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  • 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]

  • 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 may have also been told of someone who crashed or got hurt riding. There are …[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 new bike buyers skip right over the smaller models without a thought and want the …[Read More]

  • Riding the Austrian Alps

    Motorcycling nirvana is closer than you think! By George Tranos Unlimited speed limits, hairpin turns, high alpine meadows, picturesque villages, cascading waterfalls, miles of windy mountain roads – all are available in abundant supply in Germany and Austria. Somewhat unexpected was the traffic, sometimes miles (or should I say kilometers) of it! Even in the …[Read More]

  • New CanAm Ryker

    Is there a 3-Wheel motorcycle in your future? The Can-Am Ryker is an entirely new model in the Can-Am On-Road vehicle lineup, which now includes both the Can-Am Ryker and Can-Am Spyder model families. The Can-Am Ryker is designed to bring the on-road experience to as many people possible by shattering the accessibility barrier with …[Read More]

  • Which one is right for you? By George Tranos Back in the good old days of motorcycling (circa 1970’s), everyone started out on relatively small motorcycles. It was not unusual to ride a 125 or 250 cc model as your first bike! After a year or two, you moved up to a larger motorcycle, most …[Read More]

  • Diane from the Big Apple Motorcycle School on the track

    Competent or proficient? By George Tranos Most beginners at any sport are “minimally competent”. They’ve just learned the skills and need more experience and training to get better. Practicing the correct techniques creates good habits.  Ask any golfer or skiier how long it takes to become proficient … it doesn’t happen overnight! Additional training and coaching can …[Read More]