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Ten Great Photography Tips for Your Next Long Ride

Motorcycle Photo Tips

Whether you’re an aspiring contributor to Rider magazine or just want to have the best possible visual memories from your motorcycle adventures, these 10 photo tips will help you make better photographs. Notice that I said “make” rather than “take” better photos. Creating good images involves more than snapping a shutter button—it’s a process that combines a working knowledge of ...

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Yamaha Champions Riding School 2017 Schedule

Yamaha Champions Riding School

What techniques do the best riders in the world use to stay safe while going so fast? Come to one of these Yamaha Champions Riding School dates and find out! Here is the current 2017 schedule: Saturday, January 28 – ChampDay, Arizona Motorsports Park Mon-Tue, February 20-21 – ChampSchool, Inde Motorsports Ranch, AZ Monday, March 6 – ChampDay, Buttonwillow, CA ...

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Motorcycle Mechanics Courses in San Francisco

City College Mechanics Courses

Interested in learning about motorcycle maintenance? Or just unhappy paying $100 per hour for someone else’s poor workmanship? Why not learn more about bikes at City College of San Francisco? Your interest may even lead to a career in the motorcycle industry! City College Automotive Technology offers Moto 90, Introduction to Motorcycle Technology, at the Evans Campus, 1400 Evans Ave., ...

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2017 Honda Rebel 500 and 300 | First Look Review

2017 Honda Rebel 300

Honda headed up a nearly full slate of returning 2017 machines today with two new ones, the Rebel 500 and 300. Based on the 471cc parallel twin in the CB500F and the 286cc single in the CB300F, the bikes are a mix of old- and new-school style, with aggressively raked front ends and fat tires on 16-inch wheels. Riding positions ...

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Meet the Editors at Rider’s Garage at AIMExpo

Rider's Garage 2015

The Rider’s Garage by Rider magazine and Thunder Press is coming back to AIMExpo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, this October 15-16. AIMExpo is America’s combined trade, media and consumer powersports event, and is open to trade and media on October 13-14 and the general public on October 15-16. The Rider’s Garage experience gives AIMExpo attendees ...

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2017 Honda X-ADV to Debut in November – Video

Honda X-ADV

Honda has confirmed that it will introduce the first of a “new breed” of motorcycle for 2017 called the X-ADV. Based on the City Adventure concept scooter that was unveiled at the Italian EICMA show in the fall of 2015, the X-ADV seems to be larger and more fully equipped, like an adventure scooter on steroids. Honda has confirmed features ...

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New Date and Venue for Bonham’s Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction

Bonham's Las Vegas Auction

Bonhams’ seventh annual Las Vegas motorcycle auction will take place Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Rio Hotel & Casino. The change to later in the month aligns Bonham’s event with the multi-day Mecum motorcycle auction at the South Pointe Casino January 25-28 so that motorcycle enthusiasts and collectors can enjoy a full weekend of motorcycle-related activities. The easily accessible Rio Hotel is ...

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Bill to Legitimize Lane Splitting in California Moves Closer to a Vote

Lane Splitting

California Assembly Bill 51, sponsored by Assembly member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) was passed by the Senate Transportation Committee with full support last Tuesday, June 14. The bill defines lane splitting and makes it clear that the California Highway Patrol has the authority to draft educational guidelines for safe lane splitting. Not technically legal or illegal in California, lane splitting is ...

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