As of the most recent report by the Department of Transportation, there were 8,410,255 motorcycles registered in the United States by private citizens and commercial organizations in 2011. To put this staggering number into perceptive, out of every 36 people you meet in the U.S., one of them probably has a motorcycle. For ranking purposes, we won’t be looking at total bikes in a state, but rather people per motorcycle (the lower the number, the more common bikes are). So what states in America have the most die-hard moto-enthusiasts?
3. Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain — Iowa
We’ve been a big fan of Aether’s jackets ever since they came on our radar. Why? Because they push function and aesthetics equally and do it better than almost anyone else in the gear business. We also love a good riding video as much as anyone else, and Aether really did this one right. Continue reading “Video To Watch: Aether Chasing Winter”
A digital short showcasing Chris Hollis enjoying some downtime and
a free-ride through the outskirts of his hometown, Port Macquarie NSW Australia.
At 29, Hollis has established himself as one of Australia’s most prominent
Off-Road motorcycle racers. His unique blend of smooth-lines and
calculated-speed make him a favourite to watch, both in and out of the competitive arena.
“A Day at Home” 2013.
Filmed & Edited: Shane Fletcher
Additional Camera Operator: Lee Kelly
Music: M83 “We Own The Sky”.
When Wes isn’t cuddling Sean on a motorcycle, it’s my job. I recently putted a Honda Shadow around a parking lot at the veterans’ center long enough for the nice folks at the MSF to declare me fit to pilot a motorbike, but that hasn’t stopped me from riding as a passenger as often as I can. T Continue reading “Don’t Ride Like a Bitch”
Not sure how “scientific” this study was but I believe it’s common sense that females are happy when riding…are they more “fulfilled” than women who don’t ride…again not sure how surveying 1000+ riders and non riders proves anything but good on Harley for planting the seed.
Not only is Jeremy the owner of AltRider but he is one hell of a rider. Watch this video and see the new WC BMW 1200 take a tumble but more importantly see how the new crash bars AltRider has developed for this bike protects the fairing. So….Jeremy and Erik where are the uppers for the F800 crash bars? 😉
I think the craziest obstacle I have been hit with was a bird, not so crazy but scared the crap out of me and I felt terrible….on the road itself??? A garbage bag full of what I think were dirty diapers. So, nothing totally out of the ordinary lol. What about you?
Every one of us who rides should know the risks that are involved each and every time you swing a leg over a bike and head out. Aggressive, texting drivers and crazy traffic are just the tip of the iceberg, so you’re constantly forced to ride defensively. It often feels like everyone is out to get you and they probably are. Continue reading “Obstacles In The Road”
I think this bike will be a hit and find its way into the ADV market place. Just seems like a whole lot of bike for the price and will make to non hard-core off-road rider very happy. Perhaps just a great overall everyday ADV bike 😉
The adventure doesn’t really begin, they say, until something goes wrong. When we combine adventure bikes with guys that have seen too many BMW commercials, this inevitably entails picking adventure bikes back up from the dusty trail (or in my case, having them extracted by helicopter). Suddenly, it’s very clear why weight matters. Continue reading “2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS – First Ride”
I wish I had the time to write such smart articles that many can relate too. This one for sure we all can….HELMET HEAD/HAIR.
I attend many meetings, provide many educational in services and have to arrive at my destination looking somewhat “professional”. Cheryl has short hair that takes her 2 seconds to fix when she gets to work. Me? My hair is fine and turns into crazy hair after I pull my Shoei off. I use buffs, LDComfort helmet liner etc. And some days my hair is acceptable and for some reason other days, not so much. In the end many of the office colleagues have learned to accept me and my unpredictable hair style for what it is….and most others, well? I just explain. When I can I will try and wet it and dry it at the site I arrive but that is not always possible.
Here is a pic of me that Cheryl took after riding the Dalton Highway. I am slightly embarrassed to post this but you have to see what a helmet can do to ones hair…it is hysterical. Click more to see…;-) Continue reading “How To Manage Helmet Hair”