Does Police Radar Work on Motorcycles? How well?

You may have heard claims that police radar doesn’t work on motorcycles. Motorcycles are smaller vehicles, so there is some reason to believe that a radar gun may have more difficulty detecting a motorcycle than a normal-sized car. But is this a fact? Police radar does work on motorcycles, but it isn’t always accurate. Police radar picks up the target that looks the largest to it. If a motorcycle is next to a larger vehicle, the radar gun may not get an accurate read of the motorcycle’s speed. Now that you know this, you probably want to know more about…

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Can You Add A Link to A Motorcycle Chain?

You may find yourself one day looking at your motorcycle and thinking that the chain needs an adjustment. Whether you’ve recently bought a new bike or changed the sprockets on an old one, the chain may need to be a link longer than it is.  Yes, you can add a link to a motorcycle chain. It’s important to have the correct tools and to make sure you are doing this carefully to avoid future injuries and malfunctions. If you’ve never done any bike repair or maintenance, then be sure to talk to an expert before riding off into the sunset. …

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Why Does Only One Headlight Work on Motorcycles?

You may have noticed a motorcycle approaching you on the road, and it only has one headlight. Many people assume that this is because the other headlight is not working for some reason. In actuality, there is a safety reason why many motorcycles only have one working headlight. Only one headlight works on motorcycles because it is meant to indicate to oncoming traffic that it is not a car. In essence, motorcycles are signified by one working headlight, while other vehicles are signified by two. It also indicates that the motorcycle is likely quite close in terms of distance. There…

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Bavarian Brawler: 2021 BMW S1000R breaks cover

It’s staggering to see the current crop of street-bikes offer performance that was once confined to track oriented supersport machines. Top-shelf components and outrageous power figures do leave an enthusiast’s jaw hitting the floor. The Ducati Streetfighter V4 and the Aprilia Tuono V4X are prime culprits for sending you spinning into a dizzy with horsepower breaching the 200 mark. And though everything on these bikes seems extreme, they are still a lot more user-friendly than their race-bred siblings. Not to be left behind, BMW has unveiled the 2021 S1000R with revisions across hardware and electronics for a more involving yet…

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Sena and Interphone announce technical affiliation for 2021

Rider communication systems have become an integral part of a rider’s paraphernalia. From inexpensive and basic Bluetooth phone connectivity devices to multiple rider communication- there’s an array of products available to cater to every budget and functionality. However, compatibility between various devices isn’t efficient as desired and this very concern has prompted two of the biggest brands in the industry to come together. Sena and Interphone have announced a technical tie-up starting 2021 that would facilitate seamless connectivity between devices from these two manufacturers. The affiliation would see Interphone utilize Sena’s proprietary Bluetooth communication technology with the latest Mesh 2.0…

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Road-focused 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport unveiled

Triumph Motorcycles have launched the 2021 Tiger 850 sport, a road-oriented variant of their popular adventure motorcycle. Claimed to have retained the genes from the latest generation Tiger range, but designed for manageable road-focused performance. Engine Powered by Triumph’s traditional inline-three motor displacing 888 cc- the 2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport produces max power of 85 ps @ 8500 rpm and peak torque 82 nm @ 6500 rpm. Retaining the T-Plane Triple crank with 1-3-2 firing intervals, the 850 not only offers character but also claimed to offer improved tractability at lower RPMs. The six-speed gearbox comes mated to a…

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Bolognese Brutes: 2021 Ducati XDiavel Dark and Black Star variants unveiled

The Ducati Diavel has been nothing short of a radical machine to roll off Ducati’s production line. With the styling of a cruiser, power of a dragster, and road manners of a street bike- the Ducati Diavel could well be considered three different motorcycles rolled into one. It kept the segment alive with timely updates- from cosmetics to a sculpted avatar of the XDiavel, it has always been a desirable motorcycle. The 2021 XDiavel has now further branched out into two new variants- the XDiavel Dark and the XDiavel Blackstar. These two models are essentially blacked out alterations of the…

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2021 Triumph Trident 660: Top Ten Highlights!

The late 1960s witnessed a new dawn in the history of motorcycling with the Triumph Trident being one that kick-started the superbike era of motorcycles. With its high performance, 750cc inline-three motor that cranked out 58 bhp- the Triumph Trident was regarded as a highly sophisticated motorcycle of its times. However, the financial crisis marked the end of the road for the Trident that ceased production in 1974. It was indeed surprising that Triumph kept the Trident moniker under hibernation for long considering it held a prestigious admiration amongst motorcycle enthusiasts and journalists alike. Being better late than never –…

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The All-New 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 is here. A more powerful V4 motor, radar-tech and much more!

The silken has finally been pulled off Bologna’s titanic touring machine. With comprehensive updates comprising of the new V4 engine and tech dripping features- the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 is here to take adventure touring to a whole new level. Engine update As the name suggests, the biggest upgrade on the 2021 Ducati Multistrada V4 is the new four-cylinder V4 motor. Termed as V4 Granturismo, the 1158cc four-cylinder powerplant pumps out 170 horsepower- up 12 bhp from the earlier 1262cc V2 motor while being lighter by 1.2 kgs. Ducati has ditched its staple desmodromic valves for the traditional spring system…

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Do Motorcycles Accelerate Faster Than Cars? [Stats inside]

Nothing beats looking forward to a perfect moment on a long ride. The engine roars, and you get feelings of anticipation and pure excitement. You know your pride and joy quite well… its top speed and its acceleration. So, you might have wondered at some point, do motorcycles accelerate faster than cars? Read this article and learn the stats so you can win any acceleration debate. The Factors That Affect Acceleration in Motorcycles and Cars Before we get to the nitty and gritty of the top recorded stats, it is good to know the different factors contributing to acceleration. After…

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