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Happy Gilmore is a resident guest blogger at YouMotorcycle. He brings years of motorcycle industry experience and a dry sense of humour. Yes, humour, with a "u". Though sometimes known for his eccentricities, he's actually technically sound and knows his away around a motorcycle, inside and out.

Ventz Review

Ventz Motorcycle Rider Cooling

I would like to introduce you to the UK-based company that offers a solution for those of us who's jacket vents don't provide enough airflow. Ventz offers a simple solution to cooling issues; a pair of hard plastic/rubber objects you slide into your jacket sleeves at the cuffs, that clip to your jacket to avoid falling out or sliding down.

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The Worst Motorcycles of 2013

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The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy ReportSpecial post by resident guest blogger Happy Gilmore

Each January you’re filled with a renewed sense of possibility. A new year, a new you. You boast to your friends and co-workers that you’re going to be shaving 20lbs, quit smoking and open that savings account. As January becomes February you can’t stand to face yourself in the mirror each morning as you’ve gained 5lbs, smoke a pack a day and you’ve just received a past-due notice for an unpaid credit card bill. Have a no fear though, you aren’t alone.

Around this same time of year the motorcycle show circuit has been across Canada and all over the United States. 2013 is packed with new entry-level rides, fancy new scooters, shiny new dual purpose motorcycles and so much more. But you’ll probably notice that there are a few bikes that you’ve seen before, and might be looking a little tired. Or you might have noticed one or two bikes that you scratch your head about thinking “What? Who is going to buy that?”

Broken-down by motorcycle category, like a list of unfulfilled resolutions, I have compiled my opinion for the worst motorcycles available this year. Feel free to disagree; in fact, I encourage it.

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