“What are the best websites for motorcyclists?” she asked me. She had been bitten by the bug. The bug that turns the average human into a motorcycle-obsessed freak, looking to learn as much valuable information about motorcycling as she could, ...Read More »
I’m a big fan of Capt. Crash Idaho. He makes some great, short, and informative motorcycle videos on YouTube, where he has over 6,000 subscribers. We’ve featured his videos on YouMotorcycle in the past, and we’re bringing him back for his most ...Read More »
Spencer sent in an email looking for help selling his motorcycle. He’s tried “everything” we listed in our How to Sell a Motorcycle post with no great success, likely due to it being dead of winter. We’re not giving up ...Read More »
For everyone who's ever wondered what type of music, or just what at all they should listen to on a motorcycle ride, this one's for you. We live in the information era, and there's so much more to listen to than just the radio or your favourite motorcycle songs.Read More »
I bet when you read the title you were expecting to read about bags, cargo nets, tie-down, and riding your motorcycle home with awkward weight distribution. You'll get none of that here. Sure. you can do a full week's groceries on a motorcycle, and I did that for years! This week I got lazy, or maybe just smart. You be the judge.Read More »
What makes a good motorcycle group ride group leader? Is it the fastest, the most experienced, the rider with the loudest pipes, flashiest apparel or brightest headlight …or is it just the obsessive/compulsive motorcyclist?Read More »
We got an email sent in to us about a demographic. Usually we don't bother with these kinds of advertisements, but this one actually struck us as pretty useful for those new to motorcycle group rides. Have a look at these hand signals for motorcyclists before you go out on your next group ride so you know how to communicate with your fellow riders, even without a motorcycle communication system.Read More »
So what happens when you don't wear your motorcycle gear anyway? Ideally, nothing happens, however, this video breaks down what could happen to riders who don't follow ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time). The video is a simulation and explanation of what could happen to you (not me, just you) if you don't wear your motorcycle gear. It includes dialogue from a surgeon, a motorcyclist, and a special effects make up artist. The video is designed to scare you straight into a one piece leather unitard and full face helmet faster than you "ouch!"
Have a look.
Just saw this Moto GP video from YouMotorcycle's YouTube feed. It's the full race from the 2007 Moto GP at Barcelona Catalunya, and an epic battle between Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner, and Dani Pedrosa. Can you remember who wins?Read More »
Having ridden in groups with riding styles ranging from military drill team precision riding formation down to some total free-for-alls, I have had the opportunity to look at many aspects of group riding and develop some preferences. The classic question for group riding is how tight and crisply is your group going to ride. The sub-questions are how safe do you want to be and what level of focus and reaction time are the riders comfortable with.
The three types of Motorcycle Group Ride Formations we'll look at are Military Precision, Free For All, and Compromise.