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Could bikers get $2,500 voucher for a new motorcycle purchase?

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Bikes for Beaters?

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) took note that the President recently signed the Car Allowance Rebate System bill, also known as CARS, or by its former moniker, "cash for clunkers." This law provides individual Americans with vouchers up to $4500 toward the purchase of a new automobile when trading in an older, less efficient vehicle. The idea behind the law is two-fold, to stimulate an ailing auto industry and green up the country at the same time. CARS does not allow for any participation by motorcycle customers or dealers. (For technical information on the CARS program, visit

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If Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has his way, however, you will soon be able to trade an older vehicle that gets less MPGs for a brand new motorcycle. Casey has introduced S. 1248, the Green Transportation Efficiency Act of 2009, aka the Green TEA bill. The Casey bill would provide a $2500 voucher when trading in an older car or bike to purchase a brand new motorcycle from a participating, registered dealership. Read more

Consumer Product Safety Commission reaffirms ban on sales of youth ATVs, motorcycles

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted last Friday, April 17, 2009, on the issue of banning sales of youth ATVs and motorcycles because of lead levels. The CPSC voted to keep the ban in place; however, they did issue a two-year stay of enforcement of the ban. This stay of enforcement will allow manufacturers and retailers of youth ATVs and motorcycles to continue building and selling these items. It also gives the industry two years to comply with the new law and if, for some reason, it is technologically infeasible to manufacture a certain part with less lead than allowed by law, the industry will have a chance to make an argument to the CSPC.

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Bikers roar into Washington D.C. to make their opinions heard

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Bikers Inside the Beltway Date Confirmed

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is pleased to announce that the Sergeant-at-Arms of the United States House of Representatives has approved our request to hold an event inside the Capitol complex. The event is planned for the morning and early afternoon of Thursday, May 14th, 2009. By all means, save that date on your calendars and plan to be in Washington, DC.

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New California bill would require motorcycle smog checks

A Beverly Hills, California state senator has introduced legislation that would require motorcycles to participate in the state's vehicle "smog check" program. The program was designed to service cars and because of that motorcycles were exempt "until the Department of Consumer Affairs implements test procedures applicable to motorcycles" according to standing state California state law. Senator Fran Pavely (D) is the main sponsor of the bill which would require all motorcycles beginning with model year 2000 to be tested starting in 2012.

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Stimulus bill includes motorcycle deductions

Stimulus Bill Passes House and Senate

Friday the 13th is traditionally a day known for fright and bad luck.
However, Friday, February 13th 2009 could be a departure from that point of view, especially if you are in the market for a new motorcycle.

Congress passed a massive spending bill (HR-1) the largest ever passed by any US Congress February 13, 2009. The bill is supposed to revive an ailing economy and put out of work Americans back into a job.

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New Hampshire bill fails to restrict motorcycle exhaust modifications

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New Hampshire House bill 95 introduced by Representative Day (D-North Hampton) attempts to reduce motorcycle sound by prohibiting any and all motorcycle exhaust system modifications; prohibiting all after-market equipment that replaces the muffler; requiring all motorcycles to be equipped with a tachometer; requiring all motorcycles to measure 95 decibels or less tested at 20 inches from the exhaust system at a 45 degree angle; and would increase the fine to not more than $500 for a violation.

This legislation is opposed by the New Hampshire Motorcycle Rights Organization and the MRF.

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