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Okay, I'm not Batman. But, I am an avid motorcyclist and a master of puns. My introduction to the addictive world of motorcycling began in early 2009, with a 50cc off-brand scooter. Several motorcycles and about 75,000 miles later... Yeah, I'm definitely hooked! I have a special affinity for supermotos and naked bikes.

Staff Favorite: Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3

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This week, our Staff Favorite Pick features Jace and his dream helmet, the Shoei VFX-W Helmet – K-Dub 3.  Jace works at our retail store in Smithville, MO.  He has been racing hare scrambles since 2006, and has several championships under his belt.  He recently made the decision to step up to a Shoei helmet.

Shoei RF-1100 Review: Put a Price on Your Head

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My head isn’t an easy fit.  I’ve tried out a lot of helmets over the years.  Some fit better than others.  All were either “low budget” or mid-level helmets.  Many saw thousands of miles of use.  Only two were crash tested.  Most recently,  I was hit by a car a couple of weeks before Christmas.  I was wearing a Shoei RF-1100. It was about 10,000 miles earlier that I had… Read More

Dangers of Spring Riding – Things to Remember

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Maybe you’re fortunate enough to have ideal riding weather all year, but a vast majority of this country doesn’t share that luxury.  Many riders know the painful withdrawal of winter storage.  This winter has been especially brutal, which is going to make the arrival of spring that much sweeter.  I do ride all year, but it is out of necessity.  Winter riding is not fun to me, and I rarely… Read More

Beyond Your Gear: How to Be Prepared for Your First Track Day

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Besides proper riding gear, there are other requirements and tips that will help ensure you and your bike are both ready and prepared to make the most of your first track day.  Every track will have its own requirements and conditions, so be sure to confirm with your local track before heading out.

Shoei VFX-W Dissent – YES PLEASE!

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Some days it’s harder than others to resist spending my paycheck at work.  The day we got in our large shipment of Shoei VFX-W Dissent helmets was one of the hardest. I haven’t owned a working car since I started riding in early 2009, so I demand a lot from my helmets.  Not only do I have a head that’s hard to fit well, I spend a lot of time… Read More

Pins of the Week!

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        BONUS! We’d like to wish all of our customers a happy and safe Thanksgiving. Please eat, drink and be merry while celebrating this holiday of giving thanks. Unless you have a severe bird phobia, we urge you to check out the wild turkey in the following clip that refuses to be a Thanksgiving meal for a couple of bikers on their motorcycle… http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=cIuFsUj4Tew HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  

4 Essential Tips to Winterize Your Motorcycle

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Unless you live far enough south, you’re probably not crazy enough to try to ride all year.  I am one of those crazy few who rides through winter, but I only ride one of my motorcycles; I store the other one, as it isn’t suited for riding in the snow.  Storing your motorcycle for winter is easier than you might think.  Here are the basics to ensure your ride is… Read More

Gift Ideas for the Motorcycle Lover

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Motorcycle enthusiasts tend to be passionate about riding.  If they love motorcycles so passionately, you would think they’d be easier to shop for.  But, if you have someone on your holiday list that loves to ride, you probably know how hard it is to find that perfect, relevant, motorcycle-related gift.  Even if you’re a fellow rider yourself, there is no accounting for taste when it comes to riding gear and… Read More

Zombies vs. Biker

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This is why I should have had a kickstart.  Sweat was pouring down my back and face.  With a white knuckled grip on my bent handlebars, I stood next to my battered motorcycle and threw another hasty, wild-eyed glance over my shoulder.  I didn’t need to look.  I knew they were getting closer.  I could hear them– their eerie moaning, their shuffling feet dragging broken glass and blood stained debris… Read More

Watch for Bambi! (and Other Ruthless Dangers of Autumn Motorcycle Riding!)

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It can be easy to let your guard down when riding in the fall. If you’ve been riding all summer, the break from the heat is exhilarating. And, of course, there are all the gorgeous autumn colors. As pleasant as the ride may be, it is important to stay alert and aware of your surroundings.