Why hitting the gym can make you a better rider

motorcycle exercisesWhen was the last time you discussed your workout routine with another biker?

Odds are it’s not a conversation you have very often – but it should be.

Strength and conditioning training are essential for competitive riders, but getting in better shape helps you get the most out of your riding experience even if you’re not on a sport bike. Targeted exercises that build muscle in your legs, arms, chest and core improve your strength, mobility and endurance on the road. Continue reading “Why hitting the gym can make you a better rider”

5 things you probably didn’t know about Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Each August bikers from across the country flock to the tiny town of Sturgis, South Dakota, for the experience of a lifetime. The 77th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally kicks off on Friday, August 4, promising 10 days of live music, great food and endless open roads to explore. Read on for five interesting facts about the infamous rally.  Continue reading “5 things you probably didn’t know about Sturgis Motorcycle Rally”

Electric motorcycle startup receives $27 million to boost production

As the electric motorcycle market grows increasingly crowded, California-based Alta Motors aims to kick up production and distribution with the help of $27 million in new funding.

Alta Motors
Photo: Alta Motors Gallery

Alta’s Redshift Motocross and Supermoto models are powered by a custom “Alta Pack” lithium-ion battery. According to the manufacturer, it is the smallest and most energy dense battery pack in the transportation industry.

The street-legal Supermoto is described as “the ultimate urban commuter,” with a combined city and highway range of 50 miles and top speed of 80 mph. Continue reading “Electric motorcycle startup receives $27 million to boost production”

Make the most of your summer – don’t miss these Ohio motorcycle events!

There’s no better way to enjoy beautiful summer weather than to grab your bike and head out to one of Ohio’s many motorcycle events with a few buddies. Whether you’re into vintage motorcycles or stunt riding, this year’s schedule is packed with endless opportunities to make the most of riding season.  Continue reading “Make the most of your summer – don’t miss these Ohio motorcycle events!”

Don’t miss your chance to score discounted tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days!

 Vintage Motorcycle DaysAmerican Motorcyclist Association’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Days returns to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this July. Dubbed “vintage motorcycling’s biggest bash,” the event attracts tens of thousands of riders and enthusiasts to Lexington, Ohio, each year. The festival is family friendly, and kids 12 and under receive free admission. Continue reading “Don’t miss your chance to score discounted tickets to AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days!”