Why Wear Motorcycle Gloves When You’re Out Riding

The anatomy of the human hand is layered with intricate designing to help you perform the most nimble of tasks. The bones present in the hand are of three types: Phalanges: The 14 bones present in the fingers Metacarpal Bones: The 5 bones that comprise the middle part Carpal Bones: The 8 bones that comprise the wrist These bones have been working together with the muscular and nervous system throughout history to perform tasks that pushed our race forward. As you can tell, hands are a pretty big deal. So they need to be taken care of. In the event…

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Clash Of The Titans: Garmin Vs TomTom

There’s a small town in the Greater Boston Area that goes by the name of Belmont. Back in 2013, a woman was driving home with her kids, and her GPS told her to turn right- right onto a railway track.  Now, most people in this situation would have had an appropriate reaction along the lines of “What the hell?” before driving home, trying to remember if the T&C on their warranty card was past the date of expiry.  But this woman was not most people.  Because she ended up turning right- right onto the railway track.  For those of you…

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Vnetphone V6 Bluetooth – Remarkably Affordable Intercom

When I go on motorcycle rides with my girlfriend, it’s almost always a pain trying to speak to her through my helmet and the wind. One time, I ask her if she needed to “wanted to take a break” and she thought I said, “watch your weight”. The conversation that followed was awkward, as you can imagine.  Eventually, I snooped through intercoms on Amazon and came across the Vnetphone v6. Skeptical at first because of the abnormally low pricepoint, I bought it anyway because I was on a budget. But I still had a lot of questions. Would it have…

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The Best Intercoms That Are Cheap Sena Alternatives

If you’re never ridden in a group ride before, it can seem daunting. For starters, you have no idea about whether the other guys in the group who you just met and are trying to look cool in front of think you’re weird for walking with your chest and shoulders out. Yeah, a lot of things that I don’t miss about being 19. Teenage insecurity aside, it still can be overwhelming to keep up with the dynamics of a group ride your first couple of times. In staggered formation (as all group rides are), you always have to stay in…

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5 of the Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves For 2020

Riding your motorcycle in cold weather can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, nothing feels greater than taking on nature’s harshest elements with clothing that keeps you toasty. On the other, if you ride without said clothing, you’ll turn frosty. Goes without saying that toasty is much better than frosty. And what better additions to your toast arsenal than comfy gloves that keep your hands warm? For this article, we went through thousands of hours of reviews, both by customers and enthusiasts, on battery powered heated gloves. This article is about five of the best that we narrowed down. …

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Affordable, Beautiful DIY Vinyl Wraps For Your Motorcycle

Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance is one of my favorite books (go figure).  One of the passages from the book is as follows: “The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” When comparing models, people argue about many things. The bike’s acceleration, engine efficiency, and how much fuel it burns through. But the most important metric of comparison for a motorcycle (as with everything else) is the satisfaction…

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3 Motorcycle TPMS Options For Longer, Better Rides

As riders, one of the last things we want is a flat tire – especially not one when we’re doing over 60 miles an hour. Interestingly enough, I’ve had two punctures in the last three months alone. The first one was when I was joining a freeway, but right before I sped up, a fellow rider waved me down.  A month later on a beautiful early Sunday morning, I grabbed my keys from the bedside table, ready to head out and there it was – a very flat rear tire. It’s even scarier when I realized I could’ve been riding…

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Better Rides For A Better Price Tag – Lexin Bluetooth LX-B4FM

While most products on the market are overpriced, sometimes they can feel like the opposite. If you’ve been on MotoFour for even a little bit, you probably know about how much we love intercoms. Bluetooth communication systems are widely revered not just by us, but by motorcycle riders in general.  And that’s because few additions to your motor arsenal help make long rides and commute as convenient as intercoms. Riding hundreds of miles across the country but worried you may spend an hour or two in the wrong direction by taking a wrong turn?  Just sync your audio system with…

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Your Friends Will Love These – 5 Insane Motorbike Christmas Gifts

The holidays are near.  And for better or worse, ‘Tis the season. For better because you’re going to receive gifts from other people. For worse because, well, you’ll have to spend on gifts for other people. Just kidding. Jokes aside: it doesn’t matter if it’s for Secret Santa at work or your family and friends back home- gifts matter to people. Including the people giving them. I love seeing my nephew’s little face light up when he unwraps the video games I gift him that his parents didn’t. I love surprising my friends with the occasional bottle of wine and…

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How To Best Listen To Music On A Motorcycle?

Now there’s a question you don’t get to see every day. “Listening to music while riding?” Yes. “Seriously? Yes. “There are so many things wrong with that I don’t even know where to begin.” Cool, let me begin for you. Why you think listening to music on a motorcycle is dangerous: The problem “I’ve read up on all those crashes on the highways. A lot of them were idiots with headphones. I don’t need to read mass-produced pamphlets by safety experts to know how dangerous riding with headphones is”. This is a valid fear to have – and an important…

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