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Everything You Need To Know About Off-Road Riding

Photo: fasteddy760 | CC Many riders get acquainted with motorcycling on the street as adults. Well-informed riders know they need good education to stay safe on the street. After a few years, many riders start asking, "How can I get better?" And the answer is to ride less on the street and more in a controlled environment, free from soccer moms and teen-aged drivers. The best way to do that without breaking the bank is to take your weekend ride off road. What kind of bike should you get... Read more

What to Pack for a Cross Country Motorcycle Trip

When it comes to packing for a cross country motorcycle trip, there are a number of important things to keep in mind, including packing lightly, preparing for emergencies and dressing in layers. Less is More – Pack Lightly One of the most difficult parts about preparing for a cross country motorcycle trip is only taking what you need... nothing more and nothing less. No matter how hard we try, the tendency is to overpack. How many times have you come back from a trip to find that you did... Read more

What you need to know about Foreign Motorcycle Insurance

If you’re planning to bring your motorcycle into a foreign country for touring, you may be required to purchase Foreign motorcycle insurance or temporary “green card” motorcycle insurance. Chances are that your current policy does not cover international travel, so its important to establish whether a) the country you’re traveling to requires insurance b) which new policy you’ll be purchasing. It’s also important to note that most countries, including the United States will not relea... Read more