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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

35First drop in motorcycle related deaths in a decade, are we really any safer?

In a preliminary report, the Governors Highway Safety Association recently indicated a 10% drop in motorcycle related fatalities around the U.S. in 2009. This decline marks the first such improvement in over a decade as deaths have been on the rise consistently from 1997 onward.

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