Motorcycle Downshifting Techniques

One of the hallmarks of proficient motorcyclists is the smoothness with which they apply the controls. Downshifting and braking are two of the skills that require the most finesse. Get ham-fisted with either, and you will [...] Read More


How To Negotiate Decreasing-Radius Corners

Perhaps no corners strike greater fear in the hearts of motorcyclists than decreasing radius corners. However, the corners themselves aren’t really the cause for the concern. It’s the surprise of entering an unfamiliar [...] Read More


How To Change Your Motorcycle Tires

If you are fortunate enough to live in an area where well-stocked motorcycle shops abound, it’s likely possible to get same-day service on tire mounting and balancing. For the rest of us, purchasing new tires often [...] Read More


Shift XC Jacket Review

Textile bike clothing has become highly advanced in terms of abrasion resistance, weather protection and cooling properties in the past 10 or so years. Though most of it's constructed from polyester, it's not the [...] Read More


Buyer's Guide To Motorcycle Helmets

Did you know? Most manufacturers recommend replacing your helmet every 5 years, whether it bounces off the pavement or not! (And if it does ever bounce on the road, it should automatically be traded in.) Shell Construction A [...] Read More