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September 16, 2022
Incredible Cruisers You Can Get For Under $12,000
Posted in: Bikes & Ride Reviews
by John Lewis

Cruisers, with their chrome pipes, loud rumble, low-slung seats, and leather-clad riders, are the epitome of cool. They carry with them an aura of rebellion, and freedom, and exploring the open road. If this is your vision of motorcycling and you are on a limited budget, you have some great choices. Cruisers under $12,000 If […]

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June 29, 2022
7 Cruiser Motorcycles To Look Out For In 2022
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by By Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

Cruisers are an ever-evolving style of motorcycle, with manufacturers working tirelessly throughout the winter to roll out new models and adaptations of incredible cruisers for the summer. Now, edging into the summer of 2022, we’ve seen some amazing rides released so far this year. In this article, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 most […]

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May 09, 2022
Seven Reasons Cruisers Will Never Go Out of Style
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by By David G. Williams for Riders Plus Insurance

Cruiser-style motorcycles have been with us since the beginning of motorcycling. Massive organizations such as Honda, Yamaha, Triumph, Suzuki and more are constantly pushing for innovation, creating new designs and styles for modern times. Here are some reasons why cruiser motorcycles will never go out of style: They’re Iconic I think it’s safe to say […]

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April 05, 2022
Top 6 Most Expensive Cruisers Still Being Produced
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by Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

In the luxurious world of motorcycles, rides are as much an expression of the self as they are a method of transportation. Of course, motorcycling used to be more of a necessity as cars cost much more and were less efficient. These days, with the mass production of cars, we’ve seen the motorcycle industry shift […]

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November 27, 2019
Types of Motorcycles and How To Choose the One That’s Best for You
Posted in: Bikes & Ride Reviews
by Liz Jansen

I’ve ridden a motorcycle almost continuously since I was sixteen. Yet when I decided to get back into serious riding twenty years ago, I didn’t know where to start shopping. I’d ridden mostly used bikes, then shared one for years. Styles and models had evolved and now that it was time for a bike of […]

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February 14, 2019
How to Take the Intimidation Out of Motorcycle Shopping
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by Liz Jansen

We’ve all felt it. Excitement blended with apprehension greets us as we walk into a motorcycle showroom and a sea of motorcycles. It can feel overwhelming, especially for new riders, yet, letting your emotions have the upper hand can result in a poor choice. In turn, that can affect your enjoyment and safety. The antidote […]

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March 08, 2017
The Invasion of the Small-Displacement (300-500cc) “Beginner” Bikes
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by Riders Plus Insurance

You meet the nicest people on a small bike Very few motorcycle manufacturers start out building large displacement bikes. One of the best selling motorcycles of all time happens to be a small bike, the single cylinder Honda Super Cub. It was revolutionary in 1958, but motorcyclists living in North America always seemed to prefer […]

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March 09, 2014
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – It’s True!
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by Riders Plus

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has been a solid contender in its class for many years. Kawasaki even upgraded the model within the past few years, and that upgrade generated a lot of positive response. In fact, Kawasaki has been very active in offering many options to riders of smaller, more fuel efficient bikes with the impressive […]

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April 10, 2013
Who Likes Trikes?
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by Riders Plus

The idea of putting two wheels on the back of a motorcycle for stability purposes is certainly not a new idea. Trikes are, however, gaining a lot more popularity these days, partly because Ontario’s baby boomers are getting older and find the added stability attractive on the big bore bikes that they love to ride. […]

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June 26, 2012
Demo Rides At Ontario Motorcycle Dealerships
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by Riders Plus
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September 12, 2011
Ten Years of the Harley Davidson V Rod
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by Riders Plus

The V Rod burst onto the Canadian motorcycle market ten years ago as a Harley totally unlike the ubiquitous Sportsters, Softails and Dynas. This new model was supposed to appeal to the 20 somethings who weren’t drawn to the traditional Harley Davidson models, riders who wanted sleek and fast and cool but didn’t particularly care […]

May 05, 2011
2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R
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by Riders Plus

There has been a flurry of activity in the small cc motorcycle niche lately. Major manufacturers have finally recognized that there is a gap in options in this category, and they are rushing to provide exciting new options in this area for the 2011 model year. It used to be something of a rule of […]

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January 19, 2011
2011 Honda CBR250
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by Riders Plus

The world needs lots of smaller motorcycles for a lot of reasons. Truly impressive gas mileage is one very good reason. Affordability is another. Maneuverability for smaller, less experienced riders is infinitely greater, and experienced riders know that it’s a real thrill to take a smaller, lighter bike through its paces once in a while. […]

August 16, 2010
Harley Davidson Road Glide Ultra FLTRU
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by Riders Plus

Harley Davidson’s new 2011 Road Glide Ultra FLTRU will undoubtedly get a lot of attention this year at the Toronto Motorcycle Show and at the International Motorcycle Supershow. This new model just goes to show that the variations Harley Davidson is capable of coming out with are almost endless. Now you can get the distinct […]

August 02, 2010
Kawasaki Motorcycle History
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by Riders Plus

Kawasaki Heavy Industries traces its history back to 1896 when it was founded by Shozo Kawasaki. The company’s chief occupation has been shipbuilding, railroad rolling stock, and electrical generating plants. It wasn’t until 1960 that Kawasaki took over Meguro motorcycles, which was a major producer of motorcycles in Japan and was the only company there […]

June 28, 2010
Honda Motorcycle History
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by Riders Plus

Soichiro Honda started the Honda motorcycle manufacturing company in 1946 in order to produce cheap transportation for people after World War II ended. Honda developed their own 50cc engine after initially using old army engines. Honda’s CB models were the first international success stories for the company, starting with 250cc and 305cc models in the […]