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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.

Motorcycle Crashes: What To Do Before, During and After An Accident

Motorcycle Crashes: What To Do Before, During and After An Accident Photo: Stephen JonesCC It’s a question of when, not if. If you ride a motorcycle long enough, you will go down eventually. What you do before, during, and after your motorcycle crash may just save your life, so it pays to pay attention and […]

How to Find a Local Group to Ride With

Photo: Craig Howell CC Ask any motorcyclist about riding solo. Some say they love it, and it helps them clear their heads after a long week at work. Others say riding alone is boring and potentially dangerous. The most dangerous motorcycle accidents occur when riding alone. What if there’s nobody around to see you when you […]

How To Choose and Care For Your Motorcycle Helmet

Photo: Rich CC Safety gear is required wearing around here. Even in states where it’s legal, we recommend never taking off on your motorcycle without a helmet. Wearing a helmet is just good policy. Sure, you could fall off your porch tomorrow morning and hit your head hard enough to be fatal, but the risks […]

A Short History of Motorcycle Antilock Brakes

Photo: Raniel Diaz CC Motorcycling purists rolled their eyes. Racers thought wasting almost 25 pounds on it was silly. The year was 1988. It was the end of an era in motocross and Eddie Lawson stole the Grand Prix Championship title from Wayne Gardner. The Cold War was about to end and BMW released the […]

Everything You Need To Know About Off-Road Riding

Photo: fasteddy760 | CC Many riders get acquainted with motorcycling on the street as adults. Well-informed riders know they need good education to stay safe on the street. After a few years, many riders start asking, “How can I get better?” And the answer is to ride less on the street and more in a […]

All Wheel Drive Motorcycle Spotlight: The Rokon

An uncommon ride The motorcycling mainstream is full to the brim with shiny new bikes sporting zero-hour chassis and engine updates. They’re the bikes we purchase, register, ride, and enjoy. Motorcycling has its secrets though, the sum of which amount to the many facets of the motorcycling experience. One of those secrets is called the […]

Top 10 Brand New, Old School Motorcycles

You don’t have to buy brand new OR pay for a long, custom build to get the bike you want. All you have to do is scour the web’s classifieds for one of these “modern classic” bikes from the past decade. Yamaha V-Max Photo: Ramsha Darbha  A drag-strip killer that eats big bore sportbikes for […]

Safety First: Getting The Motorcycle Training You Need

Riding a motorcycle is tricky. It’s a learned skill. This is what makes it fun. It’s also what makes it dangerous. Riders who plan on lasting longer than the summer have safety on their minds long before they ever throw a leg over. Even for people who never plan on riding a motorcycle, taking an […]

The New Riders’ Guide to Choosing a Motorcycle

Purchasing your first bike is a big step, and not one to be taken lightly. There are a number of things a beginner should look for in a motorcycle, and many common mistakes that can be avoided. Here’s a guide to help you select the right motorcycle for a new beginner rider. 1. Smaller Engine […]

Stopping, Starting and Holding a Motorcycle on a Hill

If you want to learn how to start, stop and hold your motorcycle on a hill, you’ll have to find a hill to get a bit of practice on. It is best to find a sparsely traveled portion of road with afew hilly sections, in order to minimize the risk of interfering with other traffic. […]