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Electric Car Prison

Will electric cars lead you to incarceration? Find out….. An article by Dave Arthurwith illustration by Wayfarer The other day I was talking to someone who was thinking of buying an electric car. I told him he should first get to know a good bail bondsman and a lawyer. I told him that I am serious about this. You buy an electric car, you think you are helping the environment. You completely ignore the pollution caused from pit mining in order to get the materials to make the batteries. You also ignore the problems of disposing of these batteries in landfills or wherever once they are used up. Maybe you buy the electric car cause you want to save money by not buying gasoline. You ignore the fact that it still costs plenty of money to charge the batteries in these cars. Electricity is far from free. You also ignore the initial cost of these cars which is one third or more higher than a comparable gasoline powered mode. Maybe you think if you’re not buying gas you will soon recoup the difference. You weren’t too good at math. It might take eight or nine years to recoup that money in gas savings, but by then the car-battery will be no good anymore and you will need a new car. What about disposing the old one? So what does all that have to do with going to prison because you bought an electric car. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT AND READ THIS ARTICLE ONLY ON BIKERNET.com

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Friday From DC – E15 Changes In The Midwest

E15 Changes In The Midwest Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a policy change related to gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). In 2025 this new policy will allow gas stations in eight Midwestern states to sell E15 fuel year-round. Current policy prohibits E15 sales between June 1st and September 15th because of concerns that it adds to smog on hot days. In 2022 and 2023 the EPA announced emergency waivers that allowed for summertime E15 sales, citing market disruptions, including the war in Ukraine. This move by the EPA will make those temporary changes permanent in the selected eight states. The rule, which takes effect in April 2025, will apply in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This decision comes after governors and farm groups in these eight states requested that the federal government change this policy. This modification is a prime opportunity to remind everyone to be mindful of the fuel that you use. Verify that the fuel you are using in your bike is compatible with manufacturers’ guidelines. Stay vigilant as these changes take effect over the next year! Ride Safe and Ride FreeJoin The MRFClick here http://mrf.org/ or call (202) 546-0983

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Suzuki To Premiere Its First Hydrogen Test Bike

Suzuki To Premiere Its First Hydrogen Test Bike At 2023 Japan Mobility Show The Suzuki Hydrogen Burgman is among several world premiere vehicles from the house of Hamamatsu. Suzuki has preferred the 2023 Japan Mobility Show as the event to unveil its first-ever hydrogen-powered two-wheeler for the world. The company has mentioned it a test vehicle, so it is not a concept. Suzuki is currently researching hydrogen engine development and has yet to put it into consumer focused production. The exhibit will include a test vehicle using a Burgman 400 ABS outfitted with a 70 megapascal (MPa) hydrogen tank and a corresponding engine. Suzuki will also host panels and show videos to illustrate its progress in hydrogen engine development. The 2023 Japan Mobility Show is scheduled to take place between October 28 and November 5, 2023 in Tokyo. * * * * * * * * * * * * Stay updated, stay ahead of the curve. Click and Sign up for the Weekly Newsletter from Bikernet Blog for free.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for July 2023

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish This week in the news: U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES BILL PROTECTING ‘MULTIPLE-USE’ LAND NATIONAL FUNDING FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION VERMONT CLOSES “BASKET CASE” REGISTRATION LOOPHOLE MIC WARNS OF BILLS THAT “WILL HINDER THE POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY” HELP TO PRESERVE VEHICLE CHOICE FIGHT FOR YOUR “RIGHT TO REPAIR” and lots more Click Here to read this month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com ABOUT AIM / NCOM: The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE). * * * * * * * * All the Motorcycling News you need to use to stay on Two-Wheels – get updated with free Bikernet Blog Weekly Newsletter. Click & Start !!!

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for June 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world THIS MONTH IN THE NCOM NEWSBYTES: CORNHUSKERS REMOVE LID LAW WASHINGTON STATE TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ROAD USERS EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE MARKET EXPERIENCING DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING DUCATI HONORED BY ITALIAN POSTAGE STAMP RIDER SETS DISTANCE RECORD NEW RECORD SET FOR MOST COUNTRIES VISITED IN A DAY BY MOTORCYCLE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE PARITY ACT BIPARTISAN CALL TO RE-ESTABLISH MAC (Motorcyclist Advisory Committee) AS REQUIRED BY LAW Click Here To Read this Month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE). * * * * * * * * * * * * Rest assured, our coverage is comprehensive…yet revealing. Subscribe now! Click & Go!

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Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, And Yamaha Join Forces On Hydrogen Bikes

with inputs by Janaki Jitchotvisut from www.MSN.com Japan’s Big Four motorcycle manufacturers will conduct research and development together. May 17, 2023, Japan’s Big Four motorcycle manufacturers announced their brave new plan to co-operate on development of hydrogen-powered motorcycle engines. Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha executives gathered together at a Tokyo press conference with the surprise announcement of formation of HySE — which stands for “Hydrogen Small Mobility and Engine Technology.” Additionally, apart from these four biggest Japanese moto manufacturers, Kawasaki Heavy Industries Limited and Toyota Motor Corporation will also join HySE as special members. Having the latter two companies on board is significant as they have independently advanced their own hydrogen-powered research in their respective fields. While HySE will focus on motorcycle engines, they plan to develop other hydrogen-powered engines for small mobility needs, as well. The unrivalled HySE organization jointly announced a plan to pursue research and development in three main areas, with responsibilities for each divided among the four OEMs as follows: Research on hydrogen-powered engines (Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki Motors) Study on hydrogen refuelling system (Yamaha) Study on fuel supply system (Kawasaki Motors) * * * * * * * * * * * * GET ON TOP….with Bikernet.com’s Free Weekly Newsletter. No Spam Ever. Only Motorcycle Industry & Market Updates. Click to Test Ride Now.

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for April 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. Click Here to read the NCOM News on Bikernet.com In the news this month MSF CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRAINING RIDERS US & EU PUSH IMMINENT DEMISE OF FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLE HAWAII CONSIDERS ‘RIDE ON RED’ LEGISLATION FACIAL RECOGNITION COMING TO MOTORCYCLES POLICE DRONES ZERO IN ON MOTORCYCLE ROAD SAFETY CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD LIFT BANS ON CRUISIN LANE SPLITTING BILL FILTERS THROUGH OREGON LEGISLATURE EAR PROTECTION FOR MOTORCYCLISTS QUOTABLE QUOTE: “We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” ~ USMC Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller during the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea, 1950 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Follow Bikernet.com Weekly News, every Thursday — know your market, know your industry, know motorcyclists. Visit https://www.bikernet.com/pages/cantina_bikernet_news.aspx

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for March 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Click Here to read this month’s NCOM news on Bikernet.com This Month in the News, we cover: BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO PREVENT ICE BANS EU LAWMAKERS APPROVE 2035 BAN ON NEW FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLES STATES CONSIDER ANTI-PROFILING, LANE SPLITTING AND HELMET LAWS BANISHING KIDS FROM MOTORCYCLES FRANCE PROHIBITS EV “GREENWASHING” ITALY TO LIMIT VEHICLE ACCESS PRIOR TO OLYMPICS TAYTAY INSTITUTES “NO HELMET POLICY” WORLD’S LARGEST CUSTOM MOTORCYCLE SHOW A HUGE HIT NCOM CONVENTION RISES IN PHOENIX * * * * * * * * Bikernet.com is also on Facebook. Click “Like Page” and Bikernet “Metaverse” will deliver the daily dose of Freedom & Fun for the best of your times !!! Visit at https://www.facebook.com/bikernetbiker

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Harley-Davidson Unveils The X 350 In China

from inputs by Enrico Punsalang from https://www.rideapart.com The first QJ Motor-built Harley-Davidson machine is ready to hit the road. Harley-Davidson has confirmed rumors and revealed 2023 X 350 in China. It goes without saying that the X 350 is a bike that marks a new milestone for Harley’s history. It’s their first foray into the sub-500cc segment in the modern era and the first two-wheeler to be crafted by their Chinese partner, QJ Motor. Retro flair is prominent by the round instrument console, mirrors, and headlight shape, while the aerodynamic and brawny radiator shrouds, as well as the flat-track-inspired tail section, exude a distinctive charm. Interestingly, unlike Harley’s traditional cruisers, the X 350 is entirely devoid of chrome, further adding to its unconventional, surprisingly sporty appeal. It has mid-controls, a low handlebar, and a tall 32-inch seat height that puts the rider in a more neutral position instead of the usual foot-forward, laid-back posture. A basic digital-analog instrument cluster reflects the fact that this bike was designed with a budget in mind. H-D X350 is powered by a 353cc, liquid-cooled, parallel-twin engine borrowed from previous models in QJ Motor’s lineup. Producing 36 horsepower and 22.8 pound-feet of torque, the chain drive is matched with a six-speed manual gearbox. Its recognizable fuel tank stores 13.5 liters. Keep in mind that this motorcycle is exclusive to China and costs approximately $4,793. This is less than comparable motorcycles in the 300 to 400 cc category. However, the X500 may be aimed at beginner market in USA and would be based on Benelli Leoncino. (Benelli being owned by QJ). It is expected that the Harley-Davidson will launch the X500 first in China and other Asian markets before bringing it home to USA and probably to Europe as well. * * * * * *

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for February 2023

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Click Here to read the February 2023 NCOM News on Bikernet.com YAMAHA PLEDGES 10 MILLION YEN TO TURKEY-SYRIA EARTHQUAKE RELIEF HONDA SHOOTS FOR THE MOON EUROPEAN UNION PROPOSES DIGITAL DRIVING LICENSES SKILLS CRISIS OVER LACK OF YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING IN MOTORCYCLING MOTORCYCLE HELMET MARKET EXPECTED TO GROW SUBSTANTIALLY CONNECTICUT LEGISLATION COULD INVOKE DONOR-CYCLISTS RIDER SAVED BY SMARTWATCH AFTER FALL FROM CLIFF ON HIS MOTORCYCLE JAY LENO SUFFERS SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE CRASH SAFETY INSTITUTE BACKS CAT-ASTROPHIC ROAD RULES NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE SAVE THE DATE – 38TH ANNUAL NCOM CONVENTION IN ARIZONA National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. CLICK Here to view options to subscribe to Bikernet.com Free Weekly Newsletter

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