Valentino Rossi could complete the remarkable feat of riding the equivalent of a lap around the world this weekend at Jerez. Of all the things the nine-time MotoGP champion has accomplished over the years, riding around the world on a MotoGP bike is definitely unique (and surely painful at times!). But hearing this news got us thinking – how long has Rossi been racing at the world championship level, anyway? Think you know the answer? Then tell us what you think below.
What kind of riding do you do? It’s easy to look at polls online as click-bait, or a trojan horse of somesort but sometimes, it really is just to help us get to know our readers better. Sure, we have posted plenty of silly polls over the years that don’t have any real interest to us other than engaging our readers and gauging general interest in a type of product or motorcycle or maybe which of two motorcycles one might prefer, but in the end, it’s a helpful way for us to better understand our audience.
All riders know that motorcycles are inherently less stable than automobiles. So, when we ride our shiny new bike away from the dealership, we begin the life-long task of attempting to keep our motorcycle from achieving its natural position. What is a motorcycle’s natural position, you ask? Why, that would be lying on its side. Our motorcycles depend on us to stay upright. It is our sacred task.
It’s part of human nature to stick with what we know and that is certainly the case for a lot of motorcycle enthusiasts. That being said, it isn’t uncommon for riders to jump from one brand to another, always in search of that new great “new bike” feeling. What about you? Would you consider yourself to be brand loyal, or more of a whatever best meets your needs at the time is what you ride sort of person?
We realize not all of our readers live in or have even ridden in the United States but a good many of them have. To have ridden a motorcycle in all 50 states would be quite an accomplishment and we’re curious how many folks have done so and how many are well on their way?
We’re not going to assume that everyone enjoys wearing a helmet when they ride, and while we are of the mindset that safety is always a top priority, we realize not everyone shares our opinion about helmets. For a lot of riders, the decision is made for you based on the particular laws of that state but if given complete freedom to choose, what’s your position on wearing a helmet?
Whether you’re caught up in the moment and forget to check your fuel gauge or you had a lapse in judgement and didn’t make it quite as far as you thought, we’re wondering if you’ve ever run out of gas and had to walk or hitchhike? If so, there’s usually a story behind it and we’d love to hear it in the comments below.
There are several factors that might inhibit a motorcycle from being your only motor vehicle. It could be the weather, your office dress code, or maybe you need to pick up the kids from school which might make using a motorcycle daily a challenge. But if you could eliminate all the variables, would you use a motorcycle as your daily driver?
For some, getting out on the open road with their spouse or partner is all part of the riding experience. For others, a motorcycle serves as somewhat of an escape from the busyness of life, and yes, that includes people. So we’re curious if you enjoy riding double or if you think buddy pegs were the worst invention ever?