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242012 Zero XU approved for use in MSF training courses

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has officially approved the electric Zero XU for use in the organization's rider training courses. The electron-powered XU offers a number of advantages for novice riders, including a low seat height, quiet operation and a direct-drive system that eliminates additional learning barriers like clutch and gearbox operation. The bikes are also extremely lightweight, tipping the scales at a mere 221 pounds with the battery pack in place.

18Motorcycle Safety Foundation graduates 6 millionth student

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has just passed an amazing milestone by graduating its 6 millionth Rider Course student. MSF has been training safer riders since 1973 and currently boasts 10,000 coaches in over 2,000 locations. While probably best-known for its introductory motorcycle school, MSF also works in tandem with military, federal and state groups to train riders on a professional level. All told, the group offers over 23 courses for every level of rider skill, and since most insurance

56IIHS asks gov't to mandate ABS on motorcycles

How far is too far? In a recent press release, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety made a plea to the federal government to require anti-lock braking systems on all motorcycles sold in the U.S. The group cites a newly-released study showing 22 percent fewer damage claims are made on motorcycles with ABS compared to non-equipped models, in part, as justification for the law.

AddSafe two-wheel riding reminders from Motorcyclist Online

It's snowing outside as I write this, but not all of our readership has to put up with the freezing temperatures and snowy and icy conditions that make up my winter-wonderland. So, as a reminder to any out there who choose to save on gas and emissions by riding a bike, scooter or motorcycle, Motorcyclist Online has 50 reminders to help keep you safe while riding.

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