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June 04, 2021
Upgrade Your Motorcycle Skills The SMART Way
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Kevin Bushell for Riders Plus Insurance

This summer, consider taking a course in dirt riding to improve your skills on and off road. One of the fastest-growing segments of our industry is the adventure motorcycle market, and for good reason. Adventure motorcycles are the SUVs of bikes, capable of going pretty much anywhere in comfort. With their good ergonomics, extra clearance, […]

new or used motorcycle
March 22, 2021
Buying New or Used? There’s a Lot to Consider.
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Kevin Bushell for Riders Plus Insurance

It’s the beginning of a new season and you’ve decided to buy a motorcycle. Good for you! It’s an exciting time, but it’s also a stressful time. There’s substantial money involved, a lot to consider, and you don’t want to make a mistake. Perhaps the first decision you have to make is whether to buy […]

London Ridge Motorcycle
September 08, 2020
Why you need to ride a motorcycle
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

Have you gotten the bug for motorcycling? If so, you’ll know that it’s a life-long affair of love; If not, I hope you soon catch the bug and realize how enriched your life can be with the addition of a motorcycle. Motorcycling is not only addictive, empowering and inspires freedom, but it also opens up […]

improve your riding skills
June 22, 2020
How to Improve Your Riding Skills to Prevent Bike Collisions With Animals
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

It happened nine years ago now. It was dark; we should have stopped riding but only had another 20km to go to get to our hotel. The rain was light and we rode in a staggered riding position, my dad was in front in the left tire track, I followed in the right. I sifted […]

how to return to riding after dropping motorcycle
May 21, 2019
How to Return to Riding After Dropping Your Motorcycle
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Rare is the rider who hasn’t dropped their motorcycle. It’s a horrible, sickening feeling to feel yourself losing your balance and control, knowing there’s nothing you can do to stop your bike from falling over. The most common damages are rattled confidence, wounded pride, and scrapes and dents on your bike, although injuries can be […]

motorcycle riding health benefits
April 16, 2019
How Motorcycle Riding Improves Your Health
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

We all have our ways to fight stress and anxiety. Some of us find that running is a great way to vent, others like to take a nice long walk, and some like to take a ride on their motorcycle. Motorcycle riders have known about the many health benefits of riding for over a century […]

motorcycle helmet
November 06, 2018
How to Choose the Right Helmet
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

A motorcycle helmet is arguably a motorcyclist’s most important piece of safety equipment. With so many choices in style, design, and price, it’s hard to know how to choose the one that’s best for you. The right helmet makes a huge difference in protection, comfort, and rider fatigue. Here’s a primer to guide you on […]

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October 04, 2018
10 Tips to Extend your Season in Comfort and Safety
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Motorcycle riding season is winding down in Ontario, but there are ways to extend your riding season in comfort and safety. 10 Tips to Extend your Motorcycle Riding Season 1) Dress properly. Effective layering and correct choice of gear makes a remarkable difference in your ability to stay warm. 1) Start with good base layers—long-sleeved tees, […]

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July 10, 2018
Advanced Rider Training
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Which rider is a prime candidate for Advanced Rider Training? Rider 1 took the basic rider course and has been riding on the road for a few years without incident. Rider 2 has ridden for decades and tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of kilometers, also without incident. Rider 3 has a new motorcycle, different in […]