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Corbin Introduces Newly Engineered Dual Tour Saddle

Published on August 30, 2012 under Born To Ride
Hollister, CA- Corbin announced today that they have re-engineered their classic Dual Tour Saddle which is now available for the entire range of Harley-Davidson motorcycles to add touring class support and comfort. Corbin has a long history of designing saddles that look as good as they perform and this Dual Tour is no exception. Designed to give riders the next level of comfort, this saddle features genuine leather, a new seat cover design and ergonomically designed seating for maximum weight dispersion. Each seating area is sculpted for proper weight distribution which allows long range capability. Generously contoured platforms eliminate hot…
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Museum of Florida Art is Launching the Gallery Talk and Tour Series

Published on August 29, 2012 under Born To Ride
Gallery Talk and Tour Series  August 30, 2012 6:30-8:30 p.m.   This Thursday, August 30th, the Museum of Florida Art is launching the Gallery Talk and Tour Series. This series will feature guest speakers and artists to discuss the museum's exhibitions. Purvis Young's paintings are filled with symbolisms, floating heads with halos, figures with upraised arms, all painted on reclaimed materials. Known as an "Outsider Artist" Purvis painted continuously throughout his career producing thousands of paintings. We are excited to announce our first guest speaker, Ms. Wendy M. Blazier who will be discussing the current exhibition, From The Outside In,…
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MSF to Host Two International Motorcyclist Safety Conferences in Fall of 2013

Published on August 28, 2012 under Born To Ride
IRVINE, CA – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation will hold two MSF International Motorcyclist Safety Conferences in an effort to further the non-profit organization’s goal of creating and supporting motorcyclists of good riding character and, ultimately, saving lives. Although both conferences are scheduled for the Fall of 2013, the exact dates and locations of the U.S. conferences will be announced at a later date.   Both MSF conferences will have a decidedly scientific focus, with heavy emphasis placed on the successful delivery of safety training and improved student outcomes. MSF’s own Dr. Sherry Williams will present results from the Safety Renewal…
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NEW HYDRATION HEADWEAR FROM HARLEY-DAVIDSON

Published on August 27, 2012 under Born To Ride
Evaporative Crystal Technology for Cooling Comfort MILWAUKEE – The new line of men’s Hydration Headwear from the Harley-Davidson® MotorClothes® line delivers air-conditioned cooling in higher temperatures. Each item is lined with polyacrylite crystals that, when soaked in water for five minutes, slowly evaporate the water to create a cooling effect against the skin. The result is the comfortable cooling of your head during hot weather. Each Hydration Headwear item is cotton lined and features printed graphics. The Hydration Headwrap (P/N 97875-12VM, $30) offers fitted styling while the Hydration Baseball Cap (P/N 97874-12VM, $30) and Hydration Flat Top Cap (P/N 97876-12VM,…
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation First to Sponsor Unprecedented 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study

Published on August 27, 2012 under Born To Ride
  IRVINE, Calif.– Last August saw the Motorcycle Safety Foundation launch the unprecedented, one-year-long MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study in conjunction with Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. It was designed to track comprehensive, real-time routine riding that likely included near crash, pre-crash, and actual crash data that had heretofore been unavailable. The study is yielding preliminary results that will be released at a later date.   “This field research provides the opportunity to observe motorcyclists in their natural day-to-day experiences,” said Dr. Sherry Williams, MSF director of quality assurance and research. “We were interested in what riders do on a natural…
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Military & Motorcycles – August 24, 2012

Published on August 24, 2012 under Born To Ride
The Cost of Voter Apathy On August 14, 203, four hundred eighty-one registered voters in Manatee County had the freedom to make a difference in the electoral process. Sadly only 21.02% of them took advantage of the process. There are numerous reasons for such a dismal showing at the polls.   One being most people have become upset with the mudslinging which is worse this time than any time in our history. The mud is so deep at this point that a voter has to wear chest waders just to trudge to the polls.   Secondly is the vast amount…
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation to Release Innovative Rider Training Standards Paper

Published on August 24, 2012 under Born To Ride
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 – In an effort to further improve and refine its rider training programs, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation will release the complete peer-reviewed paper titled, “The Standards Concept for a Rider Education and Training System,” authored by Dr. Jim Heideman, MSF’s director of licensing programs, on Aug. 24, 2012. Dr. Heideman previewed this paper via an executive summary and follow-up discussion at the Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference, held at Eastern Kentucky University this past May. “The MSF’s mission is to create a comprehensive and relevant rider education and training system,” said…
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Sturgis Buffalo Chip® Repeats as Top Destination During Annual Motorcycle Rally

Published on August 23, 2012 under Born To Ride
Sturgis Buffalo Chip- Sturgis, S.D. (Aug 21, 2012) – The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® earns honors from rally attendees as top destination during the 72nd Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. While other Sturgis venues and properties struggled during the annual rally, The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® camp resort and music festival, achieved the largest attendance in its 31 year history by a wide margin. With more onsite campers and more concert goers then ever before, visitors have proven the Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the #1 destination in Sturgis. Visitors from all 50 states and 24 counties flocked to the Buffalo Chip® for its high…
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Motorcycle Safety Foundation to Unveil Preliminary Findings at VTTI’s Third International Symposium on Naturalistic Driving

Published on August 22, 2012 under Born To Ride
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is honored to have been invited to participate in the upcoming Virginia Tech Transportation Institute’s Third International Symposium on Driving Research, held Aug. 27 – 30, 2012, at VTTI’s facility in Blacksburg, Va. Hosted by VTTI’s National Surface Transportation Safety Center for Excellence, the two-day symposium has assembled a group of specially selected experts who specialize in the field of naturalistic driving research. According to VTTI, scheduled speakers include esteemed experts from Finland, Australia and Sweden, and multi-national participating companies include Toyota, Nissan and Ford. Finally, globally recognized agencies supporting…
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Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference

Published on August 21, 2012 under Born To Ride
Hundreds of Motorcycle Training Professionals Gather for Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference   IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2012 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation recently brought together more than 300 members of the training community to further its goal of continuous improvement in providing the very best way to be safe on a motorcycle, particularly for new riders. The participants represented 44 states and five countries in the Second Annual MSF International Rider Education Training System Conference, held at Eastern Kentucky University in May. Additional support for the IRETS conference included three military program coordinators and 22…
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