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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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Best Commuter Motorcycles for Daily Riding for 2020

While many enthusiasts ride motorcycles for the fun, the sport, or the hobby of it, quite a few of us actually use them as urban transport. No long mountain drives, no highway cruises along the coast, just the simple point A to point B commute, or to the corner grocery when you need a pint …

The Best 50cc Motorcycles & Scooters for 2020

Not everything on two wheels needs to be the fastest, the most powerful, or even the most sleek. There is an entire world of two wheeled fun to be had at 50cc’s. Unfortunately in North America, the 50cc motorcycle has mostly been relegated to youth oriented dirt bikes. However, in Europe, due to how their …

 

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2020 Sportbikes for New Riders

By far the most popular motorcycle sector, the sportbike range is filled with bikes of all shapes, sizes, and styles. In the most broad sense of the category, you have naked bikes, semi-fairing streetfighters, and fully faired sportbikes. However, getting onto the wrong sportbike as your first bike can quickly lead to a destroyed bike …

The Best Touring Motorcycles for 2020

Not everyone that gets their motorcycle license wants to be the next Valentino Rossi. Sometimes, the truest expression of our love of two wheels and a motor stuck between them is to simply go out for a ride. And sometimes that ride becomes a day trip out to the mountain and canyon roads, or a …

best dirt bikes and dual sports under $5000

One of the things that many beginner riders look for when starting to explore the possibility of having a dirt bike as a second bike, or a dual sport as their primary, is price. As we all know, when budgeting for a bike, maintenance, registration, insurance, dealer servicing, and more all adds up to make …

With the Winter now officially halfway done, it means that Spring is now closer. And for those of us that enjoy to travel on two wheels, that means it’s almost time to get the bike ready for its first Spring ride. Yet, in many places, Spring, Fall, and even Summer can have cold, wet, miserable …

8 Automatic Motorycles Perfect for New Riders (2020 Update)

While many of us enjoy the whole process of doing gear changes manually, there is a growing market of riders that would prefer to either start off on a motorcycle with automatic gears, or riders that may no longer wish to have to deal with multiple gear changes. There are also those that may have …

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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Bike & Riding Gear Reviews

Ultimate Guide to Suzuki GS500F

Too Many New Riders Overlook the GS500 & I Can’t Figure Out Why My first motorcycle was a ’99 Kawasaki Ninja 500R, a 500cc sportbike that came with around 45 horsepower, timeless good looks, and fuel-sipping fuel economy. It was an excellent first bike and one that I flicked from corner to corner with glee. …

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Arai Corsair-X Helmet

Introduction While not necessarily a “new” helmet the Rea-5 graphic brings a fresh look to Arai’s Corsair-X helmet. The Corsair-X is the top shelf unit in Arai’s lineup and designed for racers and supersport motorcycle riders. Since the design comes from the track, this motorcycle helmet is most at home on riders that find themselves …

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Kawasaki Ninja 650R Overview

Kawasaki’s Ninja 650R Has Been an Entry-Level Staple Since 2006 Bikes like the Ninja 650R, FZ6R, and SV650 are ideal for new riders that either needs something larger due to their height, or are confident in their ability to manage a bit more power than what the typical “beginner bike” ships with. With an estimated …

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Riding Gear & Equipment

Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket

Save Over $120 on a Quality Sport Touring Jacket Sport Touring jackets can get very expensive. That’s why when I saw the Speidi Intercruiser H2Out Jacket at a 32 percent discount on Revzilla, I got pretty excited. Full disclosure, I have not worn or tested this jacket. However, the brand gets high marks from many …

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. …

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 …

 

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