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From the first time you twisted the throttle full-bore to the first time you hit the mountain back roads, there’s something undeniably special about motorcycling. There’s nothing else quite like it, and there’s no better way to connect with the road.

At BestBeginnerMotorcycles, 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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Rider exhibiting clutch control on motorcycle

What is the Clutch & How Does it Work? In simplistic terms, the clutch is the part of the motorcycle that connects the engine and gearbox to the rear wheel and tells the bike to go forward or not. When the clutch lever is all the way out, this is supposed to be a full …

Riding in slow motion

Why Ride Slow? Before we get into anything more complicated, we’re going to take a quick dive into slow motion riding. Riding a motorcycle at slow speeds can be way more technical and difficult than opening the throttle and going fast. Most of the time on a motorcycle, we’re moving or going at least the …

Author Jennifer with her bike about to do some maintenance

It is a good idea to try to learn as much as possible, not only with riding skills but the mechanics of the motorcycle itself. Starting from the very basics is key to figuring out a solution to a problem that may occur during riding including with mechanical breakdowns Starting Point: Basic Controls on a …

ZOX Helmets Power Ahead Innovations

About ZOX Helmets For over 10 years, ZOX helmets have been providing quality helmets at a great price. The philosophy behind the ZOX brand is to provide an affordable, safe, stylish helmet to the public. ZOX has been involved in the Canadian racing community since the very beginning on a local, provincial and national level. …

Motorcyclist's birds eye view of the road and cars around them

The Mechanics of Braking Weight Distribution, Center of Gravity, & Overall Weight Weight distribution, center of gravity and overall weight of the bike with fluids has an impact on how the bike will react to braking. Like we learned in High School physics, Interia is a huge factor when considering braking on a motorcycle. Inertia …

Bell RS-2 Full Face Helmet

The RS-2 is Bell’s evolution of their wildly popular RS-1, and features numerous improvements compared to the outgoing model. It’s sleeker, better vented, and incorporates a new face shield and sun visor. It’s also claimed to be lighter, quieter, and easier to live with. On paper, the RS-2 is not so much an evolution of …

Tire Compact Air Compressor

This article will focus on the things you can do to prepare for situations that might arise while riding your motorcycle. Unlike a car, space on a motorcycle is limited and it makes it a bit more difficult to have everything you need in the event of a breakdown while on the road. I hope …

2016 Honda CB500X turning in a traffic circle.

My wife wants to join me out on motorcycle rides, but not as a passenger anymore. She wants her own wheels. No problem since there are plenty of excellent options out there. She Wants To Write Too She wrote an introduction about what criteria were most important and why she picked the Honda CB500X in …

BMW Liquid-Cooled Motorcycle

Liquid-cooled motorcycles use coolant (also referred to as antifreeze) to keep their engines within safe operating temperatures. This system requires periodic maintenance, especially as your bike accumulates mileage. If your bike is older, or if you recently purchased a higher-mileage used bike, there’s also a good chance that the coolant/cooling system would benefit from a …

Royal Enfield launched a new motorcycle in 2016 that many riders got excited about. Earlier, bikers used to get their sports bikes modified in order to drive through the challenging, yet thrilling, routes of the Himalayas. Thanks to Royal Enfield, there is now an ever-ready bike that can take these challenges head-on. Royal Enfield took …

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Ultimate Guides: Motorcycles, Gloves, Gear, & More

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 …

Kawasaki Ninja

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 …

Your Ultimate Guide To Motorcycle Boots: Types, Features, Styles, & Prices

Picking The Best Motorcycle Boots – The Ultimate Buying Guide Quick Navigation What Makes Motorcycle Boots Different Best Motorcycle Boots – Riding Shoes – Sport & Race Boots – Touring & ADV Boots – Cruiser & Harley Boots – Women’s Boots How Do You Choose Motorcycle Boots? The Tips on Choosing the best Motorcycle Boots The difference between Men and Women …

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We can’t deny the beauty and charm of some of Europe’s motorcycles. Over the years, the motorcycle has transformed massively due to new technology that’s available to us, however, some of the classics will never go out of fashion. European motorcycles have always been recognized for their styling as well as the unique riding experience, …

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, …

Great Bikes for Heavier Riders

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 …

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Best Touring and Adventure Boots Under $500 As a new rider, you might not be very focused on footwear but it can be a very critical piece of gear if you get into a wet environment or find yourself coming to a stop on loose gravel or dirt. You will also quickly learn that different …

In life we’re often given the choice to stick with what we have or move on to a new challenge. Some people like myself, embrace change while others prefer familiarity and live by the motto “if it ain’t broke, don’t try and fix it.” There’s nothing wrong with either approach, but I think with anything …

Summary Introduced for the 2017 model year, the 2018 Z650 offers thrilling performance, easy handling, and lightweight maneuverability. New riders won’t have to worry about outgrowing the power too soon, but they should be careful: this “small” Z has more than enough power to be daring… and dangerous. Highly recommended for fans of naked bikes …

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TORC T14B Helmet

Bluetooth was invented to replace wired connections over short distances. This has resulted in a multitude of products, one of which involves implementation into motorcycle helmets. Bluetooth technology enables a helmet-and-smartphone connection, allowing the user to enjoy media and engage in communications while riding. While it is possible to install a communications platform into almost …

motorcycle Helmet

Five Great Helmets Under $300 for New Motorcycle Riders In the United States you’ll find that 19 of 52 states have implemented a universal helmet law. Regardless of the law in the area you reside, one thing that motorcyclists can unanimously agree on is the importance of protecting your skull. Not only will a helmet …

Leather Biker Gear

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 …

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