Monday, December 28, 2020

6 New Year’s Resolutions For Riders



2020 wasn’t what we had in mind to say the least. But with each new year comes new resolutions and 2021 should be no different. We are all ready for a fresh start which includes A LOT of riding (surprise, surprise). Check out our list of resolutions and get ready to write your own.

Make More Time for Riding - Need a little wind therapy? Count us in. It’s no secret we all love to ride, and we think you should commit to riding more than ever this year. Set weekly or monthly riding goals to ensure you’re riding just as much as you’d like.

Go on a Weekend Trip - This one’s for all the weekend warriors out there. Weekend trips bring anticipation, excitement, and overall thrill - all things we want more of in 2021. Create a bucket list dedicated to the weekend trips you want to go on and don’t back out.

Attend a Motorcycle Rally or Show - Will shows and rallies return in full-force in 2021? Who knows! But, we want to be ready when they do. Rallies and shows are great places to meet up with your buddies, see the latest and greatest motorcycles, swag, and so much more. If you’ve never been to one before, you’re missing out - plain and simple. And if shows aren’t making a comeback this upcoming year, make a resolution to at least plan for your next trip so you’ll be ready when they do.

Fine Tune Your Skills - No one knows everything. If you want to learn something new this year, why not learn even more about motorcycles? Let’s be honest, the obsession runs deep. Take a motorcycle safety course, riding class, or maintenance crash course to sharpen your skills and you’ll be looking like a pro on the road in no time. 

Pass Along the Tradition - Put any selfish ways aside this year. Afterall, riding shouldn’t be just for you. Who in your life do you know that might be interested in swinging their leg over a saddle? Tell them to hop on the back of your bike, nag them to get their license, and carry on the riding tradition.

Give Your Bike Some Attention - In 2021, make sure your bike is running just the way you like it. Take the extra time for preventive maintenance, make sure you're storing it properly, and to take your bike in to a mechanic as needed. Bottomline: don’t neglect your bike. 

Ready to cruise into 2021?
Start your motorcycle search on CycleTrader.com today. 

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Your Motorcycle News Fix - December 2020



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 sneak peeks to new models, we’ll break down the headlines you need to know.

Triumph Launches 2021 “Sneak Peek Tour” - Across the US, motorcycle enthusiasts are getting a first look at Triumph’s two newest models. Since motorcycle shows have been postponed due to COVID-19, Triumph still wanted to show off their bikes in a creative way to generate excitement and buzz for the new motorcycles. The Trident 660 and Tiger 850 Sport will be on display at select dealerships across the country. These two models have only been seen in Europe so this is a real treat for any motorcycle lover out there. Unfortunately, Triumph won’t be offering test drives, but this is your chance to get up close and personal with these exclusive models before they hit the U.S. market. To find out where these dealership stops will be, click here.

SHOEI Announces RF-1400 Helmet - SHOEI Safety Helmet Corp recently launched their newest helmet, the RF-1400, to North America. This full-face helmet is the latest and greatest RF model featuring a more aerodynamic design that is said to reduce drag by 4% and lift by 6%. There has also been an increase in ventilation to increase airflow and enlarged exhaust vents allow the helmet to shed warm air. The safety innovations are also impeccable as the helmet is made out of lightweight, high-performance fiberglass featuring a dual-layer, multi-density EPS liner. Safety is the name of the game and we love seeing the improved design of helmets over the years. The RF-1400 comes in a variety of sizes from XS-XXL. Check out the helmet for yourselves.

2021 Harley-Davidson Pan America Makes Debut on February 22 - We haven’t heard much from Harley-Davidson lately, but we are in for a big update on Jan. 19. The moto-giant has plans for a virtual event where they will showcase their latest lineup of bikes before riding season hits potentially including their 2021 Low Rider S, Fat Bob, Iron 1200, and Road King. The manufacturer has also announced they will be debuting the long-awaited 2021 Pan America, Harley’s first adventure bike, on Feb. 22. Be sure to mark your calendars and keep an eye out for additional Harley news here on the blog. Read More.

Startup, Savic, Reveals Electric Motorcycle Prototype - The competition is stiff when it comes to the electric motorcycle market and now Savic is adding their second prototype into the mix. Savic is a startup company that has already created an initial prototype electric motorcycle in the past called the Alpha. More recently, the company has unveiled another prototype with improvements featuring a modified tank shape, mudguard, wheels, and saddle. The new model will be offered in three different trim levels that differ in horsepower and mile range on a single charge. We’re excited to see more electric models entering the market and wish the best of luck to Savic. Read More.

Which story piqued your interest this month? Be sure to let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more motorcycle headlines next month.

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Friday, December 11, 2020

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Bikers



The holiday season is in full swing which means it’s time to share wishlists and start shopping. Do you dread having to find gifts for your friends and family? You're in luck. We’re doing all of the hard work for you this year. Our ultimate gift guide makes it easy to shop for the rider in your life, leaving you more time to kick back and relax.
Gear:

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Helmet - Help protect a fellow rider’s noggin this holiday season by purchasing them a new helmet. The Icon Airflite is a popular choice among many riders because it looks awesome and offers incredible protection with its polycarbonate shell. 

Gloves - It’s crucial to keep your extremities protected and warm while riding and every rider needs a great pair of gloves. The leather construction of these gloves offers premium abrasion resistance along with maximum comfort.

Motorcycle Jacket - A motorcycle jacket is a classic gift that any rider would appreciate and use for years. Check out two of our favorite options below:
  • All-Season Women’s Motorcycle Jacket: This motorcycle jacket is also an all-season favorite among many women riders. It is completely waterproof and offers removable armor at an extremely affordable price point.
Tech:

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Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset - A Bluetooth headset is a must while riding. It allows you to make calls hands-free, listen to music, and get GPS instructions. This headset is waterproof, offers a long run time, is suitable for all helmets, and can easily connect to two smartphones.

Heated Grips - If gloves aren’t cutting it, why not consider heated grips for the rider in your life? These easy-to-install grips will keep hands toasty, and turning them on and off is as easy as using your turn signal.

Anti-Theft Motorcycle Alarm - Give the gift of peace of mind to the biker in your life with this anti-theft motorcycle alarm. This anti-theft system is waterproof, composed of durable metal, and the 110 dB loud alarm is sure to deter any thieves.

Motorcycle Books:

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Jupiter’s Travels: Four Years Around the World on a Triumph by Ted Simon - This selection's an oldie but a goodie. This biographical book highlights the experiences of Ted Simon as he rode his 500cc Triumph Tiger 100 around the world in the 1970s. We think this book should be on every biker's reading “bucket list.”

Discovering the Motorcycle: The History. The Culture. The Machines. By Armand Ensanian -
If you’re into the history of motorcycling or want to learn more about it, then this is the book for you. Armand Ensanian spent 5 years of his life researching and photographing the history of motorcycling from 1867 to the present. This book covers everything from vintage classics to choppers and bobbers to motorcycle racing and museums.

Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well by David L. Hough - This best selling book is a must-have for all riders regardless of experience level. It serves as a guide to sharpen handling skills, improve rides, and shows you first hand how to handle the unexpected on the road. It’s got it all and should be added to your library.

Novelty:

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Motorcycle Ornament - Spruce up your tree this year with a motorcycle themed ornament. This one from Harley-Davidson features Santa riding one of their classic cruisers. If you’re looking for a personalized or custom ornament, check out these options on Etsy.

Helmet Rack - No more throwing your helmet in the garage and calling it a night. Your helmet and jacket deserve a cool resting place while not in use. This motorcycle helmet and jacket rack easily mounts to any wall and is made out of dark walnut and steel that looks like a piece of art.

Motorcycle Whiskey Decanter -
Add some motorcycle love to your bar this holiday season with a motorcycle whiskey decanter. After a day of riding, who wouldn’t want to pour a glass of the good stuff out of this handcrafted decanter.

Tools & Maintenance:
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Motorcycle Care Kit - This seven-piece kit protects and cleans all motorcycle surfaces including leather, metal, plastic, and more. It's got the goods to keep your bike looking great.

Tool Roll - Every rider needs a place to keep their tools. This Carhartt Legacy Tool Roll will do the job in style. It includes 19 slots for a variety of tools and houses three small pockets for additional storage. It comes in a variety of colors and will look great on any rider’s (or your personal) workbench.

Roadside Tool Kit - Riding can bring unexpected twists and turns, including mechanical issues. Stay ready on the go with this roadside tool kit that can fit in most saddlebags. 

A New Bike:

The ultimate gift for any biker would be a new bike. If you’re in the market for a new ride or looking to surprise the motorcyclist in your life this holiday season, start your search on CycleTrader.com.

Happy Holidays from Cycle Trader. We hope 2021 is full of epic rides.
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Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Making Santa’s Motorcycle Your Own


 


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