There seems to be this constant debate between motorcycle helmet advocates and riders who would rather not wear them. Even in the states that require helmets, there are plenty of riders who refuse to put them on. On the other hand, even if the rest of the country, were motorcycle helmet use isn’t mandated, there are plenty of riders who choose to wear them.
That is not what this article is about, and we’re not going to push you into wearing or not wearing them, though the statistics seem convincing that motorcycle helmet use is the safer option. What if your motorcycle helmet did more than just protect your head in case of an accident?… Read the rest
This video shows some creative motorcycle helmet designs that are around today. A motorcycle helmet is there to protect you while you are riding. But it does not have to be boring!! You can use your helmet to express yourself and show the type of person that you are! Unique and individual perhaps! Its great to be Comfortable and safe while looking cool and stylish.
Generally-speaking, there are three types of transmission, including manual, automatic, and continuously-variable (CVT). Interestingly, CVTs are only available on scooters and a very few motorcycles, and the rest of the motorcycle fleet is equipped with manual transmissions. Automatic transmissions are practically unheard-of on motorcycles, but there is a relatively-new transmission, found in racing, which is making waves and winning titles, the seamless-shift gearbox. It’s good to note that this is not a dual-clutch transmission, which is illegal in MotoGP racing.Speed Shifting
As in all racing, speed is the name of the game. In motorcycle racing, there is plenty of upshifting and downshifting, and this creates a problem.… Read the rest
Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission has three modes which ensures smooth and seamless gear changes. It offers the choice of manual gear shifting along with two fully automatic modes. One of the automatic modes (D) is for general use and the other (S) for high performance riding. Honda’s Dual Clutch Transmission features new software logic with added functionality.
A video showing the importance of motorcycle boots for bikers. It will help you decide on the best riding boots that suit your needs. Safety is always of paramount importance for motorcyclists and its always advisable to seek out the gear that will protect you while you are out on the road.
Because riding exposes you to the elements and certain dangers, motorcycle riding gear is quite a bit more intensive than driving a car or truck, which isn’t to say that we haven’t seen – nor unsee – drivers, riders, and passengers with none at all. Now, you could put on a jacket, gloves, boots, and helmet, and ride to your heart’s content. On the other hand, if you want to be comfortable and protected, motorcycle-specific riding gear is an absolute must.
Some riding gear is obviously riding gear, such as gloves with carbon-fiber knuckle protection or certain off-road motorcycle boots. On the other hand, some gear is designed to look and feel like everyday wear, so some people wonder, “Why spend the extra money on a glorified leather work boot?”
Interestingly, while a typical heavy work boot and motorcycle boot have some things in common, they are not built with the same requirements in mind.… Read the rest
As in most sectors, motorcycle legislation is changing all the time. Many riders simply roll with the changes, while others would like to see them implemented slower or not at all.Europe Sets the Standard
With over eight million registered motorcycles in the US, sometimes we forget that we’re not first in the world when it comes to two-wheel revolution. Indeed, what spirit of freedom and rebellion would there be if it was the other way around, 256 million bikes and just 8 million cars?
That’s why looking to the EU and other parts of the world can give us a good idea of where motorcycle legislation is going.… Read the rest
Here is a video from PBS pondering why even though the death toll rates are increasing – more and more states are repealing and relaxing helmet laws. Motorcycle helmet laws vary widely among the states and many have changed in the past 50 years. Here is a website with a map that shows the states and their laws. Some have the universal helmet laws, some are restricted to certain motorcyclists and some have no motorcycle helmet use law.
Find some basic motorcycle maintenance tips in this video. It gives you valuable information on how to keep your new bike in tip top condition helping to ensure years of joyful riding. This is very useful information – especially if your are a new owner.