With his rookie year out of the way, Motorcycle.com's designated newbie enters his sophomore season as a rider. In this new series, we look at how to take the next step and grow as a motorcyclist.
Rider Training and Safety
Nobody likes to think about motorcycle crashes. However, it's a very good idea to think about how to best avoid them and how to increase you chance of surviving them.
Whether you're new or experienced, cruiser or racer, in order to stay safe and enjoy the ride, it helps to pick the right bike for you.
To anyone who may have heard loud hooting and hollering coming from a flying black rocket on the Don Valley Parkway south of Queen St. this morning, I'm sorry.
When it comes time to renew your motorcycle insurance, be sure to call your agent to make sure you are still getting the best deal going. Insurance companies don't automatically switch customers from old programs to new ones that will save them money.
I've got my license, I've got my riding gear, and I've been through a rider training program. Now comes the fun part and one of the most frequently asked questions by new riders: what bike should I get?
Motorcycling has always been about fun, but it's not a video game, or a trip to an over-safety-engineered amusement park. Like a lot of higher-stakes adrenaline rushes, riding is a measured gambit, and one to always maintain a healthy respect for.
The first thing I noticed after I hit the ground was the sound of raindrops hitting the back of my helmet.
I've got my license and I've booked a rider training course, but there's one important task I need to take care of: getting riding gear.
My name is Dennis Chung and I am one of the many behind-the-scenes staffers behind Motorcycle.com. And I have a confession to make: I have never ridden a motorcycle.
In the penultimate article of our motorcycle insurance series we will cover things you may not know can be covered or have never had explained by your agent, broker or underwriter.
Insurance agents, brokers and underwriters have a dirty little secret they prefer you not be aware of: They encourage lower limits and high deductibles.
Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is the part of the policy that takes care of your injuries when you are not at-fault.
In the ever changing world of insurance premiums there is one thing that never changes. The mechanics stay the same.
Your decision to save a few bucks or your agent's lack of understanding of minimum liability coverage might just end up getting you sued.