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5 snowmobiling safety tips

As the temperatures drop and the snow starts piling up, you’re getting ready to once again hit the trails on your snowmobile. Whether you’re a veteran rider or you’re just discovering this wonderful winter pastime this year, remember—that’s a big, heavy machine you’re operating,  often in challenging weather conditions. So before you head out for your next snowmobile ride, check out these five safety tips....

Motorcycle theft prevention: 10 things you should consider

Motorcycle theft is often a crime of opportunity. If you make your motorcycle more difficult to steal, you'll reduce your theft risk and better protect your prized possession. We have some key information and practical tips that may help you minimize the danger. 1. Familiarize yourself with motorcycle theft statistics To adequately protect your bike, you first need to recognize the risks. Not surprisingly, thefts...

The basics of lane splitting on your motorcycle

Is lane splitting legal? While the practice is common in other countries, here in the U.S., lane splitting is either explicitly or implicitly illegal in most states. These decisions fall under individual state legislatures’ jurisdictions. Where lane splitting is legal, the guidelines are likely developed in conjunction with the highway patrol or state police, along with the state motor vehicle division. Here’s a look at...

Take a motorcycle ride out of the city and into nature at the Ozark National Forest

The Ozark National Forest is located in the northwestern corner of Arkansas, about a two-hour ride northwest from Little Rock. It’s also about the same distance from Kansas City, St. Louis, Memphis, Dallas, and Oklahoma City. That makes this an accessible weekend getaway for motorcycle riders in six major cities in six states. Outdoor activities abound Spread across 1.2 million acres in the rugged Ozark...

Motorcycle trip idea: Tackle the Loneliest Road in America

How does a road get such a moniker? The same way motorcycle riders earned the outlaw image—a story in Life Magazine. The July 1986, issue of Life Magazine was adorned with a picture of the Statue of Liberty and the headline “America the Wondrous.” Inside was the story that gave U.S. Route 50 in Nevada the nickname, The Loneliest Road in America. Once the Lincoln...