Cruiser Riders 2017 Christmas Guide: Good Gifts for Bad Boys and Girls

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Cruiser riders might look like big, bad, tough guys and girls with their loud motorcycles and black leather riding gear but deep down they’re just a bunch of softies with hearts as big as their V-twin engines and are often the first to donate to charity or support those in need during Christmas time. So […]

Get Lit: Low Light Motorcycle Riding Gear Buyers Guide

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We’ve reached that time of year again where we (well everybody except for those in Arizona, Hawaii and the US territories) have to set our clocks in accordance with daylight savings. For the past eight months we’ve had the pleasure of experience one extra hour of daylight after setting our clocks forward one hour back […]

The Right Tires for the Job: Different Types of Motorcycle Tires

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Not all motorcycle tires are created equal. Sure they are all round, and unlike automotive tires, have a curved profile to make it easier for the rider to lean in and out of corners, but where one motorcycle tire differs from the next is in their design and intended use. For example, you wouldn’t use […]

Rain Gear Guide: Stay Dry and Ride

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We like to joke that there is no such thing as bad weather, just bad gear. Riding a motorcycle in a wet-t, a pair of soggy cotton jeans, water soaked leathers and boots full of water is not an optimal experience. With a few pieces of good gear, you can ride comfortably and dry through […]

Motorcycle Tire Mounting

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One thing many non-motorcycle people will never understand is how riders can get excited about installing new new rubber on their motorcycles. New motorcycle tires look good, feel good and help you ride at the top of your game by providing better grip, faster stopping (shorter distance), and excellent traction in wet conditions via maximum […]

Do Motorcycle Tires Expire? A Guide to Tire Date Codes

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Much like a good beer, all tires are stamped with a Born On Date at time of manufacturing.  Also like beer, tires have an expected shelf life and they both age very differently on an uncontrolled shelf versus in a temperature-controlled environment. When the new rubber you ordered from  www.ChapMoto.com tire order arrives to your […]

Yamaha Announces Activities Scheduled for This Weekend’s AIMExpo

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Cypress, CA – September 19, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A., will display several all-new and recently introduced 2018 motorsports models at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo) this weekend. Located at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, the AIMExpo offers a unique experience with Yamaha’s many products for motorsports enthusiasts. Yamaha’s display […]

6D Helmets and Dynamic Research Inc. Win $500,000 Award

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BREA, Calif. – Sept. 6, 2017 – With traumatic brain injury and concussions becoming a growing concern among amateur and professional athletes, the NFL and GE have collaborated with Under Armour and NIST and created the four-year, $60 million Head Health Initiative. Today, they announce they have awarded 6D Helmets and Dynamic Research the Head Health Challenge III’s $500,000 grand prize […]

Yamaha Introduces All-New Star Eluder Bagger Motorcycle

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  Cypress, CA – September 6, 2017 – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, today introduced the all-new 2018 Star Eluder motorcycle, adding a bagger model to the company’s transcontinental touring line-up. JOURNEY FURTHER Drawing from the recently-introduced 2018 Star Venture, the Star Eluder is powered by an air-cooled 113 cubic inch (1854cc) V-twin fuel-injected engine, and […]

Dunlop Introduces New Harley-Davidson Tires for 2018

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Buffalo, NY:  In 2017, Dunlop Motorcycles Tires achieved an amazing milestone; more than 10 million original equipment tires built in Dunlop’s Buffalo manufacturing plant have rolled off the Harley-Davidson assembly line since Dunlop became an original equipment supplier to Harley-Davidson in 1983. For the 2018 model year, even more Harley-Davidson motorcycles will be fitted with […]