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Two types of gears

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Two types of gears

Radically renewed the Honda CRF450R

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The top MX of Honda, faithful in its 2 year appointment with significant upgrades, offers as a 2015 model three engine performance options for the rider. Add to this unique feature the strength that’s offered by the improved cylinder, new exhaust, the second generation of the fork air Kayaba (PSF2) and larger front disc, and you will have a new bike. 2013 was the year of the revolutionary inverted with air KYB which staged performance of suspensions of CRF at a higher level. In the 2015 model has been placed the mature second generation PSFS2 that works best with the framework for a more direct response, improved feel and easier driving, says Honda.

Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R

The power and torque of the single cylinder have changed considerably so that the power goes down better in the dirt, thanks to the magic hands of the HRC engineers who dealt with the four valve cylinder head Unicam. Basic knowledge is transferred from the officially racing CRF of HRC, as fighting in the World MX season 2013-2014. The Honda physical remains parsimonious as to the same interventions, but we know that for example the exhaust ports now go on the right instead of left. Only the return spring in the injector body of 46 mm is replaced with a softer one, reducing the fatigue of the hands. To respond to these interventions, they redesigned the whole exhaust both the shape and volume of the final two.

Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R

Various interventions have been smaller in the gearbox, the piston and crankcase, with a view to greater reliability. For example, the left side of the sump is enhanced to the point where the bearing mounted crank. The piston has undergone a special heat treatment to withstand the increased yield. Moreover, each cog in the box except the first, are now made ​​of a nickel alloy, which is 10% more durable. Due to the redesign the exhaust, the former right fridge is now on the left.

Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R
Honda CRF 450R

The changes in the character of the engine are highlighted with the addition of three different mapping of the engine management. Choosing any one of these is through the button Engine Mode Select Button next to the right grip. Corresponding to the CRF250R the first configuration offers the standard yield, the second a much smoother throttle response for conditions of limited adhesion, and the third the exact opposite, a sharp and instantaneous response. The Modes 2 and 3 may be further regulated through the existing App of the HRC for reprogramming hardware and software. When Honda has maintained and improved linearity performance, which goes from low to medium and high speed without gaps, reduces the need for gear changes, especially through corners.

By Nicole P.

What makes motorcycle culture so special?

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Let’s face it, there’s something alluring about owning a motorcycle and the coolest thing about it is that people who don’t have a bike themselves just don’t get it. It’s like an in-joke that only you and a few others know about.

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Motorcycle culture has often been a source of much inspiration for fashion, film, literature and music ever since bikes and their riders were first seen on the streets.

A biker rides his motorcycle in the same way that a knight used to ride his horse. Originally such an animal used to be a mode of transport, but then it became a status symbol. Gradually people were known by the horses they rode, just as motorcycles are today.

People come from miles away to ride alongside friends and club members and to feel a part of a team, but what helps to make it so special?

The history of motorcycle clubs

To get to the bottom of that, we must first look at the history of bikers. Motorcycles ceased to become a mere tool to get from A to B following the war as men in the US hankered for the comradeship seen in the forces. This development is where biker clubs originated.

It wasn’t long before rivalries began to develop between different biker gangs and they would hold rival views and sometimes even become territorial, especially the younger riders that weren’t involved in the military previously.

Hollywood’s role

Once trouble was brewing, it didn’t take long for Hollywood to latch on to the stories that were appearing in the press with more and more frequency. Before long, the roar of a motorcycle was synonymous with speed, drink and trouble.

This then spread to the UK and that caused friction among motorcycle enthusiasts over here.

What it means now

Thankfully, that sort of thing is no longer a problem in the UK or the US. While there are still Hell’s Angels and Outlaws that are fiercely loyal to their groups, they go about this in a peaceful way.

The British Biker Association was then established to bring enthusiasts of all ages together, regardless of what creed or society they were from.

Age holds no barrier to biking, nor does it recognise social classes, which is what helps to forge such a special bond between fellow bikers.

The wave (and other forms of etiquette that make the activity so unique)

One of the most common forms of manners or etiquette is the iconic wave between bikers. Much like with lorry or bus drivers, when you are riding along and come across other bikers, it is customary give them a wave or at least nod in their direction.

The wave shouldn’t be reserved for riders who are riding your brand of bike – it should be directed to any motorbike or scooter as a form of respect.

This might sound a bit silly, but when you see a parked motorcycle – even if the owner is right there – never sit on the bike. If you want to, then ask the permission of the rider and then you may sit on the bike if they will allow you to.

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2 Things to Consider in Becoming a Motorcycle Rider

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Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have. Learning to ride one, however, is not really as easy as riding a bicycle. There are aspects of riding a motorcycle that need important consideration. If you are interested to buy a motorcycle, here are few tips to take note of:

Taking driving and basic safety classes.

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Although turning the ignition on and perhaps riding on a straight road without other vehicles are easy, it can be different when you are with other drivers on the road. It is best to sign up for a motorcycle driving class so you will know the basics as well as familiarize yourself with your ride. Basic safety courses are also important because you will be taught about how to maneuver on the road at different situations, learn about proper turning especially on curves and other basic skills you need to know to be safe on the road.

Wearing proper gear.

Accidents do happen whether you are driving a car or riding a motorcycle. It is crucial to be able to protect yourself from getting fatally injured if these things happen. By investing in a helmet and protective gear like knee pads, motorcycle jacket and gloves, you can be safer on the road.

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Remember, you are more exposed to danger on a motorcycle unlike on a car where you can wear a seatbelt and have a door and car body to somehow serve as a barrier. Wearing safety gear is something you can get used to and is important especially if you get into a road mishap. Also, do not skimp on your helmet and safety gear because these can save you from injuries and even death.

There are other things to consider if you are planning to invest in a bike but these two should be on the top of your list.

Motorbikes in Movies

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Motorbikes in Movies

Coolest Accessories for Your Motorcycle Trips

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Going on a motorcycle trip can be a unique experience and it is more comfortable and safe if you use a series of accessories suitable for it.

With the arrival of good weather, a motorcycle trip is a unique experience for sightseeing, hiking and enjoying the road at the same time. To make motorcycle trips easier and more comfortable, it is advisable to have all kinds of accessories that facilitate travel and optimize space. With this, we refer to optional accessories that improve the quality of life of the trip, and not essential gear. If you’re in need to base equipment then you should definitely check motorcycle helmets for sale which will can even be life-saving. If you are thinking about making your first route or need to expand or change any of them here we recommend 7 accessories that will surely solve a multitude of problems when departing.

Magnetic bag GIVI EA106B

This backpack can be attached magnetically or with a series of tapes. Those people who want to go out with the bike and transport any type of equipment on top, can do so with a magnetic bag like the Givi EA106B. This adheres to the motorcycle tank and allows it a capacity of 6 liters to carry everything that is necessary. It also has a transparent top pocket to carry a mobile or tablet. The bag has removable magnets and straps to adhere to both metallic and non-metallic tanks. It also incorporates a waterproof case to protect it on rainy days.

Saddlebag GIVI EA100B

For long trips where you want to bring clothes, goods or transport any merchandise, the Givi EA100B travel bags are the equivalent of hand luggage. They allow carrying 5 kg per bag with 28-35 liters capacity. In total, 10 kg to carry everything you need to. They can be attached to the bike easily and safely. They also have a waterproof case so that the weather is not a problem. Who needs a suitcase?

Waterproof support for your phone

When going on a trip, using the smartphone as a GPS may be necessary to find the route to follow. In these cases, using a bracket to hold the phone is the appropriate option. Wrcibo’s support is waterproof, compatible with devices up to 6.2 inches in size and allows the touch screen to be used through the transparent layer. Thus, you can easily consult the path that must be carried out without risk of being lost. In addition, it has a small pocket where you can store other tools such as keys, cards or money.

Bluebeach Mask

This cloth mask is designed to protect the neck and face of the wind while riding a motorcycle either during a trip or driving on the track. Its ventilation system allows breathing to be easy and comfortable while keeping the face, nose, ears and neck of the wind, water or sun warm. It can be stretched to fit any person and you just have to place it under the helmet to feel comfortable on the road. If you’re looking for further protection from the cold or just style, these motorcycle jackets for women should also prove invaluable.

Protector of shoe

When driving the motorcycle using a shoe that you do not want to ruin you can use an anti-abrasion protector. This TopMoom model is an example of this. It protects the contact between the footwear and the pedal, preventing the wear of the upper area of ​​shoes, slippers or boots. It is very practical and comfortable to use and will ensure that wherever you go the shoes are in good condition even after intensive use. It is also compatible with different shoe sizes to suit any person.

Cofit waterproof and dust proof protective cover

Rain and dust are two of the elements that can dirt a motorcycle and cause its appearance to deteriorate. The solution to these cases is to use a protective cover that covers the entire motorcycle when you are not driving. This model of COFIT is designed for motorcycles of all sizes, especially the largest ones. It is a waterproof polyester sleeve that guarantees protection against water, sun, dust and rust, ensuring the motobike is always in good condition. It also has a safety ring to prevent it from being stolen. You just have to fold it and take it on the motorcycle to cover it.

All in all, these accessories will make your trips so much easier, but above all you should make sure to keep up with your motorcycles maintenance. This includes both internal and external condition. Discount motorcycle tires could be exactly what you were looking for before setting out on a journey.