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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.

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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 […]

The Ultimate Motorcycle Safety Guide: Tips for New Riders

Table of Contents 1. Motorcycle Maintenance 6. Types of Injuries 2. Pre-ride Motorcycle Checklist 7. Constant Vigilance 3. Helmet Safety 8. Ride with a purpose 4. ATGATT 9. Be Seen 5. Training 10. Eye Contact 1. Stay safe with a well-maintained motorcycle It’s wise to consider the motorcycle itself as a part of your plan […]

Safer Motorcycling: With or Without Helmet Laws?

  Motorcycle Helmet laws are a great source of contention among motorcyclists all over the United States. Arguments about helmet laws often devolve into fights about individual rights vs. the forces of collectivism. On one hand, many people believe individuals have the right to choose between wearing a helmet and not wearing a helmet. On the […]

How To: Choose an Aftermarket Exhaust

How To: Choose an Aftermarket Exhaust   Photo: Maurizio Zanetti CC   Like almost everything else in the motorcycling realm, loud pipes are a subject of great contention among motorcyclists and the driving public. Some bikers and aftermarket exhaust manufacturers proudly claim “Loud Pipes Save Lives!” Others just like the sound. Crash statistics indicate that […]

Motorcycle Accidents: What To Do Before, During and After A Crash

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 helps to pay attention and plan for the worst as a motorcyclist. Choosing the right insurance Insurance goes beyond […]