Motorcycle News

At Metier Law Firm, we’ve fought and won countless motorcycle accident cases for clients across the nation. We’ve been doing it for more than 30 years and, in that time, have come to learn that there’s more to being the best motorcycle accident attorneys we can be than simply winning cases and collecting compensation. We believe that involving ourselves in the communities we serve and creating educational resources are just as important, and that’s exactly what you will find in this section of our blog. For more information from our motorcycle accident attorneys, follow us on YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

Suzuki Recalls Thousands of Sportbikes

Suzuki Motor of America is recalling more than 23,000 sportbikes for a potential defect that could put riders in danger. Suzuki manufactures two popular sportbikes, the GSX-R750 and GSXR-1000. On October 24, the Japanese manufacturer recalled 23,073 of them, citing issues with the chain adjuster. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,… read more

Can You Trust Your Motorcycle Helmet?

Studies have shown that motorcycle helmets can save riders’ lives during an accident. However, several retailers have recalled helmets this year, leading motorcyclists to wonder: is my helmet really protecting me? In July 2014, Sunlight International of America recalled Rodia RHD-103 and Outlaw 103 helmets, citing concerns from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).… read more

Are Motorcycle Helmets Really Safer?

A new study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmets improve a biker’s chance of surviving a motorcycle accident by almost 30 percent. Are Motorcycles Dangerous? Without safety features like seatbelts and airbags, motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable during a crash. Even low-speed collisions can lead to broken bones, lacerations and… read more

Is This Inflatable Vest the Next Step in Motorcycle Safety?

An Italian motorcycle clothing company called Spidi is selling a vest with an inflatable safety feature that protects your neck in case of an accident. Spidi’s Neck DPS Tex Vest comes with inflatable cushions around the neck and shoulders. The airbags attach to the riders bike using a tether and uses a CO2 canister to… read more

Are You Riding on Defective Motorcycle Tires?

Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. and TBC Corp. are recalling more than 1,400 motorcycle tires, after they discovered possible defects that could lead to accidents. The recall applies to Wild Country Radial XTX Sport tires size 265/65R18. The manufacturers received reports of cracking problems and broken ply cords, which can increase the risk of blowouts… read more

Wounded Warrior Bounces Back After Motorcycle Accident

Gideon L. Connelly lost his leg in 2011. On October 2, he made huge strides at this year’s Warrior Games in Colorado Springs. Three years ago, the Senior Airman badly injured his left leg in a motorcycle accident. Despite extensive surgical and therapeutic efforts, his doctors eventually gave him a choice: keep the leg and… read more

Can a Motorcycle Rally Raise Money to Fight Breast Cancer?

The Mountain Shadow Riders of Colorado Springs held its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Southeastern Colorado. The Mountain Shadow Riders are a local chapter of Women on Wheels (WOW), an organization dedicated to “unit[ing] all women motorcycle enthusiasts for recreation, education, mutual support, recognition,… read more

Emily’s Parade Sees Highest Turnout to Date

In 2006, 16-year-old Emily Keyes was killed by a gunman who held her and six other girls hostage inside Platte Canyon High School. That year, and every year since, her friends and family hold a motorcycle rally to honor her memory, known as Emily’s Parade. Students, teachers, family and friends all gather in the parking… read more

Harley-Davidson Issues Recall for Possible Clutch Defect

Harley-Davidson is recalling 125,000 of their latest motorcycles, after reports of a potential problem with the hydraulic clutch system. The recall affects Touring, CVO Touring, CVO Softail and Trike motorcycles for the 2014 model year. The affected motorcycles were built in the U.S. from May 22, 2013 to July 18, 2014. Some models were also… read more