Spring is finally upon us. All over the country, riders are taking the covers off their bikes and tuning them up—it’s riding season again. But with the departure of winter weather comes those infamous April showers—and while, yes, they bring May flowers—they also bring a deluge of disappointment, as anxious riders must wait out the storms before hitting the open road. But Spring showers don’t have to dampen your ride! That’s what rain gear is for. And even if the rain brings cooler temperatures along, you can turn to your trusty heated gear to keep you warm on the roads.
MOTORCYCLE ARTICLES & REVIEWS
IRVINE, Calif. (April 9, 2013)---Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC)
Two Kawasaki promotional videos have been recognized as being among the best of their kind in key categories at the New York Festivals World's Best Television & Films Awards. Productions for the Kawasaki Ninja® ZX™-6R (636) and Z800 motorcycles achieved first place in highly coveted award categories including best cinematography and best event venue.
In an effort to continuously advance rider training and education, while simultaneously trying to improve on road safety, Honda has announced that it is set to release an updated version of its Rider Training Software.
Also known as the SMARTrainer, the original system was unveiled in August of 2008. Since then, Honda has worked hard at consistently improving the module in an effort to provide a complete experience in motorcycled rider training.
Know Before You Ride
If you are going to be traveling through numerous states this year on your way to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally or another type of fun summer excursion, it is important to know what the motorcycle helmet laws are in all of the states you will be riding through. If a state requires motorcyclists to wear a helmet, then it is important to abide by those laws.
When planning your trip to this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, one of the most important tools any rider can carry with him or her is their BAM card. BAM is free breakdown and legal assistance for motorcyclists nationwide. Inspired by motorcycle lawyer Russ Brown, in the early 1980’s Russ found himself broke down at the side of the road in a remote area, and while waiting for help to arrive he came up with the idea of a service that was volunteer supported and could help a fellow motorcyclist with emergency breakdown and legal advice.
Centered in Sturgis, South Dakota, home of the largest motorcycle rally in the USA, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum opened its doors in June 2001 in an old, renovated church to showcase motorcycle history for residents and visitors to the town. Due to it's incredible success, in 2002 the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum moved from its original location to the old Post Office building at Main Street and Junction Ave, where it stands today.
If you’re like most riders, you’ve put a lot of thought into what type of motorcycle to buy. Most people test ride a few models before they settle on a style that is best for them.
So you want to buy a motorcycle? Excellent choice. When it comes down to it — unlike essential items such as rent and food — buying a motorcycle isn’t something you need to do. It’s something you really want to do. Consider it an investment in your happiness. So now that you’ve decided you want to become a biker, how are you planning to pay for your motorcycle?
Many people who visit California are shocked when they see motorcycle riders lane splitting. California is the only state where lane splitting is legal and not only is it strange for out of State visitors but many residents of California also don't know that it's legal. Add to the mix the number of motorcycle riders who lane split but not legally and what you get is a lot of mass confusion. So, to clarify the issue the California Hwy Patrol has posted a set of rules for 'lane splitting'.
Since 1987, Rolling Thunder® Inc has worked to ensure our government is doing its utmost to bring full accountability for prisoners of war (POWs) and missing in action (MIA) service members of all U.S. wars - to take care of our military personnel during and after battle. It has grown into a large charitable organization with over 90 chartered chapters across the USA. Each year on Memorial Day, members of Rolling Thunder® Inc converge on Washington, D.C. for the annual demonstration known as Rolling Thunder® Inc “Ride for Freedom”.