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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.

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Dual sport riders are a unique bunch. The motorcycles themselves have to pull double duty. That means the riders have to know how to ride both on the street and on the dirt. The duality doesn’t end there. Dual sport riders need gear that’s suited for both environments, too. A dual sport helmet has to …

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. …

5 Best Full-Face Helmets

When it comes to a motorcycle helmet that offers the very best in features and protection, you’ll do no better than a full-face helmet. These helmets get their name from their construction. The helmet is a solid shape that provides protection to your head and face. While some people prefer the feel of an open-face …

Many people love full-face motorcycle helmets for the amount of safety they offer but aren’t thrilled with having their face covered all the time. Instead of going with an open-face helmet, there’s the option to choose a modular one for the best of both worlds. With a modular helmet design, the face shield and chin …

2019 Yamaha YZF-R3

First Impressions I got my first look at the new 2019 YZF-R3 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the AIMExpo in October of 2018. It was love at first sight. I immediately noticed the aggressively placed clip-ons, MotoGP-esque front faring, and more angular gas tank. The new styling so closely resembles it’s “big brothers” (the YZFR1M, …

Dealership etiquette when purchasing a bike

“How Do I Know What to Buy?” A larger engine, or a smaller engine? Sportbike, cruiser, mod bike, dual sport, dirt – there are so many different specializations within motorcycling that without riding them – how do you know what is right for you? Working in a local dealership, selling motorcycles in my early 20’s, …

Jennifer Angelina (JA Motogeek) getting ready to ride to class.

Check the Basics Before You Ride You would never take part in a marathon with your shoelaces untied, so what is the difference between that and not checking your bike before you ride? Not much really, leave it to chance and both ways, you are going down – it’s just a matter of when. It …

Training to react to unforeseen obstacles on the road

This is the thing none of us want to ever have to deal with, but should consistently practice and prepare for. Without preparation, the results of an unexpected situation can be catastrophic. The Four Essentials to Practice Hopefully, at this point you’ve already gone over the finer points and practiced them: Slow Motion Riding Clutch …

Jennifer Angelina doing a demo of the motorcycle hill start for students

Back to the Basics My number one rule for hill starts or any riding really is making sure you have the front or rear brake applied while stopped at all times. Getting into the habit of this will ensure that it becomes a natural body reaction and will help you keep from losing control of …

Jennifer Angelina demo’ing push steering for the class

Jennifer Angelina demo’ing push steering for the class Push Steering or Counter Steering? “Tom-ay-to, Tom-ah-to” – Both Terms Mean the Same Thing Push steering, or countersteering – this is a label that seems to boggle most minds of riders because the actions behind it seem counterintuitive. You look right, push the bar right and the …



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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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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 …

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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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What do you do when you’re not a full-face, modular, or half helmet fan? You go for the good old three-quarter open face helmet. This type of motorcycle helmet provides good protection to your head while still allowing you to feel the breeze on your face as you ride. Many of the modern options come …

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 …

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 …

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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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