Ducati issued a recall for the Diavel because of weak kickstands. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the side stands on the 2011 Ducati Diavel was not manufactured with sufficient material at the pivot point. Under certain circumstances, the stand may bend and possibly break at the pivot area, causing […]
NHTSA Administrator Strickland to Deliver Keynote Speech for Safety Conference at AIMExpo
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation announced David Strickland, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 MSF/ifz International Motorcycle Safety Conference.
Co-sponsored by the MSF and Germany’s Institute for Motorcycle Safety (ifz), the conference will be held Oct. 16-17 in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with the inaugural American International Motorcycle Expo.
“MSF is honored to have David Strickland deliver the keynote speech at the MSF/ifz International Motorcycle Safety Conference,” said MSF President Tim Buche. “And we wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the ifz and its Director, Achim Kuschefski, for helping making this conference possible, as well as to the motorcycle safety community for their enthusiastic participation. Everyone at MSF is eagerly anticipating the first international safety conference on U.S. soil since 2006.”
The conference will also include several presentations including some initial observations from the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study, data from a MSF and NHTSA discovery project and information about the recently-updated MSF Basic RiderCourse.