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On the Road Blog

Welcome to the On the Road Blog. When we can’t be on our bikes, we like to read about bikes, right? We’ve got you covered, with articles on motorcycle safety tips, motorcycle events, motorcycle gear, and an overview of some of the best motorcycle rides in the U.S. Check it out.
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It’s the season for motorcycle trips and orange barrels. Road construction can mean new challenges and hazards for riders. But you can minimize them by following some simple tips. We take a look at some of the best ways to help you stay safe.
It’s the time of year motorcycle riders look forward to—the season for seeing America. With so many locations to choose from, where do you begin? For many, it’s Texas. And one of the most popular destination routes is the River Road. We explain why.

5 March, 2019
In some parts of the country, motorcycle season is underway. A classic event helps officially kick it off—Daytona Bike Week. From races to shows and entertainment, there’s something for everyone.

26 February, 2019
Currently, E15 fuel—15 percent ethanol—is sold from fall through spring. Now, a proposal to sell E15 gas in the summer is raising concerns. Motorcycle riders say they depend on good fuel to maintain performance and reliability and that E15 will damage their bikes.

19 February, 2019
You rely on your motorcycle helmet to keep you safe. But how does it work? We take a closer look at what goes into a quality helmet.

5 February, 2019
You rely on your motorcycle tires to keep you safe. When it comes to replacing them, do you know the signs to look for? We decode the mystery to help you better understand your motorcycle tires.

29 January, 2019
It’s something every motorcycle rider knows is there, and few spend time thinking about. Having a reliable motorcycle battery is key to getting you on the road. We take a look at the different kinds available.

24 January, 2019
Cold weather motorcycle riding requires an extra degree of safety. Not only do you have to look out for road hazards, you also have to stay warm. Electric gloves are one good way to keep your hands warm and ready to work your motorcycle’s controls.

23 January, 2019
Ice, sand, salt. They’re just some of the challenges that face a motorcycle rider in winter. We have some tips on how you can improve your traction—and your safety—while out on a ride.

17 January, 2019
The clear skies and what appear to be dry roads can make for a perfect winter ride. Still, there may be something on top of that pavement that you can’t see—black ice. We share what to look for, so you can avoid it.

15 January, 2019
Winter motorcycle riding can be exhilarating. However, the snow and gray landscape can cause motorcycle riders to blend into the background and not be seen by other drivers. We have some tips on what you can do to make yourself more visible to others sharing the road with you.

10 January, 2019
For some motorcycle riders, winter is the season when you park the bike. There are some hardy individuals who find it’s the perfect time to take a ride. But cold weather motorcycle riding requires keeping safety in mind. We take a look.

8 January, 2019
They’ll take care of you, if you take care of them. Your brakes are an important part of your motorcycle and need proper maintenance. We explain how.

3 January, 2019