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Baby Boomer Generation Embracing Motorcycle Culture

2015 Indian Roadmaster Action

It’s a common misconception that most motorcyclists are speed-loving riders, but in fact, the U.S. motorcycle industry is primarily made up of baby boomer riders in their 40s, 50s and 60s. The baby boomer generation is a lot wealthier than what cult-classic biker movies of the 60s and 70s made motorcyclists appear to be. Many in […]

Important Safety Tips To Follow Before New Riders Become Road Warriors

Handlebar View

You just got your first motorcycle and even just passed the motorcycle driver’s license test, so maybe you think you’re ready for the road. However, before you take off on the open road, you need to consider some extremely vital things that might have not been discussed in your training. While owning and riding a […]

Tips On How To Maintain Motorcycle Tires

Street Bike Rider

Motorcycle tire maintenance is an important aspect to owning a bike, and neglecting your wheels could not only put your ride in danger, but yourself as well. Each tire has its own specific needs and maintenance requirements. It’s up to you to make sure your tires are in the best condition for the safest ride. […]

Will The 2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2 Live Up To The Hype?

Kawasaki H2 left

One of the biggest announcements to come at the end of 2014 in the motorcycle industry was the release of the Kawasaki Ninja H2R streetbike, which is poised to be the fastest motorcycle ever built for the public. The announcement came at the EICMA expo in Milan, which was the biggest news story of the […]

Dunlop to launch new tire model for smaller displacement motorcycles

Dunlop Sportmax GPR-300

Dunlop plans to launch a new tire model to the American market, the Sportmax GPR-300 towards the end of the first quarter of 2015.  The new Sportmax GPR-300 is aimed at popular, smaller displacement sportbikes like the Honda CBR300, Kawasaki Ninja 300, and newly launched Yamaha R3.  The tire will be offered in three radial […]

KTM Announces Range Of Engines From 600cc to 800cc

KTM V-Twin Engine

While the plans to build a new range of middleweight V-twin engines for KTM motorcycles might have been expected, the decision is still a shocker to some in the industry. According to Motorcycle News, KTM announced it would in fact release a 600cc engine and an 800cc engine to go along with its other models. […]

Russian Startup Helmet Company Receives Grant To Improve Its Design

Livemap - Helmet With Built in GPS Navigation

The future of full-faced motorcycle helmets could be something out of science fiction novels, but a Russian startup is trying to get its futuristic gear on the market as soon as possible. According to Tech Crunch, the Russian-based company Livemap recently received a grant from the Russian government, totaling nearly $300,000, to  produce a full-faced motorcycle […]

Motorcycle World Seeing More Female Riders

2015 Yamaha YFZ-R3 - Desert Riding

While most people envision the roar of a motorcycle and expect to see a male rider on the saddle, more female riders are disproving the gender stereotype. According to the Long Beach Press-Telegram, several riders gather in front of Dues Ex Machina in Venice, California, with their modified and custom-built vintage Hondas, BMWs, Ducatis and choppers. Some […]

Missouri Representative Wants To Partially Lift Motorcycle Helmet Law

Motorcycle Helmets

Across the nation motorcycle helmet laws are constantly being fought over, and the state of Missouri could be ready for a change in its law. According to The Associated Press, Missouri Rep. Shane Roden of Cedar Hill, a recently elected state official, said that one of his first plans of action is to limit that state’s motorcycle helmet […]

Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline In 2013

Crashed Motorcycle

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to […]