Motorcycle Basics It’s a hot summer’s day, and you’re hanging out at Starbucks getting an iced double mocha non-fat low-soy grande frappuccino when you hear something in the distance. Is it the pounding of thunder…? No, it’s the high pitched roar of a sport bike revving before it speeds off in the distance. You practically …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 3: Training Learning HOW to ride Ok so you now know which motorcycle is good for new riders and what gear you should wear. The next thing is learning how to ride. For me, there is really only one option: Motorcycle Safety Foundation new riders’ course. Also known as the …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 2: Safety Gear Save Your Skin! One thing that a lot of new riders do not realize is how dangerous the pavement can be when you are moving. Think about the last time you fell on pavement while walking or running. You probably scraped up your knee or …

Learn to Ride a Motorcycle – Step 1: Choosing a Motorcycle Motorcycles are FUN! That is the number one reason why most people ride. They look cool, they sound great, and they are an awesome way to meet people with the same interests. I think one of the most attractive features of riding is the …

Great Reasons to Start on a 250cc Motorcycle There are many different reasons to start your motorcycle riding career on a smaller bike. You may not have considered something in a 250cc class before, but by the end of this article you will have a few really solid reasons to consider them for your first …

Tips for Your First Month of Riding a Motorcycle – Be Prepared & Avoid Common Pitfalls You’ve done it, you have decided you want to ride a motorcycle. Congratulations, you are in for quite the ride (haha! Oh I love my bad puns). This article is to prepare you for your first month of riding. …

Yes, a 600cc Sport Bike is Too Big for a First Bike This is the question we get the most so we’re cutting to the chase and answering it straight up and as emphatically as possible. Yes, stay away from riding a 600cc motorcycle if you are starting out as a motorcycle rider.  Why a 600cc Motorcycle is …

A 600cc Motorcycle is Not a Good Beginner Bike Remember when you were first learning to drive a car? You fumbled with the clutch, you killed it multiple times, lots of starts and stops. In my family when we were taught how to drive we used one of the older cars in our garage, that way …

When Is The Right Time to Replace a Motorcycle Helmet Motorcycle helmets save lives. According to the NHTSA Crash Statistics from 2003, there were 1,060 lives saved from riders who were wearing full face helmets. Don’t drop your helmet! With a motorcycle helmet the part that protects you is all the foam and cushioning on …

What went wrong in this Ducati crash? The following is an article written by the BBM user MegaSpaz. October 5th, 2008. A day I won’t forget about. It was a great day for a group ride on a new road in California. Nothing much different than previous Sundays, except for the route. The main, fun …

8 Tips For New Motorcycle Riders Looking to Avoid Needless Risks & Stay Safe Motorcycles are fun, and there’s nothing like powering down winding roads by yourself with the wind in your face. But bikes can be much riskier than cars when things go down. If you’re new to riding, you will want to learn how …

What Happens in a Motorcycle Crash? I’ll Show You. When you crash on a motorcycle there are a lot things that can happen, all of them are bad. Unlike when riding in a car you aren’t protected by safety belts and a roll cage, instead you are ejected from the vehicle. Here is a list …

How to Survive With No Car and Only a Motorcycle How difficult will life be if I get rid of my car and only have a motorcycle? That is a question that I remember asking about 4 years ago after I bought my first motorcycle, a 2002 Suzuki GS500. At the time I had a …

So You Want to Convince Your Family to Let You Ride a Motorcycle. Well, Here Are Some Tips & Solid Arguments to Get Approval. You’ve seen motorcycles riding around town. They look like so much fun! Maybe your friends ride and you want to. There is just one thing standing in your way… your family. …

How to borrow a motorcycle Right now it’s December in Boise, ID which is where I’ve found myself at this point in my life. I’ve been without a motorcycle for YEARS now ever since my beloved Kawasaki Ninja ZX6R decided to implode it’s engine. Not fun! Not having a motorcycle has been a real pain, but …

Beginner Motorcycle Guide Motorcycles are FUN! That is the number one reason why most people ride. They look cool, they sound great, and they are an awesome way to meet people with the same interests. I think one of the most attractive features of riding is the feeling of independence one feels when on the …

How to Save Cash by Riding a Motorcycle In these tough economic times people are trying to find any way possible to save money. If you do it properly, riding a motorcycle can save you a ton of cash while at the same time being a really fun way to commute. We all know riding a …

Buying a New Motorcycle Vs. Buying a Used Motorcycle For the sake of this article you can consider buying a used motorcycle from a dealership the same as buying a new motorcycle from a dealership. This is because every dealership i have known personally checks over and certifies every used motorcycle they sell, but don’t …

Getting a Great Deal on a Motorcycle Plus Our List of the Cheapest Beginner Motorcycles You Can Buy Once that motorcycle bug hits you, it can be hard to shake. Many people don’t have a few thousand dollars of disposable income to just drop on a brand new toy on a whim. That means research, …

Advice From An Advanced Motorcycle Rider The following article was written by Geoffrey Chisolm, a self described  “55 year old semi-retired motorcycle guy.” As a new rider it can be very helpful to learn from those who have been around a while. So grab a cup of tea and read on to hear some of the …

Are Motorcycles Cheaper Than Cars? Fact: Motorcycles are faster, more agile, better looking, and are cheaper to own and maintain than cars. True or false? This myth of ‘cheap’ transportation has been circulated again and again, by future riders when trying to convince someone (or themselves) that buying a motorcycle is the only logical financial …