There is more to a good motorcycle jacket than style. High grade leather motorcycle jackets can protect you from abrasion and jackets with armors can protect you from impact and puncture damage.

Protection, Style, Comfort, Quality and Durability are the features you should be looking while buying a motorcycle jacket. It is also important to get the correct fit while purchasing the motorcycle jacket.

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If you had your way, you would probably spend every waking minute either riding your bike or fine tuning it in your garage. Unfortunately, there are always going to be those times when riding or working on your bike are just not viable options. Bad weather, work-related obligations and family responsibilities all have a way of sapping your riding time.

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Henry Ford was famous for saying customers could get any color Model T as long as it was black. For 2016, Indian follows suite.

If Batman rode a standard showroom bike, he’d be on this. The 2016 Dark Horse, a Chief Classic, is black. A bit of chrome on the fenders and the pipes and that’s it. Even the motor and transmission are going dark.

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Bikers can be a clannish bunch. Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, etc. And then, there are those who ride the BMW or walk.

For 2016, Beemer has launched a Boxer-powder sport-touring bike that starts at $14,950 for the basic package. High dollar for a sporter, but this is a BMW. You pay for German engineering. BMW offers add-on packages that can take this ride to $17,770.

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The answer to that question is obvious; when your name is Robbie “Maddo” Maddison, the Australian X-gamer and stuntman.

Robbie has done the impossible, he surfed with his motorcycle in Tahiti, riding a 20 feet wave on his KTM 250 SX dirt bike. It sounds unbelievable, but as you can see from the video below, it truly did happen. But...

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Remember when motorcycles required a serious workout to ride? 

They had to be kick-started, man-handled, respected and they left you smelling like a hearty mixture of gasoline, sweat and exhaust. Not just anyone could handle the iron horses of yester-year; that actuality is largely responsible for the outlaw image associated with bikers of the better part of the 20th century.

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It's probably one of the most embarrassing moments in a biker's lifetime: dropping your motorcycle. It usually happens to everyone, one moment of inattention, a slippage of your foot, some loose gravel, or even something that was not your fault (like car car bumping into your bike while it was trying to park).

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For years, the V Star has delivered a solid performance from the front to the rear. The 2015 1300 Tourer is no different. This is a ride for someone who likes to hit the open road and find a gas station after flipping the reserve switch.

What sets this ride apart from the competition is price. You can easily spend $3,000 or more dollars and get a comparable bike. Or, you could get this one and either not spend that extra or buy some new leathers and a helmet and still have plenty for the tank.

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Honda’s entry-level street bike, CBR300R, is meant to be a direct challenge to the Kawasaki Ninja and an upgrade to the 250R. 

So fas as the upgrade goes, this wins. But head to head, the CBR300R still doesn’t quite meet the same performance the Ninja delivers. For that matter, several makers provide bikes in this category with more horsepower and more torque. A few more points in both categories may not sound like much, until you are hauling some weight up a steep hill. Then, it really matters.

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If you are after an incredibly responsive machine when the pavement ends and the dirt begins, consider the 2016 Suzuki RM-Z450. It’s not yet out, but will be soon. This is the big boy in the RM line. The other two models are the Z250 and the RM85.

When Suzuki’s own promotions for this ride are headlined “Control Freak,” that should say volumes. If you are a casual off-roader, this one is not for you. If you race, either MX tracks or cross country and need a machine that lets you feel everything, this is a ride to consider.

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If there is one vehicle ideally suited for hot weather transportation, it's a motorcycle. Wind flowing over your body, enjoying the heat; bliss. But when you are riding during a heatwave, or just in Death Valley, it's anything but fun. At that stage, being in a strongly air-conditioned car is probably nicer. But that is often a luxury which we can not, or want to, partake in.

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