Four Things to Keep in Mind Before Going on a Motorbike Trip

Motorbike trips and tours can be amazing experiences that take people places they’ve never been before and let them experience incredible new things. However, in order to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible, a lot of planning must take place before hand. Some people underestimate the amount of planning needed, and those going on a trip for the first time might not know how to make a plan to begin with. Therefore, here are some things to keep in mind before you take off on a motorcycle trip – from checking your motorcycle to understanding what to expect. Is your bike up for the task? While it’s true that people can take a motorcycle trip on any bike, there are certainly some bikes that are more suited for long distance than others. Taking a look a realistic look at your motorcycle and determining if it’s up for the
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The Super Scooters Are All The Hype Now!

Bike enthusiasts and car fanatics seem to squirm in their leather seat when the word ‘scooter’ is mentioned in a conversation. An individual who considers all vehicles, whether a simple bicycle, a powerful-geared bike or an expensive car, a means of transportation will not understand the cause of uneasiness. The word ‘scooter’ has been for a long time shunned by many and some motorcycle fans would rather walk than hop onto a scooter. They recognize scooters as simple fun toys to have but to consider owning one is not an option for most. If this is your line of thinking, then welcome to realizing that you have misjudged the world of scooters for too long. Scooters have shifted from the fun item to have to the cool ride on the block, thanks to the introduction of super scooters. The super scooter is able to change the mind of any individual
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Motocross: Motorcycling as an Extreme Sport

For the uninitiated, Motocross is an extreme sport where riders take specially designed motorcycles around an outdoor off-road track. The track will contain any number of corners, and most have jumps that the rider goes up and over. Motocross differs from standard road biking in many different aspects. This includes everything from the gear used to the type of riding performed and even how the engine is set up. What is motocross? Motocross (often written as MX) is a form of motorcycling. Motocross itself is done on an off-road circuit, and involves multiple riders racing each other around it. A motocross circuit contains banked corners (known as berms), many sharp corners and large hills, some of which are used as jumps. Motocross is a very demanding sport as the whole body is used during competition. Motocross riders need to be strong and agile in order to throw themselves and the
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The Depressing Truth About Motorcycle Modifications (And How You Can Fix Them!)

So, you’ve had your motorcycle for some time now, and it’s starting to feel…well boring. Sure you still love zooming around town on your bike though you can’t help but feel like your bike is missing that extra “Oomph” you desire. Whether it’s something as simple as lowering, a few stylistic mods, or a full out performance overhaul, the temptation to mod your bike can hit hard and fast when you get the itch. However, before you go slapping on mod after mod I urge you to read this article and consider some of the points discussed. First and foremost, proper modification is not cheap! Sure you can find cheap mods for your bike but the saying, “You get what you pay for”, really is true when it comes to bikes. There is a reason OEM parts are incredibly more expensive than cheap aftermarket parts you can pick up on
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Wild Camping in Developing Countries

A guest post by Jay Kannaiyan- Around the World Traveler since March 2010, blogging about his trip over at Jammin Global. As I journeyed through Latin America on my Suzuki DR650 motorcycle, with all the possessions that I would need to survive on the back of my bike, I was anticipating the experience that completes motorcycle travel: camping. Arriving at a place chosen to be home for the night and then setting up that shelter, perhaps getting a campfire going and being a part of the nocturnal outdoors is to me a quintessential experience of overland travel. It also completes that feeling of freedom that comes with traveling on a bike; a freedom to choose where to spend your night. I know that camping isn’t for everyone, but since I wanted to extend my budget (by staying in fewer hotels) and simply wanted to get to know the nomadic lifestyle,
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