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Chicks Dig Motorcycles Too

Female Motorcyclist

While you might think the above quote describes women as passengers on motorcycles, truth is more women are actually owning motorcycles for their own riding purposes. In fact, the number of women riders in the U.S. has increased to about 7.2 million of about 27 million overall in 2009, according to a recent survey by the Motorcycle Industry Council, and this number of female riders is only expected to continue to uptick, especially since more women celebrities are stepping out.

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What Motorcycle Will I Be Riding in 5 Years?

Yamaha MT-01

This question jumped into my mind at 5 AM. So much for getting any sleep tonight. Think about your motorcycle. Now think about your dream motorcycle. Now look back at your motorcycle. It's not your dream bike, is it? Maybe you don't even have a dream motorcycle. Maybe you have a list of a few you'd really. I know I do.

I've been riding for 6 years now. In that short time I've owned 11 motorcycles or scooters. I've owned everything from a stable of midsize cruises, to a heavily modified 1990 Honda Hawk GT650 N, to a couple two-stroke scooters. I'm still trying to get it right, but along the way I'm learning what I like, what I dislike, what I keep coming back to, and why.

The only question left for you and I now, reader, is what are we going to ride next?

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Punched Out of His Turban – A Bar Story

Beer Taps

Sometimes on the road of life you see things that you could never imagine happening right in front of you. You see things that would only happen in a bad comedy flick. A lot of that kind of stuff happens while in bars.

I wanted to share this story with my little cousin Samantha who will be celebrating her sweet sixteen birthday in a couple weeks. Before I know it, she'll be out leading her own life full of stupidity. So here it is: the story of the guy who punched out of his turban at the bar Friday night.

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Interview: Worth “E.T.” Cadenhead

Worth Cadenhead

One day, Worth "E.T." Cadenhead decided to follow us on Twitter. It must've been a really slow news day because I asked if he'd like to do an interview on the site. Well, it turns out this resident Texan motorcyclist and motorcycle dealership worker is a little more interesting than his profile mug shot makes him seem!

Worth talks of growing up on bikes, motorcycle riding adventures, the Gypsy Motorcycle Club, and making the switch from cruiser to a sport bike that sportbikers don't actually consider a sport bike. Check it out:

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What is Your Motorcycle Worth

2003 HD sportster 100th anniversary edition 1

I often get emails from visitors asking how much their bike is worth. Some simply say, "I have a 1980s Honda, how much is it werth?" This week, Jamie L. sent me a little more comprehensive email, so I thought I would try to help. Jamie wrote:

"I am ready to sell my Harley. It is a 883 100TH ANNIV. It has approx. 4000 miles, garage kept, and has never been in the rain or in an accident. I would like to know what it is worth. Would you give me an idea. It also has added items."

Here are a few ways of finding out what your motorcycle is worth / what your motorcycle's resale value is.

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Cooking on a Motorcycle Trip

Motorcycle cooking grill

Ultra Portable Cooking Options to Take with You on the Road

There's nothing better than hopping on your motorcycle and heading down the road for a long trip. Maybe you'll meet up with some biker friends. Maybe you'll drive across several states to see the sights. Maybe you'll just ride out and see where the road takes you.

While you'll need enough gear to keep you well-fed and well-clothed on the road, you don't want to become overloaded. After all, you chose your motorcycle for a reason. Fortunately, there are a number of ultra portable cooking options that meet both criteria. If you're heading out to a long rally or just want to take a road trip, consider some of these ultra portable cooking options to take with you on the road:

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How Motorcycles Are Built

How Motorcycles Are Built

Winter of 2009 was a cold one. The US housing market had crashed and the recession was in full swing and people were struggling to pay even the most essential bills. Motorcyclists counted their pennies and weathered the storm, hoping the spring would bring better fortune.

For one motorcyclist, a YouTube one hit wonder called iamthenoah, Christmas came early in November. He shared a video of a Suzuki GSX-R which assembled itself. It has been viewed over 1,000,000 times and remained the most memorable motorcycle assembly video to date.

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How The Motorcycle Industry Works

YouMotorcycle Himself

I've come the conclusion that you can either love motorcycling, or you can work in the motorcycle industry, but not both.

Maybe there are a few exceptions. Who wouldn’t mind being a journalist flown to Spain on someone else's dime to test ride the latest and greatest new motorcycle at a press launch? I can tell you first hand the media doesn't have it easy, either. I’ve seen journalists braving out freezing cold storms on machines I wouldn’t want to ride anywhere but the track on a warm sunny day. These guys are tough.

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M2 Exit Test for 125cc Motorcycles or 150cc Scooter in Ontario

M2 Exit on a Scooter

In Ontario we have a three-class motorcycle licensing system. There is a beginner class (M1 - written test), an intermediate class (M2 - riding test), and finally your full M class license. Unfortunately, the vehicle-specific requirements, definition of vehicles, and options available get a little blurry in the bureaucracy, and many small displacement motorcycle and cruiser riders are left in the mess

... but don't worry, that's what YouMotorcycle is here for.

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