Malcolm Smith to defy lead bike ban

Industry notables to purchase outlawed bikes

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Mar. 17, 2009
Motorcycle Hall of Fame member Malcolm Smith will protest the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 by selling youth motorcycles and ATVs banned by the Act.

The off-road racing champion and star of the film On Any Sunday will defy the CPSIA by selling vehicles that are banned due to the lead content in several of their parts. The protest, named Kids Love 2 Ride, will begin at the Malcolm Smith Motorsports dealership in Riverside, Calif. on March 19 at 6 a.m. PST.

The Suzuki DR-Z70 is one of the bikes on the CPSIA's banned list.Other high-profile industry celebrities including racers Jeff Ward, Jeremy McGrath, Glen Helen Raceway owner Bud Feldkamp and motorsport designer Troy Lee have agreed to attend and purchase banned vehicles for their own children and grandchildren.

Meanwhile, the Amercan Motorcyclist Association has released a pubic service announcement regading the CPSIA.

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