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It’s a sad fact that motorcycle accidents happen every day. There are many reasons why these accidents occur, and not all of them can be prevented. However, there are some things you can do to help reduce the risk of an accident happening to you or someone you love.

This blog post talks about ways to prevent motorcycle accidents from occurring.

Making Sure Your Bike is Properly Maintained

Another great way to prevent motorcycle accidents involves making sure your bike is properly maintained. You should check all of the safety features on your bike regularly, including tire pressure, brakes, swing arm, wheel alignment, and any other safety features you have installed on your vehicle. Doing so will help ensure you have a safe ride every time you hit the road.

Take a Road Safety Course

If available in your area, another great way to avoid an accident is taking a motorcycle safety course. Motorcycle training courses are great because they let you learn the basics of how to properly operate a vehicle, including what to do before and after an accident occurs.

If you’re not sure about taking such a class, talk with your insurance company; they may be able to cover the cost of such a course.

It may be that you have done your best in remaining on the right side of the law but still be involved in an accident. In Los Angeles, Californian, the law is clear on how road users need to conduct themselves. It means that you can utilize the state’s law in seeking justice for all the woes since the carnage.

What’s best is seeking legal assistance. You can contact a motorcycle lawyer who will elaborate more on the rules and regulations to stick to. An attorney knows how to prove you’re not to blame for the accident.

Riding Defensively

There are many things that you can do to stay safe when riding a motorcycle. However, one of the best ways is just to ride all the time defensively. Suppose you’re always on the lookout for dangerous drivers and take extra precautions in critical situations. In that case, you’ll not only feel safer but also be much better off in case an accident occurs.

Remember to use the necessary protective equipment. Motorcycle accidents can lead to injuries that could end up preventing you from riding your bike again. Protect yourself with the required protective gear, such as helmets and jackets.

It is also highly recommended that you purchase insurance for any motorcycle accidents that may occur in the event of an accident, such as when hitting a pedestrian or breaking down.

Be Extra Cautious At Intersections

Another common cause of motorcycle accidents is when you’re traveling down an intersection, and another vehicle fails to see you. You should always proceed with extra caution through corners, especially if it’s a busy one. If someone does cut you off at the intersection, make sure to remain on your bike; getting thrown off can lead to severe injuries.

When riding your bike, always remember to be extra cautious in intersections. This is the place where many accidents are caused, simply because another vehicle fails to see you. If someone does cut you off at the corner, make sure to remain on your bike; getting thrown off can lead to severe injuries.

void Intoxication

Another big reason why motorcycle accidents occur is that the motorcyclist was intoxicated while riding. Motorcycles are particularly dangerous while driving while intoxicated, especially since you’re much more likely to be thrown off the bike if you hit another car or something else in your way.

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By: Automotive Addicts Contributor
Title: Are You Doing Your Part in Preventing Motorcycle Accidents?
Sourced From: www.automotiveaddicts.com/75719/are-you-doing-your-part-in-preventing-motorcycle-accidents
Published Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 11:56:54 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC
cedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC. Image via Supercars.

Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

M279 E60 LA Twin Turbo V12

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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