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Motorcycle – Jumping the Grand Canyon

“Because it’s there” could be the only reason that anyone would attempt a stunt like “jumping the Grand Canyon.” Of course, it all started out when we were kids, betting who could jump the furthest over the puddle, the campfire, or the creek. Most grow out of it, while others, like movie stuntmen and people like Evel Knievel, just kept going bigger. Wearing the stars and stripes and a cape, Knievel was as much a superhero as any, because he was real flesh and blood, but even he recognized that he wasn’t Superman, and spilled blood and broke bones just like any man.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Tire Types and Uses

Compared to automobiles, motorcycles are far simpler vehicles. Thus, each component is significantly more important to the bike’s performance, handling, and safety characteristics. Of all the parts on your bike, perhaps tires are the most important, impacting traction, cornering, and ride comfort, but what kind of motorcycle tire should you use? It all depends on what kind of bike you have and how you plan on riding it.

Street / Sport Tires

Street and sport bikes usually come with street or sport tires, giving them exceptional grip on pavement. Made of soft rubber compound, they offer the best performance carving corners – think winding canyon roads.… Read the rest

Motorcycle Tire Basics – Video

Many motorcyclists know little about the tires mounted to the wheels of their trusty two-wheeled machine. However ignorance of tire knowledge can be potentially dangerous. Once the tires are on your bike, its easy to forget about them. However some routine care is essential to get the best out of them and also ensure your safety while riding. Check out this video on motorcycle tire basics:

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Road Bike vs Dirt Bike – What’s the Difference?

How are dirt bikes and road bikes made to handle different riding types? Riding both off-road and on-road, you’d note the difference between them. Of course, there are the obvious things, like suspension height and ground clearance, but also subtle things, like rider position and the difference between “turning” and “leaning” to steer. On pavement, putting your foot down for a turn could result in disaster, while attempting to lean into a turn off-road could easily send you off the trail. Here are a few differences between motorcycles for the road and dirt bikes, and how they make or break your ride.… Read the rest

Famous Female Motorcyclists

Girls need Men to take them places. Women can get there all on their own. – Unknown

We have no idea who said that first, but we think that female motorcycle riders are rockin’, and they’ve been rollin’ pretty much as long as motorcycles have been motorcycles, perhaps even before. The sad fact is that our male-dominated society has repressed female rights, including the right not to be judged for riding, for decades, but times are changing. Still, don’t call them “Biker Chicks,” because lady riders are not outcast rebels or deviants of society, but professionals and capable human beings and stunning riders in their own right – they just happen to be women.… Read the rest