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Helmet Communicator Buyer’s Guide

Helmet Communicator Buyer's Guide

Start with this question: With what, or whom do you want to communicate? That sounds obvious, but when considering a “helmet communication” system, you need to give this some careful consideration. Complete this sentence – I want to: Listen to my iPod without those uncomfortable earbuds and the white cords dangling from my helmet. Hear […]

Cold Weather Gear Buyer’s Guide

Cold Weather Gear Buyer's Guide

Prepare For Winter With Cold Weather Gear There is no bad weather – Just bad clothing. Even though I live in Southern California, I’ve ridden in a wide variety of weather conditions. Once, on a dual-sport ride in the mountains of south central Utah, I was surprised by a snowstorm – surprising because it was […]

Technical Riding Gear Buyer’s Guide: The Science Of Klim

How Klim Uses Superior Engineering To Build The World’s Most Technically Advanced Gear Off-road, dual-sport and adventure riding is blessed and simultaneously cursed with a wide range of terrain, weather, logistic and other potentially life-threatening conditions. For a sport that is more about where you can go than how to get there, off-road adventure riding […]

Get Ready for Summer – Warm Weather Gear

There’s No Bad Weather. Just Bad Clothing. That’s a line I use when referring to my childhood spent enjoying Minnesota winters. It applies to summer weather, too. Especially for powersports enthusiasts. We love summer. We wait most of the year for the long hours of sunlight and the opportunity to enjoy our ATVs, UTVs, and […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Commuter Motorcycle

Gas prices have skyrocketed as of late, climbing above $4 per gallon in some parts of the country. Given this news, those who have a long commute each morning might be looking to save some money at the pump each month. Sure, many drivers are switching to small, fuel-efficient hatchbacks to combat the rising fuel […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding an Adventure Touring Motorcycle

Motorcycles are typically grouped into categories that focus on a particular riding style. For example, sport bikes are tuned for performance, while touring bikes are meant for long journeys. Dirt bikes can handle any type of off-road environment, while street bikes and cruisers are all about tearing up the pavement. For the uninitiated, this breakdown […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Touring Motorcycle

One of the major advantages of owning a motorcycle is freedom. There’s nothing like hitting the open road, breathing in the fresh air and heading out to explore this great country. A road trip across America is a time-honored tradition among the motorcycle community and one that every self-respecting bike fan will want to try […]

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? […]

Best Bang For Your Buck: Top 5 Dual Sport Motorcycles

If you are in the market exploring your options for the a new dual sport motorcycle, this buyer’s guide will be a great resource for your to narrow your search. Chaparral Motorsports is one of the largest dual sport motorcycle dealerships in the country. Our knowledgeable sales team offered their top selections for the best […]