Motorcycles

Information related to motorcycles.

Motorcycle Collisions

Motorcycle CrashThis year has not been a good year for motorcycle collisions on Vancouver Island. Of nine fatalities, police report that seven of them have been the fault of the rider. Speed and inexperience are the cited contributing factors.

Motorcycle Helmets

Motorcycle HelmetOne of my old supervisors used to shake his head and say "$5.00 head, $5.00 helmet!" He was referring to Harley riders who wore "beanie" helmets that didn't do much more than hold the other ends of the chin straps.

Noisy Motorcycles

MotorcycleThis subject is one of the most popular complaints that I receive from readers suggesting topics for the column. Obviously many people are bothered by the unnecessary noise emitted by some motorcycles on our highways, particularly those being driven in municipal areas. The complaint is usually that the police aren't doing anything about it.

Watch Out For Motorcycles

MotorcycleWith good weather returning, I wonder if you could remind everyone that there are more motorcylists on the road. We all need to check around extra carefully because bikers are more vulnerable and easy to miss.

Motorcycle Mufflers

MotorcycleWhy don't you charge drivers of motorcycles with no or ineffective mufflers? It's probably one of the most asked questions I hear after complaints about the new gaseous discharge headlamps. Fortunately, it's one of annoyance rather than safety.

Limited Speed Motorcycles

Limited Speed MotorcycleDoes the price at the pump have you thinking economy? If so, you are not alone. One reader has asked about limited speed motorcycles. They have heard that you can ride one with a regular driver's licence and don't have to get a class six.

Lack of Mufflers

Automobile MufflerWhy don't you do anything about noisy motorcycles? This is a common question when the weather is good and the Harleys are out in force. It's a good question too, why don't the police do anything about this?

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