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The Ultimate Motorcycle Pants Buyer's Guide

We put together detailed explanations of everything that goes into a making motorcycle pant, along with featured examples for every type of rider, in our Ultimate Motorcycle Pants Buyer's Guide. 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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The Five Coolest Motorcycle Projects on Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the web's most popular crowd-funding platform, where anyone with a great idea can get investment capital through small donations from individual supporters. There are some truly innovative ideas on the site, but we looked through all the ones that would appeal to riders to bring you the five coolest!

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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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Quick Tips for Commuting on a Motorcycle

When commuting on a motorcycle, you've got to be alert, ride more defensively, and be prepared for a lot more situations. But it can also save you time and money, and is a lot more fun than sitting in a car! Here's our guide on what to expect when commuting from riders who have done it for years.

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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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The Wind Chill Myth

A cold wind can chill you to the bone, no doubt. But what does "wind chill" really mean? I know riding a motorcycle at speed magnifies the cold, but when I set out to understand wind chill as a scientific model, I was surprised to find out that it's not very scientific at all. It turns out that wind chill is probably one of the most subjective and misused measurements in all of weather science.

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Red Bull Romaniacs: Amazing Onboard Footage

You've gotta see this POV footage of factory KTM rider Jonny Walker blasting through this impossible looking obstacle course; the course is so difficult that riders get jammed up all over it, and better riders have no choice but to go around - or over - the stragglers. This video is a must see for anyone interested in any two-wheeled motorsports!

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Buyer's Guide to Motorcycle Tools

So you want to start working on your own bike, but need some advice on what tools you need to get started? Here are our tips for an affordable, well-equipped kit with all the basic items you'll need to start turning your own wrenches, and start saving some money!

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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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12 Must-Haves for Motorcycle Commuting

Commuting on a motorcycle is fun and fast, but doing it right means being prepared for every possible situation. All of us who commute on our bikes worked together to bring you a thorough list of twelve things you shouldn't leave home without!

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Ride Like You're Invisible...Or Be Seen?

Do you look like a ninja when you ride...or more like a Power Ranger? What we mean is, do you think being stealthy and riding like you're invisible is the best way to stay safe, or do you attract as much attention as possible to make sure you're seen? We examine arguments from both sides of the debate.

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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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How NOT To 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. The squid tends to travel in packs, but can be seen on its own as well. The squid 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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Bike Profile: Triumph Bonneville

The Triumph Bonneville - for many people, these two words invoke the very essence of what motorcycling is all about. In its over 50-year history, this now-legendary bike has captured the imaginations of generations of riders, even as its styling remains largely unchanged from its original 1960s-era design. Check out its history along with a customization profile here!

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How to Choose Motorcycle Tires

Buying tires for your motorcycle online can save you a ton of cash. But doing this requires that you know quite a bit more about the tires you need to make sure you get the right ones for your bike. To help you out, we've put together this guide about how to read a motorcycle tire, so you'll know just what tires are on your bike, and what tires you need to replace them.

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