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The True Story Behind Low Gas Prices

We're sure you've noticed gas prices falling to the lowest levels in years, leaving a lot more cash in your pocket. That's awesome and all...but what's behind this mysterious and sudden drop? Here's a quick rundown of what's going on.

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Guide to Cold Weather Riding

When it gets cold, you've got two choices: winterize your bike and put her up for a few months, or gear up and brave the cold like a boss. If you choose the latter, we'll help you get ready with this Cold Weather Riding Guide!

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How-to: Install and Maintain a Lithium Motorcycle Battery

Lithium-ion technology has revolutionized the battery world, with batteries that pack a lot more power in a package that's only a fraction of the weight. In this video, we tell you about the features, benefits, and drawbacks of these batteries, along with how to install and maintain one properly!

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7 Reasons Motorcycle Riders Make Better Car Drivers

With all the coordination, attention, and skill it takes to ride safely through all kinds of road conditions and traffic, the skills you develop riding a motorcycle make you a better car driver too. But in what ways? Read and find out!

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Revealed at INTERMOT: 4 All-New Models for 2015

The bi-annual INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany is where manufacturers often reveal new models for the upcoming year. This year's big reveals didn't disappoint - check out the new bikes that will be hitting showroom floors for 2015!

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Is 300cc The New 600cc? The Rise of Small-Bore Sport Bikes

Today's small-bore sport bikes are sexy, inexpensive and can give you an adrenaline rush whether you've been riding for 2 months or twenty years. This revolution in small sport bikes leaves us wondering - is 300cc the new 600cc?

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How to: Ten Simple Steps to Winterize your Motorcycle

If your idea of storing your bike for winter is just throwing a cover over it, you may be in for some nasty surprises come spring time. The last thing you want to find out when riding season starts is that your bike won't, so use these tips to make sure your bike is as ready as you are when it's time to ride!

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When NOT to do the 'Motorcycle Wave'

"The wave" is one of the coolest things about being a rider; but there are a handful of times you actually should NOT wave. See if you agree.

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How To NOT Be a 'Squid'

Their natural habitat is the streets and highways; typically at spots frequented by large numbers of people, as the squid thrives on attention. It is a dangerous species, but not to fear; it is generally most dangerous to itself. The good news? The squid gains wisdom with age, and can sometimes be trained.

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Loud Pipes Are My Right! (Or Are They...)

Aftermarket exhausts are some of the most popular upgrades we sell, and most of us at BikeBandit have them too. But not everyone is a fan - noisy motorcycles are a controversial topic across the country. Is it really your right to make so much noise with your bike?

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How-To: Group Motorcycle Riding

Group riding can be one of the best parts of getting into motorcycles, but it can also be frustrating when the group is disorganized. Like any group activity, it goes best when everyone "knows the deal" beforehand, so check out our guide!

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How-to: Buy a Used Motorcycle

Used motorcycles – they're the best deals on two wheels, but can also be the biggest nightmares. The difference is knowing what you're getting yourself into before you seal the deal! Check out our guide, and buy like a boss!

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Harley-Davidson's Livewire Electric Motorcycle

Harley-Davidson recently unveiled Project Livewire, a unique prototype electric motorcycle they're taking on a tour of the world to see what riders think of it. What does this surprising move by the mega-brand mean for the motorcycle industry? A lot, we think.

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Visual Dictionary: Funny Motorcycle Terms You Should Know

Ever wondered how a "lowside" is different from a "highside?" Know the difference between a "bobber" and a "bar hopper?" Need to learn all your motorcycle animal terms, like "squid," "rat bike," "tar snake" and "monkey butt?" You've come to the right place my friend!

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Isle of Man TT: The Greatest Motorcycle Race in the World

The world’s deadliest and most unusual motorcycle race, the Isle of Man TT, has been held annually for over 100 years, and in 2014 claimed its 242nd life. As insane as it is, it represents the pinnacle of motorcycle racing for many - read to see why!

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10 Essential Mods for Brand New Motorcycles

Everyone loves a brand new bike - but we also know there some things you need to get it looking and sounding right before you really start throwing some miles on. We put together a list of all the essentials for you...so let the modding begin!

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The Silent Killer: Wind Noise & Hearing Loss

There is a silent killer of hearing while operating a motorcycle. It’s not your exhaust or traffic; its ambient wind noise, which occurs at levels of well over 100dB at highway speeds! Find out how it can destroy your hearing, and what to do about it, by reading on.

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How to Load a Motorcycle Onto a Truck (By Yourself)

Getting a bike loaded into a truck bed is something that gives many riders sweaty palms - there really is a lot that can go wrong. Learn from other people's mistakes, and don't take any chances...do it the way the pros do!

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The Ultimate Motorcycle Pants Buyer's Guide

Everything that goes into a making motorcycle pant, along with featured examples for every type of rider. Read this before you make your next investment!

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How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Spring

Spring is here, the sun's hanging around longer, and we know you're itching to get riding! But don't hit the road just yet - there's a few things you need to do to get your bike back in shape after hibernating all winter. Read our guide, and make sure your bike is as ready to hit the road as you are!

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HUD Motorcycle Helmets

You've seen the movies. Terminator, Robocop, Predator...very different and totally fictional, but what they all had in common was the concept of computer-aided HUD vision. Now, the technology to recreate that computer-aided view of the world is here, and motorcycle riders are among the first to have it commercially available. Read on to find out how the technology works and where you can get it!

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The 5 Most Awesome Classic Movie Motorcycles

Last month, we brought you the most awesome motorcycles from modern movies and television, featuring the coolest bikes to grace the screen in the last thirty years or so. Well this time we're talking a trip further down memory lane, as we bring you most awesome classic movie bikes ever, with some unforgettable machines from the 50s, 60s and 70s - and even one from way back in the 1920s!

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History of Military Motorcycles

The motorcycle is an odd choice for combat - they have no armor, leave the rider exposed, and are easily damaged. But they have one redeeming quality that has makes them ideal for use on the front lines - speed! Motorcycling is dangerous by itself, and war is no walk in the park either; so we wrote about the men who have ridden hard to secure victory, and the mean machines that got them there!

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Special Forces Motorcycles

Motorcycles have a long history filling niche roles in combat, primarily where speed and agility is needed, such as doing reconnaissance, security patrols, and relaying messages. To accomplish these objectives, some awesome two-wheeled designs have been fielded in recent years - some of which may surprise you!

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Insane Quads: Wazuma by Lazareth

If you follow the custom bike building scene, you may have heard of the French design firm Lazareth. What you may not have heard is that the company also builds a line of radically styled high-powered quads as well. They go by the name Wazuma, and they go from a relatively reasonable R1-powered version to an insane model stuffed with a supercharged BMW V12 powerplant!

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