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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?



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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Biker Pup

Almost a year ago I adopted a neglected, overweight, out of shape, socially awkward, dumb little dog. Her name was BikerPup, a Pug and Jack Russell Terrier mix. In the weeks and months that followed BikerPup flourished. Her coat was sparkling and soft. She lost weight and built up her cardio and her energy. She became a smarter dog, with a keen ability to recognize and differentiate the sounds of motorcycle engines, and a love for hanging out, listening to music, drinking beer and wrenching with us in the garage.

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#29in29 Week 2 Favorites


If you didn't already know, super-motocycle-Girlie FuzzyGalore issued a challenge to 15 of the best motorcycle websites on planet earth. The challenge is to post a new picture each day of February, 2012. Some call it #29in29, I call it hell!

Give the devil his due and see the best posts of Week 2 of the challenge right here!

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Custom Made Motorcycle Covers

Custom Motorcycle Covers

I put my motorcycles through hell, so every now and then I treat them to some little treasure. It's my way of saying "I know I abuse you, but I really do love you." Little upgrades like performance tires, exhaust systems, make the difference in a healthy moto-man relationship. Some people like to pack on the chrome, I settle for practical mods.

Of course, as someone without a life outside of motorcycles, girlfriends, buddies, and family, have no clue what to buy me. I'm sure there are many motorcycle rider spouses out there who find themselves wondering "What should I buy a motorcycle rider?". Here's one great suggestion.

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How to Buy Motorcycle Boots?

“Can I ride my motorcycle in running shoes?” a voice asks. It’s a sunny afternoon and I’m at Toronto motorcycle dealership Studio Cycle Group. “You can ride in flip flops if you want to, but I wouldn’t recommend it.”

In the past year, two friends of mine have broken their feet in motorcycle accidents. Neither were wearing anything more than a sneaker. I listen quietly as Dave Heilman teaches a new rider about the differences between each motorcycle shoe and boot the store carries.

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