Want to buy an old cafe racer? It may not be a bad idea. Low maintenance When comparing the costs of maintenance of old versus new motorcycles, the differences are clear. New motorcycles will have many additional parts which need ...Read More »
In Ontario we have a three-class motorcycle licensing system. There is a beginner class (M1 - written test), an intermediate class (M2 - riding test), and finally your full M class license. Unfortunately, the vehicle-specific requirements, definition of vehicles, and options available get a little blurry in the bureaucracy, and many small displacement motorcycle and cruiser riders are left in the mess
... but don't worry, that's what YouMotorcycle is here for.
Motorcyclists tend to be a little more free-thinking, a little less likely to follow society and her "rules", and a little more likely to go against the grain. We like to think ourselves as the modern day cowboys. In a society where the government dictates the lives of its people, rather than the people dictating the lives of its government, motorcyclists are among the last bastions of freedom.
Despite our poetic disposition motorcyclists are still human, I have the road rash to prove it, and most of us are just as likely to play a role in Valentine's Day as anyone else. The questions are:
1) What does Valentine's Day mean for motorcyclists?
2) What should I buy a motorcyclist for Valentine's Day?
When you hear some people talking about bikes they almost worship them as the greatest things in the world. Once you're riding down the open road with the wind in your hair you can see where they're coming from. At any point in time someone could decide they want to start riding a motorcycle. Hopefully that's you and you're ready to give it a shot. They can be dangerous, so you'll have to think long and hard about whether you want to take the risk or not.
If you're a safe rider and pay attention to the road there's a great chance you'll never be involved in an accident. It's all about knowing your limitations and being patient enough to never go above them. Let's stop talking about the danger because it's not fun, so instead we'll look at some of the great reasons why you should start riding one today. Hopefully by the time you get to the bottom you will want to get out there and start taking lessons, so let's get going.
Like a crack fiend leaving the confines of their apartment to score the next hit, we two-wheeled enthusiasts too have our itch – and various methods of scratching it.
To feel the true sensation of freedom get your license and take a scoot or a motorcycle out on the road, be it a zip through an urban center or a hair-raising ride down some nice twisty roads. But remove the ability to experience that sensation, via snow covered or icy roads, and you’ll be going partly insane just waiting for the temperature to rise so that you can relive the very reason why you ride.
Riding anything with less than 4 wheels (some would argue 3 wheels is 1 too many) really is addicting, and the freedoms that come with living in North America means that we have some very fun big boy toys at our fingertips. The downside? These damn changing seasons that force the majority of enthusiast in Canada to wheel their ride into the garden shed for the coldest months. How you solve this problem is completely up to you, but I’ve compiled some suggestions that are tried and true.
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.
It’s exciting for young riders to pass their driving test and get ready to purchase their first motorbike. Part of this entire process will also include obtaining motorbike insurance from websites like http://www.carolenash.com/insurance/. Of all the aspects of getting your first bike, the insurance process can end up being quite expensive. Young drivers are considered to be a high risk group. As such, they have a great probability of being involved in an accident. Insurance companies consider this risk when determining the cost of motorbike insurance. This means higher insurance premiums for young riders. However, this doesn’t mean all is lost. There are some steps young riders can take to help keep their insurance costs down.Read More »
Motorcycle stunt bikes are like an undead version of their former supersport selves. Mutated, mutilated, and deprecated, the stunt bike is sometimes a rattier version of what it used to be... other times, it's a much meaner, grittier, and sharper machine. The stunt bikes are as unique as their individual riders. The modifications are as bold as his or her's courage (and bank account) allow.
There are 10 key modifications stunters seem to agree on when it comes to what your bike needs to help you live up to your full potential, and we've got them here.
10 Things I Miss About My Harley, you know that at 22 years old I was on top of the world. My father had been off of chemotherapy for almost year and life was grand. After endless months of research and shopping around I carefully selected a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to celebrate all that was good in life.
As it turned out, I sold that bike less than a year later. There's a pair of gloves full of reasons why. Here are 10 things I won't miss about it.