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Motorcycle safety

Helping you be safe on the road is one of our primary concerns. Check out these motorcycle safety tips for riders of all experience levels, from avoiding surface hazards to motorcycle theft prevention measures.
With knowledge and preparation, you can find a great used motorcycle at the right price. We can help. Check out these questions to ask when buying a used motorcycle with a downloadable PDF for easy reference.
Nothing beats going for a motorcycle ride. But what if that ride could be even more enjoyable? As with any craft, the experience can always be improved. Here are five tips to help you be a better rider.

21 May, 2020
In the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many motorcycle riders are wondering if it’s a good idea to be out on the road. After all, it’s just a rider and a motorcycle, so in theory, social distancing applies. We take a look at some of the things you should consider before rolling out, and how to be prepared if you go.

22 April, 2020
Taking some time to enjoy our passions is recommended these days. You don’t have to tell a motorcycle rider twice! But before you head out on a solo ride, here are the priority items to inspect, along with signs to watch out for when replacement parts are needed.

9 April, 2020
Beginning motorcycle riders have a big choice ahead of them—what type of bike is the right one? From cruisers to sport bikes and scooters, there are a number of different rides out there. We take a look at what makes them different to help you find the one that’s right for you.

22 January, 2020
You’ve been looking forward to your motorcycle ride. But when you turn the key, nothing happens. A dead battery can bring your ride to a quick end—a battery booster and jump starter could change that. We take a look at how they work.

10 January, 2020
Cool weather riding adds to the smart preparations you should make to get your motorcycle—and especially your tires—ready. Check the air pressure in your tires to help ensure you'll arrive at your destination safely. We explain why.

21 November, 2019
Your motorcycle is designed to weigh a certain amount with you, a passenger, and your gear aboard. When you understand your bike’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), you’ll know how much you can carry without risking your safety or damaging your bike.

14 November, 2019
There’s nothing better than taking a long road trip on your motorcycle. But all those miles add up—along with stress on your body. Physical and mental fatigue can make you tired and lead to crashes on the road. We take a closer look at how to help avoid fatigue.

20 September, 2019
Summer means clear skies and warm temperatures perfect for motorcycle rides. That summer heat could also pose an unexpected risk to your health—dehydration. We take a look at the danger and offer 5 tips to help avoid it.

15 August, 2019
Motorcycle owners in Washington will now need to meet minimum liability coverage to legally ride bikes on roads in the state. We take a look at what you need to know, the coverage required, and how to make sure you’re within the law.

18 July, 2019
Do you know someone who’s purchasing their first motorcycle? Share some advice on what to look for. We can help with these seven tips for buying your first bike. Let’s get some more riders on the road.

24 May, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal is quickly moving forward to sell E15 gas in the summer. It’s a concern for motorcycle riders who say they depend on high-grade fuel to maintain performance and reliability—which E15 doesn’t provide.

16 May, 2019
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