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10 Slideshares about Motorcycles you must see

Posted by Tom Schwab

open_road_is_photoRiding a motorcycle can be a lot of fun, but it’s also a large responsibility. It is easy to gather information on motorcycle gear, insurance, trips and other items. You could probably sit and read and watch slide shares all day for weeks. But if you do nothing else, here are ten that you need to see for sure.



Topics: motorcycle gear, Motorcycle camping, Laws

7 Ultralight Gadgets for Your Next Motorcycle Camping Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

motorcycle camping sceneOpen air, open road, open sky -- it’s the best of all worlds.

But after a long day on the road, you want as many creature comforts as you can get your hands on; the challenge is being comfortable without packing everything and the kitchen sink.

Here are 7 motorcycle gadgets for your next camping adventure, that pack light and add comfort, to get you started.

P.S. We’d like to dedicate this post to our Hoka Hey long distance rider friends, who head out from Key West, Florida to Homer, Alaska in a few days. We're sure they are packing light and doing plenty of camping on the side of the road.


Topics: Motorcycle camping

Plan The Perfect Summer Motorcycle Camping Trip

Posted by Rhonda Hurwitz

campfire-1So you are planning a long distance motorcycle camping trip. This is most definitely an experience every adventure rider wants to cross off of their bucket list.

With nothing but the wind at your back as you explore a new stretch of road, it can be a truly unforgettable experience.  The scenery, the peacefulness of camping out under the stars, the sounds of nature ... yet, to be successful, such a trip involves a fair amount of preparation and knowledge.  

Starting with the most important thing, your bike. 

Which Bike for a Comfortable Ride?

It's a personal decision, but cruiser type styles of bikes are usually equipped with larger engines to handle the long stretches of road. Advantage:  not only larger engines, but typically lower seats and a laid back swagger, promising a more comfortable ride.

To ensure comfortable cruising wherever the front wheel takes you, typically the minimum recommended long distance cruiser engine size is 750cc.


Topics: Motorcycle camping

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