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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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Imagine yourself cruising down a typical city street in Anytown, Anywhere on a sunny, summer’s day astride your faithful, two-wheeled steed. You’re aware, alert and on top of your game as always. You’re even fully outfitted in protective gear for your ride. Life is good! As you float along at 60ish kph you spot a …

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The Honda CRF250R has secured the opinion of a solid motocross bike in its class since production started back in 2002. Nearly twenty years later, we are not too far away from the release of the eagerly anticipated new 2018 model with the first bikes being expected to be available in the Honda Shop Midland …

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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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Kawasaki Z125 Pro

The media hub at AIMExpo 2018 – America’s largest and most significant motorcycle show – is electric. Media, vendors, and major brands from all over North America – and the world – have come in droves to showcase what’s new for 2018. Among them, perfect for new riders (and BestBeginnerMotorcycles.com), is the 2018 Kawasaki Z125 …

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It Could be a Lifesaver I started riding dirt bikes when I was 12 years old in 1987. I vividly remember the day Dad and I picked up that used-but-not-abused 1983 Honda XR80 and brought it home. I was over the moon with excitement about it and the bright yellow, Nolan dirt bike helmet the …

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What’s Old is New Again In 1959 the Bonneville T120 was brand new on the motorcycle scene. The 650cc engine producing 46 hp was considered a monster at the time and the bike was one of the fastest in production. The T120 monicker implied a top speed of 120 mph, but when actually tested by …

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Airbag

It’s true. The technology found in the four wheeled world is starting to take hold in the two wheeled one as well. It stands to reason because the standardization of airbags in the automotive world has helped save many lives and significantly cut back the number of injuries to drivers and passengers. Using a shoulder …

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Many young people express a want, or a need, to get a motorcycle early in their lives. As with any type of driving, there are a number of stages to pass first, alongside your motorcycle training – here’s what you need to do to get out on the saddle: CBT The first stage in getting …

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Ural Gear Up with Sidecar Review

What… IS that?! An old BMW with a sidecar? It looks like it came right off a World War II battlefield based on the styling, heavy steel frame, ammo cans, military paint scheme and fox hole spade strapped to the sidecar. How old is it? WOW! What a cool looking rig. A restored antique maybe? …

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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 …

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Ultimate Guide to Motorcycle Gloves

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 …

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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 …

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Suzuki V-Strom

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 …

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Dirt bike racing is a sporting activity that continue to grow rapidly. Riders and watching fans are thrilled by racing on the dirt tracks at extreme speeds and taking adrenaline-provoking high jumps. With the consistent growth of the popularity of this sport, so has the manufacturing of dirt bikes that are used in the racing. …

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  Let’s face it. The motorcycle jacket is stitched into the fabric of American pop culture. Going beyond Easy Rider or Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones, the form has become a staple in fashion, cinema and the American way of life. But getting all the way back to its roots and function as protective …

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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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Suzuki GS500 Review The Suzuki GS500 is probably the perfect beginner motorcycle for someone who is confident in their ability to quickly grasp the basic motorcycle concepts. It’s a pretty small motorcycle, but it’s also powerful enough to lug around some of the bigger guys (250 lbs+!!) with relative ease. It gets great gas mileage …

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Ninja 250 review

Kawasaki Ninja 250 Review The Kawasaki Ninja 250r is the ultimate starter motorcycle for a new rider. It’s nimble, light, and gets great gas milage. Although the look of it may be a bit ‘aged’ compared to some of the newer style of 600cc motorcycles, I personally think that the bike holds its own aesthetically… …

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ALT text: 2015 Kawasaki Vulcan S

Kawasaki Vulcan S Review Words by Jim Pruner, Photos by Nathan Guinn | Updated August, 2017 Enigmatic Yet Endearing Here is a motorcycle I have found to be widely misunderstood and certainly underestimated by those who haven’t swung a leg over it to lay some tracks down a sheet of asphalt. Only owners really seem …

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5 Best Batteries for Harley Davidson Bikes

5 Best Batteries for Harley Davidson Bikes Does your Harley have a weak battery? Stop me if you know this scenario. Sometimes the engine cranks just fine, but other times you only hear an annoying ‘click, click, click’ noise when you push the starter button. Love those days right. Of course, your first recourse is to …

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2017 Top Touring Motorcycle Helmets Nothing beats the feeling of the wind and road whipping past you as you feel every ounce of horsepower charge through your bike. Nothing kills that adrenaline rush faster than an accident. Sure you’ve taken on board the idea of riding motorcycles either as a hobbyist or a functional mode …

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The Best And Most Affordable Motorcycle Helmet Speakers That You Can Buy Today (Updated for 2017)   Quick Navigation Things to Look for in a Helmet Speaker 1. Multi-device capability 2. Sound quality 3. Ergonomics and Durability 4. Battery life. 5. Loud volume with easy to use volume controls. The 5 Best Motorcycle Helmet Speakers …

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