Touring Tip: Banishing the Aching Back

Sep 11, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcycle Touring Ergonomics –  Touring motorcyclists are often on the road from dawn until dusk, and riding for days at a time. To maximize enjoyment, riders need a mount that is set up as ergonomically comfortable as possible. Since each person’s body is different, a bike fresh off the showroom floor may not be configured […]

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Motorcycles and GPS: Satellite Navigation, Part 1

Dec 20, 2014 View Comments by

Navigation: A Modern-Day Necessity for Riders For motorcyclists, navigating from one point to another was previously quite a demanding task. Working out the maps required a lot of skill and time, holding many maps took space, as well as continuously determining the current position of the motorcycle, all while exposed to the elements. In recent […]

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Staying Comfortable When the Road is Long

Dec 13, 2014 View Comments by

Car drivers must really wonder what’s going on. I’m sailing down the highway with my chin nearly resting on the bars with my shins on the pegs. I’m just taking a quick stretch, but for the brief moment I’m in their vicinity, my fellow road-goers must think me rather odd. Sure it looks strange, but […]

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Rider Safety: The Dynamic Nature of Lane Positioning

Nov 29, 2014 View Comments by

Optimum lane positioning is a vital safety consideration for all motorcyclists to recognize and practice. In the second installment of the rider skills information gleaned from TEAM Arizona’s seminars at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Phoenix, we will look at key components of this concept. Rider Coach Bill Seltzer started his seminar by defining […]

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Review: HeliBars Horizon ST Replacement Handlebars

Dec 27, 2013 View Comments by

A problem arose on the first, long Sunday ride we took on my new BMW K 1600 GTL. The machine did not respond well to the handlebar pressure I was so accustomed to using when riding a cruiser. My hands went numb quickly, and riding became a chore instead of fun. Along came the announcement […]

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