• Struggles and Success

    Struggles and success by George Tranos Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Hands and feet don’t move as desired, coordination is lacking and movements become abrupt. This is a sure sign that someone is struggling. Learning to ride a motorcycle can be challenging! Struggles can lead to success if you can overcome your mistakes. Some …[Read More]

  • Full Face Helmets offer the most protection

    How to choose a motorcycle helmet By George Tranos Choosing a motorcycle helmet can be a daunting task for the new rider. There is a huge selection of helmets available and they come in many types, shapes and sizes. We get questions all the time from our students asking for their assistance in selecting the …[Read More]

  • Graduates from our August 20 to 22, 2010, BRC

    Safely restarting from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic by George Tranos Prospective riders have been justifiably frustrated by the lack of motorcycle training available during the Coronavirus pandemic. In early March 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo closed all nonessential businesses and issued a stay-home order. This order remains in effect as of this writing (May …[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 to attend a show. You can see the newest bikes, apparel, accessories and supplies. You …[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 had a switch that turned their lights on and off on their motorcycle. Today, all …[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 at any given time. A proficient rider utilizes the brakes in specific ways for different …[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 Sprint ST with a three-cylinder, 1055cc motor and a 2003 BMW R1150R with its air/oil …[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 who complete the MSF Basic RiderCourse℠ will receive $500 in BMW Rider’s Apparel with the …[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 and this is the unfortunate reality that sometimes results. Why does this happen and what …[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 that fits you properly and has the appropriate power and weight for your skill level.” …[Read More]