Ever wonder how to fall off a motorcycle? Guest blogger Happy Gilmore shares his tips so if you do feel like falling, it’ll go over a little easier. When possible it’s best to avoid falling and keep the rubber side ...Read More »
Are you more of a lone wolf, or do you enjoy traveling with others? Depending on which you’d prefer greatly changes how to plan/pack for your first long road trip. I always create a checklist and cross items off as ...Read More »
Book Review: TT Full Throttle Author: Nicole Winters Typically I’m the kind of guy that thinks if a novel is worth reading I’ll wait till it comes out in theaters, why spend days readying one book that you could just ...Read More »
Suzuki's C50T is a midsize cruiser with light touring capabilities. The motorcycle is built on Suzuki's 800cc V-Twin powerplant that the japanese manufacturer has been spent the past two decades perfecting. We took a ride on the 2014 SuzukiRead More »
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.Read More »
MotoGP fans start your engines! Wait. Not a diehard race fan? Well, here is YouMotorcycle’s quick update to get just about anyone up to speed as to where the 2013 MotoGP standings are at right now. For those of you ...Read More »
Just as Winter eventually loosens its icy grip on Spring, and Summer eventually makes way for crisp Fall days, there is a subtle and slow shift occurring in the motorcycle world – in North America at least. We ‘Americans’ have ...Read More »
Thinking of planning a motorcycle trip? Here's some advice from Happy Gilmore. He's no world traveler, but he's gone on more than a few thousand mile rides and when he's on his meds his advice on motorcycles is second to none.Read More »
When possible be sure to park beside fellow bikes as they are more likely to be considerate as by nature we lookout for one another. Now for the details: I always recommend backing in or pulling through a spot when ...Read More »
The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy Report
Special 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.