2017 Motorcycle Gift Guide: What to buy the rider on your list

Whether you’re shopping for a loved one or a riding buddy, picking out gifts for motorcyclists can be tricky. Many riders are partial to certain brands or manufacturers, and some items must be tailored to their bike specs or riding style.

When it comes to motorcycle gear and accessories, gift cards to your rider’s favorite shop or online retailer tend to be your safest bet – especially if you’re not very familiar with their preferences or motorcycles in general.

If gift cards aren’t your style, check out our guide below for some motorcycle gift inspiration. Continue reading “2017 Motorcycle Gift Guide: What to buy the rider on your list”

5 Tips for Buying Motorcycle Gear Online

Online shopping can give you access to products and deals you won’t find at your local stores, but it can be hard to know what you’re going to get when you don’t have the items in front of you. This is especially true when it comes to motorcycle gear.

If you prefer to do your shopping from the comfort of your own home, follow these tips for buying motorcycle gear online. Continue reading “5 Tips for Buying Motorcycle Gear Online”

4 things you should consider before renting a motorcycle

renting a motorcycleWhether you’re planning an escape from the winter weather or jetting across the world on an international adventure, there’s no better way to explore a new place than on two wheels.

Renting a motorcycle on your next trip can be well worth the money and trouble, but there are many things you need to consider before booking your bike. Continue reading “4 things you should consider before renting a motorcycle”

How to Layer Up for Winter Motorcycle Rides

winterMost motorcyclists hang up their helmets at the first sign of winter, but a brave few continue riding long after the temperatures drop.

If you find yourself in the second category, investing in the right gear is the key to extending your riding season and making the cold weather bearable. Read on to learn the proper way to bundle up for winter motorcycle rides. Continue reading “How to Layer Up for Winter Motorcycle Rides”

3 Reasons to Replace Your Motorcycle Helmet

motorcycle helmetBuying a new motorcycle helmet can put a serious dent in your wallet, and it’s especially frustrating to fork over the cash when your current model still looks as good as new.

While the overall quality of your helmet and how well you care for it play a role in its shelf life, below are a few reasons to consider replacing your motorcycle helmet. Continue reading “3 Reasons to Replace Your Motorcycle Helmet”

Fatal Polaris Slingshot crash raises questions about autocycle safety

A Polaris Slingshot or other three-wheeled “autocycle” has probably caught your eye cruising along beside you on the road. Their unique appearance and inverted trike design make them an attractive option for both motorcycle fanatics and those who aren’t quite comfortable on two wheels.

While these vehicles appear to be safer than traditional motorcycles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation into seatbelts used in the Polaris model after a man was ejected from his Slingshot in a fatal crash. Continue reading “Fatal Polaris Slingshot crash raises questions about autocycle safety”

Recall Roundup: Learn about the latest recalls in the motorcycle industry

Even if you keep your motorcycle in top condition, an unnoticed manufacturer error could be putting you at risk on the road. Regularly checking for possible issues is one of the keys to safe riding, and motorcycle recalls are a valuable resource for finding this important information. Is your motorcycle affected by any of these recent recalls? Continue reading “Recall Roundup: Learn about the latest recalls in the motorcycle industry”

4 Safety Tips for Motorcycle Passengers

While many of us love to experience the joys of the open road, some would rather go for a ride without taking on the responsibility of handling the bike.

motorcycle passengersRiding as a passenger is a great way to spend time with a loved one who rides or test the waters before learning to ride, but there are a number of precautions you should take to protect yourself.

Follow these four tips to ride safely as a motorcycle passenger. Continue reading “4 Safety Tips for Motorcycle Passengers”