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August 24, 2021
Getting The Most Out Of Your Motorcycle Gear
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

As a motorcyclist, gear plays a large role in our day-to-day riding life. Not only does it provide much-needed protection from the elements and for our bodies, but it also allows us to show our personality and style as a rider. So how do we keep our gear lasting and in good shape? There are […]

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March 04, 2020
How Far Should You Go with Upgrading Your Ride?
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Annick Magac

I just started to write this article and I already can’t wait to see the comments! You see, like religion and politics, everyone has an opinion about motorcycle modifications. Hot diggity! I am so excited to dive into this topic. Over the years, I have seen everything from mild modifications of decals added on the […]

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January 30, 2019
How to Select the Right Motorcycle Gloves and Boots
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Liz Jansen

We’ve covered ninety-five percent of the body in How to Choose the Right Helmet and How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Jacket and Pants. Now we’ll protect our extremities—hands and feet. They may represent a small part of our body but they play major roles in our independence, freedom, and mobility—all worthy reasons to protect them. […]

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December 10, 2018
How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Gear: Jacket and Pants
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Liz Jansen

We all want to look fabulous when we’re out riding, but making a fashion statement should be the last consideration when purchasing gear. Fit and function come first, in that order. Protection from road rash or impacts is only part of gear’s usefulness. It also protects against a variety of road hazards like stones, bugs, […]

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November 13, 2017
12 Gift Ideas for the Rider in Your Life
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Liz Jansen

With gift-giving season on the horizon, we thought you’d appreciate a few ideas to get you started. To learn the most popular choices, we reached out to readers for recommendations. Although the respondents had diverse experience, ranging from industry experts to casual riders, definite themes emerged. Here are the top selections. From stocking-stuffers to larger […]

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August 11, 2015
Smart Helmets Hitting the Market
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Ocean Chen

The last decade has blessed us with some of the coolest technology and cursed us with some unfortunate ramifications for its use. The 2010 Ontario ban on hand-held devices for drivers has pushed companies to think outside the box. Mobile devices have become the hub for widgets improving our quality of life. It started with […]

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February 24, 2011
Scala Rider Q2 Multiset PRO Intercom System
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Riders Plus

The Q2 headset is helmet mounted, compact, and can be synched with your cell phone of course, but because it is enabled to use voice commands you can make cell phone calls that much more safely and easily. But that’s not all. It can be used to listen to FM radio or listen to MP3 […]

October 26, 2010
The Garmin Zumo 660 is a GPS Plus
Posted in: Products and Gear
by Riders Plus

The designers of this GPS unit ride motorcycles as well, and the amount of detailed thought they put into its design proves that point. For example, the intuitive interface is glove-friendly, with large buttons and left-sided controls. The bright 4.3 inch touchscreen is designed to be read easily in either bright sunlight or less bright moonlight. Like […]