Motorcycles How To Make 2018 Your Best Riding Year Ever

23:11  04 january  2018
23:11  04 january  2018 Source:   cycleworld.com

The Freakish 3-Wheel Yamaha Niken Sportbike Looks Unbelievable

  The Freakish 3-Wheel Yamaha Niken Sportbike Looks Unbelievable Yamaha brought something interesting for the Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s a bizarro three-wheeler sportbike. Surely it’s too early for it to be some sort of elaborate April Fool’s joke, right? The bike is called the Yamaha Niken, and it looks like it has a conventional rear end and Yamaha’s liquid-cooled inline three-cylinder engine. But from there it sprouts two sets of forks and two wheels, giving it the look of some kind future chariot.Yamaha says the benefit of the Leaning Multi-Wheeler is that it “reduces the effects of changing ride environments and to deliver a high feeling of stability when cornering.

We all yearn for more saddle time, and here’s how to get it. By Gaz Boulanger posted Jan 3rd, 2018 at 6:00am. Most mechanical issues can be avoided with proper maintenance, and little things don’t have to become big issues. Your best riding year ever begins today!

All riders yearn for more saddle time. Here's how to get it. Most mechanical issues can be avoided with proper maintenance, and little things don't have to become big issues. Your best riding year ever begins today!

a man riding a motorcycle down a dirt road in a city: San Francisco is a top destination for motorcyclists. Come get some in 2018.© Provided by Bonnier Corporation San Francisco is a top destination for motorcyclists. Come get some in 2018.

We all yearn for more saddle time, and here’s how to get it

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“Drink in your summer, gather your corn

The dreams of the night time will vanish by dawn

And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me

And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me

No no no, not for me....”

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For many of you, 2017 was an amazing year on the bike. Several circumstances collided to allow you the time and energy to explore new roads and trails, and you grabbed life by the bars to make it happen. We know this because you shared it all on Instagram.

Honda’s liquid-cooled Gold Wing is the first motorcycle with CarPlay

  Honda’s liquid-cooled Gold Wing is the first motorcycle with CarPlay <p>CarPlay on two wheels</p>This being a motorcycle, there are some key differences in how CarPlay works. The rider can see it on a 7-inch LCD screen that’s on the small dash between the handlebars. Riders of the $23,500 (and up) Gold Wing will have to plug their iPhones in via USB in the trunk of the bike or in the storage compartment up front, according to Road Show,and then are required to pair a Bluetooth headset (either a standalone or one built into their helmet).

Many of us are beginning to developing new year ’s resolutions for 2018 , so why not resolve to make this year your best year of bike riding ever . Look into what programs are available and you will stick to in your community. How to fit riding into your daily routine.

What is the one obstacle or challenge I overcame this year in my riding ? What is the #1 thing I need to work on to become a better rider in 2018 ? Go Long and Low. How and when should we invite our horses to stretch? We’ve heard of its therapeutic effects all our riding lives, but have we ever truly…

Some of us were green with envy, while others huddled in our man caves with pals to sketch out a plan for 2018 as the temperature plummeted below zero last week. An obscure Rolling Stones song triggered some ideas of my own. Here are six tips on how to make 2018 your best riding year ever.

Attend An Event In Another State

Old Man Winter came in hard this year, and with spring a long way off, consider booking a flight to ogle custom motorcycles in another state, especially one with warmer temperatures. The visual feast begins soon, so check your calendar and put in for vacation time.

The One Moto Show
Portland, OR
Feb. 9–11

Outlier’s Guild (OG) Custom Motorcycle Show
Los Angeles, CA
March 31

The Handbuilt Show
Austin, TX
April 20–22

The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Carmel Valley, CA
May 5

Yamaha Continues to Tease Us With New Tenere 700 World Raid Concept

  Yamaha Continues to Tease Us With New Tenere 700 World Raid Concept <p>Yamaha seems to have confirmed that some form of this off-roader will reach production at some point.</p>Indeed it would have, but that’s not what we got. Instead, we got the Tenere 700 World Raid prototype. In this case, “prototype” seems to mean that this bike is pretty much ready for production, but we aren’t confirming production quite yet. In Yamaha’s own words, the Tenere 700 is “a prototype model which is being used to develop the final specification of the production model.

Regardless of how you ring in the New Year (with lively parties and fireworks or cozy celebrations at home), there is a recurring theme at every New Year ’s celebration: to the make this year the best year ever . Here are a few things you can do to make 2018 your best year yet.

Regardless of how you ring in the New Year (with lively parties and fireworks or cozy celebrations at home), there is a recurring theme at every New Year ’s celebration: to the make this year the best year ever . Here are a few things you can do to make 2018 your best year yet.

Organize A Buddy Trip

If walking around old foundries and abandoned pickle factories looking at other people’s art-project bikes isn’t your thing, consider planning a weeklong trip with riding buddies. Several businesses rent all kinds of bikes to enjoy, so determine what scenery you want to drink in and make it happen. A few recommended destinations include Mendocino, California; Hollister, California; Kern County, California; and Baja, Mexico.

Attend A Major Race

A couple of years ago I started paying Dorna to watch racing on MotoGP.com, but nothing beats the real thing. Experiencing the sights and sounds of top-level motorcycle racing in person is priceless, and with Valentino Rossi nearing the end of his racing career, this might be the last year to see him holding fast with Marc Marquez, Andrea Dovizioso, Dani Pedrosa, Johann Zarco, and company. You can piggyback the Handbuilt Show, which runs concurrently in downtown Austin.

The Best Motorcycle Gear of 2017: Pando Moto's Karl Riding Jeans Look Great and Protect

  The Best Motorcycle Gear of 2017: Pando Moto's Karl Riding Jeans Look Great and Protect Pando Moto hand tailors premium garments with abrasion resistant fabrics like Cordura, Kevlar, and Dyneema.As the motorcycle industry begins to shift toward understanding the mentalities of young working professionals and cool, hip riders that are growing in number, so are many motorcycle apparel companies. Riders have shouted loud enough that “we want to look good off the bike and ride protected in case of an accident.” Some brands heard the call and even newer ones have stepped into the fray with new products.

It may not seem like it, but by the time you read this, the first 1% of 2018 will already be in the books. All is not lost, however. There is still more than enough time to make this year your best ever .

2. Make Time For Yourself Every Week. Even the busiest person needs their time to unwind. 3. Dream and Plan. It may be cliché but there’s something about a new year and a new month that feels like a fresh slate.

Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas
Austin, TX
April 20–22
If you have large ambitions, bite the bullet and get on that ferry to the Isle of Man to watch the 111-year race of gladiators.

International Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT)
Isle of Man
May 26–June 8
One major benefit of attending World Superbike in California is the unlimited riding to enjoy before and after the big dance.

FIM Superbike World Championship Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA
June 22–24

Learn A New Skill On The Track Or In The Dirt

Spend the lion’s share of your riding on safe asphalt? Consider taking your passion for speed to a track or in the dirt, where riders of all skill sets and experience have been flocking the past few years.

Former MotoGP and World Superbike racer Colin Edwards puts on a festive motorcycle camp on his property in Texas.

Texas Tornado Boot Camp

Want to learn proper motocross mad skills or get better for flat track? Do it on the famed Calistoga Half Mile in Napa, California.

American Supercamp Fun Track Dayz

Buy Another Bike

There’s always room for another bike, right? Instead of sticking with the same brand or style, consider adding something that takes you places you hadn’t considered before. There’s a treasure trove of information in our Buyer’s Guide to help you count the cost before making a decision.

Tiger Project: A Motorcycle Tweak for Tall People

  Tiger Project: A Motorcycle Tweak for Tall People Sometimes you need a little extra reach.There are numerous handlebar riser options but one versatile option which utilizes the stock handlebar clamps are Rox Risers. Machined from aluminum, the Rox Risers are adjustable for rise and pull back depending on the riding style you engage in the most. Pull the controls back for a more relaxed riding position. Raise them up for more leverage and control when standing. Perfection.

Nobody ever said writing a novel was going to be easy. When there are hurdles to overcome, it’s your job to figure out how , instead of saying you can’t do it. Life is too short not to make the best of the entire year .

If you want to make 2018 your best year ever , there is help all around you. He asked, “Please have you got any info on how to plan as an artist for the new year ?” I replied. “I don’t have specific year -end planning advice that I’ve published.

Learn How To Maintain Your Bike(S)

A major hurdle for many new riders is feeling overwhelmed by how much maintenance their new bike needs. Stripped down to the basic preventative needs (oil, tires, rotors, brake shoes), taking care of your bike isn’t impossible if you have the right tools and resources. Start with Cyclepedia, an online resource for training videos and service manuals.

If you lack space to work on your bike, seek out one of the many DIY shops across the country. For a nominal hourly rate, you get a lift and access to tools plus assistance from the owner of other customers. My experience at Moto Guild Silicon Valley has been nothing short of a miracle to keep my bikes rolling.

The major caveat to knowing how to maintain your bike is eliminating the fear of getting stranded. Most mechanical issues can be avoided with proper maintenance, and little things don’t have to become big issues.

Your best riding year ever begins today!

This $10,000 3D-Printed Electric Car Will Be on the Market in 1 Year .
Consumers in China will be able to buy mass-produced, 3D-printed electric cars for under $10,000 by Q2 2019. The Italian company X Electrical Vehicle (XEV) will team up with Polymaker, a manufacturer of 3-D printing materials, to make the LSEV, which XEV claims will be the first mass-produced 3D-printed car. The company says it has already received more than 7,000 orders for the cars from the Italian postal service and from ARVAL, a vehicle-leasing service. The cars top out at 70 kilometers per hour (a little under 45 MPH) and have a range of 150 kilometers (just over 90 miles). A designer for XEV told South China Morning Post that China was the biggest market for their cars, and the company is in talks to set up a production line on the mainland. The cars reportedly take around three days to manufacture. Everything visible on the car except the windows, chassis, and seats is 3D printed.

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