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Welcome to the Michael Padway & Associates Motorcycle Blog

We are not just lawyers representing motorcyclists. We’re riders, advocates and junkies for any newsworthy events in the motorcycle community. Michael Padway & Associates is here not only to provide excellent representation during your court case, but to educate you on motorcycle safety and protect a beloved American pastime with a great motorcycle blog!

Here in the Motorcycle Blog, you’ll find tasty tidbits on current events on the motorcycle community including news on motorcycle laws and local events. We’ll provide you with detailed product reviews, breaking down the best and worst of safety gear. You’ll also get groundbreaking updates on technological advancements in motorcycle specification and safety technology. We’ll help keep you safe with motorcycle safety tips and resources while helping you gear up for your next ride with unique local destinations to visit.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

The Truth About Motorcycle Body Armor

Motorcycle riders have forever been making important decisions about their protective gear, with little data to guide them.  The 1981 Hurt report remains the standard for investigative data on motorcycle crashes.  Obviously, materials and manufacturing are light years away from the best of what was available when Hurt did his study. We can thank the […]

New NFL Helmet Designs and Motorcycle Helmets

Let’s face it.  Nobody but you pays as much attention to your head as fans pay to NFL players and their heads.  Helmet re-design in the NFL is causing an increase in helmets coming loose during play.  This lead me to wonder about the changes in football helmets, and whether they are adaptable to motorcycle […]

Why Motorcycle Accident Emergency Room Bills Are So High

Let’s face it. Motorcycle Accidents result in far more serious injuries than Automobile Accidents. This fact is the source of the common belief that riding motorcycles is dangerous and life threatening, and that anyone who rides is suicidal. Worse, this leads to beliefs that cause horrible discrimination against riders. I want to talk about something […]

Motorcycle Accident Insurance: What You Should Know

OK grasshopper.  You paid for motorcycle accident insurance, and now you had an accident.  You faithfully made payments month after month, and you never thought about much, except what the policy cost.  You are about to find out why it makes a difference who you bought your insurance from.   An insurance policy is often […]

How ABS Brakes Avoid Deadly Motorcycle Crashes

My last post pointing out that ABS brakes on motorcycles save many lives, was met with some skepticism.  This is not surprising when you are talking about a 41% decrease in rider deaths.  It’s a HUGE number.  Of course, this explains why virtually every motorcycle manufacturer now offers ABS as an option, and many make ABS […]

Motorcycles slow to get new Bosch ABS

On the heels of Honda’s wildly improved ABS system that Nick Ianesch says stops virtually as fast as a top rider, Bosch has introduced ABS that balances the front and rear brakes for an optimum stop, no matter how the rider balances the front and rear brakes as they stop.  This means a much faster […]

How to Choose Your First Motorcycle

Yamaha V-Star 650 Photo: Jose Barrera CC Ask a motorcyclist what you should purchase as your first bike, and you’ll find everyone who rides has an opinion. Cruiser riders will point you toward a small cruiser, like the Harley Davidson Sportster. Sportbike riders sometimes suggest 600cc bikes to people who have never ridden a motorcycle, […]

The Most Expensive Vintage Motorcycles

Photo: Matt Purdy CC When it comes to collectible transportation, cars have stolen the show for decades. Recently a Ferrari NART Spyder sold at auction for a staggering $27.5M. An antique motorcycle has never sold for even 1/10th as much. Back in 2008, a 1915 Cyclone Board Track Racer changed hands for a comparatively measly […]

6 Iconic Motorcycle Films: What to Watch This Winter

Fastest, 2011 Winter is coming. It’ll be here before you know it, and unless you like watching the same races you DVR-ed during the season, you’re going to want a good line-up of biker flicks to chase the winter blues away. Motorcycle movies tend to be either really bad or really good. Skip titles like […]

Motorcycle Red Light Sensor Frustration

  Is It OK for Motorcyclists to “Run” Red Lights? Of course it’s not OK for motorcyclists to speed through traffic, weaving in and out, running red lights, popping wheelies, and generally being a nuisance around town. That’s not what I’m talking about. Frustration at the stop light If you ride a motorcycle, you’ve probably […]