The Beginner’s Guide to Buying a Bike

First Timer's Guide to Buying a Bike

The warm rays of the spring sun trigger an almost irresistible thought of riding following a bitter, cold winter. For bikers who live in less forgiving climates, that means bringing their motorcycles out of hibernation, maybe for a trip to Daytona Bike Week or something of the sort. For wanna-be motorcyclists, that means visits to their nearby dealers to throw a leg over the sexiest rides in the showroom. Love…

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BMW & Alpinestars New AirgBag Jacket

Alpinestars BMW TechAir Riding Jacket

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorbike in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air street airbag system – a system requiring no motorbike-mounted sensors. The airbag system of Alpinestars utilizes a sophisticated algorithm that detects imminent danger with the greatest precision and inflates…

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Harley Sues for Trademark Infringement

Harley-Davidson Trademark Infringement

Motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against online retailer GearLaunch. Harley-Davidson also brought an action for counterfeiting, trademark dilution, cybersquatting, copyright infringement, and unfair competition. The suit, filed on August 30 at the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division, claimed GearLaunch had infringed its copyright and trademarks by selling infringing apparel online. GearLaunch, a California-based company, and its six associated business, Gear…

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Tips for Riding in Hot Weather

Motorcycle History Report

Being a year-round rider, I’ve encountered my fair share of both hot and cold weather conditions. Since riding with full protective gear, or ATGATT (all the gear all the time), is always the best option for safety, I have learned how to keep cool properly while riding in hot weather. The Science of Sweat Your body regulates heat by sweating. As sweat is released from the body onto the surface…

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