2013 Top 6 Motovloggers to watch on youtube!

If there is one thing I search a lot for on youtube, it’s motovloggers. I’ve been without a motorcycle for about four years now, and to get my two-wheeled fix I count on people recording themselves riding. As I save up for my next bike, I am reminded of a time before I started riding where I was researching everything I could about motorcycle riding. If youtube had been around then, I’m sure that I would have watched dozens of motovlogs in an effort to learn more about the riding experience.

Getting started beginner motorcycle guide

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 of independence one feels when on the open road. It doesn't matter whether you are riding a cruiser, the latest Italian super-bike, or maybe a vintage cafe-racer. They all give you that feeling of exhilarating freedom and presence of mind that only riders understand.

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 1989 Chevy Suburban as my secondary vehicle, but I rarely took it out because of the stress of driving such a large (and gas hungry) car. Eventually the suburban broke down and I sold it thus starting my foray into living without a four wheeled cage. Sure, things might be a little tough, but it can't be THAT hard to get around with only a motorcycle right? Here is what I have learned being car-less for the last few years. 

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 rider should know.

Four Ways to Save Money by Riding a Motorcycle

In these tough economic times people are trying to find any way possible to save money. If you do it properly, riding a motorcycle can save you a ton of cash while at the same time being a really fun way to commute. We all know riding a motorbike is a lot cooler than clipping coupons!

Crash Analysis - Tailwhipped Lil Dragon Highway 49

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 part of the loop was Highway 132 to Highway 49. The day was sunny and dry and both highways are known for having good road conditions. Highway 132 is a fast road with long sweepers. Highway 49 is an slower, uphill road with decreasing/increasing radius, tight L-turns, and level/camber changes. Sounds like a fun ride, no? It was until... I crashed.

Top 5 Reasons to Start on a 250cc Motorcycle

1. You'll Learn Faster Than a 600cc Riding a motorcycle is hard for most people. Sure, put someone on a motorcycle for a few months or a year and it will eventually become second nature. Until you build the muscle memory that you need to properly operate a bike, you need to stack as much in your favor as you can. One of the easiest ways to do that is by choosing a 250 as a first motorcycle. {C}

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!

8 Great Beginner Riding Habits

There are a few things that it will take you a few months to learn once you finally get your motorcycle and you start riding regularly. If you are lucky you will have a riding mentor with some experience help guide you and tell you some of these tips, but if you don’t then feel free to study this guide. This is a lot to remember at first so when I started riding I would only concentrate on doing one thing really well for the whole ride, like looking through the turn for example. Eventually this becomes automatic and you can concentrate on building other good habits.

Top 7 Things That Will Happen in a Motorcycle Crash (NSFW with Pics & Video)

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 list of some of the things you can expect if you crash on a motorcycle, especially if you don’t wear protective gear.

Inexpensive Gear Guide: The art of gearing up without spending a lot of money

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.

Best Beginner Motorcycle - Who Am I?

After some nudging from Sam I decided to write this little article about who I am, why I made this website, and why you should listen to me and not your buddies. Feel free to post your comments after you read the article with any other questions you might have!

Why a 600cc Motorcycle is Not a Good Beginner Bike (updated)

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 if something happened the good cars wouldn't be damaged. Learning to drive was very frustrating to me at first, I couldn't figure out how to operate the clutch and smoothly shift gears in a way that didn't jerk everyone around. I was very happy to learn in that 10 year old car, it made things much easier for me. The first time I drove my moms brand new Subaru WRX I nearly steered into the fence because I wasn't used to a car with such a sensitive gas pedal.

Beginner motorcycles that don't LOOK like beginner motorcycles.

We've all been there, we love the look of the 600cc and 1000cc motorcycles but we realize we don't yet have the skills to pilot them. The smart ones will pic a smaller motorcycle and deal with the outdated looks of their beginner bikes, the not so smart ones may go out and buy that 600cc machine and see it crashed before their first month. Now you don't have to choose, because here are a few motorcycles that are low displacement, but still have racer inspired stylings that will get you all the looks at your local star bucks.

Beginner Motorcycle Guide

It's a hot summers day, and your hanging out at Starbucks getting an iced double mocha non-fat low-soy grande frappaccinio 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 drop your frappaccinio , because it's love at first sight. Not the guy in the leathers and armor, but the machine below him with the crisp paint job, exotic looks, and menacing sound....

Are Motorcycles Cheaper Than Cars?

Fact: Motorcycles are faster, more agile, better looking, and are cheaper to own and maintain than cars. True or false? This myth of 'cheap' transportation has been circulated again and again, by future riders when trying to convince someone (or themselves) that buying a motorcycle is the only logical financial choice. Unfortunately, motorcycles may not be as cheap as originally thought. So when it comes to the old question "Are motorcycles cheaper than cars?" The short answer is: Sometimes.

Buying a New Motorcycle Vs. Buying a Used Motorcycle

For the sake of this article you can consider buying a used motorcycle from a dealership the same as buying a new motorcycle from a dealership. This is because every dealership i have known personally checks over and certifies every used motorcycle they sell, but don't be afraid to ask them what they have done to ensure the motorcycles reliability.

Motorcycle Reserve Fuel Switch Guide

Fuel PetcockFuel PetcockSo your cruising down the freeway and all the sudden your motorcycle starts to lose power. Its still chugging chugging chuggin 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 simple problem of flipping the fuel tank petcock, but for the new rider it can be very confusing and intimidating.

Why 600cc's is too much!

Honda CBR 1000rrHonda CBR 1000rrMost 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 athstetically pleasing a motorcycle is, the more CC's it has. When I first got the motorcycle bug, the one I dreamed about and saved up for was none other than the Honda CBR 1000RR!!!