“Do I need to replace my car battery?” How can you tell if your car battery just needs to be recharged, or if it needs to be replaced? Sometimes you can recharge a car battery and it’ll last you another ...Read More »
Your motorcycle battery is dead, but luckily, you have a car and some jumper cables. Now what? Here's how to safely jump-start a motorcycle from a car, without frying your motorcycle's electronics.Read More »
Alexis: Will it be easy for me to use my motorcycle riding experience and use it to learn to shift gears in cars? I’ve only been riding for a year and driving an automatic car for a year, so can you explain?Read More »
I’ve had my own violent and inevitable death described to me casually, by complete strangers, an inordinate number of times. It’s always a friendly conversation accompanied by knowing nods and benevolent looks. It’ll be a closed casket funeral, they say. Your ...Read More »
With 3 wheels, the Toyota i-Road is a zero-emission, electric combination motorcycle and car. Toyota is trying to create a new niche they call "urban mobility", combining "the convenience of a motorbike and comfort and stability of a car." If you can imagine a motorcycle with doors, a roof and a steering wheel, you pretty much have the Toyota i-Road. It has a top speed of 60 kph and can hold 2 people. Fully charged in 30 mins, the i-Road can travel 50 kms, but only at 30 kph. Each front wheel has its own electric motor (forward and reverse), while steering is accomplished by the back wheel. The driving experience is like a motorcycle as it leans into the corners.Read More »
There’s a new four part video series out that compares motorcycles vs. cars at the track. The series is a collaboration between Evo Magazine and Bike Social, looking at the friendly rivalry between the biking and car community. Two Wheels ...Read More »
It might seem to some drivers that all tyres are just tyres, but there are many different types, even for the same vehicle and wheel size. There are also several main differences between regular tyres and 4×4 tyres. There are ...Read More »
Back in 2011 I featured a world tour video project called Flake and Flames, by a motorcyclist named Jesper Bram. Bram is famous among motorcycle bloggers as the owner of Helmet Hair Motorcycle blog. Helmet Hair was once the coolest motorcycle blog on the internet, so I knew that Jesper's movie would be equally if not exponentially more awesome.Read More »
Here's another great infographic, and another Motorcycles vs. Cars comparison. This one looks at the risks and dangers of riding a motorcycle versus driving a car. The infographic brings up a few important points:
The infographic lists crash rates per vehicle mile travelled, but does it include parking lot spills?
The number of alcohol related injuries is close, but does anyone know whether these are the young hot headed riders drinking and crashing, or the oldschool, over-confident seasoned biker vets?
The motorcycle fatalities stats are interesting, as were the breakdown of who's most likely to ride a motorcycle.
Here's a little teaser shot, click it to read more:
Fears of global warming, a double dip recession, and rising gas prices have many North Americans running away from the gas pumps. We're seeing a rising number of people parking (or selling) their cars and buying motorcycles as a more earth-friendly, convenient, affordable and fun method of transportation.
Before you rush to trade in your Suzuki SUV for a Suzuki SV, let's look at whether or not motorcycles are more environmentally friendly then cars.