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  • Big Apple Motorcycle School President Diane Ortiz

    There will be a special Ladies Only Skills Practice on Sunday, May 17, from 1:30 to 6:30 PM for experienced riders only. This course will be held at Heckscher State Park, Parking Field 7, in East Islip, New York. Preregistration …[Read More]

  • New on Two Wheels

    New on two wheels? The “Discover the Ride” introduction to the motorcycling experience. By George Tranos People attend motorcycle shows for many reasons. Sure, the shiny new models attract riders from around the region but there are many other reasons …[Read More]

  • Three points of light make you more visible!

    Lights, camera, action!? By George Tranos Lights are a bright idea! Really – motorcycle lights can help you see and help others see you better. There was a time not too long ago (in my lifetime anyway) when the operator …[Read More]

  • Diane from the Big Apple Motorcycle School on the track

    Which brake should I use? By George Tranos Most motorcycles in use today have two sets of brakes that are operated independently. One of the nice things about riding a motorcycle is that you can decide which brake to use …[Read More]

  • BMW F750GS

    Motorcycle review – BMW F750GS. By George Tranos I’ve always liked twin cylinder engines. My first new bike was a 1977 Suzuki GS400 with a parallel twin. Over the years, I’ve owned other unusual engine configurations including a 2005 Triumph …[Read More]

  • BMW promotion for MSF Basic RiderCourse students

    $500 in Rider’s Apparel to MSF Basic RiderCourse Students! by BMW Motorrad USA. BMW Motorrad USA wishes to reward smart riders who took the time and invested in themselves to learn to ride motorcycles the proper way. That’s why riders …[Read More]

  • Self assessment after a ride is important

    What motorcyclists need to know to stay safe. By George Tranos “Car hits motorcycle, driver says she never saw the bike.” Does this sound familiar? It seems every spring brings an influx of motorcycle riders back out onto the street …[Read More]

  • Proper ergonomics are just the beginning of being prepared for long distance riding

    Good fit is only the beginning to easier long distance touring! By George Tranos One of the most common questions that I receive as a motorcycle instructor is, “What bike should I buy?” My normal reply is, “purchase a motorcycle …[Read More]

  • How to become a more proficient motorcyclist

    Or what it takes to become a proficient motorcyclist! By George Tranos Do you want to become a motorcycle rider? Friends and family probably have tried to dissuade you. You’ve heard all the stories of the dangers of motorcycles and …[Read More]

  • What’s best for the beginning rider? By George Tranos Americans are obsessed by big things and normally equate bigger with better. Big cars, big houses, big boats, super-sized meals – are all more desirable. So it is with motorcycles. Most …[Read More]