We hear tell of claims of places where you can ride year ‘round and never need fret the thought of wind chill or road salt. We dismiss these as vicious rumors, right up there with Bigfoot and Area 51. Seriously, though, for a good part of the country winter is a real thing, and while winter storage of our motorcycles is something that’s a necessity of life for those of us in colder climates, it’s not fun. Let CycleSoup take the pain out of it.
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Bike games? Check. Bike shows? Yep, that too. Hot music? Of course! Guys in kilts? We even had that covered!
That’s just a couple of hints at all this fun at this year’s American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of Minnesota’s State Motorcycle Rally you missed if you weren’t there. If you were, then you know what we’re talking about, and we promise to not post those photos of you backstage (you know who you are)!
Just because the super-hot days of summer are now turning cooler doesn’t mean you have to put away your motorcycle. Thanks to beautiful fall weather (or heated riding gear if you’ve got it), there’s still plenty of riding to be had, and it’s a feast for the eyeballs.
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.
Sponsored by American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education (A.B.A.T.E.) of Minnesota and with a three-day music lineup that culminates with the iconic British band Badfinger featuring Joey Molland, this Labor Day-weekend celebration embraces all things motorcycle. Bike games, memorial runs, bike show, motorcycle sled pulls, and tons of great food and vendors to satisfy your every craving make this event one you don’t want to miss.
You’ve waited for it all year: a sunny summer day, not a cloud in the sky, and nothing between you and the horizon. Sounds perfect, right? Think again. In the middle of summer, temps can easily soar into the 90s—and higher—and to ride in that kind of heat requires a little bit of preparation and forethought. Don’t be one of those riders who inevitably succumb to heat stroke each year. Follow these tips to beat the heat during this summer’s riding season.
We’ve scoured the current lineups of long-haul machines to bring you our top ten recommendations. Whether you’re a fan of baggers, a sport tourer aficionado, or a cruiser devotee, we’ve found a bike for each and every riding style that’s ideally suited for reaching those far horizons.
Freedom—it’s why we ride! From the feeling of flying across vast prairie vistas to the exhilaration of leaning the bike into mountain twisties, the landscape of our great country has given us some amazing rides. We’ve chosen some of the best places in the good ol’ U.S. of A. to take your bike for a spin. Whether you like wide-open horizons, azure oceans or winding mountain passes, our list has you covered.
Now that riding season is in full swing, it’s the perfect time to sell your bike. With demand high due to so many riders wanting to be out on the road, you’re more likely to get top dollar. Here are a few tips to make your sale go even faster and bring you even more dollars.
There are many reasons to love a trike. From stability to extra storage to the simple fact that they keep people in the wind who might otherwise be forced to give up motorcycling, trikes fill a unique and very much needed niche in the motorcycling world.
Now that the 2016 riding season is in full swing, motorcycle manufacturers have unveiled their new lineups. Whether your passion is cruisin’ the open road, rippin’ through twisties, or long-haul adventure, there’s a new bike out there sure to fulfill your dreams.
There’s only one thing that motorcyclists dream of during the depths of winter: the return of the International Motorcycle Expo. CycleSoup.com was there, checking out the latest sneak peeks and previews before the general public, and we want to share the latest and greatest from the show with you!