I’ve read a lot online lately about protective gear for motorcycle riders, and I’ve even written on the topic myself. But even if you forgo the benefits of jackets, gloves and boots, once you get right down to it, the single most important piece of gear is probably the most controversial: the helmet. Whole forests have been cleared just to provide the volume of paper it’s taken to write the many arguments both in favor of and in opposition to helmet laws. My purpose isn’t to debate helmet laws, though. I’m more concerned about the proper usage and care of them.Read More »
…and come out a better person. Winter’s here. In many places it’s too cold to ride. Some of us are still toughing it out, at least as often as we can. Truth be told while there’s still plenty of riding ...Read More »
Our readers are some of the awesomest motorcyclists out there. Karl Steinmeyer from Get Lost Trailers is one of them. Karl’s a custom motorcycle trailer builder, and a do-good’er motorcyclist too. Not only did he put together the 50 gallon whiskey barrel motorcycle trailer, ...Read More »
As a supporter of both online and local motorcycle communities, online-only motorcycle websites make me cringe a little. “My dealer had it, but I bought it for $25 cheaper online.” How often have we heard these words come from the ...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 »
The words ‘I want to get a motorcycle’ probably strike fear in the hearts of parents everywhere, so many parents do not know what to do when their own child mutters those scary words. Yet motorcycles are not always as scary as they seem, and it is possible to grant your child’s wish to ride a motorcycle and still be a good parent. In fact, if you guide your child correctly, you can help them have plenty of fun on their bike whilst staying safe and being practical.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 »
“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.
This winter I attended a motorcycle industry pub night. I had the pleasure of sharing tables with family-founded businesses such as KYMCO Canada and Motorcycle Mojo. I spoke with a Triumph marketer about MISSRIDER (once his band was done performing on stage, naturally). At the end of the night, CMG Online’s own Rob Harris and Brenda Cyr gave me a drive home.
Since 2007 I’ve been pushing for a stronger motorcycle riding community. Riders are the YOU in YouMotorcycle. At the pub night it struck me how tightly knit the motorcycle industry is in Canada. Everyone knows everyone. Who they work for may change but the faces stay the same. The industry is a small collection of circles. A passion for motorcycles alone won’t get you in, but you can get in. Here are 10 Ways YOU can Find a Job in the Motorcycle Industry.
You've heard all of the doom and gloom on the news: gas prices soaring, dwindling supply of fossil fuels, double dip recession, we're all feeling the pinch at the pump. Luckily for you, motorcycles can take you very far on very little gas, if you ride them the right way.
Here are 10 ways to get better gas mileage from your motorcycle and cover the most distance for your dollar.