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BikeBandit Visits Icon Headquarters

Coming from SoCal, where it's still sunny and unseasonably warm well into November, Icon's hometown of Portland, Oregon made an immediate impression on us with its dreary, cool fall weather and a seemingly endless cascade of golden leaves. The environment here, as we would find out, created a dreamlike backdrop for our visit to Icon; which for motorcycle junkies like us, is a fantasy-land like no other. Read More


Electric Motorcycle Ride and Review

I really wasn't sure what to expect as I threw my leg over the bright yellow Zero S. Before coming out on this test ride, where Mark, Lance, and the rest of the crew at Rocket Cycles in San Diego invited me out to test ride one of their electric motorcycles, I had - like anyone excited about trying something new in the age of the internet - googled the heck out of it. Read More


BikeBandit.com Welcomes Rob Fish

This week at BikeBandit.com, we're excited to welcome a new member to our team, and a veteran of the motorcycle industry, Rob Fish. Rob is our new Video Production Specialist, and he'll be giving you guys the inside scoop on all the latest gear, products, and great deals on BikeBandit.com. You'll be seeing a lot more of Rob on our YouTube channel, where we have detailed product reviews and video... Read More


2014 BMW R nineT

Most new motorcycle releases come and go with little changed and only a few things to be excited about. Then there are those motorcycle releases that really knock your socks off. This years? The all new 2014 BMW R nineT. Of course, photos have been leaked here and there, but now we've all gotten the official photos and specs for the bike the was built to personify BMW's "90 years of BMW Motarrad."... Read More


World Rider Interview

Have you ever wanted to just pack up and leave everything behind? Of course, most of us have. We've gotten fed up and frustrated and wished we could just quit it all and travel the world. Few of us ever actually do. Allan Karl is one of those people. After hitting a rut in his day to day life, he packed up his motorcycle and rode for three years. Through 35 countries, countless villages and priceless... Read More


9/11 Tribute Motorcycles

We all remember where we were twelve years ago when we heard the news. I was at home, getting ready to leave for class. My mom got a call from her brother to turn on the news. We then sat, somber and grievous, as the events that would forever change our nation's history forever unfolded before our very eyes. It's been over a decade now since September 11, 2001 yet it still hangs heavily in our hearts... Read More


BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Photos

If you ride a motorcycle, put the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days down on your to do list. Bikebandit.com had the opportunity to sponsor this one of a kind gathering this year and I went to represent. Though I wasn't sure what to expect, the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Days was a surprisingly great time. Imagine 10 thousand+ vintage motorcycles buzzing a around a small town in Mid Ohio with no motorcycle helmet... Read More


AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Event Details

This year, BikeBandit.com is proud to be the main sponsor of the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Taking place at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio this weekend starting Friday, July 19, and going until Sunday, July 21, the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle days will have everything from vintage motorcycle racing to exhibits and vendors. Check out the full schedule here... Read More


Motorcycle Rider Saves Coffee Cup

It's happened to the best of us. One second you're loading up your car and the next you've got that gut wrenching feeling that you've forgot something... your coffee on the top of your car. Then comes the 30 seconds of panic where you try to decide whether to pull over to save your tasty beverage or just keep going and grin and bear it. Luckily, for this woman and her bumper-stranded cup of coffee, a Good... Read More


BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

On July 19 through the 21st, BikeBandit.com is proud to be pairing up with the American Motorcyclist Association to sponsor the AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. Here are the full details from the American Motorcyclist Association: "The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that BikeBandit.com, the country's leading online source for motorcycle parts, gear and accessories, is the title... Read More


Motorcycle Helmet with Hud

A couple of months ago, Google Glass was unleashed onto the world with a flurry of excitement, anticipation and the usual dash of cynicism. In the wake of it, people began to wonder in what ways Google Glass could be used other than to record your fall from a plane (because that's something we all do often). Immediately, I began to wonder what opportunities the Google Glass technology could have... Read More


Kid's Motorcycle Gear

As a parent, there almost always comes a time when your child will ask to go for a ride on your motorcycle. For many parents, the knee jerk reaction is an immediate "never." And that answer isn't too outlandish, as riding a motorcycle is always inherently dangerous and a parent's immediate response is to keep their child out of danger. Yet some parents, with the proper skill, preparation and... Read More


Group Motorcycle Riding

As Jay Leno and his Love Ride not so eloquently demonstrated, group motorcycle riding can go downhill very quickly if it's not properly prepared for. If you're planning on going on a group ride, be prepared and minimize the possibility of ending up on the news for anything other than being an awesome event. Nominate someone as the ride leader. A head honcho who has done group motorcycle riding... Read More


How to Ride With a Passenger

Sometimes, you just want to hop on your motorcycle and ride in solitude. It can be nice to just get away on your own to enjoy nothing but the wind on your face and the open road. But, other times, having your companion ride with you can be just as enjoyable. And that doesn't mean you need to get your significant other their own bike to take them out on the road with you. You just need to know... Read More


AMA's Go Ride! Month

As March comes to a close, the snow starts to melt and motorcycles roll out onto the streets once again. At least, that's the plan, especially as the American Motorcycle Association celebrates April as "AMA Go Ride" Month. It's why BikeBandit.com is continuing to pair up with the AMA to give riders the best possible deals on all spring motorcycle gear. Get your motorcycle gear and parts at... Read More


Motorcycle Profile - The Triumph Bonneville Specs

The Triumph Bonneville motorcycle has a long history spanning three production runs over more than 50 years. The first run was started in 1959 by the now defunct Triumph Engineering in Meriden, West Midlands, England. It lasted until 1983 and was followed by a short second run from 1985 to 1988. The third run was started in 2001 by the Triumph Motorcycles company in Hinckley, Leicestershire... Read More


Motorcycle Profile - The Honda Rebel Specs

If you've been searching for a bike with great fuel efficiency, super reliability, and low-riding style, then look no further than the Honda Rebel. Also known as the Honda CMX250 or the Rebel 250, the Honda Rebel is a cruiser-style motorcycle that has been produced on and off since 1985. Introduced in 1985 by Honda, the Rebel is part of the CM series of cruisers; it has long been one of Honda's... Read More


Google Glass and Motorcycles

The tech community has been all abuzz about release of Google's newest gadget, Google Glass. Available to the public sometime next year, or at least the public who is willing to shell out a grand or so, the Google Glass is a wearable display that does a whole slew of things. From allowing you to search the web, get turn by turn navigation, record video and make social posts all with simple voice... Read More


California Lane Splitting Bill Withdrawn

Motorcycle lane splitting in California has been a hot topic as of recent since the California Highway Patrol publically recognized. If you missed that, here's more info: Motorcycle Lane Splitting in California. Well, it's back in the news as a California lane splitting bill that was in the works to prohibit lane splitting in the golden state comes to a halt. It was confirmed on Tuesday that Senator Jim Beall, the sponsor of S.B. 350... Read More


Polaris Sportsman 500 Specs

For a hard working and hard playing ATV, the Polaris Sportsman 500 is the perfect machine for any job. This ATV features plenty of storage, easy access to maintenance items, and a plush ride with its single cylinder 498cc liquid cooled engine. For new or experienced riders, the Polaris Sportsman 500 specs make it is an easy ride that is ready for work or play. The Polaris Sportsman 500... Read More


Oxford English Dictionary Changes the Definition of a Biker

Motorcyclists have always gotten a certain kind of reputation. Chap wearing, beard cultivating, burly men. It's a stereotype that has stuck for decades, but is far from the truth of what it really means to be a biker. Still, even the Oxford English Dictionary, considered the "most comprehensive dictionary of the English language," has stuck with that stereotype by defining a biker as a... Read More


Lyle Lovett Pairs with Ride for Kids as National Spokesman

For years, BikeBandit.com has paired up with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation to raise funds for the Ride for Kids program. Along with fundraising group rides, BikeBandit.com donates $1 from the purchase of every BikeBandit.com branded product such as the BikeBandit.com Leather Motorcycle Jacket, BikeBandit.com 6" Magnetic Bowl and the BikeBandit.com Deluxe Motorcycle Helmet Bag... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda CRF Series

Since 2002, the Honda CRF series has been a great line of four-stroke motocross and trail motorcycles. Engines are available from 149 cc to 449 cc, and as of 2008, the L-series is factory street legal, though the F-series is not. This series is more dirt-oriented, so if you're of the mind to be involved in motocross, read on to find out more about this bike. The CRF series has models for any skill set and age... Read More


How To: Fix a Flat Motorcycle Tire

Unfortunately, motorcycle tires are not immune to flats. From nails to screws, a ride can go bad quickly without a whole lot of things to prevent it. So what do you do when you get a flat tire? It's not like you can really pack around a spare... Unless you're this guy: If your motorcycle gets a flat tire, immediately pull off the road when it is safe to do so. Take a moment to check out your surroundings and get off the road where... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Suzuki SV650

In 1999, Suzuki debuted the Suzuki SV650 as a budget entry in the developing naked bike market. Due to its versatility, the Suzuki SV650 is very popular with new and inexperienced riders, yet its affordability makes it popular with experienced racers too. The company now offers the bike in both naked and fully faired versions. Upon its debut, the Suzuki SV650 was lauded by many for providing a sporty, yet easy... Read More


Menganno: A Real Life Crime Fighter on a Motorcycle

Hundreds of movies have been made featuring superheroes and vigilantes saving the world from one bad guy at a time on the back of a motorcycle. And that image is far from fading as guys kill zombies from a bobber in The Walking Dead while the Robocop reboot that is coming out next year features a beefed up Kawasaki Z1000. But, despite our apparent obsession with the concept, very few people actually slap... Read More


How to Load a Motorcycle

One of the challenges that motorcycles have over cars is lack of space. Sure, a road trip on a bike is way more fun than being stuck in a car, but it also means trying to find a way to pack all of the things that you would normally throw in the trunk. Still, that hasn't stopped riders from still taking the trip. There are just a few tips and tricks to get everything you need loaded up onto your motorcycle... Read More


How to Load a Motorcycle Onto a Truck

Whether you ride street or dirt, there may always be a moment where your bike needs to take a ride in the bed of a truck. For off-road motorcycle riders, the occurrence is often, as truck beds tend to be the most popular way to get your bike to riding spots. Street bikes, however, tend to spend more time on the road rather than in the back of a truck, unless you happen to be either really unlucky or... Read More


Geocaching On a Motorcycle

A few years ago, a friend introduced me to Geocaching. At first, she described it to me as a modern day treasure hunt. Imagining putting on a pirate hat and setting sail, I indulged my friend and let her take me out for a night of geocache hunting. With a Garmin GPS in hand, we ventured out into the world to find some treasure. After three attempts and two successes, I finally figured out what my... Read More


BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

Rumors have been flying about the possible sale of Husqvarna for the past few days. And while skeptics raised questions, BMW squashed them all by officially announcing the sale of Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG earlier today. Here's the full press release: Munich. The BMW Group is realigning its BMW Motorrad business. In the context of changing motorcycle markets, demographic trends and... Read More


The Best Winter Motorcycle Projects

You sit next to your motorcycle, garage open with a cup of coffee in your hand while watching the snow fall a few feet away, coating the street in winter wonderland white. While some people may sing songs about the beauty of it, you can't help but curse it and the necessity of packing up your beloved bike for the winter that it brings. With a sigh, you stand up and press the garage door... Read More


Motorcycle Emergency Kit

Ever find yourself cruising on your motorcycle, enjoying the sunlight shining down on you, the open road sprawled out in front of you and nothing holding you back until your tire blows unexpectedly or a deer jumps out in front of you and you're suddenly laying on your back next to your bike dreading the moment when you lift your head up to survey the damage? No? Well it could happen. And the... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda 750 Magna

The Honda Magna is a cruiser motorcycle that was manufactured by Honda from 1982 to 1988 and from 1994 to 2003. The Magna was powered by the Honda V4 engine (which was taken from the VF/VFR series of motorcycles). This engine technology and layout was initially seen as a bold move, however the V4 technology in the Honda 750 Magna was overshadowed due to engineering and manufacturing problems... Read More


Motorcycle Lane Splitting in California

A couple of weeks ago, RideApart, a video series hosted from the guys who bring you Hell For Leather Magazine and hosted on the DRIVE channel of YouTube, featured a video about the perks of lane splitting in RideApart 24: why lane splitting is awesome. In the following days, a sort of riot ensued between the riders of California, where lane splitting isn't illegal (notice that I don't... Read More


The Best Motorcycle Roads Around The Globe

There's nothing like the wind hitting your motorcycle goggles as you speed down a new road. What could be better? How about zipping down one of the world's best roads for motorcycles? Grab your motorcycle GPS and get ready for some fun as we detail the best motorcycle roads around the globe. The first on our list is the Western Alps starting in Zurich, Switzerland. Motorcycle riders... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Yamaha XJ650

The Yamaha XJ650 Maxim is a mid-size motorcycle originally introduced by the Yamaha Motor Company in 1980 as the Maxim I and produced until 1983. The XJ Maxim was the descendant of the XS Special (introduced in 1978). The high-performance Yamaha XJ650 was designed as a brand-new four-cylinder with shaft drive and was built specifically as a special cruiser. A cult classic, many... Read More


How to Plan a Motorcycle Trip

Your motorcycle may be sadly tucked away in the corner of your garage under a motorcycle cover with a tank full of fuel stabilizer until the spring thaws out the ice on the road, but that doesn't have to stop you from pulling out your road maps and planning your next motorcycle trip. Whether it's your first real motorcycle trip or your 100th trip, there's a few things you need to keep in mind while laying out... Read More


Buying The Right Motorcycle Seat

The seat construction on a motorcycle is one of the most important components of the bike. Without a comfortable seat, riding can be anything from mildly uncomfortable to downright painful. Motorcycles will come with what's known as a "stock seat," but many riders find it more comfortable to choose an aftermarket seat and other motorcycle accessories that make the riding... Read More


California Cracks Down on Motorcycle Exhaust

Every new year brings new laws. Most go unnoticed while other spark up a bit on controversy. Ahem we're looking at you Illinois Wheelie Law. And California is no exception. Starting the first of this year, police in California officially have the authority to ticket motorcyclists who ride motorcycles with non-compliant exhaust systems under SB435, the Motorcycle Anti-Tampering Act... Read More


Monster Energy Supercross GoPro Videos

Thank goodness for the invention of helmet cams. We've been sitting at our desks reminiscing about this past weekend's Anaheim Supercross opener all day. Luckily, GoPro just put out their GoPro Hero3 footage and now we're trying to clean the drool off of our keyboards. Check out the footage from race one winner Davi Millsaps as well as footage from Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart in the... Read More


Who Is Hollywood's Bigger Biker Badass

Over the past 60 years, Hollywood has produced countless movies and TV shows displaying some of the most ruthless and cunning outlaw bikers. While styles have certainly changed, these road warriors continue to share the ideals of independence and freedome. The Wild One featured Johnny Strabler, a bad boy biker who rode a Triumph 6T Thunderbird in 1950. When asked, "What are you rebelling against... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Triumph Daytona 675

The Triumph Daytona 675 development first started in 2000 following the launch of the TT600. When Triumph decided to streamline the bike, the Daytona 675 was born. It is a 600 cc class sport bike that has been in production by Triumph Motorcycles since 2006. The modern version is full of sleek new modifications, more horsepower, more torque, and a lighter frame for the sport bike. However, the initial... Read More


The New Illinois Motorcycle Wheelie Law

How much do you love popping wheelies on the freeway as you come home from a long day at work? Do you love it enough to risk a $100 fine? How about loving it enough to risk jail time? If you live in the lovely state of Illinois, January 1st saw a new law go into effect that specifically targets motorcycles and other two-wheeled vehicles from riding on one wheel, taking both hands off of the handlebars... Read More


My Motorcycle Riding New Year's Resolution

While some people are heading to the gym to spend quality time waiting for the stationary bike that some overly hairy and very moist man is currently peddling away on, I've forgone the whole "get in shape" New Year's resolution. Instead, I've decided to do things that may actually carry over into February, like making the effort to pronounce it en-velope instead of on-velope or actually making... Read More


James Stewart and Troy Lee Reveal The New Seven MX Motorcycle Gear Line

Last night, Troy Lee and James Stewart unveiled the love child of their new project, Seven MX. Together, at Troy Lee Design's boutique shop in Laguna Beach, California, hundreds of invited guests poured in to eagerly await the revelation of what the anticipated project held. Designed by Troy Lee but tailored to the motorcycle riding needs of icon James Stewart, Seven MX includes motorcycle gear... Read More


Sunken Motorcycle Finds Owner After 56 Years

Remember that heart-warming story about the Japanese man who was reunited with his motorcycle that was lost in the terrible Tsunami in March of 2011 (Tsunami Motorcycle and Owner Reunited)? Even after a something as massive as a deadly tsunami, one lucky man was able to get his motorcycle back when it washed up in a storage container onto the beach on Canada almost a year later. But what... Read More


Tips For Buying Cheap Motorcycle Tires For Your Street Bike Or Off-Road Bike

If your street bike or off-road bike just doesn't seem to grip like it used to, it might be time to look at the wear and tear on your tires. If you can spot any wire or fabric showing through on the tires, it's time to get new ones immediately. The longer you go without getting new tires the higher your chances of your tire bursting mid ride. Read on to learn tips for buying inexpensive... Read More


12 Days of Motorcycle Tips

Christmas is one of our favorite holidays. The hallways are decked with decorations and the ugly sweater office party is quickly approaching. This year, we want to celebrate with our customers (aka you) by sharing the 12 Days of Motorcycle Tips. Each day, starting December 13, we're going to reveal a new motorcycle tip all the way up until Christmas. We've had a lot of fun putting them together and... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda TRX450R

The Honda TRX450R is a high-performance ATV first introduced in late 2003 for the 2004 model year. It has a wide following from ATV enthusiasts, even spawning a website dedicated just to the TRX450 (www.trx45or.org). Initially, many riders were disappointed because the first TRX450R was very weak compared to its motorcycle counter-part, the Honda CRF450R. Honda claims this is because the TRX450R engine... Read More


White Elephant Motorcycle Gift Guide

Over the next few weeks, holiday parties and get togethers are aplenty. Our favorite part? All of the gift exchanges. There's nothing like getting the whole crew together around the three and a bunch of wrapped presents only to engage in an intense game of plotting and stealing. This year, instead of bringing the usual bottle of Kettle One or that snowman candle that you somehow ended up with last year... Read More


BikeBandit.com's Holiday Shipping Deadlines

It's getting down to the wire; shoppers are flooding the malls and presents are being hastily wrapped. But you haven't gotten all of your shopping done yet, have you? The bad news: neither have the thousands of people who will be swarming the stores. The good news: there's still time to buy everything you need to make the motorcycle riders in your life happy online. Whether it be motorcycle gloves or... Read More


Arai VX-Pro 3 Helmet & Scott Hustle WORKS Graphic Goggles Review

I had the opportunity to test Arai's top the line helmet, the VX-Pro 3, in a two day stretch for over 170 miles of extreme Baja terrain during my 2012 MSR Ride with Malcolm Smith. What I liked: I didn't think about it at all. This is a good thing as it didn't distract from my riding. Does very well at high speed and windy conditions. The visor didn't tear my head backwards. It's a feather light motorcycle... Read More


BikeBandit.com Releases Holiday Motorcycle Gift Guide

December 5, 2012 - San Diego, CA Just in time for the holidays, BikeBandit.com, the largest online source for ATV and motorcycle parts and accessories, has released a new Motorcycle Gift Guide, with tips on gifts for street riders, gifts for offroad riders, and gifts for ATV riders, as well as fun stocking stuffers! "When it comes to the Holidays, one of the best things is giving your loved ones gifts that... Read More


1983 Suzuki GS450TX Cafe Racer Project

I've wanted to build a Cafe Racer for a while now so when a friend of mine mentioned that I could have the 1983 Suzuki GS450TX that had been gathering dust in his garage for free, I knew it was the right candidate. Despite sitting for seven years, the Suzuki was in pretty great shape; completely stock OEM parts with only 1,500 miles on it and no rust. The only thing really wrong with it was that it was missing... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Kawasaki KLR650

Kawasaki's KLR650 is one of the longest-running models in motorcycling history. Introduced as a 600 in 1984, it was upgraded and enlarged to a 650 cc four-stroke, DOHC, dual-counterbalanced, single-cylinder, water-cooled engine in 1987. Since its introduction on the market, it has been a favorite of many riders both on and off the road. Aside from the colors of the bike, not much changed between the 1987 upgrade... Read More


Destination Guide: Awesome Trails for ATVing!

Owning a car or motorcycle makes it easy to drive whenever, and wherever you would like. But those of you who own, and love driving an ATV, have a small disadvantage. Unless you have a ton of land, you need to look for specially designed places to legally test the ability of your ATV. Since the best trails are rugged, bumpy, and steep, specially designed trails that can challenge all levels of riders can be... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Kawasaki Ninja ZX600

With so many sport bikes on the streets these days, it becomes easy to forget about the distinct characteristics of each individual bike. Today we would like to draw attention to the Kawasaki Ninja ZX600. This loved sports bike is equipped with features that riders dream of. The best combinations of sport riding and comfort come together to make this bike's gossip worthwhile. Production of the Kawasaki Ninja... Read More


2012 MSR Baja Ride with Malcolm Smith

The Trip: Every Fall the guys over at MSR put on an industry ride with the Baja Legend Malcolm Smith and invite dealerships to come out and ride Mexico. I have wanted to go on the annual trip for years but have never had a proper off-road bike. This year when I was invited, I had just purchased the perfect bike for it. The Bike: This summer while browsing the motorcycle section of craigslist, one of my addictions... Read More


The Best Off-road Riding Trails In North Amercia

North America is the ATV and/or dirt bike rider's dream. There are miles and miles of trails all over the continent, with an amazing variety of landscapes. With such a large amount of territory to cover, picking the best dirt biking trails in North America seems like an impossible task, but we did our best to choose a five trails where your ride will be thrilling... guaranteed. Read on to learn our choices... Read More


Project Recycle Yamaha FZ1

BikeBandit.com not only sells motorcycle parts, apparel and accessories, we work on our own motorcycles as well. Because of our love of motorcycle projects and getting our hands dirty, we started a program with our friends over at Cycle World Magazine called Project Recycle where we find old and tired motorcycle to rebuild and rejuvenate. One such motorcycle was a Yamaha FZ1. The best part about this project... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches a Product Review Giveaway for Project Kickstart

BikeBandit.com, the internet's largest powersports parts retailer, including motorcycle OEM parts and aftermarket parts, has launched yet another giveaway in relation to their new promotional event, Project Kickstart. Beginning on November 1, 2012, any product review that BikeBandit.com customers submit about a product that they have recently purchased from BikeBandit.com will be entered into the Project... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches Project Kickstart FZ1 Giveaway

BikeBandit.com, the internet's largest powersports parts and accessories supplies dealer, including OEM and aftermarket motorcycle parts, has launched many giveaways in relation to their new promotional event, Project Kickstart, including a giveaway on Instagram and Pinterest. But none is more exciting than the Project Kickstart FZ1 Giveaway that will start on October 29, 2012 on BikeBandit.com's Facebook... Read More


The Top 5 Motorcycle Routes in the U.S.

ROAD TRIP! Now that summer's come to an end, and we're in fall, it's time to start making plans for next year! Plan to head out and follow your motorcycle GPS on the top 5 voted routes in the U.S. If you love your motorcycle, nature, and adventure this article is for you. Continue reading to find out more! Grab your motorcycle helmets, motorcycle boots, and jackets and get ready to hit the road running... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches an Instagram Giveaway for Project Kickstart

BikeBandit.com, the web's premier source for OEM and aftermarket motorcycle parts, has announced that they will be running a giveaway via Instagram® as a part of their newest promotional event, Project Kickstart. Beginning on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, BikeBandit.com customers can begin taking photos of their motorcycle or motorcycle project and upload it to their Instagram account while adding the tags... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches a Pinterest Giveaway for Project Kickstart

BikeBandit.com, the web's premier source for OEM and aftermarket motorcycle parts, has announced that they will be running a giveaway via Pinterest® as a part of their newest promotional event, Project Kickstart. Beginning on Thursday, October 25, 2012, BikeBandit.com customers can enter into the giveaway by following all of BikeBandit.com's Pinterest boards, creating their own "Project Kickstart" Pinterest... Read More


BikeBandit.com Announces Project Kickstart

BikeBandit.com, the world's largest internet retailer for ATV and motorcycle parts and accessories, has announced that they will be featuring a new event, Project Kickstart, starting Monday, October 22, 2012. Project Kickstart focuses on providing BikeBandit.com customers with everything that they need for their upcoming motorcycle projects, including huge sales on motorcycle tools and aftermarket... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda CB750

There are certain motorcycles that are just known for being classics. One of the most popular standard motorcycles has always been the Honda CB750. The Honda CB750 is a motorcycle that has been built by Honda of Japan in several models between 1969 and 2003, then once again in 2007. This bike was recognized as a milestone for Honda as they successfully introduced the new transverse, overhead camshaft... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches a New Facebook Product Voting Sale

BikeBandit.com, the internet's largest place for power sport parts and accessories including ATV and motorcycle accessories and parts, is excited to announce that they'll be running a new series of internet sales on their Facebook page. Starting on Wednesday, October 31, 2012, BikeBandit.com will put two products on their Facebook page and allow their fans to vote for their favorite over the following two... Read More


BikeBandit.com Supports the Ride for Kids® Program This Weekend

San Diego, CA - October 17, 2012 - BikeBandit.com, the world's largest shop for motorcycle accessories, apparel and OEM parts or Aftermarket motorcycle parts is teaming up with the Ride for Kids® program to help fundraise for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Every year, BikeBandit.com participates in the Southern California Ride for Kids® Fundraiser, which includes a ride with children cure... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda CBR1000F

Last week we put out a Profile of The Honda CBR600 and got back one pretty blatant response, "where's the Hurricane?" Well, ask and you shall receive. Here's a profile and the history of the Honda CBR1000F, one of the Honda CBR's commonly referred to as the Honda Hurricane. Launched in 1987 the Honda CBR1000F was discontinued in the USA in 1996 when the CBR1100XX was released, but was manufactured... Read More


BikeBandit.com Launches New Youtube Video Channel

BikeBandit.com, the largest online source for ATV and motorcycle OEM parts, is pleased to announce they have launched a new and improved YouTube video channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/partsbandit) now featuring in-depth reviews of products and parts. "We now have a constant flow of helpful and unique product videos that are made in house by BikeBandit.com employees," said a BikeBandit.com... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda CBR600 Series

The Honda CBR600 series has been touted as one of the best sport motorcycles in the industry. In fact, the Honda CBR600RR (the race replica version of Honda's CBRFx series motorcycles) has won every Supersport World Championship title from 2002 to 2008. But how did it all start? Here is a brief history of the Honda CBR600 series and how it has evolved throughout the years. When it was first... Read More


2012 Fox 360 MXoN Motorcycle Gear

The test of a true fan is one who still roots for their team, even after a loss. If you watched this year's Monster Energy Motocross of Nations, you know that USA is currently in that boat. Despite all the promise of another win, the USA Motocross of Nations team walked away with the bronze. So are you a real fan? If the answer is still yes, check out the Fox 360 Flight MXoN Motorcycle... Read More


Keeping Cool on the Hot Streets

This may come as a shock, but riding your motorcycle underwater is not actually the best way to stay cool as the streets heat up. Still, nothing seems to be more enjoyable in the summertime than cruising through the streets on your bike. Not having to fear the potential of ice covered roads and chin-deep snow, the summer months bring peace and ease to your lengthened days. Summer is a time... Read More


What to Consider Before Buying A Motorcycle

Motorcycling is a fun sport - but it does cost a significant amount of initial investment. Motorcycles don't just grow on trees, so when buying one it's important to think about a few things. Read on to learn what to consider before buying a motorcycle. One common mistake among those new to the sport is to buy a motorcycle with far more performance than they can handle. If you are new... Read More


What to Keep on Hand When Riding on the Road or Trails

So you're about to head out on your new bike, but you need some peace of mind before you head out on the highway? Good thinking! You never know when or where it will happen, but a mechanical failure can make a nice drive go bad in a hurry if you're not prepared. Getting stranded on the road should not be taken lightly, especially if you're far from help and have no cell phone reception... Read More


BikeBandit.com Releases Tips on Picking Perfect Motorcycle Helmets

BikeBandit.com, the largest online source for motorcycle and ATV parts, has released new tips on picking the best motocross, ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle helmets. "Whether you're planning to hit the road, trail or track on a motorcycle, ATV or snowmobile, one of the most important pieces of gear you can get is a good helmet," said a BikeBandit.com representative. "The choices have... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Suzuki GSX-R600

Suzuki is a legendary automotive brand that has been popularized for their motorcycles starting with production as early as the 1950s. Ever since, Suzuki has surpassed motorcycle innovation emphasizing of motorcycle parts and their specialized Suzuki OEM parts. Their first bike, the Diamond Free, released in 1953 was popular for its 2-speed transmission and had a maximum speed of only... Read More


Motorcycle History - The Honda VT750 Shadow Spirit

Made by Honda since 1983, the Honda Shadow line of motorcycles features motorcycles with a liquid-cooled 52-degree V-twin engine ranging from 125 to 1,800 cc engine displacement. Introduced in an attempt to address the needs of the American cruiser market, Honda's first in the Shadow series of motorcycles was the "VT500c" and "VT750c." However, because of tariff restrictions in the US at the time, the... Read More


New Shoei Motorcycle Helmet Fall Line

In case you live under a rock, let me inform you that over the weekend fall officially hit. Soon, the leaves will be turning, my addiction to Pumpkin Spice Lattes will be rejuvenated and grocery stores will be displaying grossly large bags of candy. But one of my favorite parts of fall? My email inbox filling up with the 2013 motorcycle gear lines. Sure, items come and goes all year long, but not to the... Read More


2013 Thor Motocross Riding Gear and Casual Wear

44 Years. 56 Championships. 1 Brand. There's no denying that Thor is a huge player in all things off-road. From professional Motocross to everyday trail riding, Thor provides a wide variety of men's, women's and kid's motorcycle riding gear that is "performance driven, champion proven." And no other tagline could be truer with Thor sponsored rider Blake Bagget now holding the number 1 plate after running... Read More


Lane Splitting and Motorcycle Awareness

"If you continue to ride, it just shows that you don't care how I feel about your safety," and "I don't want you to stop riding just because of me." They're the two loaded statements that are always thrown out onto the table by my significant other the second that motorcycles come up in conversation. I'm sure I'm not the only one who has had to deal with trying to convince my significant other that getting on two... Read More


2013 Supercross Schedule Revealed

Dry your eyes fellow Supercross enthusiasts; it may be the end of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season but the lovely officials have been nice enough to curb our cravings with the official dates of the 2013 season. Check out the dates and start counting down the hours now. Once again, the series will kick of in Anaheim and feature 17 different races in ten different states as well as one race in our northern neighbor's... Read More


The Las Vegas Supercross Finale Preview

Last season may have been touted as one of the best Monster Energy AMA Supercross seasons ever, which left fans on the edges of their seats for the 2012 season. Now, sixteen races later, it's all coming to a close in Las Vegas once again. And while this season my not have overtaken the last in the excitement factor, a whole lot did go down. Crashes galore. 2012 may have been one of the bloodiest and bruised we've seen with... Read More


Tsunami Motorcycle and Owner Reunited

If your motorcycle happens to be stolen anywhere in the United States, there's little chance you will ever see it again. If it happens to be washed away by a disastrous tsunami only to turn up on the shores of Canada a year later, turns out that you'll probably get it back. Ikuo Yokoyama, a 29-year-old resident of Yamamoto, and his long lost Harley-Davidson are proof of that. While the Japanese tsunami disaster struck over... Read More



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