Motorcycle Battery Basics

The commercial use of the lead acid battery is over 100 years old. The same chemical principal that is being used to store energy in your battery of today, is basically the same as when our Great Grandparents used the first batteries on their original Ford Model T’s. What exactly is a motorcycle battery anyway? […]

Feds Advise States to Adopt Helmet Laws

The federal government is urging all states to adopt mandatory motorcycle helmet laws after a troubling new report revealed an increase in fatalities related to head injuries. In the mid 1990s, most states had a helmet law on the books, as the federal government threatened to withhold funding for highway projects if the states did […]

How to Kick Start a Career as a Motorcycle Mechanic

Changing careers is both exciting and stressful, whether you are 20 or 60. Regardless if it happens by choice or you don’t have an option, it could be a great opportunity to finally pursue something you truly enjoy. If motorcycles are your passion, consider training for a new career as a technician. Intrigued? With summer […]

NTSB urges states to adopt helmet laws

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has recommended that all states adopt motorcycle helmet laws in order to cut down on a rising number of fatalities stemming from motorcycle accidents. According to the Associated Press, 20 states currently have full helmet laws requiring all riders to wear helmets, while three states – Iowa, Illinois and […]

Honda takes aim at Ninja with new 250CBR

2011 Honda CBR250R Specs Engine Engine Type: 249.4cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke Bore and Stroke: 76mm x 55mm Compression Ratio: 10.7:1 Valve Train: DOHC; four valves per cylinder Induction: PGM-FI, 38mm throttle body Ignition: Computer-controlled digital transistorized with electronic advance Transmission: Six-speed Chassis Suspension: Front: 37mm fork Rear: Pro-Link single shock with five positions of spring […]

Lawmakers Urge Suspension of Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Federal lawmakers have sent a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood asking him to suspend a grant program that provides money for law enforcement agencies to set up motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. In a letter dated Sept. 30, House members told LaHood that safety-related funds would be better spent […]

Repeal Of Helmet Law May Lure Bikers To South Carolina Rally

For many riders, being a part of the motorcycle community means attending rallies. These events are a chance to socialize, show off a bike, and pick up the latest motorcycle parts and accessories. For a number of years, the annual rally in Myrtle Beach was a popular event among east coast riders. Yet South Carolina’s […]

Buyer’s Guide for the Cheapest Motorcycles

Are you searching on eBay for an affordable, used motorcycle because you think a new motorcycle is too expensive? Review our motorcycle buyer’s guide to the cheapest motorcycles available in the United States to find an affordable option to solve your two- wheel “itch.” There are 5 affordable options for cheap motorcycles. 2010 Kawasaki Ninja® […]

Novelty helmets don’t protect

Bikers have heard for years about the importance of wearing a motorcycle helmet when they ride, but some may not know the limited protection that some helmets offer. So-called “novelty helmets” have been cited as providing little protection in serious crashes. According to the Statesville Record and Landmark, police and transportation officials have said that […]

Best Bang For Your Buck: Top 5 Dual Sport Motorcycles

2016 DR-Z400S

“The best bang for your buck,” is a phrase that can be applied to compare just about anything. If you were to apply it to motorcycles you might use it to consider which bike you could get the most use and fun out of. The world of motorcycles is a diverse one with many segments […]