We all want a good deal on a used bike and these guys promise to deliver access to these great deals for the somewhat expensive price of $29.99. We decided to try it out on the premise that $29 spent now could mean savings of a few hundred to a few thousand dollars on this writer’s next motorcycle!
We ride because we love it. Face it: the only reason anyone in North America rides a motorcycle is because we love the feeling of being on two wheels. Sure, the fuel economy and is nice, but nothing can trump the feeling of hitting a corner at a 30 degree angle, leaned over, screaming like [...]
Are you a massive geek? Does looking like you just stepped off the grid make you absolutely excited in ways that are somewhat confusing to you? If you answered yes to those two questions we may have just found your “thing”: Universal Designs movie replica riding suits. The best thing about these riding suits is [...]
Currently announced for the Canadian and Japanese markets, the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R steps in to fill the lofty shoes of the departed (and sorely missed) Ninja 500R. It maintains all of the technology and features of its bigger brother, the Ninja 650R, but with a smaller engine and price point (the 400R is approximately $1,200 cheaper than the 650R). It promises to offer new riders plenty of thrills and good times while remaining approachable and easily-controlled- key elements of an effective entry-level motorcycle.
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Here in Calgary, AB, Canada the weather for riding is pretty much toast. The high today is 15 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit), and to be honest, we’ll be lucky to see that. We might get another few days of decent riding weather, but obviously I’m not holding my breath.
Keeping your motorcycle insurance premiums low can be a real tough challenge. These five tips will help keep your premiums as low as possible, keeping more money in your wallet (for gas, of course).
I was riding down a residential road today, humming loudly to myself (as I often do when I’m riding since I don’t wear headphones/listen to music), when I pulled over to the side of the road. Something had caught my eye, and I wasn’t sure of exactly what it was until it hit me: leaves.
The road is littered with them, all varying colors and shades, blowing carelessly in the wind. If you are a motorcycle enthusiest who lives in an area that experiences fall and winter, you know that familiar feeling that sets in the pit of your stomach.
A couple of weeks ago we reviewed MotoLearn.com, an excellent online training guide for new motorcycle riders or prospective motorcycle riders. MotoLearn.com is a well written guide that any new rider, especially considering its skimpy $16 price tag, should read.
“Get Ready To Pass” is, by all accounts, a much better product. Along with pictures and reading material, it presents incredibly high quality videos on every aspect of riding. Not only that, but the material presented is applicable for both cars and motorcycles. While most people will already have their car license before getting their motorcycle license, having that information present is a bonus if you don’t have either license.
Many people will ask an experienced rider the same old question: “How do I ride a motorcycle?” The answer, of course, is quite complex. Most riders start off with the “oh, well you just do this yabba yabba yabba…”. Good luck trying to explain it, because to be honest, it’s the feel of riding a motorcycle that a new rider needs to experience.
Naturally, because of this, we tend to find the “how to” guides to be a little off the mark. Some do a good job of explaining the mechanics of riding a motorcycle, and others do an excellent job of describing the feeling that comes with riding a motorcycle. None of them, it seemed, were able to do both.