Picking the Best Motorcycle Helmet – The Ultimate Buying Guide When it comes to buying riding gear, no piece of equipment is more important than a good motorcycle helmet. Protecting a motorcycle rider’s head is serious business, but with so many styles and brands on the market, choosing a motorcycle helmet can be as difficult …

Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Gloves I think we can agree on a few key things before you read this report on the ultimate guide to motorcycle gloves. Your hands are pretty important to living a full life. You would like to be able to use them for the rest of your life. Protecting them is …

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 …

16 Perfect Gifts for New Motorcycle Riders If you have a motorcycle rider in your life (or a soon to be rider!) there are some great gifts out there that can make their life easier and safer. This is the best Gift Guide for motorcycle riders. These gifts are listed in no particular order. Get …

  Must Have Tools to Maintain Your Motorcycle Before I owned a motorcycle I was mechanically inept. A great example of this is I didn’t realize that you needed to change your engine oil at regular intervals. This led to me burning up all the oil in my 1989 Chevy Suburban and destroying the water …

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 …

5 Pieces of Gear You Need to Ride a Motorcycle Riding a motorcycle is inherently dangerous. According to NHTSA data, motorcycling is 33 times more dangerous than driving a car. There is a saying in motorcycle culture that there are two types of riders: Those who have crashed, and those who haven’t crashed yet. Don’t let …

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 …