Touring For New Riders When it comes to long distance riding, the main two elements desired in a motorcycle are rider comfort and the ability to maintain highway speeds comfortably. You won’t last more than a few hours (at most) if you lose all feeling in your lower extremities due to the physical discomfort caused …

Dual sport motorcycles are an exciting yet practical choice for beginning your two-wheeled riding experience. They are especially appropriate if you grew up riding off road and still wish to have the flexibility to spend part of your riding time there (without having to shell out more money for a second set of wheels). Dual …

If you’re looking to acquire your first sport bike on the journey to becoming a confident and competent motorcycle rider here is a list of can’t miss bikes and tips just for you. Pick a Good Fit By this I mean pick a bike you feel comfortable sitting on and can reach the ground flat …

Many of my fondest, most happiest moments have occurred while aboard a two wheeled steed, moving at speed down a smooth sheet of blacktop asphalt.  Warm air flowing past my face as the rising growl, “braaap”, or buzz of the engine drowns out all usual woes and cares.  The dotted, yellow center lines appearing to …

When it comes to choosing a first motorcycle many different options are available for consideration in matching up to your individual needs and wants.  It centers around personal preference so much, that really no one can tell you one particular choice is best for you, but good insight can be gained by listening to what …

There are two ways to approach the beginning of your biker days: one is to have all the gear ready before you buy your bike, and the other is to rush into your nearest biker store as soon as you’ve bought your bike and purchase the basics. Whichever way you do it, it’s important to …

You, Me, & 650cc’s: The Best Starter Bikes for Two-Up Riding So you’ve mastered the basics of riding alone on a motorcycle, and now you find yourself bringing along a partner. Riding two-up, colloquially known as having a Pillion, brings its own unique set of challenges. Not only are you responsible for your passengers safety, …

Three Great Starter Motorcycles for Heavier People So you’ve been bitten by the bug I call motorcyclus riderus and as a result have come down with a serious case of the bike fever, eh? It infects all different kinds of people, from many different walks of life and body types. The joy of riding knows …

2017 Top Motovloggers to Watch What is motovlogging? Well, to put it simply it’s when you strap a camera to yourself or your motorcycle and you film your ride. Wikipedia defines it as: A person who creates motovlogs is known as a motovlogger, and the action of making motovlogs is called motovlogging. Most motovloggers upload …

Even if you’ve been on a hundred car road trips in your life you should realize that a long road trip on a motorcycle is much more demanding. You’ll get a lot more out of it and a motorcycle road trip gives you a much better sense of freedom than any car road trip could …

Let’s face it, taking your beloved motorbike to a garage and asking a bunch of strangers to fix or service it is never desirable. Unless you’re confident in the garage’s abilities and know they have a track record of awesome care and service, you’ll always be taking something of a gamble. This is particularly frustrating …

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 …

Picking the Best Motorcycle Gloves – The Ultimate Buying Guide 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 …

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 …

How 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 a place …

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 …

Great 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 …

Motorcycle Reserve Fuel Switch Guide So you’re cruising down the freeway and all the sudden your motorcycle starts to lose power. It’s 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 it’s a …

A Beginner Motorcycle Riders Guide to Insurance 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 …

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 …

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 fell on pavement while walking or running. You probably scraped up your knee or …

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 …

Great 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 – 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. …

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 …