Unless you’re made of
stone or simply have no soul, you’ve dreamed like us of finding a dusty old
survivor tucked away in some barn. Now imagine if you ran a museum and it was
your job to find and save these pieces of motorcycle history. This man gets to do it every day.
This year's Progressive International Motorcycle Show came a tad early to Minneapolis. In years past the show had been held on the first weekend of February; this year, however, the show came in early December, and it did not disappoint.
There’s now a whole breed of
responsive, fast cruisers that can handle urban riding with just as much aplomb
as they can the open road. These lighter, nimbler machines beg to be thrown
into curves, and in return they deliver miles of smiles. These are our favorites.
Ask just about any motorcyclist why he or she rides, and odds are their answer might include getting away from all the technology that clutters up our lives. The open road, the sunlight on chrome, the wind rushing by—riding is the perfect way to tune out the hectic hubbub of the world around us. The fact is, though, there are bits of tech—specifically some really cool apps—that can actually enhance the riding experience. Rather than detract from the riding experience, they make it safer, more engaging, and more fun.
If you think summer motorcycling fun is over just because September will soon be here, think again! The A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota State Motorcycle Rally is just around the corner, and it’s one of the Midwest’s best venues for experiencing all the excitement that is a part of the motorcycling life.
Motorcycles practically scream for you to take them on a camping road trip. They possess a sense of adventure like no other vehicle, harkening back to days of the famous American paleontologist Roland Bird who traveled the American west in the 1930s and 1940s on his Harley Davidson looking for dinosaur fossils. Motorcycles today are still the perfect way to adventure camp, but just because you’re taking to the roads less traveled doesn’t mean you can’t be comfortable. We’ve put together a list of ten essential must-haves that will make your camping far more comfortable and enjoyable.
Anyone that has made the pilgrimage to the annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ in August knows that there’s no shortage of things to do and see in the Black Hills. If you’ve never been there before, you’re in for a visual delight—the Black Hills offer some of the most beautiful motorcycling scenery in the country!
One of the most common
mistakes that novice riders make when they buy their first motorcycle is
purchasing one that’s the wrong size. Maybe it’s too big and intimidating, or
perhaps it’s too small and underpowered; either way, you end up with an empty
wallet and a machine you don’t want to ride. We’ve analyzed the offerings
all the manufacturers and put together a list of five great entry-level
motorcycles that will perform both now and as riding skills and situations
grow. Whether you’re after a sport bike, a cruiser, a standard or even
something that can handle a bit of adventure, these bikes are reasonably
priced, fun to ride and easy to master.
Last month, over 100 motorcyclists from all across the country made the trek to Washington, DC to participate in Bikers Inside the Beltway and connect with elected officials in support of motorcyclists’ rights. Put together by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), a national motorcycle rights organization based in Washington D.C., this event resulted in more than 300 meetings with members of Congress and their staff and was a critical step in building and maintaining relationships with members of congress.
The Minnesota Legislature has passed new
motorcycle safety bills that include a "Start Seeing Motorcycles"
license plate that will now be available for purchase for your vehicles.
Cruisers are made for the open road, sport bikes for super speed and dirt bikes for dense woods and trails. But what if you want a bike that can do all three functions and switch roles mid-stream if your road takes you to some interesting places? If this sounds like you, then get yourself on an adventure bike. We’ve put together our picks for top machines, and whether you dream of conquering the Dakar Rally or merely want to ride the path less travelled, you’ll find the machine of your dreams.
Spring is finally in full swing and around the country, and we motorcyclists are hitting the road in record numbers. But with the sudden increase of motorcycles on the road, it’s a good time for us who enjoy life on two wheels to remind all motorists to look out for us.
Every year various
governmental bodies come up with more and more ways to make the motorcycling
lifestyle go away. From traffic safety plans that include doing away with
motorcycles to creating fuel blends that motorcycles can’t use, the Feds
continually find more ways to chip away at motorcycling freedoms.
where motorcycle rights groups come into play.
No matter how hot your bike’s engine is, no matter how many performance upgrades you’ve made or if everything is still stock, there’s only one thing that keeps your motorcycle planted on the road, and that’s the tires. Worn or incorrect riding tires can quickly turn a great day of riding into a life-and-death disaster.Read More