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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?

Sleazy Motorcycle Ads

Sleazy Ads

Let's get a few facts out there from the very beginning: women in motorcycle advertising have been around forever, they will continue to be, sex sells now as much as ever, this industry is still largely male dominated, and I'm a marketing professional telling you that Mad Men is the most boring television show on the air. Unlike Mad Men, this post features beautiful women, while actually standing up for them, so whatever your gender or orientation you might actually enjoy reading it.

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Mono vs. Dual Shock Motorcycle Suspension

dual-shock suspension

Motorcycle rear suspensions or shock absorbers were invented in 1913 in the hope of minimizing or reducing the effect that rough the terrains provided. Paved roads were few and far between, rear suspension on motorcycles was designed to increase riding comfort and riding quality. So in the battle of the shocks absorbers, is it better to use a Single Suspension (Mono-shock) or Dual Suspension (Twin-shock) setup?

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How to Shower at a Stranger’s

motorcycle sex

If you have to ask how taking a shower in a stranger's washroom relates to motorcycling, I'd venture to guess that you're doing this whole motorcycling thing wrong.

Yesterday I posted The Hamilton Babe & Lady Luck. It was the story of my failed attempt at surprising a friend for a ride. As Lady Luck would have it, I ended up spending the afternoon with someone else, completely unplanned. Before I left I took a quick shower. Showering at someone else's house can be a little tricky if you've never done it before. For everyone looking to live life a little and ride further from home this season, here are some tips!

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The Hamilton Hottie & Lady Luck

Honda Hawk NT650 GT

It happens all the time. You pick your destination, spend copious amounts of time planning your route, but never end up sticking to it. Maybe, like me, you already have the route memorized, but never end up riding it. Whatever the case, there are some recurring themes in the adventures of the happy motorcyclist: getting lost, meeting friends, something inevitably going wrong, and beautiful women never far from the saddle.

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#29in29 Week 3 Favorites

29in29

The I-betcha-can't-post-29-times-in-29-days-this-February challenge is almost done! 15 of the best motorcycle websites on planet earth are participating, and this site right here is falling behind!

It's time to get all caught up on the what's what of the online motorcycle world. Here are the best posts of Week 3 as chosen by someone with too little time and all of the wrong priorities!

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MotoLimo

MotoLimo

I’ve been keeping quiet a handy service in Toronto called MotoLimo. Motorcycle Towing Toronto is YouMotorcycle’s own motorcycle towing biz, but we aren’t the only guys in Toronto that offer motorcycle towing. Moto Limo has a fleet of trucks always hovering around in the Greater ...

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Motorcycle Recalls

transport canada

Canadian motorcyclists have seen a slew of recalls announced this past week. Well, that is, those that are looking for recall notices. If you bought your motorcycle anything but used, the manufacturer likely won't be able to call you to tell you to bring your bike in for recall service. If that's the case, you should probably read this to see if your Ducati, Piaggio, Suzuki, or Vespa are among the vehicles that Transport Canada issued recalls for in the past month.

If you're from anywhere else in the world you should probably read this anyway, because if these bikes are failing here, they're probably failing there too!

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The Call of the Road

Just because a blog isn't participating in #29in29, doesn't make it uncool. For motorcycle blogs which retell the planning and riding of some seriously long motorcycle road trips, a daily blog post just doesn't make sense. MISSRIDER is one example (see: Woman Rides Her Motorcycle Alone Across The United States, and Female Motorcyclist Retells Travelling Across the USA).

Another site that doesn't need to update to stay awesome? The Call of the Road. One of those ride of a lifetime stories, The Call of the Road tells the story of an 8 week, 9,000+ mile ride from Florida to Alaska. This week Circus Boy Nathan proudly showed his new adventure trailer video. Catch it here.

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International Female Ride Day 2012

IFRD 2012

This week MOTORESS unveiled the new for 2012 International Female Ride Day logo. I've had the chance to meet with Vicki Gray of MOTORESS on a number of occasions. We've walked through the aisles of the International Motorcycle Show in Toronto, and shared coffees and drinks, I've even written about the glamourous female motorcyclist. International Female Ride Day is a MOTORESS initiating campaign aimed at highlighting the female motorcyclist and encouraging other women to take up the sport.

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A Brief History of the Difference of Mopeds and Scooters

mopeds vs scooters

Many people use the term “scooter” and “moped” interchangeably. Whenever this happens, those of us who know the difference shudder, gag, or find other ways of venting our frustrations or disgust with the ignorant big bore boneheads of the world. If you don’t know what the difference between a moped and a scooter is,or have ever thought about riding a moped or riding a scooter, read this.

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