Tips for Your First Month of Riding a Motorcycle – Be Prepared & Avoid Common Pitfalls 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. …

Yamaha Virago 250 Review The Yamaha Virago 250 has the classic standard cruiser look without the unmanageable power and torque that a new motorcyclist doesn’t need while learning the basics of riding. Out of all of the standard style motorcycles I have to say that I really like the look of the Virago the best. …

Yamaha TW200 Review There are few bikes with as much personality as the Yamaha TW200. I normally ride street bikes, and the TW200 is actually the first dirt bike I ever had the chance to ride. It’s fun, bouncy (compared to a street bike), and a blast to ride on the street or the dirt. I got …

Yamaha SR400 Review You may not have ever heard of the Yamaha SR400, if not then that’s a shame. Yamaha has a strong history of 400cc motorcycles and this SR400 is like a trip back in time. That can be a good thing, or a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Read …

Check out our hands-on 2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 review. Yamaha has been eerily silent in the beginner bike scene for the last couple decades. It has been dominated by Kawasaki, Suzuki, and now even Honda has entered into the fray with their CBR 300 and CBR 500. Yamaha’s new R3 has been worth the wait. This …

Yes, a 600cc Sport Bike is Too Big for a First Bike This is the question we get the most so we’re cutting to the chase and answering it straight up and as emphatically as possible. Yes, stay away from riding a 600cc motorcycle if you are starting out as a motorcycle rider.  Why a 600cc Motorcycle is …

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 Looking to Avoid Needless Risks & Stay Safe 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 …

What Happens in a Motorcycle Crash? I’ll Show You. 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 …

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Review Probably one of the most forgettable motorcycles you have ever seen. Chances are you might not have even heard of this bike, much less considered it for purchase. If you haven’t though, you could be missing out on one of the best and more practical street bikes out there. This is …

Suzuki Shootout: Boulevard S40 vs Boulevard S50 The Suzuki Boulevard S40 and S50 are two amazing bikes. Which one is better for a beginner though? Which one is better for you? Luckily ‘Uncle Bernie’ one of the members of BBM has written about his experience of moving from the Suzuki Boulevard S40 to the Suzuki Boulevard …

Kawasaki Eliminator 125 Review If you’re looking for a good bike for tooling around town, then the kawasaki eliminator 125 may be the perfect bike. It has classic styling, a smaller engine that gets AMAZING gas mileage, and it’s light weight makes it ideal for low speed maneuvers. There are a few things this bike can’t …

Hyosung GT250R Review When it comes to beginner motorcycles, most of them have a general ‘look’ to them that gives them away as being not as powerful as their 600cc+ cousins. One company that is looking to change that in an amazing way is Hyosung with their sleek and modern looking 125cc and 250cc motorcycles. …

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 …

Being A New Motorcycle Rider When I first started riding motorcycles, in 1974, I was told two things I should always remember and which have served me very well over the years. The first thing was that I should ride like I was make of glass, for two reasons. One, it means I am invisible to …

So You Want to Convince Your Family to Let You Ride a Motorcycle. Well, Here Are Some Tips & Solid Arguments to Get Approval. You’ve seen motorcycles riding around town. They look like so much fun! Maybe your friends ride and you want to. There is just one thing standing in your way… your family. …

How to borrow a motorcycle Right now it’s December in Boise, ID which is where I’ve found myself at this point in my life. I’ve been without a motorcycle for YEARS now ever since my beloved Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R decided to implode it’s engine. Not fun! Not having a motorcycle has been a real pain, but …

Honda Shadow VLX Review The Honda Shadow is a motorcycle that has been around for decades. Between 1988 and 2008 Honda produced the VLX version of the Shadow (also known as the VT600c). It is a great introductory cruiser with enough power to make highway riding comfortable and easy. After all, that’s what cruisers do …

Honda Rebel 250 Review The Honda Rebel 250 is one of the first motorcycles I ever got a chance to ride. This is because they are often times the bike you get to learn on while taking the MSF course. This isn’t just a motorcycle to learn on though, it’s a great bike that can …

Honda Hawk GT Review I have heard great things about the Honda Hawk GT 650. For an older bike I think it is one of the most stylish with its single sided swing arm and angular features. Although naked v-twins are becoming more popular now, when Honda first introduced the Hawk NT650 in the late …

Honda CBR 500R Review Many people looking to get into the hobby of motorcycling often smirk when it is suggested that they look into a fantastic bike like the CBR 250, Ninja 250, or the Ninja 300. This is most often the case when the soon-to-be motorcycle rider weighs over 200 lbs… “How will the …

Honda CBR 125 Review There are a lot of things that are great about the USA: The constitution, action movies, and our love of all things powerful. Unfortunately sometimes the American way can limit some of the things that we get access too, one being smaller displacement motorcycles that actually look good! The Honda CBR …

Harley Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Review When it comes to great starter motorcycles, Harley Davidson isn’t known for them. Harleys are loud, heavy, powerful bikes that have a very unique culture surrounding them. One that embraces the veteran rider for the most part. To most non motorcycle riders you have only two types of bikes: …

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 …

How to Save Cash 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 …

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 …

Buell Blast Review The Buell Blast is a very good beginner motorcycle, although it is a tad basic compared to other bikes in it’s class. Buell is a branch of the Harley Davidson company that makes sport bikes instead of cruisers. People are very passionate about the type of motorcycle they like, usually they either …

Advice From An Advanced Motorcycle Rider The following article was written by Geoffrey Chisolm, a self described  “55 year old semi-retired motorcycle guy.” As a new rider it can be very helpful to learn from those who have been around a while. So grab a cup of tea and read on to hear some of the …