Motorcycles

How Reliable Are Indian Motorcycles? (We Tested Them)

In 1901, Indian Motorcycles became the first American motorcycle company in history. The iconic brand changed ownership hands over the decades, surviving lengthy hiatuses in between until finally being acquired by the legendary Polaris Industries in 2013. Polaris’s mission statement was to honor the original aesthetic of America’s most-classic moto while integrating the industry-leading engineering …

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Are Trikes Easier to Ride than Motorcycles? (Explained)

Riding a motorcycle requires juggling multiple skills; eye-hand coordination, manual shifting, defensive driving, presence, awareness, focus, attention to detail, physical strength and endurance, and balance. Trikes have become increasingly popular over the past few decades, particularly among riders with physical limitations that hinder the balance and strength required to operate a two-wheeled motored vehicle safely. …

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What’s Honda Shadow 750 & 110s Top Speed? (Checked)

The Honda Shadow line of motorcycles is a line of cruiser motorcycles the Japanese manufacturing company based on the increasingly popular American muscle-cruiser style. The Shadows mirror their American contemporaries by stocking a V-Twin engine, updated with liquid-cooling. Two of the most iconic Shadow models are the various 750cc and 1100cc iterations, including the Aero, …

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Motorcycle Headlight Won’t Turn On? Here’s Why (SOLVED)

Motorcycle electrical systems have come a long way since the days of the original gas-lamp design. Today we have everything from multi-faceted LED-comprised headlights to simple-but-bright, tried-and-true halogen setups, both of which are powered by the motorcycle battery. Most motorcycle headlights illuminate automatically at the turn of the key. If it doesn’t, electrical troubleshooting can …

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9 Rules For Wearing Biker Patches (Explained)

Motorcycle club culture has gained a national interest through Hollywood’s lens with shows like “Sons of Anarchy,” the spinoff series “Mayans,” or the much-maligned reality TV show “The Devil’s Ride.”  More motorcycle enthusiasts are getting comfortable wearing patched-out vests, or ‘cuts,’ forming unaffiliated riding clubs. Because of the clandestine nature of notorious criminal organizations like …

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How Much Are Used Harley Davidson Jackets Worth? (7 Examples)

Harley-Davidson has produced some of the most iconic leather jackets of the 20th and 21st centuries, some of which have incredible resale value. Spurred by an interest in all things vintage, motorcycle aficionados and hipsters alike scour thrift stores and online vintage sellers for these incredible leather goods.  Fortunately for you (and us!) Harley-Davidson jackets …

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