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2019 Yamaha Niken Review

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2019 Yamaha Niken Review

Okay, right out of the gate, let’s get a couple of misconceptions out of the way: The Yamaha Niken GT is not self-balancing. It will fall right over on its side if you let it, so it’s not some new-fangled invention intended on getting the uninitiated into motorcycling. The Niken’s Leaning Multi-Wheel System is not some technical exercise in alternative front suspension to replace the telescopic fork.


Motorcyclists tend to be a conservative bunch when it comes to major change. When liquid-cooling entered the industry, many decried the added weight. Fuel injection’s introduction brought howls of more complexity and cost. And there’s still resistance in the US when it comes to ABS. Yet all those systems are now commonplace and readily accepted on today’s motorcycles.

 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying the Niken’s LMW front end is going to replace the standard single-track two-wheel motorcycle design. There’s simply too many things a standard telescopic fork (and single front tire) does well for it to be phased out by an alternative design.

 

But if you can just move past the unconventional appearance and/or any hardened opinions on what the definition of a motorcycle is, you’ll understand that Yamaha just might be on to something here. The benefits of having an extra front tire contact patch to work with in adverse weather and pavement conditions are simply too great to ignore.

 

Straight from a robot sci-fi movie and into U.S. dealerships this fall, the Yamaha Niken is its first production Leaning Multi-Wheel Vehicle, or LMW. (Photography courtesy of Yamaha)

 

We don’t often think about the total size of the two tire contact patches that are ultimately responsible for keeping our motorcycles on the road, upright and in control, despite it being just a few square inches of rubber, less than the average male footprint. That’s probably because modern motorcycle tires provide remarkable amounts of traction on clean, dry pavement, enough to produce lean angles of up to 55 degrees on a road-going super sport bike. We don’t worry much about our tires, in fact, until the road conditions are less than perfect, i.e. wet, dirty, icy, greasy or all of the above, and traction is scarce.

 

While not daunting enough to keep the typical motorcyclist from riding (hopefully you just slow down), I doubt there are many who would complain if you could somehow double the area of tire contact and dramatically increase grip up front–where a loss of traction usually results in a 90-degree lean angle–without detracting from or changing the overall motorcycling experience, especially leaning into corners.

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How to Ride a Motorcycle for Beginners in 10 Simple Steps

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How to Ride a Motorcycle for Beginners in 10 Simple Steps

Learning the basic motorcycle operation is similar to learning how to drive. Both can be a little intimidating at first. But if you approach riding a motorcycle with care and caution, you can make the learning process less intimidating.

 

Learning to ride a motorcycle can be fun. The best way to learn how to properly ride is in a safe and controlled manner. Always practice safety first and be sure you have appropriate safety gear for the type of riding you will do. Beginners can enroll in motorcycle safety courses that give you the tools to be a proper rider. 

 

Once you've settled on the type of motorcycle you want to ride, purchased adequate safety gear, including a well-fitting helmet, and taken care of licensing and insurance, you're almost ready to ride. While there is no substitute for a Motorcycle Safety Foundation course, these 10 tips will help reinforce what you learn. 

 

Make sure to give your motorcycle a thorough inspection before hitting the road. Let the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's acronym for their checklist, T-CLOCS, guide you. You want to make sure the following are in good working order, and not just the first time you hit the road but every time you go for a ride.

 

Even at parking-lot speeds, it's easy to seriously scrape yourself up in a motorcycle accident. Make sure you're protected by wearing as much safety gear as possible, including gloves, armored clothing, and boots. Even if you don't live in one of the states that require some or all motorcycle riders to wear a helmet, it's always a good idea to wear one. Once you're dressed for the part, you're ready to get on the bike.​

 

Your motorcycle helmet is the single most important piece of equipment for motorcycling riding. It protects your head from injury in the event that your motorcycle goes down. For it to do its job, the helmet must fit well, while maintaining your field of vision. The best helmet for you is an individual thing.

 

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Best Motorcycle Helmets With Bluetooth

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Best Motorcycle Helmets With Bluetooth

Bluetooth motorcycle helmets might now not be an enormous surprise to you. Bluetooth technology appears to be used nearly all over these days. That’s as a result of once it involves exchanging information wirelessly among short distances, Bluetooth is unquestionably the foremost convenient technology commonplace to use.

When enclosed as an integral part of a motorcycle helmet, it becomes a game changer because it adds a singular dimension to the motorcycle riding expertise, permitting you to simply communicate together with your riding buddies or hear your music with a lot of clearly.

Choosing the proper Bluetooth motorcycle helmet, however, poses its own drawbacks. There are plenty of various models on the market nowadays. to assist you select the proper motorcycle Bluetooth helmet, we’ve done our fair proportion of assessing and testing the foremost in style brands on the market. Here’s our list of the twelve best Bluetooth motorcycle helmets your money can buy on the market.

If you’re trying to find a Bluetooth motorcycle helmet on the budget finish of the dimensions, the BILT helmets ought to be one among your best decisions. This Techno 2.0 Bluetooth motorcycle helmet will keep you connected to a fellow rider up to a hundred feet away.

BILT helmets additionally live up to the international helmet standards. The Techno two.0 has an inside drop-down sun defend with a high-tech injection shaped poly carbonate shell. It additionally options a quick-release clear-locking defend with chin-mounted flow of air ventilation with associate open/close operate. Moreover, it comes with a totally removable lining with chin device.

But the foremost vital issue is that it's Bluetooth enabled. With the BILT Techno 2.0, you'll without delay speak hands-free to anyone among vary. As a second-generation Techno Bluetooth, this helmet offers a comparatively easy and clean fashionable style.

BILT helmets might not belong next to the highest tier Bluetooth motorcycle helmets, however you’ll certainly get sensible worth for your hard-earned cash if you purchase this one. Its Sena DWO-5 is showing intelligence designed as a reliable OEM Bluetooth intercommunication system that may be simply incorporated into a Bluetooth enabled motorcycle helmet just like the BILT standard helmet.

The BILT Techno 2.0 could be a mid-to-budget value vary helmet. It feels solid, though it will have some rough edges. It’s obtainable in six sizes and is extremely comfy to wear in the majority aspects. you'll choose 3 totally different colors too: silver, white, or black.

 

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REV'IT Abbey Road Motorcycle Gloves Review

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REV'IT Abbey Road Motorcycle Gloves Review

This is an extensive review of the REV'IT Abbey Road Gloves, which I've been utilizing as my main riding gloves for around half a year. The Abbey Road Gloves is a piece of REV'IT's Urban arrangement, which is the Company's best budget gloves focused for more style-centered, city/urban riders. Just like its name, the REVIT Abbey Road Gloves are destined to become iconic.

 

The high quality drum dyed goatskin leather and stretch panels ensure comfort and freedom of movement. PWR shield knit is added at the palm for extra protection, and with the adjustment strap at the wrist the gloves can be fitted snugly and securely. Thanks to the connect finger tips any mobile device can be operated without taking the gloves off.

 

As I referenced in the presentation, the Abbey Road Gloves are a piece of REV'IT's Urban arrangement, which is an accumulation of gear focused for design cognizant riders and incorporates each scope of gears from jackets, pants, boots, to gloves. The Urban arrangement is the thing that I adore the most about REV'IT on the grounds that I'm actually the rider who cherishes and tries to wear gear without bargaining looks. So in case you're similar to me, ensure you to go check our their Urban arrangement.

 


My most loved thing about the Abbey Road Glove is the structure. The gloves come in stealthy dark (used to come in tan also however as of now not accessible), and is complemented by three particular sewing lines on the rear of the gloves, for example parallel, opposite and inclining. The streaming sleeve wrap on the wrist gives an extremely tasteful look to the gloves. I particularly love that there aren't any substantial detectable brand logos on the gloves (there is a black out carved REV'IT logo, which is scarcely obvious).

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Winter Motorcycle Jackets

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Winter Motorcycle Jackets
In the present day, the way that people treat motorcycle riding has changed when we compare it with the situations in the past. Earlier, motorcycle riders were considered as a threat to the society and they were often ignored. But when it comes to today, the tables have turned and people have begun to respect the motorcycle riding field and they have found the real value of it. In the past, parents didn’t allow their children to ride motorcycle because of the social conditions prevailed in that time. But now, parents themselves guide their children towards motorcycle riding, because they have come to know that it is a kind of field which can get their children the success that they looking for. So, because of these conditions, the number of motorcycle riders has increased in an unbelievable way.

When it comes to motorcycle riding today, there are so many factors that you have to consider and there are so many things that you need to have with you before getting on to your bike. These motorcycle related products have been introduced for the betterment and the safety of the riders and more such products will be introduced in the future. So, if you want to be a motorcycle rider, it is a must to have these items with you. when we consider about these items, motorcycle jackets take an important place among them because these jackets have become the identity of the motorcycle riders. Today, it is impossible to see a bike rider without a motorcycle jacket. So, when it comes to the items that we have to have before getting on to our bike, motorcycle jackets top the list.

It is a known fact that the number of motorcycle riders is increasing day by day. So, because of this reason, the demand for bikes and motorcycle related products are increasing in a dramatical way. When it comes to the motorcycle jackets available in the market today, there are thousands of different products which come under various brand names. So, it is bit hard to select the best jackets and when we are selecting one, it is important to choose a better product. So, there are some factors that you have to consider when purchasing a jacket. The brand that they are coming under, the materials which are used to manufacture them, technologies used in the manufacture process are some of those factors. So the best products will get you all these features and following are some of those best motorcycle jackets available in the market for you to purchase.
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