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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

Top 10 Female Motorcycle Racers – Video

Here is a video showing some of the top female motorcycle racers. As it includes someone’s opinion the list may be not complete or missing important additions. Check it out and let us know who would make your list.

 

10. Beryl Swain

9. Patsy Quick

8. Michelle Duff

7. Katja Poensgen

6. Laia Sanz

5. Maria Costello

4. María Herrera

3. Jenny Tinmouth

2. Jane Daniels

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Beginners Guide on How to Ride a Motorcycle – Video

This video is a beginners guide to riding motorcycles. It gives information on motorcycle gear, basic controls, how to get on the bike, riding, shifting, steering and braking. All things you should know before starting to ride a motorcycle. Safety is of prime importance when riding so its a good idea to find a qualified instructor before heading out on the raod.

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What is the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association?

Asked why they ride motorcycles, riders will probably give different answers. Maybe commuting is easier or fuel economy is higher, which reduces stress and spares spending cash for other things, like an extra cappuccino. Some people ride because it’s fun, free, or ”cool.” Aside from just riding, there’s also off-roading, adventure riding, and racing. No matter the reason we ride, it’s clear that there are also dangers, within and without, that threaten the sport.

Motorcycle Trends

Motorcycle sales in North America have been stagnant over the last decade, while previous decades showed nearly-consistent increases. In Europe, though, motorcycle sales are rising.… Read the rest

The Latest in Motorcycle Helmet Design

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

Creative Motorcycle Helmets Designs – Video

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.

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What is a Seamless Shift Gearbox?

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