Spring is in full swing and around the country, motorcyclists are returning to the road after a long winter. But with a sudden spike in motorcycles on the road, it's a good time to remind all motorists to keep a special lookout for motorcyclists.
Rider Training and Safety
Group riding can elicit a good deal of ambivalence with experienced riders. To be blunt, some dislike group rides and recommend against them. However, camaraderie and fun can add a whole other dimension to your life as a rider.
Riding can be a great activity - but it is not for everybody. Some people really ought to just say, "no thanks," and forget motorcycling altogether.
The more you pile on your bike, the more you need to pay attention to where you place heavier items, how you attach them, and what the added ballast placed in various spots on your bike does to handling and control.
Riding a motorcycle after dark can be anything from a sub-par and dangerous experience to one that is an enjoyable and equally safe alternative to daytime riding.
Riding with a passenger on your motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it is something that also ought to involve a fair amount of thought and care.
Depending on your experience, skill, preparation and risk tolerance, riding a motorcycle in the rain can be anything from frightening to fun.
While no one will publicly declare alcohol consumption and motorcycling are OK, there remain definite problems in a culture offering mixed messages.
With braking, the use it or lose it principle definitely applies, and skills can become rusty if not proactively attended to.
Riding a motorcycle safely and in control means not just better bike handling; it also means judging road conditions. Take our road conditions quiz and see how much you know about riding safely in a variety of conditions.
Our newbie rider north of the border had a chance to take home a Honda NC700S for some testing. This ABS-equipped model is unavailable in the United States, but the fuel-sipping naked standard proved to be a great fit for our Canadian tester.
There are few positives to come out of being in a motorcycle accident. But if there's one good thing to come out of losing your motorcycle, it's getting the opportunity to buy your next one.
But no matter how prepared you are, accidents can still happen. This is the story of mine.
New technologies in motorcycles are designed to keep us from crashing in the first place, while the latest in protective riding gear mitigates injuries suffered during a crash.
Understanding some basic tire knowledge will help you better care for your rubber and make you an informed consumer when the time comes to get some new round, black hoops for your motorcycle.