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February 14, 2019
How to Take the Intimidation Out of Motorcycle Shopping
Posted in: Destinations
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We’ve all felt it. Excitement blended with apprehension greets us as we walk into a motorcycle showroom and a sea of motorcycles. It can feel overwhelming, especially for new riders, yet, letting your emotions have the upper hand can result in a poor choice. In turn, that can affect your enjoyment and safety. The antidote […]

January 30, 2019
How to Select the Right Motorcycle Gloves and Boots
Posted in: Brands
by Liz Jansen

We’ve covered ninety-five percent of the body in How to Choose the Right Helmet and How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Jacket and Pants. Now we’ll protect our extremities—hands and feet. They may represent a small part of our body but they play major roles in our independence, freedom, and mobility—all worthy reasons to protect them. […]

December 10, 2018
How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Gear: Jacket and Pants
Posted in: Brands
by Liz Jansen

We all want to look fabulous when we’re out riding, but making a fashion statement should be the last consideration when purchasing gear. Fit and function come first, in that order. Protection from road rash or impacts is only part of gear’s usefulness. It also protects against a variety of road hazards like stones, bugs, […]

November 06, 2018
How to Choose the Right Helmet
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

A motorcycle helmet is arguably a motorcyclist’s most important piece of safety equipment. With so many choices in style, design, and price, it’s hard to know how to choose the one that’s best for you. The right helmet makes a huge difference in protection, comfort, and rider fatigue. Here’s a primer to guide you on […]

October 04, 2018
10 Tips to Extend your Season in Comfort and Safety
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

Motorcycle riding season is winding down in Ontario, but there are ways to extend your riding season in comfort and safety. 10 Tips to Extend your Motorcycle Riding Season 1) Dress properly. Effective layering and correct choice of gear makes a remarkable difference in your ability to stay warm. 1) Start with good base layers—long-sleeved tees, […]

September 18, 2018
5 Ontario Fall Colour Rides
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

The challenge of finding a spectacular fall colour ride in Ontario isn’t finding a route. It’s deciding where—from the many prime destinations throughout the province—you’ll go. Here are a few outstanding loops to get you started. Use them as a guide and plan your distance according to your availability, comfort level, and interests. All have […]

August 08, 2018
RP Group Riding Tips
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

Group riding has its attractions. It’s a great social outing with others who have similar interests. You have others to share experiences, the stuff that makes stories. Special friendships develop within groups. There’s also a sense of security when the unexpected happens. But riding in close proximity with others, especially if you don’t know them, […]

July 10, 2018
Advanced Rider Training
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Which rider is a prime candidate for Advanced Rider Training? Rider 1 took the basic rider course and has been riding on the road for a few years without incident. Rider 2 has ridden for decades and tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of kilometres, also without incident. Rider 3 has a new motorcycle, different in […]

July 10, 2018
Saving Money on Motorcycle Insurance Is Easy!
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

“Why is my motorcycle insurance so expensive?” –  a question you will likely hear from anyone who loves to ride. Most riders struggle with the high rates that come with motorcycle insurance. What they don’t know, however, is that there are many easy ways to save on insurance rates. Here are just some of the […]

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