Like most modern inventions, the development and history of the motorcycle has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. Although the basic design remains the same, its appearances, function and the way it’s used has changed dramatically. To indicate this development in this blog post, we look at a brief visual history of motorcycle design.Read More »
I used to think that using sex to sell motorcycles was my biggest motorcycle advertising pet peeve... but it turns out there's something I can't stand even more than that...Read More »
I'm 25 years old. I've owned over a dozen motorcycles. I've been riding since I was a teenager. I hold a full M Class motorcycle license in Ontario. I don't own a car or even a car license. I own a house, and a garage full of motorcycles.
I haven't been in a motorcycle accident. I haven't received a ticket in about three years. I started my professional career by working in the motorcycle industry. If Saskatchewan's proposed rules applied to me, nearly everything I just told you would cease to be true.
After nearly 25 years, IronWorks Magazine closes its doors. On the plus side, we're giving away a free motorcycle subscription. Have a look!Read More »
This week the YouMotorcycle Team was asked to answer a simple question: Is the move from 250cc to 300cc as the new base model good for the motorcycle industry? Three motorcycle industry experts were asked.Read More »
Announcing our featured Woman Motorcyclist of the Month ...GearChic!
Gearchic gained my respect for her passion of motorcycling. When you take one look at the past few years of this woman's life you'll see a love for a motorcycling that goes well beyond passion for a hobby. To Joanne "GearChic" Donn, motorcycling is a way of life. She's a motorcyclist who has spent years working in the motorcycle industry. She runs her own motorcycle website, GearChic, dedicated to women's motorcycle gear. Lastly, she's the co-host of a podcast called Moterrific which really gives you a taste of GearChic's depth of knowledge, familiarity and enthusiasm for all things two-wheeled.
Joanne's about to move to Philadelphia to start work at the Revzilla Headquarters Showroom, but she took a moment to give us a little peak into a truly two-wheel life.
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 »
I read somewhere that fading in a great way for writers to introduce their subject. Unfortunately I'm not a writer, so I'm going to tell you how Shasta Smith of The Vintage Monkey came to be the YouMotorcycle Woman of the Month for September 2013.
When I first came across Shasta Smith, it was on YouMotorcycle's Facebook page. She left a message saying hello. I took a look at her page and came across a series of pictures of a woman surrounded by motorcycles of yesteryears, thoroughly well restored through and through, with taste, tact and terrible coolness. Nothing was chosen at random, whoever was behind all of this put some serious thought and dedication into it. I was impressed.
As I explored The Vintage Monkey, just who I had come across quickly became very clear to me. Here was a woman who could ride, wrench, run a business in the motorcycle industry and also happened to be beautiful. It was only a matter of time before I'd ask Shasta to be featured on YouMotorcycle. She was gracious enough to accept.
“I think the passion to have fun when you ride is the most important thing.” – Valentino Rossi. Since 1972, Dainese, the producer of motorcycle gear and extreme sports wear, has been kicking ass in typical Italian fashion. Dainese’s been ...Read More »
Paraplegic Rides Again on a Trike In 2011, while working in the motorcycle industry I met Andrew Richards of Trike Zone, a motorcycle dealership in Edmonton, Alberta. Two years later I was in my home in Toronto when I happened ...Read More »