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YouMotorcycle is a lifestyle motorcycle blog to be appreciated by those who see motorcycling as a lifestyle and not simply a hobby, sport, or method of transportation. Most of the posts on the site are written by past and present motorcycle industry staff. We remain fiercely independent, innovative, and unconventional. Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy the world's greatest outdoor sport by helping new riders get started and inspiring current riders to get out more. We motorcycle, do You?

7 Unforgettable Movie Bikes

Triumph Bonneville Steve McQueen SE by big-ashb on FlickR | http://www.flickr.com/photos/big-ashb/6378982721

Bikes have long been the transport of choice for characters throughout the history of movies. In fact, sometimes the bike can be as important as, or even sometimes overshadow, the characters themselves. The bike becomes an integral part of the movie, defines it, and becomes the main focal point for remembering it.

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7 Motorcycle Safety Tips & Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle accidents

One day I received an email from a motorcyclist called "Bear". Bear decided to write in to YouMotorcycle about his riding experience, including the motorcycle collision he was in with a large mammal from whence he earned his nickname. The post was titled Motorcycle Safety Tips. I also wrote a similar set of guidelines, but my suggestions were directed to small displacement motorcycles, it was called Scooter Safety Tips.

Some of you are still crashing. You shouldn't do that. Crashing is expensive. Crashing can hurt. Don't crash. So, just to really beat a dead horse, here are seven motorcycle safety tips, and a handful of causes of motorcycle accidents. Consider this your what to do and what not to do.

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How to Name a Scooter: Peppy Tits & Peppy Twat

brown eyes

Once upon a time a beautiful little introvert called Brownie asked me to take a look at a scooter she was interested in buying. In part thanks to my knit-picking, but mostly thanks to her charm, we haggled another $400 off of the price she had already negotiated the seller down to over the phone. A pretty smile and a short skirt trump a man’s better judgement.

This is the story of a young woman called Brownie, her slips and slides on a scooter she named Peppy Tits, the night with her friend, and how they relate to my latest scooter purchase.

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Young, Wild, & Free

Spring Break in Daytona Beach

It was Spring Break in Daytona Beach Florida. I was sweet 16 with a bunch of girls from Windsor, Ontario, Canada! We were out for a good time. Dressed up like the little tarts like we were, or still are, old habits die hard! We were wandering the strip checking out the shops. After getting our kicks for a bit in the porn shop we headed outside...

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The Biker and the Trucker

Cat Biker Girl

True Story… can chose to believe it or not. But anyways, I commute up the DVP to York Mills every day. Anyways one of the highlights is what I jokingly call my facial. And that is the dump trucks that travel up the DVP around the same time I do. They kick up so much dirt or spray dirt from the back that I can tell I am coming up to a dump truck even if it’s a couple kilometers ahead of me. My lovely facial… A little grimy but never need to exfoliate at home…

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Laconia Motorcycle Week

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The Laconia Motorcycle Week is one of the biggest bike rallies in the world. Over-delivering on its name, the event lasts for 9 days. It held a record attendance in 2004, where 375,000 bikers joined in on the action. Laconia takes claim to being America’s Original Riding Rally. Laconia reigns down on the global scale of all motorcycle rallies at a whooping 89 years old!

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Lake Superior Circle Tour

Lake Superior motorcycle tour

If this trip isn’t on your travel bucket list, it should be

Story by Dustin Woods Photos by Dustin Woods and Alexe Sawicki

Whenever and wherever riding enthusiasts congregate and discuss the best places to ride, the old standards like the Pacific Coast Highway, Cabot Trail and Deal’s Gap come up often. I recently started hearing about another one lately that had me intrigued - The Lake Superior Circle Tour. The subject of perhaps the most famous Canadian ballad of all time, Gordon Lightfoot’s song about an ill-fated ship named the Edmund Fitzgerald and its 29 crew members warns of the peril such a treacherous body of water can hold.

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

Sturgis Motorcycle Rally street at night

Sturgis is one of the largest motorcycle rallies in the world.
The Sturgis motorcycle rally attracts half a million motorcycle enthusiasts (some say "Bikers") from all across North America for "Bike Week", one of the most amazing motorcycle experiences of all time. Add it to your bucket list, folks, you don't want to miss this mecca of motorcycling.

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Turbo Sidecar Landspeed Record Attempt

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Hellcat Customs, a small, Arizona-based custom motorcycle builder is attempting to make history. Their passions include turbo-charging one-of-a-kind Sportsters and building custom sidecars. Now Hellcat Customs are blending the two — with the first-ever turbo-charged sidecar Sportster running a stock Harley engine on regular pump gas to attempt to set a land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats.

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