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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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2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400

I’ve been eagerly waiting for an opportunity to test ride the brand new 2018 Ninja 400. Finally last week I did just that at a Demo Day put on by the local dealership in Calgary: BlackFoot Motosports! The new 400 Ninja is lightweight, equipped with an all new trellis frame and has noticeably more horsepower …

Drag Motorcycle

It’s been several months since you started studying for your motorcycle license. When you see a motorcycle in the street, you become envious, you spend all of your nights comparing all of the models to find the one bike that will take you to the end of the world… The biker passion is in you! …

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 …

Best Helmets under $500

Best Full Face Helmets Under $500 As a new riders, you have a lot going on around you that is critical to your safety. And distractions can be the difference between a safe ride and more experience under your belt and an accident. For that reason, I believe that a full face helmet is always …

2007 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer

From 2004 to 2010, Yamaha sold the FZ6 Fazer, a sport-touring motorcycle that featured a detuned R6 engine (circa 2003) and sporty styling, but with a more comfortable and ergonomically-friendly riding position. As the owner of a 2007 FZ6 in Yamaha 50th Anniversary colors, I’m happy to write an article extolling its virtues. If you’re reading this …

1983 Honda VFR400F

Economics: A Harsh Teacher Several times in history people and companies have taken big risks and won equally big. It’s the fuel for ambitious innovation and business venture as well it should be. Conversely, there are plenty of huge failures for the simple reason that no one, no matter how smart or successful really can …

When I decide to invest in a new hobby or interest, the philosophy I use is generally to start simple and work my way up to complex from there depending on my interest level. Others begin at full throttle, diving in with both feet right from the get-go. If you have the money to spend …

Live To Ride, Ride to Live Motorcycling!!! Hurtling down the road on two wheels with a growling engine beneath you and the roar of the wind as your companion is the very definition of fun to motorcyclists. Those things combined with some warm sunshine keeping the wind at a comfortable temperature, a tank full of …

It’s Common Sense There are people and groups arguing for and against helmet use in general and the topic is extremely inflammatory in the United States. I think it’s less controversial to debate abortion or gun control than it is wearing a helmet with some people. Nonetheless, numerous scientific studies have repeatedly shown helmeted riders …

The Alternative Motorcycle? Scooters are probably the most common two-wheeled vehicles on the road worldwide other than bicycles. I suppose in that sense it’s the same as the alternative genre of music. Labeled in North America as the non-mainstream choice while in reality, it couldn’t be any more popular. Honda alone has sold almost 100 …

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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 …

Affordable Motorcycle Protective Gear

Affordable Motorcycle Protective Gear A lot of people when buying their first motorcycle spend every cent on the bike itself, but leave barely any left to buy some decent motorcycle gear. This article will show you that you can get some good gear for only a few hundred bucks. In this motorcycle guide we cover …

The 5 Pieces of Gear You Need to Ride a Motorcycle

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 …

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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. …

Hottest Motorcycle Jackets On The Market 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 …

ultimate guide motorcycle helmets

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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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? …

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 …

Words by Jim Pruner, photos by Nathan Guinn Suzuki DRZ-400SM Review A bulletproof, fun, and approachable bike, the DRZ-400SM is the epitome of the “Jack of all trades”, where it does all things well but no things exceptionally well. Should that deter you? Absolutely not. The DRZ is an example of a timeless and well-considered …

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Hands On Review – Nolan N104 Helmet Nolan, an Italian helmet manufacturing company is better known for its extraordinary helmet shapes and designs. The trend seems to continue with Nolan N104, which is a modular, full-face motorcycle helmet with a boatload of promising features. The shape and the design of the helmet are the first …

Bell Rogue Unisex-Adult Half Street Helmet

Hands On Review – Bell Solid Rogue Helmet Bike riding is all about chills and thrills. To make bike riding an exciting and an unforgettable experience, it is important for bike riders to wear a branded helmet.As there are many brands available in the market, it is hard to make the right selection. Bike riders …

Bluetooth-Motorcycle-Helmet

Hands On Review – Bilt Techno 2.0 Bluetooth Helmet Build for Stylish And Responsible Motorcyclists! BILT is known for manufacturing affordable and comfortable helmets. In the recent years, BILT has added successfully launched Bluetooth helmets, which can easily work on the outdated cell phones. The only thing that the phones need to have is a …

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