Motorcycles

Sourdough Starter? Learning to Knit? My COVID Hobby Is Riding Motorcycles

I mean, don’t get me wrong: I tried the other stuff. I read more fiction—hell, I read more poetry, lots more; I lost 30 pounds; I convinced myself, for perhaps the 11th time, that I would take up drawing again; I took apart one of my guitars, redesigned it a bit, and put it back together again. (All of which got me through, what—May?) But when all those moments passed, I was left staring in the face of one of the biggest dreams I’ve always deferred: I wanted to buy a motorcycle and ride it fast, and often.

It started off this time, oddly enough, as a safety consideration. When we all thought we’d still be going back to work in our offices, oh, soonish, it seemed wise to make a plan to do so without relying on the subway. The fact that I can (and often did)

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Can collision-aversion make motorcycles safer?

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My motorcycle accident was a classic, the scenario you hear about in rider safety programs and read about on forums. I was cruising down a four-lane city street with no traffic in my direction but bumper-to-bumper gridlock in the oncoming lanes. At a dogleg in the road I rounded a corner to find a car from one of those oncoming lanes turning left over the double yellow into a gas station parking lot. 

It was textbook, something I realized even as it was happening. My motorcycle slammed into the front fender of the turning car and I came off the bike, landing on the sidewalk 15 feet away. If not for an airbag vest I wore religiously–an inflatable powered by a CO2 cartridge and clipped to the bike’s frame via a tether, which acts like a rip cord when rider and machine are parted–I’m convinced I might not be writing

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Greatest Motorcycles 2020

Many of the modifications occurring in the automotive market right now, together with tightened credit markets in a capital-intensive business and increased government involvement are the latest global challenges. After all, you may rely on Large Red to have a huge presence in the dust bike department. The Honda CRF50F is a superb motorcycle, and it is our first 4-stroke on the record…with gears too! This automatic 3 speed boasts a single cylinder 50cc engine, an overall weight of 110 lbs and a respectable saddle peak of twenty-two inches. Not like the final recommendations, the Honda CRF50F comes with a foot operated rear brake and a kick starter, allowing your youngsters to get grips with the fundamentals of actual motorcycle driving. It also comes with a useful adjustable throttle cease to maintain overenthusiastic younger riders in verify. And it is a small Honda engine, which can final eternally … That … Read More

BMW Is Bringing Adaptive Cruise Control to Its Motorcycles

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Cruise control isn’t just for cars anymore. BMW is now ready to bring an adaptive form of the technology to its motorcycles to make long-distance rides safer and more comfortable.

On Tuesday, the German automaker’s motorcycle division, BMW Motorrad, announced that it will introduce Active Cruise Control (ACC) as a feature on its bikes in the near future. Developed in collaboration with German technology company Bosch, the cutting-edge rider-assistance software hopes to give riders fewer things to worry about when their speeding along the open road.

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While a standard cruise control system allows a driver to set their desired speed and then let their vehicle go, an adaptive (or active) system will adjust the cruising speed when another vehicle is detected in front. BMW and Bosch’s technology marks the first time this feature will be available on a

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