 S, will know that the bikes sporting credentials are complemented by its ability to travel long distances. With this in mind, a flexible storage solution is an absolute must. Thats why, due to popular customer demand, the Motorcycle Equipment team at BMW has now made their already-popular Sports Cases available for the R 1200 S. The Sports Cases unrivalled look and style mirrors the dynamic design of the R 1200 S. Its .


Miracle fabric takes the hit

THE lives of snowboarders and motorcyclists may soon be saved by a fabric developed by a team of scientists at the Dow Corning facility in Barry. This “smart” fabric is soft and flexible unless it is involved in an impact. Then, it immediately hardens to protect the wearer.

When the impact has stopped, it quickly becomes soft again.

Dow Corning believes it has the potential to transform sports where participants risk sudden impact, and it could have many uses in the medical world.

Known as the Dow Corning Active Protection System, the protective yet breathable textile is already being incorporated into clothing.