Let’s Ride! 2014 California Red Sticker Riding Season Opens Statewide


Yesterday was a good day for many dirt bike enthusiasts as the remaining swath of Off Highway Vehicle Areas (OHVA) in California opened up for dirt bikes and other vehicles marked with red stickers. The red and green sticker program was established by the California Air Resources Board and the California Department of Motor Vehicles […]

Long Haul: 10 Tips for Endurance Motorcycle Riding


What’s the longest distance you’ve ever ridden on a motorcycle in one day? Have you ever considered logging a long distance run of say more than 1,000 miles in one day? Did you know there’s a group that focuses on nothing but endurance/long-distance riding? Dubbed, the Iron Butt Association, the organization offers certificates of completion […]

Can-Am Boosts the Side-by-Side World: The New Turbo Powered Maverick


The 2015 Can-Am side-by-side lineup just got big boost – a turbo boost that is. The powersports manufacturer recently announced that its new two seater Maverick X ds and four seater Maverick Max X ds models will be available with a factory installed turbochargers mated to the already potent Rotax 1000R engine. This is the […]

Attention Gold Wing Riders: Honda GL1800 Recall


American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2010 and 2012 GL1800 and 2001-2005 GL1800A motorcycles due to issues with the brakes. The total number of Gold Wings affected by the recall is 126,000. The cause of the recall lies within the rear braking system, specifically the master cylinder. The rear brake […]

Chaparral Pro Works Program


Every dirt bike rider, dreams of owning a bike prepped to pro-level standards. While Chaparral Motorsports can’t help much in the way of getting your riding skills equal to that of the pros, with its new venture, Chaparral Pro Works, we can put you in the seat of a factory-level race bike (or darn near […]

Exhausting Options: Finding Pipes for Your Harley

Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle For Big Shots Staggered Exhaust

If there’s one commonality amongst Harley-Davidson owners (other than they love their motorcycles) it’s that they are never satisfied with their motorcycles. I don’t mean never satisfied in the sense that they can’t stand riding it, I mean never satisfied in the fact that there is always something they want to modify, customize, or change. […]

Bar Swap: How to Measure Handlebars for your Harley

Biltwell Apes

There are two key factors you need to consider when swapping out the handlebars on your Harley-Davidson. First you need to choose a style then you need to figure out the bar dimensions you want/need. Determining the style can be somewhat of a daunting task as there are so many different styles to choose from […]

The More you Know: Why is California Keeping Lane Splitting an Underground Activity?

Photo:  Eric Schmuttenmaer

One of the many benefits of riding a motorcycle in California is the ability to split lanes, lane share, or filter through traffic. Lane splitting has been allowed in California (the only state to allow it) for many years; however there are still many motorists’ young and old who don’t know or don’t realize that […]

Ready for The Rally: Essentials For your Ride to Sturgis


From the moment they throw a leg over the saddle of a Hog for the first time there’s one goal just about every Harley ride envisions, cruising into downtown Sturgis, South Dakota, to attend the mother of all motorcycle rallies, the legendary Sturgis Rally. From the thousands of bikes lined up and down Main Street […]

I Spy: Is a new 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide on the Way?


In what seems to be a very rare occasion by Harley-Davidson, spy photos have snuck out of what we can only speculate to be a new 2015 Road Glide model (see images here on motorcycle.com), that if not part of the 2015 OE lineup will probably be released as a mid-year model (Harley has been […]