Small motorcycle initiatives are hard work. Despite being a hobby, YouMotorcycle and bikerMetric serve up 165,000 page views to over 70,000 motorcyclists every month. The community and friends help out on occasion, but whenever an advertiser steps up and steps in to throw us a few bucks the support goes a long way. The money helps us cover the bills associated with hosting and bandwidth, it lets us buy better plugins or pay for help with programming to make the site experience better for visitors. Thank you to everyone who supports the site, whether you enjoyed a post and shared it on Facebook or Twitter (we love that), letting us know about a typo you found (it happens), or coming on as a sponsor as AMPP did.Read More »
Kevlar is a synthetic fiber developed by DuPont, which is a high strength material used in product like ropes, racing sales and body armor. It can withstand high impacts and can stop bullets when used for body armor. The strength it withholds comes from its internal structure and strong bonds that can endure many hours of rough use. The Kevlar is most commonly identified in the body armor that is readily available to military and security forces as well as to the public.Read More »
GPS units already come with great features for motorcyclists. Find the road ahead of you closed or unpaved? No problem, there’s an alternate route button. Running out of gas and need to find the nearest service station? There’s a button ...Read More »
Every now and then you come up on something amazing in the online classifieds. Generally I don't look twice at a $30,000 item as I'm scrolling through the motorcycle pages, but in this case I stopped and feasted my eyes on a beautiful and one of a kind piece of artwork.
Not only a motorcycle made of wood, but an absolutely exquisite piece of artwork.
Few things say "I give up" quite like looking over your shoulder at what used to be your dignity as you drive off on a Segway. Luckily, these four electric unicycles add to that list.Read More »
Hero is an Indian motorcycle company. We're talking Bollywood Indian, not Burt Munro Indian. Here in North America, the average non-motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. Hell, even the average motorcyclist may not have heard of Hero. In North America we think we know what big name motorcycle companies. In North America we think we know that big name motorcycle companies sell big bikes. In North America we think the Harley-Davidson brand is the be all and end all of motorcycle marketing and merchandise sales. In North America we think we know big. We don't.Read More »
We completely missed the ball on the Motorcycle Film Festival, and not for lack of press either. Brooklyn is an 8 hour ride from Toronto, I might just have made a weekend trip out of it! Alas it was not to be.
At any rate, the Motorcycle Film Festival (or MMF, which also stands for Must've been F***in' Fun - for those who made it) couldn't have come at a better time. Motorcycle videos are at a height we haven't seen since the 1970s, and these days the stars are the riders themselves. Regular folks like you and me, but I'll get to that later.
For now here are the winners from the first annual / first ever Motorcycle Film Festival, along with some video trailers.
Ural Motorcycles just uploaded this video, saying "Want to know what its like to ride a Ural? It is something like this..."Read More »
The Worst Motorcycles of 2013: The Negative Nancy Report
Special post by resident guest blogger Happy Gilmore
Each January you’re filled with a renewed sense of possibility. A new year, a new you. You boast to your friends and co-workers that you’re going to be shaving 20lbs, quit smoking and open that savings account. As January becomes February you can’t stand to face yourself in the mirror each morning as you’ve gained 5lbs, smoke a pack a day and you’ve just received a past-due notice for an unpaid credit card bill. Have a no fear though, you aren’t alone.
Around this same time of year the motorcycle show circuit has been across Canada and all over the United States. 2013 is packed with new entry-level rides, fancy new scooters, shiny new dual purpose motorcycles and so much more. But you’ll probably notice that there are a few bikes that you’ve seen before, and might be looking a little tired. Or you might have noticed one or two bikes that you scratch your head about thinking “What? Who is going to buy that?”
Broken-down by motorcycle category, like a list of unfulfilled resolutions, I have compiled my opinion for the worst motorcycles available this year. Feel free to disagree; in fact, I encourage it.
2013 has brought back many existing cruisers and a couple new ones, some more exciting than others. YouMotorcycle is an against the grain website that's more about motorcycling and lifestyle than about motorcycles, but here's an Editor's Choice list of the top 5 cruiser motorcycles for 2013.Read More »