The Key West Poker Run has come and gone, leaving thousands with memories and others with regrets. Every year, as in any bike event, there are accidents and arrests. This year was no different. Over the weekend, Miami Dade Commissioner ...Read More »
The Truth About Distracted Driving is an infographic sent into us by Neil at Southside Motor Factors. It splits distracted driving up into three categories (visual, manual, and cognitive), and lists some pretty scary facts: Think food and drink is ...Read More »
We don’t typically post motorcycle news, but this is pretty amazing stuff. Warning: this is also the gorriest story we’ve had on here since someone tried to decapitate a motorcyclist in Toronto, Canada. A Brazilian man with an eleven-inch knife ...Read More »
Motorcycle accidents can range in severity from a minor nuisance to a tragic incident that results in serious injuries or even death. The time to prepare for a motorcycle accident is before you find yourself in the situation. You should ...Read More »
What is a motorcyclist's life worth? Our Russian friends vshleme made this video to show you dollar per dollar how much your life is worth.
Your life is worth a lot more than the nonchalance car drivers handle it with.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our visitors from Canada!
For those who've noticed YouMotorcycle has been a little quiet lately, here's what we've been up to, how we're making the site better for you, and why.
Paraplegic Rides Again on a Trike In 2011, while working in the motorcycle industry I met Andrew Richards of Trike Zone, a motorcycle dealership in Edmonton, Alberta. Two years later I was in my home in Toronto when I happened ...Read More »
Here's another great infographic, and another Motorcycles vs. Cars comparison. This one looks at the risks and dangers of riding a motorcycle versus driving a car. The infographic brings up a few important points:
The infographic lists crash rates per vehicle mile travelled, but does it include parking lot spills?
The number of alcohol related injuries is close, but does anyone know whether these are the young hot headed riders drinking and crashing, or the oldschool, over-confident seasoned biker vets?
The motorcycle fatalities stats are interesting, as were the breakdown of who's most likely to ride a motorcycle.
Here's a little teaser shot, click it to read more:
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.