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YouMotorcycle is a lifestyle motorcycle blog to be appreciated by those who see motorcycling as a lifestyle and not simply a hobby, sport, or method of transportation. Most of the posts on the site are written by past and present motorcycle industry staff. We remain fiercely independent, innovative, and unconventional. Our goal is to encourage more people to enjoy the world's greatest outdoor sport by helping new riders get started and inspiring current riders to get out more. We motorcycle, do You?

The Sweet Spot of Motorcycling is…

The Sweet Spot of Motorcycling

There's a rewarding feeling that comes from a motorcycle ride. Not just the beauty of speed. I talked about that already. There's something beyond that. It's about the coming together of man and machine in the environment that's just perfect for all of them. The sweet spot of motorcycling. It changes by bike and lord knows they aren't all created equal. Motorcycles are peculiar machines with their own styles, their own tastes, and even their own preferences. When your ride falls in line with your motorcycle's preferences, you've hit the sweet spot.

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Motorcycle Hand Signals

Motorcycle Hand Signals

We got an email sent in to us about a demographic. Usually we don't bother with these kinds of advertisements, but this one actually struck us as pretty useful for those new to motorcycle group rides. Have a look at these hand signals for motorcyclists before you go out on your next group ride so you know how to communicate with your fellow riders, even without a motorcycle communication system.

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What Happens When You Don’t Wear Motorcycle Gear

Crashed

So what happens when you don't wear your motorcycle gear anyway? Ideally, nothing happens, however, this video breaks down what could happen to riders who don't follow ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time). The video is a simulation and explanation of what could happen to you (not me, just you) if you don't wear your motorcycle gear. It includes dialogue from a surgeon, a motorcyclist, and a special effects make up artist. The video is designed to scare you straight into a one piece leather unitard and full face helmet faster than you "ouch!"

Have a look.

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New Sponsor: AMPP – Advanced Motorcycle Paint Protection

Small motorcycle initiatives are hard work. Despite being a hobby, YouMotorcycle and bikerMetric serve up 165,000 page views to over 70,000 motorcyclists every month. The community and friends help out on occasion, but whenever an advertiser steps up and steps in to throw us a few bucks the support goes a long way. The money helps us cover the bills associated with hosting and bandwidth, it lets us buy better plugins or pay for help with programming to make the site experience better for visitors. Thank you to everyone who supports the site, whether you enjoyed a post and shared it on Facebook or Twitter (we love that), letting us know about a typo you found (it happens), or coming on as a sponsor as AMPP did.

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