Pillion Passengers : The Do’s and Don’ts when Carrying a Passenger on a Motorcycle

Pillion Passengers : The Do’s and Don’ts when Carrying a Passenger on a Motorcycle

Motorcycles are great fun when you ride them alone. After all, they were mostly designed for use by one person. However, every once in a while a motorcycle owner needs to bring someone else along for the ride, or perhaps they simply want to. Whatever the reason is, the fact remains that sometimes there are two people riding on a motorcycle, and if you aren’t careful about it this situation can be extremely dangerous. Statistically motorcycles are already more dangerous than cars, so two people just makes the chances worse. Thankfully, as long as you know what you are doing you can mitigate that risk fairly easily, and this is how.

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The Importance of Safety Margins On The Road

The Importance of Safety Margins On The Road

The importance of safety margin when riding a motorcycle. Safety margins are of great importance, especially when it includes motorcyclists. The most common reason of motorcycle accidents is the lack of success of motorists to recognize and identify motorcycles in traffic.

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A Closer Look at the Honda Cub

A Closer Look at the Honda Cub

The Honda Cub is the world’s bestselling motorcycle, and for good reason: it’s versatile, lightweight and powerful enough to be used for a wide range of purposes. Nearly 60 years after Honda first began producing the Cub, it has become an iconic symbol of the 20th century, on par with the Ford Model T, VW Beetle and Jeep. As of 2014, there have been 87 million of these vehicles sold worldwide in 160 different countries.

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Komine: A Closer Look At The Motorcycle Jacket Maker Komine  

Komine: A Closer Look At The Motorcycle Jacket Maker Komine  

In the 1940’s, Komine Shunsuke was a student who was fascinated with the Indian and Triumph motorcycles. This led to the establishment of a wholesale trade company that deals on bicycles and tires in Taito ward of Tokyo. The company known as Komine Shoukai preceded the Komine Auto Center.

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How to do a Hill-start on a Motorcycle

How to do a Hill-start on a Motorcycle

There is nothing like riding a motorcycle. The thrill and adrenaline rush alone is worth riding a motorbike. It provides you freedom. It makes you an adventurer. The dangers included in riding a bike elevates the satisfaction. It pumps you up and excites you. There are various reasons which compel people to drive a motorbike. Some of these reasons are fueled by passion, while others are based on logical thinking.
 

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How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in New Zealand

How to Get a Motorcycle Licence in New Zealand

How to get an NZ motorcycle licence.You are probably one of those individuals who have finally decided to get motorcycle license in New Zealand. This is actually an excellent move for many good reasons. Riding a motorcycle is proven to be a very rewarding activity or hobby. This can also be ultimately social since you are likely to meet sorts of individuals with different backgrounds. Motorcycles also got smaller carbon footprints as compared to an average family car. When riding a motorcycle you are also doing your part in helping minimise traffic congestion and you save on parking and fuel costs.
However, before you can confidently ride a motorcycle, you surely have to start somewhere and this is to get a motorcycle license in New Zealand. You need to be properly licensed in order to ride and roam around the New Zealand roads. New Zealand actually uses Graduated Licensing System which splits motorcycle and even car to three different stages namely learners, restricted and then full. The first two stages actually have restrictions to help students gain experiences in safe manner.

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How to Park a Motorcycle Safely

How to Park a Motorcycle Safely

Reading about the rules of parking a motorcycle may sound somewhat amusing since it is such a general process. However, as a matter of fact, motorcycle parking rules exist and they exist for various reasons. The topmost being the safety of your bike and the convenience of other riders. There are certain considerations you need to keep in mind before parking your motorcycles.

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Motorcycle Essentials - The Rider's Must Do List

Motorcycle Essentials - The Rider's Must Do List

Riding a motorcycle is one of the most amazing adventures you can have on the roads. Every motorcyclist will tell that you require the best riding skills before you can hit the road. For instance, you will meet specific challenges in different streets in the city especially with the many pedestrians, buses, other motorists and on occasions surfaces can keep changing. Be on the lookout, be safe! Simply follow these tips below:

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Motorcycle Tyres : The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Motorcycle Tyres : The Ultimate Cheat Sheet

Tyres are an important part of vehicles so it is necessary that you should choose them wisely. If you will select right type of tyre then it will surely enhance your riding experience. You can ride your motorcycle for many years with right tyres. There are many tyre brands that choosing the best one can be a difficult task for you but you do not need to worry as here you will find the list of some reliable brands.

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Vespa

Vespa

The Vespa scooter was a life changer for Piaggio group in 1946 when it saved the aviation company as a side product. Since then the scooter has been called Vespa in common terminologies. It has made life heaven for adult women as it is cost effective along with being safer than a normal motorcycle. The low speed scooter gives added protection with stability in the form of a broad base and comfortable sitting position.

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A Closer Look At The Suzuki TU250X

A Closer Look At The Suzuki TU250X

The Suzuki TU250X motorcycle is undoubtedly the ultimate learner bike. Suzuki updated the TU250X by including electronic fuel injection, but fortunately, it has not altered the machine’s traditional, and retro styling, or the features that make it an excellent learner bike.
 
The air-cooled single will not scare anybody. The motorcycle’s power delivery is great; it’s happy to run in traffic at reduced speeds, has a reasonable midrange punch with a top end that will not get anybody into trouble.

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A Closer Look at the Kawasaki Ninja

A Closer Look at the Kawasaki Ninja

For years Kawasaki has produced smaller motorcycles which are purpose built for motorcycle riders that are new to the motorcycle driving arena. The Kawasaki Ninja 250 was a game changer in this regard and got a total facelift in 2008. Kawasaki Ninja 300 was the one to replace the 250 and became the talk of the town. Kawasaki Ninja 300 is reviewed in this post so you can have a better idea when you set out to buy this beauty.

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How to Get a Motorcycle License in the United Kingdom

How to Get a Motorcycle License in the United Kingdom

The motorcycle license is required in order to ride your motorcycle legally. Discover how to get a motorcycle license in the United Kingdom. One of the first steps of the process of getting a motorcycle license is to get a guarantee which will allow you to ride motorcycles on the streets, highways, and other roadways. You can get this guarantee once you’ll complete the basic training.

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A Closer Look at the Kawasaki W800

A Closer Look at the Kawasaki W800

The Kawasaki W800 that has been a classic for a long time is ending production with the release of the Final Edition. It is the last time we see a new W800 Motorcycle and its traditional old-style look charm. For now, let’s go for a closer look at the Kawasaki W800 to remember all it has given us over this time.

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How to Corner At Speed On a Motorcycle Safely

How to Corner At Speed On a Motorcycle Safely

Many people consider it to be a joy to ride on a motorcycle, due to its high speed and ability to move through any type of road that a four-wheeler will find difficult to cover. But lots of accidents are also reported about the motorcycle riders, mainly due to the extremely high speed that they take up while riding that can be quite risky during turning through the steep corners of the serpentine roads. Hence, it is essential for the bike riders to know about the tactics to cover the corners safely, without injuring themselves in any accident.

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Motorcycle Crash: How to Avoid Coming Off Your Motorcycle

Motorcycle Crash: How to Avoid Coming Off Your Motorcycle

Dealing with a motorcycle crash is a very demanding, challenging experience. However, things can get even worse if you end up coming off from your motorcycle. This can lead to numerous injuries, which is why you have to learn how you can avoid this type of problem.

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Motorcycle Helmets: The Do’s and Don’ts with your Motorcycle Helmet

Motorcycle Helmets: The Do’s and Don’ts with your Motorcycle Helmet

It’s important for us to understand all the safety considerations while riding a motorcycle. Sports activities or otherwise we should use all the suitable and protective equipment for our safety. Helmet is the armour for our head; it protects our head from threatening injuries. It even reduces the risk of death caused by head injuries. Studies show how effectively Helmets have saved lives, well that’s enough for us to get convinced and stop making excuses rather we should start wearing this safety armour while riding a bike. After all our safety is our really are own responsibility.

 

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A Closer Look at the Suzuki Intruder

A Closer Look at the Suzuki Intruder

You need a powerful machine that will turn heads not only because of its sound but also due to the power it represents. Owning a Suzuki motorcycle gives great experience. Motorcycles are an easy way to get from one point to the other, but the experience depends on the type that you own. These machineries range from very cheap ones to luxurious ones. If you are looking for a motorcycle today, you will definitely be spoilt for choice. But would you look for just any motorcycle? You need a powerful machine that will turn heads not only because of its sound but also due to the power it represents. Owning a Suzuki motorcycle gives great experience.

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A Closer Look at Alpinestars Motorcycle Jackets

A Closer Look at Alpinestars Motorcycle Jackets

If you are considering purchasing a motorcycle jacket, Alpinestars offers several excellent selections designed to fit most riders comfortably and securely all for an affordable price. In addition, the protection provided and user-friendly features makes Alpinestars one of the leaders when it comes to durable, comfortable motorcycle jackets that are built to last.  

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How To Hit The Brakes On A Motorcycle

How To Hit The Brakes On A Motorcycle

Thousands of accidents happen on motorcycles each and every year, with one of the main causes being braking (or lack thereof). Let's take a look at seven tips to help you safely and effectively brake your motorcycle.

 

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