September 29, 2014 Category: Random
Motorcycle safety equipment has come a long way in recent years. With government regulation, changes, and technological advancements in manufacturing, motorcycle riders can see and be seen a lot easier, and they are also better equipped should an accident occur.
The first thing you want when riding a motorcycle is a good helmet. Since their invention in 1953, the helmet has changed tremendously. In the beginning, they were very basic with minimal protection between you and the road. Now, they are much lighter, more rigid, and you can even stream music through them. Now, No matter what helmet you choose, you’ll be protected as each helmet is regulated to provide maximum impact absorption should you be involved in a crash.
One of the most important as...Read More
September 28, 2014 Category: Random
As with any product, motorcycles can be recalled by makers if they are found to be faulty or dangerous, especially in the case of new models. You’ve probably heard of children’s toys contaminated with lead paint, meats contaminated with salmonella, dog foods with incorrect and toxic levels of a certain ingredient, and the like being recalled by manufactures to insure customer safety and wellness. However, what happens when a vehicle—specifically, a motorcycle—is found to be unsafe?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is in charge of setting standards of safety that automotive manufacturers must follow. Although the specific motorcycle manufacturer is responsible for the recall, the NHTSA may be the one behind the order...Read More
September 27, 2014 Category: Random
When you want to know what is happening in the motorcyclist world there are places you can go to keep up with the latest trends, events, and products out on the market today. There is always something new and fun happening in the realm of bikers. Motorcycles become more sporty and leisurely every day.
If you are a younger driver, you may be interested in a more sport-styled motorcycle such as the latest BMW HP4 or the Kawasaki Ninja. Built for speed and agility and designed with a sleek made for speed body. These types of bikes go fast and are perfect for the more adventurous bikers.
Older more experienced riders may prefer a bike that is lightweight like a Suzuki Savage or something more comfortable like a Street Glide or The newest Fat Boy Lo...Read More
September 26, 2014 Category: Random
The only surviving bike ridden by Peter Fonda as “Captain America” in the film “Easy Rider” is set to be auctioned by present owner Michael Eisenberg. Expected price for the iconic emblem of the 1960’s counterculture and an inspiration to chopper enthusiasts and biker haters for decades is in excess of one million dollars.
Three of the four bikes used in the film were stolen. The sole survivor was the bike that was burned at the end of the flick when Peter Fonda a.k.a. Captain America was shot off the bike by a shotgun toting hillbilly in a pickup. The bike was physically set on fire.
Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) was given the bike by the late Dennis Hopper as a bonus for his work in keeping the bikes running during the filming of “Easy Rider” Fonda produced the film so he owned th...Read More
September 25, 2014 Category: Random
It is amazing how owning a motorcycle has changed through the years. There was a time when a motorcycle rider had a certain stigmata on them, but that time has passed. Until recently, there were only a select group that chose to ride a motorcycle. But, as social standards have changed, so have the perceptions that once plagued motorcycle riders.
From the James Dean style rebel riders of the fifties to the rocket riders of the eighties, there has been growth in both the number and type of people that ride. In addition to that, there is a growing sense in those that do not ride that the world simply has to accept people in what they do whether they like it or not.
When asked the question about who rides a motorcycle, the answer should be anyone...Read More