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Brammo - The Pioneers in Electric Motorcycles
Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:55:33 -0500
Brammo is one of the few companies that make electric motorcycles. The following article is a preview of the electric motorcycles made by Brammo.
Experience The Revolutionizing E-Bike In Its Various Forms
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 11:17:09 -0600
Bicycles have always been underrated because it falls far behind the comfort of a car or the thrill of a motorcycle. However, it is no longer a dark horse because with the advent of technology, bicycles have literally taken a turn for the better.
Where to Find Fun Scooters
Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:39:51 -0600
City streets in and around Tokyo are narrow and sometimes difficult to navigate through, even with a GPS. The relative ease at which a moped moves through congested roads, and how easy it is to park is what makes these light bikes so appealing.
Mods - Their Love of Scooters and Fashion
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:19:44 -0600
The word mod or modernist is a name that describes a type of subculture that originally started in London, England around the late 1950s. While varying from era to era essentially, the people considered to be mods are invariably viewed with a love of fashion, music, and scooters - and this was certainly the case early on. Indeed, due to their sharp looks and air of aloofness, the mod sub culture rapidly gained in popularity and by the mid 1960s the media was using the word mod to describe anything that was popular and fashionable.
Take Your Performance to a New Height With Classic Bikes
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 12:56:19 -0600
The cycle is by far the defining element for a cyclist, apart from his dedication, fitness and hard work. We should not undermine the importance of a cycle at all.
BMW Motorcycles: The Ultimate Riding Machine
Thu, 09 May 2013 07:53:13 -0500
BMW has proven itself time and time again to be the ultimate driving machine. However they've now taken the title of the Ultimate Riding Machine!
Motorcycle Emergency Preparedness
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:43:28 -0500
Every motorcycle enthusiast loves the freedom of being out on the road, but with this freedom comes some risk. It is more likely you will encounter some kind of emergency or problem than if you were riding in a car, since you have less protection around you and you are more exposed to the road and elements. However, motorcycle lovers need not fear, for if they prepare for the worst, you can relax your worries.
One Wheeled Motorbikes - The Advantages
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:00:44 -0600
I had to do a double take the first time I heard about these miraculous one wheeled motorbikes from RYNO motors..
Motorcycle Jackets and Chaps, Your Second Line of Defense
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:49:14 -0600
In the event of a motorcycle accident, a good DOT approved helmet can save your life. True riding grade leather motorcycle jackets, chaps, or pants can determine the extent of your pain, and the speed of your recovery. So with all the different types of leather available, what is considered to be riding grade? Read on and find out!
What Do the Readings on Your Motorcycle Tires Represent?
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:16:58 -0600
You normally see some numbers and letters on your motorcycle tire and don't even know what they mean? Do not worry yourself anymore. Below is an explanation of what they mean and their importance.
Tips on How to Winterize Your Motorcycle
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:03:23 -0600
If you do not properly store your bike for winter, there can be a lot of damage when you attempt to ride in spring. Follow these tips on how to winterize your motorcycle.
Motorcycle Helmets - One Thing That Protects You From Fatality During an Accident
Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:07:24 -0500
The motorcycle helmet is a serious bit of gear that you wear over your head when you ride a motorcycle. In most states, the motorcycle helmet legislation makes it mandatory to wear a helmet, though a few states do not enforce this strictly. You will find more head accident injuries in states where helmets are not imperative.
No Hassle Repair of Motorcycle Gas Tanks
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 08:22:56 -0500
Motorcycle owners, listen up! If you have ever gotten a dent in your gas tank, you may have wondered if it is possible to remove that unsightly dent. Though it has been a puzzling repair job in the past, dent removal specialists now have it down to a science, or perhaps an art.
Husaberg Motorcycles: Why They Stand Out
Wed, 08 May 2013 15:02:41 -0500
There are so many different brands of motorcycles around the world. Each of them has their own way of showing what they have to offer. And while some brands are considered icons in the motorcycling world, they are not the only ones that produce great bikes. In fact, deep in the heart of Sweden, a motorcycling brand holds a special place in some bikers' hearts because of its impeccable performance potential. This brand is none other than Husaberg.
Don't Cut Corners With Your Motorcycle Equipment!
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:25:21 -0500
One of the most common mistakes new motorcycle owners tend to make is to underestimate the importance of proper equipment. Few things can help you in case of a crash and maximize your chances of survival, and having a good layer of protective clothing over your body is among the top of the list. That's why so many governments actually make it a requirement that anybody riding a motorcycle must wear certain types of protective wear.
Ignition Failures and Solutions for Classic Motorcycles
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:16:11 -0600
Straight forward explanation of motorcycle based ignitions. Operation and common failures discussed. Solutions for upgraded systems and their advantages are provided.
Buying The Right Motorcycle Seat For Your Bike
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:53:15 -0600
The seat construction on a motorcycle is one of the most important components of the bike. Without a comfortable seat, riding can be anything from mildly uncomfortable to downright painful. Motorcycles will come with what's known as a "stock seat", but many riders find it more comfortable to choose an aftermarket seat and other motorcycle accessories that make the riding experience more enjoyable. There are a few things to consider when purchasing an aftermarket seat for your motorcycle.
The Top 10 Roads For Bikers In The US
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:52:57 -0600
The thrill of owning a motorcycle is the joy of the ride down some of America's most beautiful highways. The openness of the motorcycle lets you enjoy the scenery much more than being in a car. The smell of the open air and the ability to enjoy the sights makes motorcycle riding the ultimate thrill for all bike owners. If you are planning a trip, America offers some of the most beautiful highways to ride. Let us go through the top ten, take a chance, ride one, or ride them all, you most certainly will not be disappointed.
Synthetic Vs Leather Motorcycle Jackets: Which Is the Best?
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:33:41 -0500
Both real and synthetic leather have their pros and cons when it comes to biker jackets, but ultimately it comes down to cost & comfort. Find out which jacket is right for you.
The Stock Exhaust System Versus the Customized Exhaust System
Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:28:13 -0500
Most bike owners have this tendency of replacing their bike's stock exhaust systems with customized exhaust systems. There are two main factors that influence this decision: - To enhance performance, appearance and sound - Replacing parts or accessories. But as a bike owner it is recommended that you don't rush into the decision of replacing the stock exhaust system in case you step into warranty restrictions from the factory and also interfere with the back pressure which is the main challenge you will need to combat The Back Pressure Problem...
Embroidered Patches and Motorcycle Clubs
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:17:57 -0600
There are very few organizations that take their embroidered patches as seriously as the motorcycle clubs tend to do. As with military patches, there is a method behind the wearing of patches given out by motorcycle clubs - the wearer needs to have earned those patches and been deemed worthy of their use.
Two Stroke Vs Four Stroke Dirt Bikes: What's the Difference?
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:52:13 -0500
2t vs. 4t - the debate still rages, but is it a valid debate? They are both great bikes and as long as you're having fun, who cares which bike you're riding?
Shopping for Scooter Helmets
Wed, 08 May 2013 15:58:28 -0500
A scooter helmet can very well be that single piece of apparel that can save your life in a vehicular accident. A lot of riders make the mistake of buying expensive scooters and then sticking to cheap helmets not realizing they are putting themselves in the face of danger and in front possibly a more expensive hospital bill.
Motorcycles on the Cheap
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:33:15 -0500
Have you ever wanted to experience the joys of motorcycle travel? Gotten all amped up to feel the wind through your hair, the sun on your face?
Three Popular Types of Motorcycle Luggage
Mon, 15 Apr 2013 16:54:14 -0500
When it comes to biker luggage, there is no right answer. Different bags, for different bikes, for different riding styles. This guide will go over the top three steps of luggage to help narrow down your choices.
Six Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy A Super Sports Bike As A Starter Bike
Mon, 06 May 2013 08:45:32 -0500
Be responsible. Don't break laws. Follow traditional wisdom when it comes to motorcycling. Uncover the reasons why you should steer clear from super sports bike especially if you are just a rookie.
What Makes a Motorcycle Tire Tread Grip the Road? And Other Tips for Choosing Tires
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:44:56 -0500
Your motorcycle tires determine a big part of how your bike performs. Get the right balance of grip, comfort, safety and load capacity by choosing the tires that fit your riding style.
Where Women Go for Ladies Biker Apparel
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:43:15 -0600
Women who ride share a certain attitude that the express through the clothes they wear. But their shopping options are limited, especially for those who attend 21 and over motorcycle rallies. Here, we shed some light on the various shopping options for ladies riding apparel and of course, wild rally wear for those dissenting biker chicks!
How to Easily Remove Rot From Your Exhaust
Wed, 08 May 2013 13:57:14 -0500
If you have not been cautious and your motorcycle's exhaust has been exposed to moisture or water trapped between the muffler and the mud, you will eventually experience rot. For some bikers replacement of the whole exhaust system will be the automatic option, but with creativity in the automotive world, there are ways in which you can repair your exhaust pipe to look as good as your previous installation.
Polish Up Your Leather Motorcycle Luggage for That Sleek Look
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 08:43:35 -0600
Most saddlebags are made of leather. Attracting attention with your leather saddlebag can be easy, if you put effort into it. Use the right products. Do this religiously, and you will be enjoying the limelight for a very long time.
Historical Facts You Should Know About Harley-Davidson
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:54:52 -0600
The Harley Davidson Brand name has come to be arguably one of the most recognized motorcycle names internationally. With over 300 motorcycle manufacturers, the Harley has emerged as one of the greatest in the motorcycle business. Celebrating its 110 birthday this year, here are some facts you Harley Davidson owners and enthusiasts may like to know.
What Does George Lucas Know About Motorcycling?
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 08:14:58 -0500
Ever wonder how some motorcyclists ride for years while others stuff it after a good scare? Read this philosophical diatribe by a slightly insane rider.
Changing Your Motorcycle Tires Is Now Easy!
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 14:07:39 -0600
Most people never go for rides alone because of the dreadful idea of a puncture. Especially ladies fear getting punctures or any vehicle technical hitches. Some people even joke that if a lady's motorcycle gets a puncture, she will start by checking on the engine! This however should not be the case. Changing a motorcycle is now made easy and anyone can do it!
Los Angeles: Motorcycle Commuting Notes After Two+ Years
Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:47:49 -0500
Have you ever wondered what's it like to be a Motorcycle Commuter in Los Angeles? Do you know how much money you can save by Motorcycle Commuting?
Do You Know Your Exhaust System?
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:26:23 -0500
It is no secret that understanding the functionality of an exhaust system is no mean fete especially if you are just joining the automotive industry. The question that would then arise is why bother when there are experts out there who have the knowledge and expertise to help in such matters. This is a valid argument but sometimes as a motorcycle or vehicle owner you may need to know when it is time to change your stock exhaust system to an Aftermarket exhaust system or which exhaust system is ideal for your bike.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:25:07 -0600
The 50cc scooter has been around for years. It has made it's way to the U.S with a bang. The savings and the practical use of riding one makes it a very economical purchase.
Careful While Riding Your Motorcycle
Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:12:16 -0500
Recent research shows that 55% of accidents involving motorcycles happen at junctions because drivers simply do not see the bike approaching. There were 33 deaths and 1178 injured riders in 2011, representing an increase of 3% if compared with the previous year.
Covermax Standard Motorcycle Cover
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:52:02 -0600
Looking for a way to keep the dust/elements off your bike over the winter months? Covermax's Standard Motorcycle Cover is perfect because it's cheap, and it works like it's suppose to!
Basic Tips on Motorcycle Safety, How to Try, Buy, Check Condition and Enjoy Your Biker Lifestyle
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:19:45 -0600
Here are some of the basic tips to help with your choice of motorcycle. This has come from my 50 years of motorcycle experience. I am a retired motorcycle mechanic and have owned motorcycle sales and repair businesses in the past and still ride to this day.
Skwoosh Gel Pad Review
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:08:37 -0600
What the heck is a Skwoosh and will it save me from terminal Monkey Butt? It this review I will give you my real world review of the Skwoosh and whether or not it increases riding time, which is all we really want to do.
Single Exhausts Versus V-Twin Exhausts
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:59:44 -0600
The purpose for any exhausts system, be it a car or motorbike, is simply to release any unused engine gasses into the atmosphere. Hence, the exhausts system is important in any automobile so as to keep it running smoothly. However, there is the option of either retaining the single exhausts or replacing it with v-twin exhausts, especially when it comes to motorcycles.
A Glimpse Of The Top 5 Motorcycle Movies Of All Time
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:57:06 -0500
Who doesn't like to watch motorcycle movies - they are generally adventurous, splattered with action, sometimes comical, lined with a bit of drama, and an inspiration for many who dream to travel around the world on their nasty little chopper. There are numerous movies on motorcycling out there, and admittedly, you notice more motorcycles on the roads these days than cars in real life. The trend of motorcycling is steadily growing, and it won't be long before the four-wheelers are chucked for good.
Why You Should Use Winter Motorcycle Tires During Winter
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:52:08 -0600
Winter motorcycle tires are studded and thus bite well into the snow. Use of winter tires prevents hydroplaning therefore ensures your safety on the road. The other factor that you need to check is the tire inflation.
Aprilia Motorcycles: An Unexpected Legend
Wed, 08 May 2013 16:20:36 -0500
For those who are watching motorcycle racing closely, the name Aprilia should ring a bell almost instantly. After all, this brand is considered as the giant killer of the motorcycle racing circuit. Considering that this company is not as big as most of their rivals such as Honda, Yamaha, and Ducati, this success can be considered as a huge achievement. What else do you need to know about Aprilia motorcycles? This article will help you get to know about the company and the bikes they make.
Start 2013 Right With A Motorcycle Safety Class
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:08:21 -0600
So, you are thinking of purchasing a motorcycle this year! Why not start the year off right with a motorcycle safety class. Come and see what you will learn.
Technical Tips for Gas Scooters and Pocket Bikes
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:32:56 -0500
If you lack technical ideas about your gas scooter and pocket bike then you are probably going to face many difficulties when you are on the road. Technical ideas are crucial and every scooter rider should have at least the basic understanding about gas scooters or pocket bikes working mechanism. In this article we have listed some common problems that gas scooters or pocket bike riders often face and that can be frustrating if you lack the technical ideas and understanding.
How To Choose An Electric Scooter
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:14:24 -0500
New technologies, concerns about the environment and increasing gas prices have renewed interest in modes of transportation other than an automobile. Bicycles are not always practical for people who must travel long distances. Some electric cars are very expensive and require special treatment. A tested option that is being seen more and more on the roads are electric scooters. The scooters are versatile, easy to operate and small enough to handle in urban areas. There are several points to consider when buying a scooter.
Parabellum Windshield Review
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 16:13:24 -0600
If you have ridden your bike any distance in the cold and/or rain without a windshield, please read on. I purchased a Parabellum windshield for my Suzuki DR650 8 months ago and now can't imagine being without it. In this review, I will talk about my experiences both positive and negative.
Motorcycle Gel Seat - For Extra Comfort
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:53:19 -0500
Motorcycle seats are designed with advanced features and functions for comfort and durability. However, not all these designs offer the comfort that they claim. The main function of the seat is not just to provide comfort but also excellent lumbar support.
10 Tips to Increase Your Visibility on a Motorcycle
Thu, 16 May 2013 07:51:13 -0500
Most collisions between a motorcycle and another vehicle occur because the driver does not recognize that the motorcyclist is an oncoming vehicle. They either pull out from a side street or turn in front of them, into their path of travel.
Do You Know How to Determine Your Tire Size?
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 16:20:50 -0500
There should be no reason for you as a bike owner to get into a dilemma when choosing the right size of tire for your ATV or cruiser bike. Just like there are different types of bikes out there, there are also different sizes of tires and choosing the wrong size can be catastrophic. There are factors to consider when you are determining the size of tire ideal for your bike.
The Different Types of Kawasaki Motorcycle
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:32:46 -0600
Kawasaki are known for being one of the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers. Not only do the bikes look amazing, but they have performance, comfort, reliability and safety features that are second to none.
Who Is the World's Greatest Motorcyclist?
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:49:10 -0500
You're a pretty good rider, right? I mean, you're better than average, right? Well, read on.
Motorcycle Safety and Survival Guide
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:54:43 -0500
This article is about motorcycle safety and survival. It covers the motorcycle, riding gear, and highway safety. The guide will prove helpful to new riders as well as seasoned riders.
Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:56:39 -0600
Scooter riding can better be called a fun filled package of thrill and excitement. As the title denotes, it truthfully is a bliss for the riders themselves, equally entertaining the audience.
What to Look for When Buying Motorcycle Boots
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:33:21 -0500
Protecting your feet and shins, is just as important as your head or torso, so why would you skimp on boots? This short guide will help you decide which biker boots are right for you.
Looking To Increase Your Motorcycle Luggage Capacity?
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:24:35 -0600
Motorcycle bags not only provide storage space but they do add aesthetic value to your bike. While some bike brands have their own customized bags, like Harley Davidson, most do not. Here are some guidelines if you are looking for general purpose motorcycle luggage.
Understanding Scooter Helmets
Thu, 09 May 2013 07:51:27 -0500
Almost all of the outdoor activities that we do require some sort of protective gear in order to keep us safe from injuries, riding a scooter is no exception. A rider as well as his passenger whenever riding a motorcycle or scooter should wear foot gear and a jacket to keep them from scratches in case of an accident, and one of the most important thing they should have is a helmet that has been manufactured to meet the safety standards of the U.S. Department of Transportation or popularly known as the DOT.
A Simple Guide to Choosing the Right Motorbike
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:42:22 -0600
There is little doubt that it can be a lot of fun to be able to own your own motorbike and drive it down the public roads without a care in the world, but at the same time before you get to enjoy what this kind of thing feels like you will need to take the time to consider the type of motorbike that you buy very carefully. With all of the different motorbikes that are out there for sale, it is especially a good idea to look into multiple options and also do some basic research into motorbike brands...
Top 5 Motorcycle Myths Debunked
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:29:47 -0600
Motorcycling is quite a common phenomenon these days. In fact, two-wheelers have become almost synonymous with motorcycles.
Riding a Motorcycle in Cold Weather: Your Guide to Heated Gear
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:16:31 -0600
Hate waiting around for spring to ride your motorcycle? Get tips on choosing heated gear and warm biker apparel to ride even in chilly winter weather.
Ducati: The Lamborghini Of Two-Wheels
Thu, 09 May 2013 07:53:35 -0500
Ducati has been dominating the track and the roads since the 50's, and for good reason. They are what makes everything about riding a bike, truly great.
Basic Motorcycle Riding Techniques
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:46:55 -0600
There are three basic techniques that every motorcycle rider should know. Even advanced motorcycle riders can use a refresher on the basics...
What You Need to Know About Rubber Compound on Motorcycle Tires
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:56:26 -0600
Rubber used for your tires is a complex blend of up to 200 chemicals, both natural and synthetic rubbers. Carbon black as a filler and a host of other ingredients like sulfur to harden the rubber and anti-oxidants to prevent damage from UV light. Silica is used as a filler to enhance tire grip during wet weather. It also contributes to improved performance during such times.
Motorcycle Exhaust System: Original Equipment or Aftermarket?
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:19:17 -0600
A motorcycle exhaust system depends on the harmonious running of all these components. Each part plays an important role towards the overall output of the exhaust system; therefore if one part is faulty the whole system goes down.
Battery Power Bikes and Scooters Are Great for Quick Trips
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:22:07 -0500
Undoubtedly, the price of gas has been at its peak lately. Those of us on a budget find it hard to keep up with the always fluctuating prices of fuel. Fuel has been taking a harder hit on our income, yet we need it to get to the places we need to be such as work, school and running daily errands. Fuel prices may be high, but we need it every day. There are some forms of transportation that we can switch to in order to cut back on fuel costs. In fact, most of our trips can be kept local, helping us save even more. For quick trips, it can be easier to use transportation such as an electric bike or an electric scooter.
Motorcycle Leather Saddlebags - How To Restore Them
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 14:51:25 -0500
Everyone wants to customize his bike according to his requirements. However, it is not always possible to do so. All those who are frequent travellers and go on a lot of journeys on their bikes can consider buying motorcycle leather saddlebags. These motorcycle leather saddlebags are great options to consider for the bike owners who wish to store their useful items before they go out on a long journey. If you wish to restore these saddle bags then you can consider reading this article carefully.
Think Different For A Modified Look Of Your Bike
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:24:48 -0600
Thinking out of the box is the latest mantra that is gripping the world and both young and old alike are caught up in this frenzy. Going off the track has become the in thing. Doing this allows a person or an organization to stand out in the crowd.
Night Flying on My Motorcycle
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:22:36 -0500
A few nights ago I was riding home from La Crescenta, California. If you're familiar with the 210 west of Sunland / Tujunga, you know that the freeway, as it winds through the foothills, appears to be in the air relative to the San Fernando Valley to the south. Mixed with a clear, dark night, I was treated to a fantastic illusion.
What To Consider Before Buying That Bike
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:23:17 -0600
The design and the horsepower are essential when buying a motorcycle. They are both needed in the safety and controlling of the bike while riding it. They also provide a smoother ride for you therefore giving you more confidence when on the road.
How To Shop Around For A Motorcycle
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 16:54:16 -0600
With warm weather approaching, people are pulling their motorcycles out of the garage and getting them ready for the road. Those without bikes are looking to buy one, especially with the rising gas prices. There are hundreds to chose from, ranging from Yamahas to Harleys, street bikes to bullet bikes. The major obstacle is finding one that you like and feel comfortable riding. Where to start looking is the next step.
What to Look for in Leather Motorcycle Gloves
Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:33:58 -0500
There are many leather motorcycle gloves out there and choosing the right one can be confusing for a first-timer. But this guide will show you the most important features, to get the best glove for your money.
Single Bike Syndrome
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 13:07:52 -0600
Is this an affliction or an alliteration? To anyone who has been a motorcycle nut it is definitely an affliction. I have rarely suffered through single bike syndrome since I discovered motorcycles over 40 years ago. I have always felt that if it is good to have one motorcycle than it is great to have several. For the first time in over 20 years, I am afflicted.
Yamaha Motorcycles: How The Legend Began
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:00:30 -0600
Yamaha makes some great motorcycles and motorbikes for every style of riding. The collection ranges from the sleek and speedy R1 and R6 motorbike series to the king of the road Star motorcycle series and the Vmax motorcycles. If you are into off-road competition, then Yamaha makes an excellent line of YZ off-road and dirt motorbikes. There are a number of top notch places to find information about the Yamaha motorcycles and they are worth investigating.
Loud Motorcycle Exhausts: A Nuisance or a Protective Measure?
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 09:24:57 -0600
The aftermarket offers both loud and silent exhausts. So the next time you go shopping, you should inquire from your dealer if you can interchange from being loud to silent depending on your environment.
Tips for Riding Motorcycles in a Group Safely
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 11:20:07 -0600
Review of a few quick tips for large groups of motorcycles riding together. Including what the lead rider should be doing, what the rear rider should be watching for, how to divide large groups and some pre-ride tips.
What Did You See, And When Did You See It - How Do You Know?
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 07:57:38 -0600
Not long ago, I was talking to an acquaintance of mine about how many people pulled out in front of him while he rode his moped to the local Starbucks to do his writing. I know exactly what he's talking about because I used to ride a motorcycle all the time. I also noted when people made eye contact with me, looked directly at me, and pulled out in front of me anyway. Luckily, over time I realized that just because someone looked at me didn't guarantee that they weren't going to put my life in jeopardy.
What Is the Best Way to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Spring Riding?
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:57:45 -0600
Unless you have been feeling very brave, most motorcycle riders store their bikes away for the colder weather. If you've done the same, you'll probably be thinking about when you can get your bike out to go on your first spring ride. Before you head out, make sure you carry out the following checks and maintenance for your bike to be in top condition.
Kawasaki Motorcycles: A Legend On Its Own
Wed, 08 May 2013 15:33:58 -0500
Japan is one of the biggest names when it comes to motorcycles. Producing all kinds of bikes that capture different market segments, their motorcycles can be found just about anywhere in the world. One brand that leads the charge for the Japanese motorcycle industry is Kawasaki. What is the origin of Kawasaki motorcycles, what makes them sought-after, and what are the notable bikes Kawasaki has created over their history?
New Bike Launches - 2013
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 10:38:29 -0600
A new year is born, and as is the norm every year, a slew of exciting new bike launches awaits the Indian 2-wheeler consumer in 2013. Here is a list of bikes that are expected to launch this year 1) Mahindra - Panthero and Centero After a brief-but-unsuccessful foray into the highly competitive entry-level commuter bike segment, Mahindra 2Wheelers is all set to usher in the new year with not one, but two bikes slated for launch early this year, which include a re-engineered and refreshed version of the Stallio, dubbed the Panthero, and the Centero...
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:33:08 -0600
Motorcycle accessories, such as helmets and gloves, are designed to protect a person while riding a motorcycle. There are also accessories, such as stickers, which will improve the aesthetics of a motorcycle, and make it unique.
What to Wear: A Must for Motorcycle Riders
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:59:34 -0600
Riding a motorcycle does not require too much specialized gear, but there are certain requirements that must be met for safety. A helmet is necessary if you want to protect your head from severe damage in case of an accident. Motorcycle magazines are filled with articles concerning helmet safety and the dangers of not wearing one. In addition, many states require the riders and passengers to wear helmets, so check with one of the many motorcycle blog sites with an up-to-date list of the states that you need to wear a helmet.
The Rush of Motorcycle Racing
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:17:55 -0500
Over the past three decades, motorcycle racing has become of the most watched extreme sports of all time. And for good reason, it's entertaining, exciting and it provides a rush not only for the rider, but the person watching.
One Wheeled Motorbikes - I Want One
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:20:04 -0600
A friend of mine showed me a cool video he saw on YouTube and it blew my mind. It was a video of a guy named Chris Hoffman, inventor of RYNO Motors, riding a one wheeled motorbike (His invention). Chris figured out a way to build a self balancing, environmental friendly, Segway-like vehicle with better maneuverability, improved storage capabilities, and way cooler looking that the Segway. About five years back, his daughter was playing a video game screen and asked him to build the fictitious unicycle she saw on screen. Five years later, RYNO motors is about to launch sales, estimated to hit market in January 2013.
2013 Honda CBR500R Review of Features, Specs Info, Release Date
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:44:03 -0600
Honda came after the 250 market in 2011 with the release of the CBR250R that shocked everyone around the world as Kawasaki has had that market cornered for decades. Well Kawasaki didn't like the competition so they release the Ninja 300 for 2013 to try and "one up" Honda.
Modifying Motorcycle Tires Can Affect Motorcycle Performance
Wed, 08 May 2013 14:41:30 -0500
In the World of motorbikes there are two words that are very frequent on many bike owner's lips; speed and performance. Some bike owners can go to all lengths to have their bikes modified so as to experience high performance whenever they are out for a spin or a ride. Those who do modifications by themselves have in mind two fundamental factors that can affect the performance of your bike; the size and pressure of your tire.
Customizing Your Motorcycle Is Like Stamping It With Your Own Fingerprints
Mon, 06 May 2013 09:15:32 -0500
Here are some obvious but overlooked ways to make your motorcycle stand out from the rest. You will get a cornucopia of ideas on how to customize your bike after your read this article. Make your motorcycle one of a kind and let it be an extension of your unique personality.
How Easy Is It To Maintain Your Tires?
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 10:52:27 -0600
Tire maintenance ensures longevity of your tires, and it is directly proportional to its performance. Tires that are well taken care of will serve you for longer and their performance will be spectacular when compared to tires that are not serviced regularly.
Efficient Motorcycle Saddlebag Accessories
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 08:56:35 -0600
It is not surprising to find an extensive range of motorcycle saddlebag accessories at the ecommerce stores. The craze for motorcycles is always on the rise. This is one among the best mode of transportation due to various reasons.
Kids' Scooters - A Great Gift for Children's Outside Activity
Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:51:04 -0600
It's great to take kids outside to have some exercises rather than sitting in the couch for cartoons. A kid's electric scooter would make all kids excited.
Motorcycle Driving Lessons In 2013
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:43:51 -0600
If you have your eye on a motorcycle this year, it would behoove you to take some motorcycle driving lessons. Come and see what you will learn and how to keep your risk to a minimum.
How To Test Ride a Bike
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 14:33:58 -0600
While choosing a bike, the most important step is to take a test ride. Riding the bike would give you a better picture of the product than what has been highlighted in the brochures. All showrooms have a bike allotted specifically for this purpose.
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 08:23:59 -0600
The advantages of owning a 49cc scooter. The savings you get from owning one.
Four Reasons to Join a Local Motorcycle Club
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:44:01 -0600
When you believe that riding a bike is quite liberating, you can expand that feeling by joining a motorcycle club. Why not share your passion with like-minded adventurers? There are many reasons to join a biker's club, including companionship, meeting new people, and sharing the same interests.
Crash Bars: A Wise Investment for Your New Motorcycle
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 17:40:37 -0600
Crash or highway bars, as some call them, are a good idea as for your first accessory for your motorcycle. For the protection of your bike as well as yourself in case of a low speed tip over.
What Are The Qualities Of A Good Motorcycle Exhaust System?
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:15:55 -0600
A low quality exhaust system can result to a poor performance motorcycle. An exhaust system that is not qualified when fitted on your motorcycle causes the entire motorcycle to reduce its functionality. When buying an exhaust system, you have to consider a number of things to ensure that it is qualified to serve its purpose.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Textile Motorcycle Jackets
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:19:03 -0500
Just like leather jackets, textile biker jackets have their pros and cons. This guide will help you decide which type of jacket is right for you.
Do You Know the Functions of an Exhaust Pipe on Your Motorcycle?
Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:40:03 -0600
Motorcycle exhausts play a very major role in the performance of a bike. It is very vital that any motorist should get an exhaust pipe that matches his/her motorcycle and the type of the motorcycle engine. Failure to this will result to low performance of the motorcycle and at times can even lead to total inability of the bike to perform.
When Not To Buy A Sports Bike - Get This Wrong And It Can Get Very Nasty And Expensive
Mon, 06 May 2013 09:12:54 -0500
Practice makes perfect. This is true to all sports including motorcycling. You don't have to go through what other riders went through. Learn from the mistakes of others.
Motorcycle Riding Lessons Can Help Save Your Life!
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:03:50 -0600
Did you know that motorcycle riding lessons go beyond teaching you how to ride. The safety tips that you will learn may even save your life!