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June 09, 2017
10 Tips for Safe Hot Weather Riding
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Most of my travel across Canada was in warm, but not hot temperatures. The previous few days I’d been riding in temperate conditions along the Pacific Coast Highway. That day I planned to ride from Fort Bragg, on the coast, via Napa to Clayton, California, where I would stay with friends. It was an easily […]

April 12, 2017
Spring Riding Tips
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Clinton Smout

It has been a long winter and we are excited to get our motorcycles out.  Are you ready? After not riding for a number of months our skills are rusty.  I always take a bike to a large parking lot and try some slow speed manoeuvers to practice my clutch control and balance with my […]

April 05, 2017
Five Tips for a Safe Riding Season
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus Insurance

The importance of motorcycle safety cannot be overstated. According to the NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, the risk, per mile, of a fatal crash is 35 times greater for a motorcyclist than a passenger car. While that is a chilling statistic, there are several ways to ensure a safe riding season while fully […]

March 25, 2017
Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycle Insurance
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

What You Need to Know – Beginner’s Guide to Bike Insurance We congratulate you for making the smart decision to enroll in a Rider Training Course. By completing this course successfully, you will greatly reduce the chances that you will be involved in a motorcycle accident, and that’s great news to insurance companies (and, obviously, […]

March 16, 2017
Riding Distractions to Avoid
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

1. Using Your Cell Phone While Riding… Really?? Talking on your cell phone while you ride is a major source of distraction at best and a recipe for a dramatic accident at worst. Ontario has banned cell phone use while driving… but as a motorcycle rider do you really need that incentive to leave your cell phone in its […]

March 08, 2017
The Invasion of the Small-Displacement (300-500cc) “Beginner” Bikes
Posted in: Brands
by Riders Plus Insurance

You meet the nicest people on a small bike Very few motorcycle manufacturers start out building large displacement bikes. One of the best selling motorcycles of all time happens to be a small bike, the single cylinder Honda Super Cub. It was revolutionary in 1958, but motorcyclists living in North America always seemed to prefer […]

March 01, 2017
Winter Motorcycle Rider Blues
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

Yes, Ontario, we have a few more weeks of snow and ice to look forward to before we can see a semblance of decent riding weather again. Here’s an idea that will take your mind off the fact that your not riding AND give you things to do that will help take your mind off not […]

October 27, 2016
The 6 Series: An Abridged History of Harley-Davidson
Posted in: Brands
by Riders Plus Insurance

The Harley-Davidson Company is the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer. The company achieved world domination with their motorbikes, but they started with very humble beginnings back at the very start of the twentieth century. Since then, they’ve had a hard-rocking journey into success… facing their fair share of challenges along the way. Last month the Discovery […]

September 22, 2016
Revisiting the 2016 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus Insurance

This summer was a blast, there’s no question about it. The trips, the rides, getting that time in with friends and family… and not to mention the awesome events that happened all over the province. Most importantly, the 2016 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally! The rally this year was bigger and badder than any other. Everyone […]

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