Motorcycle Riding Tips To Think About Over The Holidays

We gather up another batch of Nick's favorites to help improve your riding skills

A Practice Guide For Braking

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Learn more: A Practice Guide For BrakingPhoto: BMW Owners News

If there’s one motorcycle component to master, it’s the brakes. This 13-step practice guide includes explanations of why actions count. This sport is wonderfully provable, and each of us needs to prove the worth of riding advice we receive.

The Importance Of Earplugs

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Learn more: The Importance Of EarplugsPhoto: Nick Ienatsch

Nick was lucky because his father was a mining engineer educated in hearing protection. From a young age, he wore earplugs when riding his motorcycles but not everyone had his dad. With that said, here's a quick bit of advice to help you catch up.

Our Next Motorcycle Crash

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Learn more: Our Next Motorcycle CrashPhoto: Barry Hathaway

At some point, we riders would like to be crash-proof. Our experience finally exposes us to every variable and we never crash again due to our physical and mental approach to the sport. We’ve either covered enough miles or studied the sport hard enough to grasp all facets of the danger. No more crashes.

Saved By Two Wheels, Again

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Don Cook on a stock Duc.

Learn more: Saved By Two Wheels, AgainPhoto: Nick Ienatsch

Motorcycles and mentors can have a transformational impact on your life. Here’s one good example.

Get Your Fingers Up On The Brake Lever

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Learn more: Get Your Fingers Up On The Brake LeverPhoto: Nick Ienatsch

The Allstate Insurance website tells us that 46 percent of motorcycle crashes happen at intersections. And one problem that has really started to jump out at us directly affects a rider’s chances of surviving an intersection malfunction. Check out these tips to help improve your intersection health.