If you’ve been riding motorcycles in North America for any amount of time, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of “Tail of the Dragon” (TOTD). An expansive stretch of road that spans the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, featuring an extremely high concentration of curves (318 to be exact) over an 11 mile stretch of pristine pavement. So, you may ask: does it really live up to the hype?
So you’ve watched a bunch of Red Bull Nitro Circus videos and are now ready to become your own version of Travis Pastrana. Or maybe you’ve realized the benefit that cross-training into dirt will have on your street or track riding (after all, Rossi does it). Now, you need a dirt bike but don’t know where to start.
You’ve been suffering from P.M.S. (Parked Motorcycle Syndrome) for the last 4 months. Now, the snow is melting and it’s finally time to get out and test all the mods you’ve done over the (long) winter. To prevent all that anticipation ending in tears, here are 5 tips for spring riding:
“Naked bike” or Sportbike? Superbike or “supernaked”? 10 years ago, the answer to this question was much more obvious -“supernakeds” didn’t exist, so it was more a matter of “how fast do you want to go”. For many, the answer was “real fast” and that fuelled the sportbike craze that carried well into not the new millennia. Today’s reality looks a little different however.
I’ve got a bone to pick with the motorcycle industry: I don’t buy into the “more horsepower is better” mentality that many riders subscribe to. I also don’t buy into more HP = more fun (why we ride motorcycles in the fist place) and believe that more horsepower can actually have a negative effect when it comes to rider development. What I do believe is that stereotypes, social pressure, ego and mass media have pressured riders into buying unnecessarily high horsepower machines. Rant continued below.
If you live in Canada (or any other country where temperatures drop below freezing), the saying “all good things must come to and end” applies to your 2-wheeled passion. As such, we’ve compiled a list of 5 important things you should do to your bike before putting it away for the cold winter months.
- Change your oil
Riding a motorcycle on its rear wheel (also known as a “wheelie” or “catwalk”) is one of the most exhilarating feelings a bike can provide. Being equal parts daunting, dangerous, thrilling and rewarding (like most things in life), motorcycle wheelies are a skill that is difficult to master, which is why we’re providing you, our loyal readers with the Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Wheelies.
For anyone who needs another excuse to spend money on motorcycle customization, we’ve rounded up a list of 5 aftermarket modifications that deliver the best value-to-dollar-spent ratio. Read on and get ready to open your wallet.
How often have you heard a motorcyclist talk about an accident that “wasn’t their fault”? Whether they collided with another vehicle or were involved in a single vehicle accident, it’s a phrase we hear all too often.
Motorcyclists need to think in terms of responsibility more so than fault because in the end, it’s usually the motorcyclist who pays the dearest price.
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