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  • H.R. 4468 To Get Full House Vote Next Week

    Call To Action! H.R. 4468 To Get Full House Vote Next Week This week, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) officially joined a growing number of organizations supporting H.R. 4468, the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales Act o...
  • Pushing Back Against Mandates

    After years of hyper and hurried mandates regarding Electric Vehicles (EV), Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV), Self-Driving or Driverless Vehicles and their suggested benefits toward the environment and the future of the planet, some moderation is happening. To begin, the State of Connecticut has with...
  • Call To Action!

    Tell Lawmakers to Stop the Environmental Protection Agency’s Attack on Internal Combustion Engines Bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House are taking direct aim at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attack ...
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  • Safety Group Pushes for Antilock Braking on New Motorcycles

    Safety Group Pushes for Antilock Braking System in All New Motorcycles Monday, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - Highway Loss Data Institute (IIHS-HLDI) announced they filed a petition with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open the rulemaking process and requ...
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  • Two More Bills Aimed at Protecting the Internal Combustion Engi

    At the end of October, Senators John Kennedy (R-LA), Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act, S. 3094. This bill has a House companion bill, introduced by Representative Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Andrew Clyde (R-GA), H.R. 4468. These bills...
  • Veterans Day

    We at the Motorcycle Riders Foundation wish all Veterans a Happy Veterans Day. Thank you for your service in defense of our freedoms and liberties. We, as motorcyclists, are fortunate that so many of our fellow riders are Veterans. You not only make our country but our motorcycling community stronge...
  • States Care About Right-to-Repair Too

    Tuesday, voters in Maine passed Question 4, allowing local repair shops and mechanics access to the same data as dealerships. This ballot measure sought to establish an automotive Right-to-Repair.  The Maine ballot asked, “Do you want to require vehicle manufacturers to st...
  • Building Relationships

    At the end of October, after weeks of delays and infighting, the U.S. House of Representatives elected Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana as the 56th Speaker of the House. To many, Speaker Johnson was an unknown member of the House, having been in office since only 2017. Nevertheless, Mr. John...
  • Repair Act Takes a Step Forward

    Thursday, the House Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce passed H.R. 906, the Repair Act. As a reminder, H.R. 906 mandates that consumers and independent maintenance shops have access to the parts, tools and information needed to work on vehicles. Fundamentally, this act helps preserve mot...
  • Another Shot Across the Internal Combustion Engine Bow

    In April 2023, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) voted to ban the sale of medium and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles in the state starting in 2036. As the MRF shared last year, the implications of this move by CARB are enormous. With California being the largest market for vehicles in the...
  • Is Your Representative in a Position to Help?

    As early as this week, the House of Representatives Committee on Rules will meet to discuss the annual funding bill for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The Rules Committee is the last stop before bills go to the full floor for a vote. It provides all lawmakers the opportunity to submi...
  • California Suspends Self-Driving Car Company, Cruise

    Tuesday, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) notified Cruise, a self-driving car subsidiary of General Motors, that the DMV is suspending Cruise’s autonomous vehicle deployment and driverless testing permits, effective immediately. Since June 2022, Cruise has been offering comme...
  • Contact Senators About S.2090

    While the House of Representatives is in week three of the search for a new Speaker of the House, the U.S. Senate remains open for business. In the last month, six (6) new Senators have joined as cosponsors of S.2090 - Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act of 2023. These additions bring the tot...
  • Who’s Going to Pay for This?

    The old saying in Washington, D.C. is "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money." It is no secret that the Federal Government continues to spend more money than it takes in. This week the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hear...
  • NHTSA Looks at Fuel Standards

    Soon, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) will close its public comment period on proposed rule changes to the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) for cars and trucks. Under the proposal, the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard would rise from 49 mpg in 2026 to 58...
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  • Speaker of the House

    Recently, much of the drama in Washington D.C. has surrounded the office of Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. While little will get done at the capitol while the Speaker’s office remains vacant, there is one Speaker of the House in New England whose ties to the motorcycle community...
  • Congress Talks Right to Repair

    Last week the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce held a legislative hearing to discuss several bills within its jurisdiction. One of the bills on the agenda was H.R. 906, the REPAIR Act. The REPAIR Act is one of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) key ...
  • MRF Back in the Sunshine!

    The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) goal of playing a role in uniting our motorcyclist’s rights community took another step forward. MRF President, Kirk "Hardtail" Willard was invited to meet with ABATE of Florida State Leadership, Daytona Beach Chapter Leadership and members, Confederation...
  • Come Together… Right Now

    Come Together… Right Now HARRISBURG, PENN. - Hundreds of bikers from throughout the nation met on September 22 and 23 for the 39th Annual Meeting of the Minds conference, sponsored by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF). This annual event allows moto...
  • Motorcyclist Advisory Council Being Established!

    Monday morning, after nearly two years of delay, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the initial steps to establish the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC). In November of 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Included in th...
  • 2024 Federal Legislative Agenda

    The MRF’s Legislative Committee held a legislative strategy session at the 2023 Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) 39th annual Meeting of the Minds Conference held in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the session was to establish and prioritize the MRF’s 2024 Federal Legis...
  • BMW Issues Stop Sale Notice

    Just yesterday, BMW directed its North American dealers to stop the sale of all new and used motorcycles. The directive only effects motorcycles using internal combustion engines. BMW electric motorcycles are not impacted by the order. BMW stated that, “This temporary stop sale is not sa...
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  • The MRF “Road Show” is on the road all year long...

    Beginning in Ohio, President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Vice-President Jay Jackson attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the American Motorcyclist Association Museum. MRF State Rep Sherry Hill and folks from ABATE of Ohio set up a membership table...
  • H.R. 1435

    H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act Passes the House! On Thursday, September 14th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases...
  • REAPING WHAT WE SOW

    MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION – MEETING OF THE MINDS 2023 – REAPING WHAT WE SOW “You always reap what you sow; there is no shortcut.” – Stephen Covey Thirty-nine years ago, a...
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  • Independent Motorcycle Aftermarket Council

    Industry Veteran, Bob Kay, Leads Independent Motorcycle Aftermarket Council The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has formed a council to ...
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  • Act Now... Congress Votes Thursday!

    The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote Thursday on H.R. 1435, the “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.” H.R. 1435 would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent a ban on the sale of internal combustion engines, effectively trumping any state law that outlaws their sale. Now...
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  • Taking Stock

    It’s been a few months since the MRF’s Bikers Insider the Beltway, so this is a great time to see how everyday bikers have helped move the needle in Washington D.C.  Three of the key “asks” we had of lawmakers surrounded, right to repair, preserving the av...
  • MEETING OF THE MINDS 2023 – TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

    MEETING OF THE MINDS 2023 – TIME IS RUNNING OUT! – REGISTER NOW The Meeting of the Minds conference is where it all began and it’s where motorcyclists’ rights advocates come to experience tailormade work...
  • RENEWED COMMITMENTS TO THE FUTURE OF MOTORCYCLING

    MRF MEETING OF THE MINDS – RENEWED COMMITMENTS TO THE FUTURE OF MOTORCYCLING & MOTORCYCLISTS’ RIGHTS As we approach another traditional American holiday, I am repeatedly drawn back to the collective words of the fif...