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Bumps worse than potholes for motorbikes

Potholes are dangerous, but bumps or a seam of humps in the middle of a lane caused by heavy vehicles pushing the tar up can be much more dangerous to motorcycles.Yet they are less likely to be fixed than potholes in yet another example of how the authorities ignore and neglect motorcycles.A pothole can cause a big jolt in the front suspension, kick the handlebars about and possibly damage a rim. But at least the suspension is set up to absorb …
Counter Steering12May, 20

Riding Skills Series: The Art of Countersteering

Working with your subconsciousIn order to change direction or initiate a turn on a motorcycle, the rider must provide certain inputs to the bike. These inputs can come from a number of methods, but the most common of those is countersteering. And while countersteering may seem like a complex concept, it is really a basic skill; so basic, in fact, that it is usually done subconsciously.In simple terms, countersteering is the method of initiating a turn by a small, momentary …
Motorcycle Riding in the Rain or Cold Can Still Be Enjoyable12May, 20

Riding in the Rain or Cold Can Still Be Enjoyable

We’ve all had those horrible rides when you are miles from home and the weather takes a turn for the worse, forcing you to ride home wet, cold, and miserable—not to mention at an increased risk of an accident. But riding in the rain or cold doesn't always have to be a bad experience. With some preparation, the right attitude, and knowledge of what to look for and expect, it can be much less frustrating and sometimes even enjoyable.The right …
Motorcycle Riding in the Rain or Cold Can Still Be Enjoyable12May, 20

In Balance: Motorcycling Is A Better Life

How a day gets better when your 6-year-old insists on a motorcycle ride.My 6-year-old son Ian yesterday asked if we could take a ride on our 1954 Velocette MSS 500 when we got home after school, work, and all the rest of normal life. It is of course impossible to say no to such a request, even if it means a slightly late bedtime or that I don't do the dishes until 9:30 that night.On the ride, via our Bluetooth-equipped helmets, Ian …
Cool Motorbike09Dec, 19

7 Things Outsiders Don’t Understand About Motorcycle Culture

The motorcycle culture is a mainstream society sub-culture that covers both a social community and a mode of transportation. The stereotype biker is a rebel who doesn't live by society's laws and norms, but instead has chosen to dedicate his life either to the club or to be an independent lone wolf.That's the main difference between car culture and motorcycle culture - this perceived degree of freedom. Whereas someone who owns a railroad is portrayed as a hardworking, blue-collar guy …
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