Motorcycles

How Long Do Honda VT250s Last? 3 Examples

Honda’s historical mini sportbike dates back to 1982, with the semi-faired VT250F. With its DOHC 4-valve-per-cylinder, 90-degree water-cooled V-twin engine, the VT250F had significantly reduced primary vibration compared to the competition’s inline twin engines and gave it a lower center of gravity and lower seat height. In 1988, Honda elevated the little ripper into the …

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Do Motorcycle Helmets Have To Be DOT Approved? (Explained)

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has stern conditions manufacturers of motorcycle helmets must meet. They concern a motorcycle helmet’s field of vision, retention process, resistance to penetration, and safety labeling.    The thoroughly documented DOT testing procedure is one of the most uncompromising in the world, as far as impact tests go, but do motorcycle helmets …

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Matte vs. Glossy Motorcycle Helmets? What You Should Know

In the last few years, matte finishes have become increasingly popular. The finish spans many industries, including photography, home decor, and automotive and motorcycles. From your bathroom tile to your motorcycle helmet, matte finishes can be found everywhere. If you’re considering purchasing a matte helmet, you should know the differences between a matte and gloss …

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Is Motorcycle Engine Braking Good or Bad? (Explained)

Engine braking effectively slows the bike’s momentum without applying external front and rear brakes. The airflow restriction causes a vacuum that works against your motor’s cylinders, converting energy to stopping power without employing your brakes. Engine braking is an effective method of managing your bike’s speed, but even some seasoned riders I know wonder, is …

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Can Motorcycle Helmets Be Used for Mountain Biking? (Solved)

Many athletes cross-train in different sports to build up different muscles and endurance. Motorcyclists are no different. However, cross-training doesn’t necessarily mean cross equipment. In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between motorcycle and mountain biking helmets and why you should keep them separate. Can Motorcycle Helmets Be Used for Mountain Biking? You can technically …

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