Motorcycle Tips: Back Brake Benefits

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Motor officer Quinn Redeker is a master of rear brake control. Photo by Greg Drevenstedt.

Rear brakes aren’t a hot topic in today’s motoverse, nor are they necessarily among the most sought-after motorcycle tips. In fact, they’re kind of boring when the front binders on modern bikes provide so much stopping power, often with a single finger on the lever, but they’re still important. 

According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, front brakes provide approximately 70% of a motorcycle’s maximal stopping power, leaving around 30% to the single rear brake. But many factors affect this ratio, such as speed, tire grip,

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4 motorcycle maintenance tips for beginners

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There are numerous modes of transportation, thanks to the advent of technology, but motorcycles are getting more popular these days. Many people have discovered and realized how easy motorcycle riders can manoeuvre and escape traffic, which means they can arrive at their destinations faster. If you’re one of those who are thinking of switching to a motorcycle as your daily transport system, it pays to know more about this two-wheeled vehicle.  

Maintaining your vehicle is essential to keep your bike in the best working condition. After all, this also directly impacts your safety when riding it. Even if you’ve just

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Do you know your OXZs? These essential motorcycle chain maintenance tips will save you thousands

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A chain tensioner on a motorcycle.

Most motorcycles produce massive amounts of power nowadays, and in chain-driven bikes, all of this power is transferred from the engine to the rear wheel through the chain and sprockets.

This puts extreme pressure and load on the chain, and it stands to reason that despite the immense strength of modern motorcycle chains, they need a bit of attention.

Check your chain, every time 

We asked Taki Bogiages, a well-known off-road racer and technical manager at Motul South Africa, to give us the low-down on chain maintenance.

Bogiages says that your bike’s chain

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6 Tips for Successful Camping on a Motorcycle This Summer

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Camping on a motorcycle is one of the great pleasures of owning a bike. It’s summer, and a lot of us with motorcycles want to know what we should pack for a big (or small) camping trip because there’s nothing worse than being caught out in the wilderness and not having the right stuff. After several years of big trips on two wheels, here are a few tips I’ve picked up that could help on your next touring trip.

Your first time motocamping?

Motorcycle camping in Ft. Sumner, N.M. | Dan Mayfield, MotorBiscuit

For your first trip, you will undoubtedly

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Five essential monsoon motorcycle and scooter maintenance tips

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Monsoon maintenance tips. Here are five essential tips to keep your motorcycle and scooter safe during the rainy season.

The monsoon’s upon us and for some, this means parking the two-wheeler and switching to four-wheelers. However, for others, two-wheelers can either be the only mode of transport, or they’re not afraid of a little splash. Whichever the situation, the beloved scooter or motorcycle needs to be in top running condition and to be so, here are 5 essential monsoon motorcycle maintenance tips.

Parking

The first and foremost move in maintaining a two-wheeler during the monsoon is to get it away

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Safety tips for motorcycle riders

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Riding a motorcycle is an exciting and adventurous experience. But riding a motorcycle safely is also important as it could be very dangerous if you do not follow safety precautions properly.

In 2019 motorcycle riders were 29 times more likely to die in road accidents compared to people who drive a car.

When you see statistics like these, every motorcyclist must take safety very seriously while riding a motorbike. Here you can find some safety tips for motorcycle riders that can help you take precautionary steps while riding on a busy road or a freeway.

Take a Safety Course

Taking

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