Friday, March 06, 2020

2020 Indian FTR 1200 Rally First Ride Review - Just as Fun as I Remember


By: Julia LaPalme
Photos by: Indian Motorcycle

It’s been 4 months since I last threw a leg over a street bike. Recovery from a motorcycle accident isn’t just a physical process, but a mental one as well. When I got the invitation to ride the new Indian FTR 1200 Rally, I knew I was ready to get back on two wheels and get back on the pavement. It was the weekend of the One Moto Show in Portland, OR, and the weather had been very Portland-y: wet, cold, and rainy. But the day I got the keys to the FTR Rally, the sun broke through the clouds, and the asphalt was drying just enough to be encouraging. Could I get back on the horse without getting in my head? Would the FTR be just as amazing as it was the first time I rode the base and S models over a year ago? It was time to find out.

Your March Motorcycle News Fix


The year is flying by which means warmer weather and riding season are almost upon us. But before you head out for your next ride, we’re here to fill you in on the latest motorcycle news stories. Check out the latest headlines below.

The One Motorcycle Show: The Best Collection of Motos, Art, and Racing


Article & Photos by: Julia LaPalme

There is a buzz around the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon, literally and figuratively. The sound of motorcycle engines firing up and the stream of people rolling their bikes through the roll up door is enough to make any motorcycle-lover salivate. From sparkly paint jobs to uniquely shaped exhaust pipes to machines that look like futuristic sculptures on wheels, the bikes rolling into The One Motorcycle Show are exhibitions of amazing builders’ talents, and excite almost all the senses.

Friday, February 07, 2020

The Right Motorcycle to Take You Off the Beaten Path


Freedom. Independence. Exhilaration. Peace. There are many reasons why people start and enjoy riding. In today’s fast paced world full of the constant noise of cell phones, the news, the Internet, etc. motorcycles can be an oasis of contentment. With today’s motorcycle’s capabilities, that experience is being sought in the dirt as well as on the street. However, the wrong choice of motorcycle can turn a great experience into an unpleasant one.

Your February Motorcycle News Fix


We’re back with the latest motorcycle news you need to know this month. Our industry never slows down, and as always, we’re here to fill you in on all things cycle. From new models to electric trikes - don’t miss your motorcycle news fix. Check out the latest headlines below.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Winter Riding Tips


Winter is in full swing but there’s no need to pack up your bike for the season if you don’t want to. One of the best parts about riding is that you have the freedom to make your own rules - that means if you like riding in the cold, you should. Check out a few of our quick tips for winter riding that will help keep you warm and safe wherever you ride.

Top Tips For Selling Your Motorcycle


Online research is crucial to many buyers today, and if selling your bike is a top priority for you, posting it on Cycle Trader is a great place to start to reach in-market buyers. We have millions of visitors actively looking for their next motorcycle on our site each month - so you’re sure to get plenty of eager eyes on your unit. Wondering how to sell your bike fast on our site? Check out our top tips for making sure your Cycle Trader listing stands out from the rest.

Your January Motorcycle News Fix



A new year means new motorcycle headlines. We’ll catch you up on all the latest and greatest news from some of your favorite motorcycle manufacturers. From new models to cutting edge safety news - we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

13 Tips for Avoiding Scams When Buying Online


As the leading online marketplace for buying and selling motorcycles, Cycle Trader understands just how useful the Internet can be in finding your next ride. However, it is essential that online shoppers always be on the lookout for scams. Spikes in scams occur around the holidays in retail, but they can happen all year round. Because we always want our customers to be safe, we’ve put together a list of 13 tips for avoiding scams when buying online.

Friday, November 08, 2019

Cold Weather Riding Gear


Temperatures have already started to drop for most of us across the country and for some, this means riding season is coming to an end; but for others, riding in the colder months is just a way of life. If you’re one of the few who braves the crisp air in the winter months, we have a list of the latest and greatest cold-weather motorcycle gear and accessories that you’ll want to add to your lineup.

Your November Motorcycle News Fix is Here




If you like the latest updates on new models, you’ve come to the right place. In this edition of “Your Motorcycle News Fix,” we’ve got updates from Honda, Yamaha, Indian, and even Aston Martin. So pull up a chair and stay awhile - the latest motorcycle headlines are here.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Motorcycle Jack O’ Lanterns That Are Surprisingly Epic


It’s that time of year again. Time to grab your pumpkins, candles, and carving materials to get ready for Halloween. People have been carving pumpkins for hundreds of years and lighting a candle in a pumpkin is a tradition created to ward off evil spirits - but most of us just do it for fun. We’ve seen a lot of creative carvings in our day, and this Oct. 31st, why not combine your love of riding and Halloween? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite motorcycle-themed Jack O’ Lanterns that will give you some serious carving inspiration for the upcoming holiday. Check them out below.

Your October Motorcycle News Fix Has Arrived


We’re early into October, but motorcycle news doesn’t slow down. As always, we’re here to fill you in on the latest moto headlines. Enough small talk - let’s get into the latest news.

Halloween Helmets Are a Thing… And You Need to Get One


We’re all about safety out on the road, but who says you can’t have a little fun with it? Check out some of our favorite Halloween-inspired motorcycle helmets that will be sure to earn you a few double takes. Whether you’re into spooky or subtle, we’ve got plenty of options for the season. Check out a few of our favorites below.