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We create and curate content designed to help new riders keep the rubber side down and quickly learn the skills and techniques they’ll need to enjoy their two-wheeled machines to their fullest. From protective equipment to riding techniques – and everything in-between – you’ll find a wealth of information dutifully prepared for you by seasoned riders and motorcycle enthusiasts.

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12 Great 2020 Model Year Bikes Perfect For Beginners

At the time this article was written, the first third of the year 2020 has just slipped past. While there is a current global crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, it hasn’t stopped people enjoying the hobby of swinging a leg over a motorcycle, with some doing so for the first time. The …

2020 Yamaha YZF-R3 vs KTM RC390 vs Kawasaki Ninja 400

One of the most common questions we get asked here at Best Beginner Motorcycles is: “I want a sport bike, which one is the best?” It’s not as simple a question as you may think, as there are a variety of things that can influence what motorcycle is the right fit for you. Are you …

 

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Best 125cc Motorcycles & Scooters for 2020

While we focus a lot on the best beginner motorcycles here, as the name of the site states, and we sometimes forget that the term motorcycle encompasses more than just the rip-snorting sport nakeds, the rumbling cruisers, or the screaming supersports. Not everyone wants, or even needs, a large displacement bike to get around. In …

You’ve done it! You did the safety course, you passed your license test, and now you’re a fully qualified rider of motorcycles. Now comes the most exciting part of being a new rider: buying your first bike! Now, instead of going to the showroom and picking up a shiny new bike (unless you really want …

Best 250cc Motorcycles for 2020

A lot of new riders are looking to start off on something that will give them the most fun without necessarily being the most powerful. For some, it’s due to their body size and weight being too small or light for higher displacement motorcycles, for others it may be the fuel efficiency or specific usage …

The Best Small Motorcycles for New Riders

In decades past, there was a gigantic push towards higher and higher displacement as the only way to produce more exciting, more powerful, and faster motorcycles. However, in the past few years, manufacturers have realized that you can still make exciting, fast, and powerful bikes with lower displacement through clever engineering and technology. In 2020, …

Dual sport helmets combine all the things you want from a dirt bike helmet and put them into a helmet designed for street riding. What you get is a helmet that offers good performance both on the street and in the dirt. However, a dual-sport lid won’t be as good on the road as a …

When it comes to open-face helmets, going with a three-quarter helmet is the way to go. Half helmets are great for certain purposes, but a three-quarter open-face helmet is going to give you better protection. I also think these helmets look better than half helmets, so they have that going for them, too. If you …

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If you’re a cruiser rider or have a standard motorcycle, an open face helmet can be a great option. I prefer a full-face lid, and I honestly wear a modular most of the time, but that said, my first helmet was a half helmet. You’ll hear some guys bash half helmets because they’re not as …

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5 Best Full-Face Helmets

The smartest and safest option when it comes to a motorcycle helmet is a full-face one. The full-face design not only protects your head but your face, too. The helmet design can be packed with features that make riding more enjoyable, and these helmets look darn cool. There are thousands of different models out there. …

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Full-face motorcycles are the safest out there, but a lot of people like the idea of a helmet that allows them to feel the wind on their face from time to time. That’s where modular helmets come in. Modulars are the best of both worlds when it comes to full-face helmets versus open face helmets. …

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used motorcycle helmet buying guide

Your head is the most important thing to protect while riding a motorcycle. While cuts, road rash, scrapes, and the like will heal over time on other parts of your body, if you do damage to your head, you can be left with brain damage, life-altering injuries, or, ultimately, you could die because of blunt …

Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket

Save Over $120 on a Quality Sport Touring Jacket Sport Touring jackets can get very expensive. That’s why when I saw the Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at a 32 percent discount on Revzilla, I got pretty excited. Full disclosure, I have not worn or tested this jacket. However, the brand gets high marks from many …

HaloCam M1 Dashcam

Start Here: Setup Hardware/Tools Needed All you need before getting started are a few wiring clips and mounts (I’ll get to that later), pliers, tools to loosen your gas tank (if you want a super clean install) and a microSD card (they call it a TF card in the instructions) with up to 256GB capacity. …

 

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