I am a gear head and I also tend to be slightly paranoid while commuting on my motorcycle, mostly because the last 3 accidents I was involved in happened to be while I was stationary. In fact the last one ended up with me getting pinned under an SUV and dragged for about 10 feet. Needless to say I was always geared to the teeth and the most severe injury was a torn rotor cuff.
We had one of our crew members recently hurt themselves in a motorcycle crash about a month ago. The crash was avoidable and was his own damn fault. Tweeter is an idiot and here is what you can do to avoid ending up like him. Continue reading How not to be a statistic…
I tend to chuckle when I ask people what they want to learn at Motovation Track Days and mostly the answer is ‘I want to get my knee down’. To me it is hilarious that this is a concern for so many riders out there.
Let me say this first, getting your knee down is not an art, all you need to do is try some atrociously bad riding technique and you will be able to scrape your knee pucks all day long, even when you aren’t in a corner. See what I did there. No??? Let me make it clear- Getting your knee down in no way makes you a better, faster or safer rider. Wait- you scream- but MotoGP riders get their knee down on every corner Continue reading So You Want to Drag Your Knee…
Scenario 1: You’ve finally saved up enough to buy that dream motorcycle, you take that wad of money and head down to the showroom and pick up that spanking brand new death machine and decide that you’re now the self-proclaimed king of the road
Scenario 2: You’re 37 and your married life just isn’t as exciting as it used to be. Cue mid-life crisis. You break into your kid’s college fund and decide to buy the biggest, maddest motorcycle you can think off. You straddle your new beast and bask in its reflected glory.
Both these scenarios have one thing in common and that’s where most motorcyclists make their first mistake. When your passion exceeds your talent/experience you are just a ticking time bomb for a massive disaster.
You’ve just bought yourself that awesome new motorcycle and now you want a lid that matches that sexed out paint job. You take a nice little ride down to the motorcycle store and look around, your helmet doesn’t look as cool, you throw in the bin and start drooling over all the awesome helmets that surround you, and then it hits you – “Which helmet is the best choice for me?”
One of our subscribers was worried about riding in the rain, so we ended up buying some pizza and donuts headed to the Fat Flash for his worldly wisdom.
Riding in the rain is fun, and a little preparation and know how should make it extremely safe as well. Continue reading Rain is Fun- A guide to riding safely in the rain
Riding season is here and everyone we spoke to has either got Leh’d or is on the way to getting Leh’d
We thought this would be just about the right time to help you get prepped for your highway adventure. Our crew has tens of thousands of solo and group long distance miles under their belts. And it took a few tries to get it right but we think we have got it down to a science and here is what we have learned during our time on the open road. Continue reading Top Tips to Tour like a Pro