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.
If you are a first-time buyer, a look at the hundreds of motorcycle trailer models on the market is likely to make your head spin. How large a model should you buy? What kind of construction makes for the best trailering experience? Is a trailer likely to catch the wind and slow you down? These are all valid questions. Here’s a quick rundown of the five most important points to keep in mind while looking through trailers for sale.Read More »
Have you noticed how popular reflective signs are? All types of industry use them from construction to road traffic safety, and these days we tend to take them for granted. However, have you ever actually wondered how they work? The most common perception is they use mirror type technology, but that’s not the case especially where road safety is concerned.
You see if you were to use mirror type technology you wouldn’t actually see the image of a road sign reflect back at you, and that certainly wouldn’t help in terms of safety! In the following few words, we aim to explain in simple terms how different types of reflective signs work.
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 »
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 »