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Building a Cafe Racer: Selecting a Motorcycle

By far the most important and difficult choice you will have to make before building a Cafe Racer is the selection of a donor bike. Back in the fifties Cafe Racers were a kind of Frankenstein creation, taking 2 bikes to make one, pairing the most powerful engine with the best performing frame and suspension […]

What to Wear When You Ride – and Why

Although a T-shirt or a tank top may seem like a good idea on very hot day, they will offer no protection in the event the rider is unexpectedly separated from his/ her motorcycle (fall). It may look cool but in actuality a rider wearing a T-shirt runs the risk of becoming dehydrated or sunburned, […]

How to Wear a Leather Jacket With Style

The classic “leather biker jacket” is definitely a step up from a denim jacket and a huge step up from a T-shirt! The leather used for this type of jacket is strong enough to provide protection against abrasions (road-rash). A drawback of this style is that it offers no impact protection (padding/ body armor in […]

Your Road Bike Handlebar Guide

The correct handlebar will put your hands in a position to support your upper body without putting strain on your neck and shoulders, and help balance your weight between the front and back wheels for proper handling. New shapes, like compact bends, offer improved ergonomics and control. Many trend watchers point to the advent of […]

Choosing The Right Motor Bike Luggage

There are many types of motorcycle luggage available, each with pros and cons, so finding the one that suits you will ensure you remain comfortable on your bike and can take everything you need on your motorcycle tour. You have a basic choice between soft and hard luggage, then many more variations within each category. […]

How to Choose the Right Motor Oil

The oil used in your car has two primary ingredients: base oil and additives. The base oil allows the motor oil to perform its vital function – lubricating the engine’s moving parts to protect them against wear and tear caused by friction. The additives provide additional engine protection by helping to prevent the oil from […]

How to Choose Motorcycle Boot

You know you should be wearing sturdy leather boots on a motorcycle. But there are so many leather boots out there, and they are certainly not all created equal. In our Motorcycle Boot Buyer’s Guide, we’ll tell you all about what makes a motorcycle boot different from a regular boot, what you should look for, […]

How to Choose The Right Motorcycle Tire

Tires are perhaps the most important component on any motorcycle. They are the key to performance, comfort and safety. Without proper tires and routine inspection and maintenance, our motorcycles aren’t going anywhere. Use this tire guide to learn some of the basics about how motorcycle tires function, their construction and how to choose the right […]

Bike Saddles: How to Choose

s your bike seat uncomfortable? Comfort is a common issue, especially among new cyclists, and one option is to get a new saddle that’s better suited to you. This article gives you the basics on how to make a smart saddle purchase. Saddles are adjustable via the seat clamp right under the saddle. Loosen the […]

Motorcycle Safety Gear: Safety Trumps Style

Many riders would say that a helmet is the most important piece of safety gear. A good helmet starts by insuring significant impact and accident protection and also helps you hear and see better when you’re riding. When you’re riding, your feet keep you balanced at stoplights and take a beating from the elements when […]