Bike theft: How bad is it?
Since bikers have little way to secure our rides when parked away from home, theft has got to be a worry.

Yes, we can lock things down. Bolt cutters make short work of even hardened steel, so a tire boot is not a lot of help.

We can lock the steering. But three big guys can pick up almost every ride and put it in the back of a pickup. For some of the bigger bikes, four guys can lift it.

But really, how bad is bike theft? Like a lot of things, it depends on where you live and the time. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has a report on this.


How to shop for motorcycle insurance
Not sure how to shop for motorcycle insurance? Here’s a guide to help cut the clutter.

We are not recommending any insurance company listed here. We just use their websites to provide the information you need to know.


Step one is to find out what your state law requires. lets you select your state to find out what’s required. You may be surprised to learn that motorcycle insurance is not a requirement in all 50 states.



First 3D printed bike debuts

The world’s first 3D printed motorcycle debuted recently in Europe.

Well, partly 3D printed. The Light Rider (Page is in German so you will need a browser that translates) has a 3D printed frame. Other parts are, presumably, made conventionally. the company is pushing the frame manufacturing process and not saying much about the remainder. The tires are pneumatic.

The 3D printed frame is made from a special aluminum alloy called Scalmalloy. “Scalmalloy is a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy that is virtually as strong as titanium. Specifically developed for ALM-based (aluminum) production,


A look at some of the top motorcycle museums
Saddle up and hit the trail for a look at museums that are actually interesting. Here’s a view of some of the best motorcycle museums around.

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame

The American Motorcycle Association HOF was created in 1982. It’s located in Pickerington, Ohio.

Exhibits start with a 1984 Roper Steamer and go through 2004 with Chad Reed’s 2004 YZ250. Reed used the two-stroke motorcross bike to win the AMA National Championship, taking 10 of 16 races. Plenty of Harleys and Indians,


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