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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 […]

September 14, 2016
The 6 Series: An Abridged History of the Motorcycle
Posted in: History
by Riders Plus Insurance

The origins of the motorcycle date all the way back to the second half of the nineteenth century, where its original conception was not much different than today’s average bicycle. And things sure have changed since then. In this new monthly series, Riders Plus Insurance is going to go back in time to highlight the […]

May 22, 2016
Why You Should Take a Rider Training Course
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

To fully enjoy any activity, you need to increase skill level and decrease the potential for disaster. People are very attentive when they are instructed prior to their first skydiving experience, for example. They don’t attempt to climb a cliff based on a blind assumption that safety harnesses and ropes are secure and safe. However, for some reason […]

April 25, 2016
Four Reasons to Take The M2 Exit Course
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Michel Mersereau

1) Real time training in real world traffic Bad habits can creep into the riding routines of the most avid riders. Regardless of the amount of saddle time you’ve logged during your time as an M2 licensee, one to one feedback from a trained professional will help to ensure you’re on the right path towards […]

April 09, 2016
Keeping Your Skills Sharp Over 45
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Barb Piatkowski

“I’ve been riding for 30 years, I don’t need to take a course!” Really? Do you still play sports as well as you did 20+ years ago? Sure, age and experience are important. And those lower insurance premiums are just one of the benefits of getting older and wiser. But there’s a downside to riding […]

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