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Tips To Choose The Right Riding Gear

Riding a motorcycle provides the ultimate thrill to motorcycling enthusiasts. They enjoy the freedom of riding the bike. But it is essential to invest in right kind of protective gear and clothing, when you are buying a motorcycle.

Most of the new bike owners, do not place emphasis on choosing motorcycle clothing and protective gear while buying the bike. This causes them spending too much on the accessories that do not fit their requirements. Bikers have to consider various factors like, their riding style, the weather conditions, budget, etc. before choosing riding and protective gear.

Here are some factors to consider, while buying motorcycle clothing and protective gear.

Determine your requirement.

The first step in choosing motorcycle gear is to determine your priorities. Protection, style, functionality and value are the four factors to look in for. Determining the riding style and protection needs will help you tochoose a protective gear that fits your needs. For example, if you go on long rides, you have to invest in a good pair of protection gear that offers high protection along with style and convenience.

Weather conditions

Consider the weather conditions of the place, you live in. if the weather is humid and rainy, you should prefer waterproof riding gear, which helps you to stay dry. For hot weather, using leather jackets may not suit as they absorb heat and make you feel hot and uncomfortable. Invest in a light and breezy gear which is functional yet stylish.

Choose the proper material

Protective gear and motorcycle clothing are available in a range of materials and textiles, and choosing the right material is very important. The material should be abrasion resistant and provide good impact protection.

Budget

Most of the bikers, spend big bucks on the bike but look for cheap options, when it comes to riding gear. It is crucial to buy high quality motorcycle clothing from reputed brands to ensure that it is functional and is durable. Most of the cheap jackets and helmets, wear off quickly and need frequent replacements. Most of the reputed dealers, also stock motorcycle clothing and protective gear at their dealerships and can guide the buyers on the best fit to choose their requirements.

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Motorcycle Sales Remain Strong In Spite Of Government Restrictions

Many people became interested in motorcycles because they want to experience the fun, daring and thrilling adventures. No doubt some will frown but a lot of them still stop and stare at the display of Moto Guzzi dealers in the UK. The pricey sports bike is still the preference of the experienced riders but the top sellers are the motorcycles that are relatively low priced and can be used for a casual ride in the country.

In the past, cars are more expensive to purchase and maintain than motorcycles. People who want to stay dry and warm still prefer a small car that they can purchase for $20 thousand. Small cars have fuel economy that is comparable to motorcycles.

In some states, beginners lose their interest on motorcycles easily because of the barriers of getting a motorcycle license and the costs that will be incurred. Some states require new riders to wear ridiculous high-vis vests for a few years. They are not allowed to have passengers for the first two years. Times have changed and yet there are more rules.

Becoming fully licensed to drive a motorcycle is becoming harder each year. New regulations in Queensland restrict the training of new riders. This is causing problems for training providers. When some people started to ride motorcycles, the registration costs were only a fraction of what it costs to register a car. That is no longer true today.

Meanwhile the barriers for new riders do not seem to have an effect because sales of beginner motorcycles remain strong and immensely encouraging to manufacturers. Some people may be dissuaded from buying a motorcycle but they continue to love and be involved with the 2-wheeled transport. There are also those who are determined enough to ride in spite of the government restrictions.

The ease of finance being offered by Moto Guzzi dealers in the UK has certainly improved sales numbers. Add to that the presence of skilled technicians who are ready and willing to address the concerns of new buyers. There is a full range of new and used road bikes, cruisers and off-road bikes that will perfectly match the lifestyle of a rider.

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New Kawasaki Model Boasts Self-Healing Paint

We can see the influence of technology on almost anything these days but nothing speaks more about it than the new motorcycle model developed by Kawasaki – the Ninja H2. Motorcycle enthusiasts are already giddy with excitement to see first-hand this new model which embodies everything that technology has to offer. Excitement can also be felt from Kawasaki UK dealers because this model surely something that will be most coveted.

The bike is all silver with a touch of green. It was in 2015 when the model was introduced to the gawking public and it is quite unique because of the supercharger it carries which is not something usually seen in production models. In addition, the supercharger is attached to a motor. This feature alone would qualify this motorcycle as a superbike as it comes with 998 cc, four-cylinder engine that are inline.

For the United States version, the final specs of the 2019 version of Ninja H2 are yet to be released. According to the European headquarters of Kawasaki, the motor of the 2019 Ninja H2 is delivering a whooping 227.8 hp. This figure is powerful by 30 hp compared to the original version which was launched in 2015 in the commercial market. This is also 30 hp higher than the ZX-10RR Superbike which Kawasaki also produces.

The numbers ensure that the NinjaH2 will be categorized as a hyperbike. It is unique on its own because of the presence of a supercharger which is different from the competition models that online comes with traditional inline with four cylinders.

Another feature that the company is most proud about the H2 is that it is protected by a self-healing paint that heals on its own as long as the damage is limited to light scratches. While this may sound too geeky for Kawasaki UK dealers, the company said that the paint is as simple as a mirror silver coat known as Highly Durable Paint. The coat has soft as well as hard properties which is why it is able to stretch and go back to original form like a spring which can tolerate light scratches.

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Seven Safety Tips For Motorcycle Riders

Riding a motorcycle is fun. Bikes are a fuel efficient and fast option to commute the city traffic. However, reports suggest that motorcyclists are more prone to accidents when compared to car drivers. Here are some tips that will help you to be safe while enjoying the fun of riding a motorcycle.

  • Do not buy a motorcycle with huge capacity, if you are new to biking. Define your requirements and your riding skill and capability, before searching for Honda motorcycles for sale and buying them. Select a suitable bike that suits your height and personality. Your feet should comfortably touch the ground, when seated on the bike. The handlebars and other controls should be within your reach and the bike should not be too heavy.
  • While searching for Honda motorcycles for sale, prefer the ones with antilock brakes. Motorcycles with ABS are far safer to ride. Moreover, bikes with ABS receive an insurance discount when compared to basic bikes.
  • Bikers should practice their skills by attending the motorcycle safety foundation riding course or similar course. Most of the dealerships offer riding course to their customers. Completing the training course makes you eligible for an insurance discount. Bikers can learn basic and advance techniques of riding in these classes.
  • Invest in a full face helmet. Helmet is a very essential safety gear for bike riders. Most of the motorcycle dealerships sell high quality safety gear. Invest in a good quality, lightweight and strong helmet that offers optimum protection. The helmet should be replaced once every five years.
  • Wearing the right riding gear is important for a safe and pleasurable ride. Motorcycle riders are exposed to elements and dust. The riding gear like jackets, boots and gloves helps them to protect themselves from wind, debris, dust and other flying objects. Bikers can buy good quality riding gear from reputed dealerships offering Honda motorcycles for sale in their locality.
  • Bikers should avoid riding in the bad weather, especially during rain. Rain makes the road slippery and it is difficult to ride because of poor visibility. However, if you have to use your motorcycle during bad weather, remember to be gentle and slow, avoid sudden manoeuvres and practice safe driving.
  • An important point to keep in mind is to keep the bike in top condition always. Perform routine maintenance and inspection and make sure that the bike is in working condition. Do not skip service routines and consult a reputed mechanic to replace or repair any worn-out parts.

Following all these steps right from searching for suitable Honda motorcycles for sale to regular upkeep and maintenance, helps the riders to be safe.

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Moto GuzziReveals V85 Production Specs

Moto Guzzi unveiled a concept at 2017’s EICMA show, a design considered by many as the Italian manufacturer’s interpretation of a modern-day adventure motorbike. Now, the patent drawings for the new Moto Guzzi that show the production design of the new bike.The production specs and drawing shows that the manufactured version closely resembles the concept unveiled at EICMA. There’s no date as of yet as to when this new ADV bike will hit showrooms across the world.

The V85 is not the first Moto Guzzi ADV bike, as the Italian manufacturer already made the 1200cc Stelvio and the Quota, which can be considered cousins to the new model. However, the V85 more closely resembles its sister bikes, the V65 and the V75 Baja motorcycles, the models that represented the manufacturer at the Paris-Dakar rally.

As mentioned before, the production drawing of the V85 resembles the concept, however, as expected of the transition from concept to production model, there are some notable deviations from the original concept. First, the end can of the bike’s exhaust is longer, and has a catalytic converter positioned under its transmission. The concept drawing gave the new Moto Guzzi an Ohlins fork at the front, with an offset monoshock in the back, but the production version will not have these. The radial mounting for the bike’s Brembo front brake caliper also a different design than the one in the concept.

There are other differences that can be seen for the production patent drawings, which include a restyled and smaller fuel tank, a resculted seat with a different look in comparison to the original concept, which was inspired by the Dakar. The twin headlight and the side panel mountings have been redesigned for the production iteration. The TFT instruments, screen and the frame structure at the rear end of the bike, however, remain unchanged from the original concept.

For performance, the new Moto Guzzi V85 will be powered by a redesigned two-cylinder 90° transverse air-cooled 850cc engine. This new adventure bike model is expected to compete with the Triumph Tiger 800, the BMW 850 GS as well as the Ducati Multistrada 950.

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The Motorcycle Show Welcomes Back Piaggo Group Americas

For this year, the Piaggio Group Americas will once more be a part of The Motorcycle Show in Canada. The showcase will expect the newest models from brand such as Vespa, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio and Aprilia. These same models will be available soon and the latest models of Moto Guzzi for sale will be seen in dealers all over the world.

Piaggio Group Americas is known as the importer of legendary scooter as well as motorcycle brands based in Northern America. It covers brands such as Vespa, Piaggio, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia. This year, it has been announced that the group will be coming back to the premiere sports events in Canada called The Motorcycle Show.

The show has already started its tour in Canada this weekend which stopped by Calgary first. The tour will then proceed to other places in Canada including Montreal, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver and Quebec City. This will be happening from January until the month of February.

The event dates are listed below:

  • Calgary Motorcycle Show held at BMO Centre Calgary Stampede from January 5 until 7.
  • Edmonton Motorcycle Show will be held at Edmonton Expo Centre from January 12 until 14.
  • Vancouver Motorcycle Show at Tradex Exhibition Centre, Abbottsford, BC on January 19 until 21.
  • Quebec City Motorcycle Show will be at Centre de Foires de Quebec City from February 2 until 4.
  • Toronto Motorcycle Show to be held at Enercare Centre from February 16 to 18.
  • Montreal Motorcycle Show will be at Palais des Congres de Montreal at February 23 to 25.

Everyone will surely have something to look forward to at the events. The booth organized by Piaggio Group America will feature their eco-sustainable transportation, top electronics, leading performance and the style that the Italian motorcycle maker has been known ever since. There will be many 2018 models presented at the events including Aprilia’s Tuono Factory, RSV4 RF and Dorsoduro 900, Moto Guzzi’s MGX-21 Flying Fortress and V7 III Stone, Vespa’s Sei Giorni and Primavera and Piaggio’s MP3 500. These models of Moto Guzzi for sale are expected to be out this year as well as the other brands from the group.

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