Understanding The Basics Of Two-Stroke And Four-Stroke Engine Oil

Engine Oil

Each dirt bike requires its own unique type of engine oil. Understanding which blend of oil to use for your dirt bike does not have to be hard. Instead, you just simply have to think about the variations of your bike and what type of engine you’re using. Two-Stroke Oil vs. Four-Stroke Oil For example, two-stroke […]

Big Time Braking: Installing Galfer’s Oversized Rotor Kit


When it comes to making performance improvements to their motorcycles, most owners will often focus on the engine or swapping drivetrain components like the sprockets. The majority of people want things like faster top speed, improved hole shot performance, or more horsepower/torque. These types of changes are good and definitely make for a more fun […]

Kawasaki’s New Ninja ZX-10R

2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ABS

In early September, Kawasaki announced that it was releasing a hot new version of its Ninja superbike model – the ZX-10R – for the upcoming year. The new tagline “Get Closer” tantalized Ninja fans and journalists the world over with the promise that the new model wouldn’t be an overhaul of the well-loved design that helped secure […]

Off the Line: 2016 Kawasaki KX 450F

2016 Kawasaki KX450F

Tipping the scale at a mere 239.6 lbs (wet weight) the all-new 2016 Kawasaki KX 450F rolls in as one of the lightest motorcycles in its class thanks to major revisions to the engine and chassis. Aside from improving overall performance and quickness, reducing weight in a motorcycle can also help reduce rider fatigue (less […]

Scrambled Egg: ChapMoto Cooks up a Tasty Bolt Scrambler


When Star Motorcycles introduced the Star Bolt several years ago, the new model ticked off a lot of boxes on many motorcyclists’ wants and desires lists. The bike is nimble, lightweight, has great modern styling, and is easy for beginners to ride yet offers enough pep and aggression to keep veteran riders thoroughly entertained. The […]

The Stepson of Anarchy: Chaparral Motorsports’ Battle of the Bolts Build

Double up or strap on a travel bag, this R-Spec is ready for whatever.

This past fall, Star Motorcycles held a contest called Battle of the Bolts, in which Star Motorcycle dealers had the opportunity customize a stock Bolt or Bolt R-spec for a chance to win big prizes. The rules were pretty straight forward, basically you had to use at least $750 worth of Star parts and accessories, […]

Old School Cool: The Rat Rod RZR

Stealthy paint and bright lights!

There are a million ways to customize a UTV, but often times it’s the simplest things that can make the biggest impact. Take one of the latest Polaris RZRs to roll out of the Chap Moto UTV Pro Shop for example. Quite a bit different from the wild, multi-colored, race graphics that you see on […]

2015 Holiday Gift Guide: A Little Something For Everyone And Every Budget


Powersports enthusiasts can be kind of difficult to shop for, they either have everything they need or they have a very specific part or accessory in mind that they want/need. If you know nothing about motorcycles, ATVs, or UTVs, trying to shop for parts for someone in particular can be nearly be impossible unless you […]

Product Spotlight: ProTaper Micro Handlebars


Nearly a quarter century after ProTaper set the dirt bike industry on fire with its 1-1/8” taperwall handlebars the company is stoking the fire with its latest product. Hitting the other side of the spectrum from its oversize handlebars, this time ProTaper is all about going smaller and targeting peewee riders with its Micro Bars. […]

Yamaha Robot Issues Challenge


Man vs Machine Watch out Rossi – you’ve got a new mechanical adversary. Yamaha has just unveiled its latest technological breakthrough – a robotic rider – code named “MOTOBOT.” This metal motorcyclist was built with the intent of learning all that is necessary to beat MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi. A preview video unveiling the autonomous biker […]