Why The Next Motorcycle You Buy Could Be Electric

Why The Next Motorcycle You Buy Could Be Electric

It might not seem like it now but electric motorcycles are about to get a whole lot more common. Within the next few years, every major Japanese manufacturer will have an electric motorcycle available to buy in their showrooms and the Americans and Europeans are already leading the way. Let's take a look at what the next generation of motorcycle is going to look like. Zero Motorcycles Zero is currently numero uno when ...
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How Motorcycle Riding Is Good For Your Health

You've probably heard the saying that you  never see a motorcycle parked outside a psychiatrist's office. That saying is actually a true reflection of reality - motorcycle riding is good for your health, both mentally and physically. In this article, we back that claim up with a look at some scientific studies that give credence to this, both for your waistline and your state of mind. Let's look at the brain first. There ...
Introducing Our Ninja 300 Project Track Bike

Introducing Our Ninja 300 Project Track Bike

TheRideAdvice.com is going racing... eventually. Today we kick off our first project bike using the ever popular Kawasaki Ninja 300. Our ultimate goal is to convert our baby Ninja from its damaged (written-off by insurance) state that it is currently in and enter it into a national competition which is open only to the Ninja 300. Our aim with this project is to tie things in together with our YouTube channel. Hence, not ...
Cars Out, Bikes In For Melbourne CBD

Cars Out, Motorcyles In For Melbourne CBD

In a bold move to prove that the phrase 'intelligent and progressive politician' isn't an oxymoron, the Melbourne City Council will give motorcycles and scooters preferential treatment over cars and trucks in the Melbourne CBD as part of a new plan to reduce traffic and parking congestion in Australia's second largest city. Not only will the plan assist riders to more easily find parking when working or shopping in the ...
A Look Back At The Suzuki GSX-R750, 30 Years On

A Look Back At The Suzuki GSX-R750, 30 Years On

It seems hard to believe but 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Suzuki GSX-R750, a motorcycle that revolutionized the sportsbike market and brought to the public what was probably the first true race replica. It was fast, it was gorgeous and even today it stands out among the crowd as a unique bike. The GSX-R750 was the brainchild of Etsuo Yokouchi who wanted to break out of the conservative mold that was dominating ...

No More Superbikes for KTM – CEO Says They’re Too Dangerous For Public Roads

There's a headline you won't enjoy reading, especially if you're a fan of KTM and their underrated 1190 RC8. KTM CEO and President Stefan Pierer has stated in no uncertain terms that he believes as a producer of sportsbikes, KTM has a serious responsibility to their customers regarding safety and that therefore means saving you from yourself. That statement was made in an interview conducted by legendary motorcycle ...
Does Restricting New Riders To Smaller Bikes Save Lives?

Does Restricting New Riders To Smaller Bikes Save Lives?

It's increasingly common for new riders to go through a graduated licensing system whereby they're restricted to riding certain capacity bikes for a period of a few months up to a few years before they're able to ride whatever they want. Even in the United States where no such restrictions really exist, the beginner bike category is booming. The factor driving this is supposedly safety - it's safer for new riders to be on ...
Beware The Intersection

Beware The Intersection, Enemy Of The Motorcycle

As motorcycle riders, we know we're vulnerable on the road. No steel or aluminium surrounding us, no seat-belts, no airbags. Just a thin layer of leather and our wits to protect us, so knowledge is key and knowing where on the road we're most likely to be involved in an accident is one way to stay safe. The most dangerous situation for a rider isn't carving through a twisty mountain road, but the common intersection. By ...