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 […]

Arai Introduces New DT-X Helmet

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Arai Helmets is proud to officially release their latest accomplishment: the new DT-X helmet. 67 years ago, Hirotake Arai created the first motorcycle helmet in Japan to protect his own head. Today, Arai Helmets is managed directly by his son and grandson, and has grown to be recognized as one of the world’s premier helmet […]

Custom Bike Builder Creates High Horsepower Harley Gin

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I remember when I turned 21 and my college buddy had just brought back a special bottle of tequila from Mexico to celebrate the occasion. What was so special about the bottle? It had a worm in the bottom of it and you were supposed to drink the tequila and then eat the worm. I’m […]

This & That: Suzuki Van Van 200

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If you Ride This: Suzuki Van Van 200 It seems like every motorcycle manufacturer is jumping on the scrambler band wagon and Suzuki didn’t want to miss the ride. At least with their version, the VanVan 200, Suzuki has created something that looks unique and a blast to ride. Just shy of 300 pounds and […]

This & That: 2107 Kawasaki Versys –X 300

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If You Ride This: 2107 Kawasaki Versys –X 300 (ABS version) If you like Kawasaki’s Versys line but feel that the 1000 and 650 models were just too much bike or too expensive, the brand new X 300 should fit right into your lane. Nearly 100 pounds lighter than its 650cc big brother, the new […]