How much do you know about your motorcycle's drive mechanism? Chain drive. Shaft drive. Belt drive. What's the difference? Which one's best for you? Your needs should be what determines your motorcycle drive mechanism, and here's some info to help!Read More »
Mono vs. Dual Shock Motorcycle Suspension
Motorcycle rear suspensions or shock absorbers were invented in 1913 in the hope of minimizing or reducing the effect that rough the terrains provided. Paved roads were few and far between, rear suspension on motorcycles was designed to increase riding comfort and riding quality. So in the battle of the shocks absorbers, is it better to use a Single Suspension (Mono-shock) or Dual Suspension (Twin-shock) setup?Read More »
The History & Differences Between Scooters and Mopeds
Many people use the term "scooter" and "moped" interchangeably, but the two are not the same. What are the differences between a scooter and a moped? How did they both come to be? Which one is better? Do the differences really matter?Read More »
Motorcycles vs. Cars: Which is Greener (MythBusters)
Fears of global warming, a double dip recession, and rising gas prices have many North Americans running away from the gas pumps. We're seeing a rising number of people parking (or selling) their cars and buying motorcycles as a more earth-friendly, convenient, affordable and fun method of transportation.
Before you rush to trade in your Suzuki SUV for a Suzuki SV, let's look at whether or not motorcycles are more environmentally friendly then cars.
Best 250cc Beginner Motorcycle: Honda CBR-250R vs. Kawasaki Ninja 250R vs. Hyosung GT-250
The 250cc motorcycle market has finally opened up in the Western hemisphere. In North America, where the Ninja seemed to sit at the top of the 250cc sportbike throne all alone, it now faces challenges from both Hyosung, as well as from Honda's new CBR-250R. If you're looking for a 250cc cruiser, the only one available in Canada or the USA we'd recommend is the KYMCO Venox, but if sportbike motorcycles are your thing, here's a comparison of acceleration, speeds, braking and fuel economy from Popular Mechanics:Read More »
Motorcycle Disk Brakes vs. Drum Brakes
Disk brake vs drum brake motorcycle on a motorcycle. What are the differences between disks and drums, and which is best for your motorcycle?Read More »
Motorcycle and Scooter Gear: New vs. Used
Be safe, or at least don't get ripped off!Read More »