A collection of the best creative commons motorcycle images from all over the internet for this week.Read More »
Every now and again I get questions from readers and I try to help them out. Last week I got this email from Stephanie in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, YouMotorcycle's home base.Read More »
A brand new (less than 500 views!) video is out. We all remember ICON's Motorcycle vs. Car Drift videos. We all cheered on the Kawasaki ZX10, and at the same time wondered why it was stretched while we boo'ed the Corvette. This time Monster has taken us back to the mythical world of Driftlandia and put together a Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle of their own. Too good not to watch.Read More »
You get a lot of looks riding a motorcycle in a dress suit and your high top Converse chucks. I didn't always used to ride like this though, like many riders, I went through an ATGATT phase once. All The Gear, All The Time. That was a long time ago. One day I realized it went against all of the reasons I love riding.Read More »
Whenever I hear from people about YouMotorcycle they seem generally surprised and grateful for the information here and it's presentation on the site. Emails from total strangers leave me feeling flattered. Sure, some people complain as well, but every subculture has its stuck-in-the-past scooterista with all of the mirrors. There's one thing I hear whenever I talk to advertisers though. They almost unanimously mention YouMotorcycle is a great looking site. They advertise and send samples here because the site looks good and reviews come out looking great. There's just one problem...Read More »
Let's face it: it doesn't take anything to stand on the soap box and declare yourself awesome. Anyone can talk the talk, but it takes a special something to live up to the hype. I'm not sure if that something is confidence, coolness, or cojones. Maybe it's planning, perservearance, and practice. Maybe greatness is the sum of a whole lot of things aligning just right for you, like all of the gears turning in synch in your favorite motorcycle motor.
You're about to watch an incredible motorcycle stunting video with over five million hits. It's titled "Bikers Are Awesome", and as far as I'm concerned it lives up to the hype. The three riders (Jeremy Merires, Thomas Sagnier, Kevin Parussini) from Switch Riders are incredibly talented. They exhibit a tremendous amount of balance, control, precision, and timing. This isn't just a motorcycle stunting video, it's the benchmark for all motorcycle stunting videos to come.
I've never been to Boston, but just like any citizen of North America, I have my ties to city, and to the Boston Marathon.
Once upon a time, back in the 1980s, a young doctor delivered a baby to a happy couple. Through no fault of the doctor, the baby was born quite ugly. The new mother told the new grandmother: "Ma, I had the baby, but he's ugly. He looks like an old chinese man." That isn't to say that old chinese men are ugly, because George Takei is a rock star. In this case, however, the baby was ugly. The doctor's name was Jean Marmoreo, and the ugly baby's name was me.
bikerMetric just shared a great video on Shinya Kimura, a personal favorite motorcycle builder of mine. Shinya has been involved in motorcycles for over 25 years. He's the originator of the "zero style" custom motorcycle originating in Japan. His work would quickly gain recognition for its minimalistic and vintage style of bikes. Shinya shows the beauty of the raw materials incorporated into his designs. He now works out of his shop, Chabott Engineering, in Azusa, California. Shinya mentions in the video that he doesn't sketch out his creations, he simply creates based on how he feels in that moment. Check out the video to get a feel of what he's all about:Read More »
In the motorcycle world, the battle between carburettors and fuel injection roars on.
While most beginners may not give either option a second thought (they’re likely more interested in the price, power and brand of their bike), experienced riders often put one or the other at the top of the list when looking at motorcycles for sale.
But how many of you actually know the difference? And, more importantly, does it really matter?
The short answer? Yes, it does matter – and here’s why…
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