South Dakota abolishes Ape Hanger restrictions
The 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-Aug. 9, 2015, will be a lot breezier under the arms. In February 2015, Governor Dennis Daugaard signed Senate Bill 85. This abolished South Dakota’s codified law 32-20-3, which mandated a petty offense if the grips on motorcycle handlebars were at or higher than the shoulders while operating on public roads or highways.
Currently, only one-third of the states have no restrictions on handlebar height. The Federal motorcycle vehicle safety standard 49 CFR 571.123 has no reference … Continue Reading