The best dream anyone can have is an efficient motorcycle that can take you from where you are coming from to your area of destination. Most of these motorcycles can be rated amongst the best and for some; it is advisable to avoid them. Regardless of whether the motorcycle is rated among the best motorcycles or not, there are various truths about motorcycles that most riders take for granted. According to experts, motorcycle crasheshave higher rates of fatal accidents as compared to automobiles accidents. This is to mean there is a higher chance of fatal injuries in a motorcycle crash as compared to a normal car accident. There are various causes and facts on such accidents.
‘Invisibility’ to other Road Users: Most of the time, most drivers will look out for other motorists and fail to see a motorcycle rider coming. This will either result to a wrong turn or changing of lanes without knowing of an oncoming motorbike resulting to an accident. Furthermore, most riders tend to maneuver around the vehicle either because they are in hurry or just seeking adventure. So, most riders are advised to wear bright colored coats to increase their visibility on the roads. Continue reading →
We are deep in the dog days of summer and riding in the heat and humidity poses several problems for motorcyclists, especially here in Southern California.
We are exposed to the elements devoid of shade or air conditioning.
We are limited in what refreshments we can carry close-at-hand.
Our heads are stuffed into a helmet that traps hot air and restricts circulation.
Our gear is designed to keep us safe, head to toe, not to keep us cool.
We ride perched on top of internal combustion engines emitting heat directly at us.
My tried and trusted method of beating the summer heat is getting out and riding earlier in the day. Typically I’ll wake up at 5am and aim to get wheels rolling by 6am during the summer months. If I ride for 2-3 hours I am usually back before the sun is high and the day gets too hot. However, I was out for a ride a few weeks ago and found myself on the road longer than I had anticipated. The day was heating up pretty good and I could feel myself starting to lose energy inside my leathers and helmet. The hot air was rising up from the engine, cooking my thighs and making it difficult to breath. Once in motion the breeze is sufficient to cool rider and bike, even at temperatures over 80°, but stuck in stop-and-go traffic the heat became intolerable. Continue reading →
Anyone who has ever ridden a motorcycle for an extended period of time knows that the shaking and vibration of the bike can be hard on your hands. After a long ride, even the lightest touch can sometimes result in sore, aching fingers, joints, and hands. That’s why gloves are such an invaluable resource for the motorcycle enthusiast. You just have to make sure you secure a pair that fits well.
That’s why you should always buy gender specific gloves. So if you’re a woman, make sure that you select from the wide variety ofwomen’s motorcycle gloves. These will be specifically designed to fit a woman’s hand. Just make sure you try on these various gloves to ensure you select the right size within this collection. And remember, having properly fitting gloves is one of the best ways to relieve the discomfort of a long ride.
There are many options available to the burgeoning motorcycle riding enthusiast. There is help though. The following tips will help to point a beginner in the right direction. Hopefully you will come to enjoy motorcycle riding like so many other people in this world.
The smell of lightweight oil, the rumble of the seat, the slight hint of octane perfume lingers in the air as you slip on your motorcycle helmet. You have your motorcycle boots on, and a rain suit packed on your motorcycle luggage rack. You ease the clutch out slowly and rev the throttle slightly, gliding forward, like a large self propelled ice skate. Continue reading →
One of the biggest problems with motorcycles today is typically the fact that you cannot store items quite as easily in them as you would a standard motor vehicle. For those who spend the majority of their time on the road this is unacceptable, though there was a solution to this, and it is a solution that came over one thousand years prior. Have you ever heard of a saddle bag? As it turns out, horses did not have storage compartments, and as a result people were forced to come up with new storage methods. Continue reading →
Just because a garment is called a “leather race suit” does not make it “safety gear”. The type and quality of the leather and the way it is put together is what affords the protection. On line commerce has made shopping easier and more competitive, as well as the items sold cheaper. But, on line commerce has also opened the flood gates of opportunity for unscrupulous merchandisers and cheap manufactories! Continue reading →
A set of leather chaps prevent chafing and rashes during a long motorcycle ride. Many brands and designs are available at motorbike stores, and can be custom fitted for riders. Leather is naturally a more expensive material, so a set ofmotorcycle chaps or pants can cost anywhere from seventy to several hundred dollars. Mens leather chaps are lined all the way to the knee area, allowing ideal protection down the entire length of the leg. Some resemble jeans and have pocket linings, while others are simple one piece straight cut designs. Most motorcycle chaps are untrimmed at the hem, so that customers can cut or trim the hem to their specific need. Continue reading →
To cater to the tastes of the young teens and kids of new generation, we are offering an exclusive range of Leather Shorts.Designed at par with latest fashion trends, this range comprises just what the youth is looking for. Fashionable and stylish, these shorts can be worn on all casual occasions, whether it is shopping or a refreshing party. Continue reading →
Bikers trust us to provide the best prices and selection on high-quality leather motorcycle gauntlets in many safe and stylish designs. We only carry gauntlets that are built tough for maximum protection and a long life of heavy use by leading manufacturers like Geier and Raber. Shells are made of long-lasting materials like horsehide, and stiff cuffs from 4 to 5 1/2 inches fit over your jacket for the safest and best fit.
Halter tops are a favorite dress of women because they are comfortable and display a woman’s body in a tasteful, elegant manner for all to see. Halter tops are enhanced its popularity as these are being manufactured in different colors, designs, styles and fabrics which are suited to wear in the spring and summer. Designers in India and abroad offer fashionable halter tops that show off the feminine form while providing a fanciful flair. Fitting and comfort should kept in mind while selecting a halter top. Continue reading →