Gear Guide: Affordable Motorcycle Protective Gear A lot of people when buying their first motorcycle spend every cent on the bike itself, but leave barely any left to buy some decent motorcycle gear. This article will show you that you can get some good gear for only a few hundred bucks. In this motorcycle guide …

5 Steps to Winterize Your Motorcycle As the Starks from Game of Thrones like to say… “Winter is coming.” If you live in a place like California or Florida, you may still be able to ride in the winter if you don’t mind dealing with the occasional rainstorm. For most of us that live in …

Motorcycle Resources for Beginners There are lots of resources out there for new riders. On this page I’m going to list things I’ve used a lot in my motorcycle journey. Some of them will be places to buy gear, instagram accounts I follow, some of the best products I really like, and even cool motorcycles …

Motorcycle Reserve Fuel Switch Guide So your cruising down the freeway and all the sudden your motorcycle starts to lose power. Its still chugging chugging chugging along until finally you are forced to pull over and the motorcycle dies. We have ALL been there before, and the lucky ones of us know that its a …

Motorcycle Insurance Beginner Guide One of the things you need to do before riding your bike for the first time is to get motorcycle insurance. Insurance isn’t a ‘necessary evil’ like some people think it is (usually those paying high prices!), it is actually something that can prevent major financial disasters. My own story with …

Learn Motorcycle Hand Signals Motorcyclists often have to communicate with other people on the road much more often than people who drive cars. Whether it is warning other riders of potential hazards coming up or telling a car that is getting too close to you to back off. These are the basic hand signals every …

The Motorcycle Crash of Chris Young This is the story of Chris Young who suffered a really bad crash and survived. I think it is a good example of a lesson learned, although a painful one at that. Enough description, on to Chris’ crash! “My name is Chris Young and I live in Auburn, Alabama. …

Motorcycle Basics It’s a hot summer’s day, and you’re hanging out at Starbucks getting an iced double mocha non-fat low-soy grande frappuccino when you hear something in the distance. Is it the pounding of thunder…? No, it’s the high pitched roar of a sport bike revving before it speeds off in the distance. You practically …

Learn to ride a motorcycle Step 3: Training Learning HOW to ride Ok so you now know which motorcycle is good for new riders and what gear you should wear. The next thing is learning how to ride. For me, there is really only one option: Motorcycle Safety Foundation new riders’ course. Also known as the MSF …

Learn to Ride A Motorcycle Step 2: Safety Gear Save your skin! One thing that a lot of new riders do not realize is how dangerous the pavement can be when you are moving. Think about the last time you fellt on pavement while walking or running. You probably scraped up your knee or hands and …

Learn to ride a motorcycle Step 1: Choosing a motorcycle Motorcycles are FUN! That is the number one reason why most people ride. They look cool, they sound great, and they are an awesome way to meet people with the same interests. I think one of the most attractive features of riding is the feeling …

5 Reasons to Start on a 250cc Motorcycle There are many different reasons to start your motorcycle riding career on a smaller bike. You may not have considered something in a 250cc class before, but by the end of this article you will have a few really solid reasons to consider them for your first …

Tips for Your First Month of Riding a Motorcycle You’ve done it, you have decided you want to ride a motorcycle. Congratulations, you are in for quite the ride (haha! Oh I love my bad puns). This article is to prepare you for your first month of riding. I remember during my first month there …

Why 600cc Motorcycle is Too Much Power For A Newbie Rider Most people are attracted to motorcycle riding not only because of the image it portrays, but also because of how the bike looks. Most modern motorcycles are beautifully engineered and beautiful to behold. Unfortunately it seems like the more aesthetically pleasing a motorcycle is, the …

A 600cc Motorcycle is Not a Good Beginner Bike Remember when you were first learning to drive a car? You fumbled with the clutch, you killed it multiple times, lots of starts and stops. In my family when we were taught how to drive we used one of the older cars in our garage, that way …

When Is The Right Time to Replace a Motorcycle Helmet Motorcycle helmets save lives. According to the NHTSA Crash Statistics from 2003, there were 1,060 lives saved from riders who were wearing full face helmets. Don’t drop your helmet! With a motorcycle helmet the part that protects you is all the foam and cushioning on …

What went wrong in this Ducati crash? The following is an article written by the BBM user MegaSpaz. October 5th, 2008. A day I won’t forget about. It was a great day for a group ride on a new road in California. Nothing much different than previous Sundays, except for the route. The main, fun …

8 Tips For New Motorcycle Riders Motorcycles are fun, and there’s nothing like powering down winding roads by yourself with the wind in your face. But bikes can be much riskier than cars when things go down. If you’re new to riding, you will want to learn how to ride with less chance of injuries. The …

Top 7 Things That Will Happen in a Motorcycle Crash When you crash on a motorcycle there are a lot things that can happen, all of them are bad. Unlike when riding in a car you aren’t protected by safety belts and a roll cage, instead you are ejected from the vehicle. Here is a …

How to Survive With No Car and Only a Motorcycle How difficult will life be if I get rid of my car and only have a motorcycle? That is a question that I remember asking about 4 years ago after I bought my first motorcycle, a 2002 Suzuki GS500. At the time I had a …