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June 13, 2018
How to Share the Road Safely with Transport Trucks  
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Riding on the road means sharing it with other users. Travel any paved surfaces and you’ll soon encounter a transport truck. It’s easy to get frustrated and impatient when they block your visibility, slow your progress, and buffet you all over the road. But they’re a fact of riding life, so it’s best to stay […]

May 11, 2018
36 Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so we’ve assembled a range of tips to increase your awareness of what you can do to share the road with other road users safely. OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) report that forty-eight motorcyclists died last year on OPP-patrolled roads, the highest number of motorcycle deaths in ten years. Twenty-seven […]

April 22, 2018
11 Spring Motorcycle Hazards to Prepare For
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Ahhhh, spring riding! After a winter of hibernation, the first rides of spring are some of the most exhilarating of the year. Spring also ushers in unique seasonal risks calling for extra vigilance to stay safe on the road. Knowing what to expect and how to manage them mitigates the risks. 11 Spring Motorcycle Hazards […]

March 21, 2018
Get your Motorcycle Ready for Spring
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Dreaming about the first ride of the season dispels winter darkness. Spending time with your motorcycle and making sure it’s ready to ride makes that dream come true. Even if you were meticulous in winterizing it, oxidization, condensation, and critters may have damaged it during storage. A thorough and methodical check will show you what […]

February 18, 2018
How To Get Fit For Riding Season
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Use it or lose it! Left unattended physical fitness declines over time. Even if you’re in peak shape going into winter hibernation, you’ll lose strength, stamina, and mobility without regular exercise. Don’t despair. There are things you can do to halt physical decline and rebuild strength. The right fitness program will improve performance, help prevent […]

January 15, 2018
Ten Motorcycle Travel Books for Winter Reading
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

Get ready for an extended cold snap! Stock your bookshelves with stories from authors who will ignite your wanderlust. By the time you’ve read these books, it will be time to get your motorcycle out and make your own memories. Ten Motorcycle Travel Books for Winter Reading 1. Motorcycle Messengers: Tales from the Road by […]

December 15, 2017
Motorcycle Supershow 2018
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

Shake off the winter blues by visiting the North American International Motorcycle Supershow between January 5-7, 2018! Come browse America’s largest retail show for motorcycle enthusiasts at the Toronto International Centre. Whether you’re there to look for a new bike, pimp up your current one, or there to visit the many entertainment features (did you […]

December 04, 2017
10 Tips For Choosing the Best Motorcycle Gear
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

It may seem counterintuitive to spend time and money on something you may never need. Yet buying the best motorcycle gear you can afford can be the wisest investment you make. To help you, we’ve prepared a list of guidelines that apply to pilot and pillion. As a rule, keep the three “F’s”—fit, function, and […]

November 13, 2017
12 Gift Ideas for the Rider in Your Life
Posted in: News
by Liz Jansen

With gift-giving season on the horizon, we thought you’d appreciate a few ideas to get you started. To learn the most popular choices, we reached out to readers for recommendations. Although the respondents had diverse experience, ranging from industry experts to casual riders, definite themes emerged. Here are the top selections. From stocking-stuffers to larger […]

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