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Friday, May 3rd, 2013
Spring is finally upon us and to celebrate we’ve got a selection of new Minnetonka Moccasins to spice up your wardrobe and put some pep in your step. You’ll love the range of styles available. While you can still get the iconic Thunderbird moccasin, now you can find sandals in bright colors and comfortable designs:
1. Minnetonka Moccasin Limited Edition Aqua Thunderbird
This moccasin has the favorite soft suede and comfortable insole that make all Minnetonka moccasins fan favorites with the added bonus of an updated aqua color with white Thunderbird design and whip-stitching that will be perfect for spring and summer outfits.
Friday, April 5th, 2013
Make sure your men’s leather vest and motorcycle chaps are in riding shape because April is set to bring the fragrance of newly sprouting grass, the melting of snow and the promise of long motorcycle rides in the warming sun. The month will also bring dozens of motorcycle events across the country, many of which will celebrate the 30 year anniversary of Harley Owners Groups (HOG).
Here are just some events around the country destined to put a smile on your face!
April 2013 Upcoming Events
What: Louisiana State HOG Rally “Ride The Wetlands”
Where: Houma, Louisiana
When: Thursday, April 4 – Saturday, April 6
Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Good News! Winter is on the wane which means motorcyclists everywhere will be throwing on their women’s and motorcycle jackets in anticipation of fine riding weather. Unfortunately, motorcycle thieves across the country will be gearing up too.
According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a motorcycle is stolen in America every 11 minutes and the chances of recovery are low because thieves typically strip parts from stolen motorcycles for resale.
Make sure your motorcycle doesn’t fall into the hands of a thief by employing these 4 security tips:
Tuesday, March 19th, 2013
Just in case you didn’t believe that motorcycles and their accessories are an integral part of our culture, look no further than what clothing designers filled the runways with at New York Fashion Week – motorcycle jacket-inspired designs.
Now these models may not be the next actual motorcycle jackets you see on the road but you can bet that the Motorcycle trends of 2013 will grab similar attention in motorcycle savvy circles.
Here are a few trends to watch for in the coming months:
1. Indian Motorcycles Will Hit The Road Again In Big Numbers – Polaris will re-launch the iconic Indian brand motorcycle line with a new bike design and price.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
As we roll into motorcycle season again, it’s the ideal time to consider what kind of head protection you’re going to wear. Luckily there are lots of choices in terms of functionality and fashion. Whether it’s a standard regulation or novelty motorcycle helmet, consider these details.
Helmet laws are in place in the majority of states, however they differ in terms of which riders are required to wear protective gear. You can find the specifics for your state by checking the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety website.
Thursday, February 21st, 2013
You may be up to speed on safe driving techniques on city streets but if you intend to do some riding further out, you should be aware that you need a whole other set of tactics – especially when it comes to riding in deer populated areas.
And that means more than just riding with a motorcycle helmet. Consider these statistics from Defenders of Wildlife:
• 85% of all deer-motorcycle collisions result in human fatalities
• Almost half of all deer-related crashes occur because drivers swerve to avoid the animals
• More than 75,000 deer are killed each year in New York from vehicle collisions
Wednesday, February 13th, 2013
Want to know the perfect way to spoil a wonderful ride on your motorcycle?
Forget your motorcycle riding glasses.
In terms of safety and comfort, motorcycle riding glasses are of utmost importance. They obviously protect your eyes from flying debris but they also make seeing easier and shield your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Before you order a new pair, be sure you know the essential 3 “Ps” of choosing motorcycle riding glasses.
1. Polycarbonate – You can’t afford to skimp when it comes to this “P” factor. Polycarbonate is crucial in the design of motorcycle riding glasses to protect against potential impact in a fall.
Thursday, February 7th, 2013
We may be entering the thick of winter weather which calls for special apparel when it comes to motorcycle safety but in truth, no matter what time of year, riders should always plan to have the best safety gear.
In fact, the 2011 Australian deRome Study of personal protective equipment and apparel found that, “riders were significantly less likely to be admitted to hospital if they crashed wearing a motorcycle jacket, pants or gloves.”
Are you sure you’ve taken all the right precautions? Take a look at 5 essential pieces of motorcycle safety gear for riding in any season:
Friday, February 1st, 2013
What’s the best way to escape from the winter doldrums? Gals, slip into your women’s leather pants and guys, throw on your men’s leather jacket then hit the highway on your favorite motorcycle.
Even the month of February can’t dampen the spirits of happy bikers. Check out this list of great rides and motorcycle events to enjoy across the country!
• Progressive International Motorcycle Show, Novi, Michigan, February 1-3 – Come to Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue to view the latest bikes from top manufacturers. You can also enjoy demos, entertainment, shows and more.
Friday, January 18th, 2013
If you’re lucky enough to live in an area where motorcycle riding is comfortable and warm all year round, then we hope you’re out enjoying those rides for the rest of us.
But if you live in a place that calls for winter motorcycle storage, we’ve got some tips to follow so your bike can get up and running quickly when you pull out your motorcycle jacket next spring:
1. Remove Your Battery – Whether it’s for one month or four, even when your battery is not in use, its charge is continually being sapped by the electrical instruments on your bike. When putting your motorcycle into storage disconnect the battery completely.