Motorcycle Accident Blog
When it comes to motorcycles, just about everyone loves the purr and the roar of a good engine… Or do they? Recently, electric motorcycles have been getting more and more headlines, but few bikers seem to be willing to turn in their growling steeds for ones that hum. However, that might soon change… Is 500 Miles on an eBike Possible? The number one complaint most motorcyclists have with electric motorcycles has nothing to do with their power or how loud they are. In fact, most eBikes have tons of torque available at all points in the powerband, and they also barely make a sound. No, the reason motorcyclist generally don’t like electric motorcycles is because of their range. Most eBikes only have a range of just over 100 miles per charge, while there are internal combustion engine (ICE) bikes that can go just over 320 miles on a single tank….
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In the mountains of Colorado, snow is falling, and that’s bad news for motorcyclists. Snowy and icy conditions can be a nightmare because our bikes depend on the grip provided by the road. If we don’t have that grip, then it can be downright dangerous to ride. This is the reason why most motorcyclists hang up their leathers when winter rolls around, but what if we told you there’s a way for you to ride, even in the snow? Would you do it? Are You Ready to Snow Bike? A small company in Idaho that makes after-market suspension systems came up with a radical idea. What if your motorcycle could ride in the snow? Could this be a new source of fun for the motorcycling community? So, they set out to answer these questions, and what they came up with may have started an entirely new winter sport. That little…
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It’s been almost a year since a couple from Parker lost their lives to a distracted driving collision. They were riding their Harley-Davidson with a friend on a Saturday afternoon, when a woman, who was texting on her cellphone, crashed into their bike. On January 20th, that woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison for causing the incident, but she was only one driver in a problem that threatens to overtake our entire state. Why are Colorado Motorcyclist Fatalities Up? In 2015, we hit a three-year high for motorcyclist fatalities—105—but 2016 blew that record away completely. There were 125 motorcycle deaths on Colorado roads last year, an all-time high for our state. This number was 18 percent higher than last year’s, and it was 50 percent higher than the 79 motorcyclists who fell to crashes in 2012. These facts have shaken the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the…
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