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Analog Motorcycles Goes Racing: Racing [& Crashing] The Hyper8 (Part 3)

Analog Motorcycles Goes Racing: Racing [& Crashing] The Hyper8 (Part 3)

By: Tony Prust Builder: Analog Motorcycles (@analogmotorcycles)  Motorcycle: 2010 Ducati Hypermotard 796 – The “Hyper8” Photos: Etech Photo (@etechphoto) & Tony Prust   The desire to race has been solidified. The bike is built. Now it is time to go and race it. We decided to give the racing season a go before the scheduleRead more about Analog Motorcycles Goes Racing: Racing [& Crashing] The Hyper8 (Part 3)[…]

Why Would You Put Handguards On A Street or Sport Motorcycle?

Why Would You Put Handguards On A Street or Sport Motorcycle?

Off-road and adventure riders know Barkbusters handguards offer outstanding protection from rocks and tree limbs on the trail, and even provide some protection for levers and switches in minor falls. But are handguards useful on streetbikes? It turns out they are. Cold can be a big deterrent when riding your motorcycle in the late fall/earlyRead more about Why Would You Put Handguards On A Street or Sport Motorcycle?[…]

Motorcycling With The Peloton – Becoming A Moto Official

Motorcycling With The Peloton – Becoming A Moto Official

This guest post is written by Brandon Price – A USA Cycling Moto Offical, and former police officer. Growing up in the 1970’s, I always looked forward to Friday nights. Friday night meant a family trip to Thrifty’s for a 10 cent scoop of chocolate chip ice cream, followed by some quality tube time. IRead more about Motorcycling With The Peloton – Becoming A Moto Official[…]

ADV Motorcycle Positioning – Tips, Tricks, & More

ADV Motorcycle Positioning – Tips, Tricks, & More

On the street, you can pretty much just sit where you are and things will be fine. Stopping, turning, and braking can all be accomplished from the saddle with very little change in your body position. Off-road, however, body positioning is the key to maintaining total control over your bike and avoiding falls. The firstRead more about ADV Motorcycle Positioning – Tips, Tricks, & More[…]

16 Smart Ways to Leave the Pavement on a Motorcycle

16 Smart Ways to Leave the Pavement on a Motorcycle

Longtime dirt riders can make it seem like venturing off-pavement is like wrestling a bear and updating your phone’s software at the same time—difficult and dangerous. With a few key pieces of gear, the right equipment and a smart approach, a motorcycle trip exploring fire roads and two-tracks is not as daunting as it mightRead more about 16 Smart Ways to Leave the Pavement on a Motorcycle[…]