How To Properly Brake and Downshift Your Motorcycle

Proper braking and downshifting is something that you will really have to learn the intricacies of through action. This is what motorcycle safety courses and closed course training are for. Many people, myself included, learned braking and shifting on off-road bikes. The skills you learn in class, or off road, are directly transferable to the…

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Make Commuting Fun Again

Cost: gas and toll savings Did you know that most motorcycles get better miles per gallon than the majority of passenger cars on the road? Yup, even my older 2006 CBR 600RR gets around 35 mpg. A new 2016 CBR 600RR gets around 45 mpg. With gas around me hovering at $2 a gallon, I’m…

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Hot Wired Heated Glove Liners Hot Review

Even in Texas, it gets cold enough to make my hands numb after a short ride down the highway. If you’ve been riding out in the winter then you’ve, no doubt, experienced this too. How cold does it get here? For reference, riding in the winter you are almost always exposed to negative wind chill…

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Avon Trailrider Dual Sport Tire Review

I don’t care what any of the self-proclaimed “Experts” on Reddit proclaim, for daily commuting slicks and knob tires suck. Niche tires are really good at what they are designed for but nothing else. Then there are tires that are kind of good at a lot of things but not the best at anything. For…

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When You Wear Jeans for Riding

Ask What Gear to Wear and Risk Starting a War People get crazy over some subjects and within the riding community riding gear is one of those subjects. There are generally two camps I’ve observed. One camp who says racing leathers all the time and the other camp who will go full-squid (no protective gear)…

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Usual Mistakes of New Motorcycle Riders

Usual mistakes of a new motorcycle rider Mistake 1: Forgetting to turn off their turn signal What usually happens: Stop, put on your blinker. Look for cars and turn the handlebars. Twist the throttle and begin a textbook turn. Panic and almost die sliding through the turn, there must have been lots of sand in…

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The Truth About Girls and Motorcycles

They Told Me a Motorcycle Would Attract Girls.. We’ve all heard this as young men, read it on some forum or thought it at some point. Here is the truth of it: the only people who will try to speak to you because of your bike are middle aged/older men. There are times when it won’t…

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