Cafe Racers have really taken off in recent years, although the style of bike has been around for decades. Cafe Racers were originally bikes that were tripped down and customized to mimic the look and the feel of popular Grand Prix racers of the time. Today these great-looking bikes are making a comeback as riders
November is an incredible month for riding, especially in Las Vegas, where we leave the hot summer months behind. At BBV Powersports, the leading Las Vegas motorcycle dealership, we like to remind riders to keep their wits about them as the seasons change to keep safe when motorcycle riding tips for riding in the autumn.
Have you ever thought about buying a motorcycle and hitting the open road? The wind in your hair and your worries at your back. Motorcycle travel can be an exhilarating experience that is second to none! But before you can hit the open road on your motorcycle from BBV Powersports, there are a few things that you should know about motorcycle travel such as safety precautions to take, how to choose the right bike, and tips for getting the most out of your ride from experienced riders! Here are 5 things you should know about motorcycle travel.
Have you ever thought about the pros and cons of owning a car versus owning a motorcycle? I mean, beyond the fact that you’d look cool in a leather jacket like Brad Pitt in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button? There are a million reasons why motorcycles are better than cars, but we’ve picked out a few of our favorite reasons here at BBV Powersports.
Summer is upon us and with it, the blazing heat of the Las Vegas sun. For many Las Vegas locals, temperatures soaring into triple-digit temperatures are nothing new but that doesn’t mean that riding around in the heat doesn’t come without its fair share of challenges. At BBV Powersports, we want to help you beat the heat with these summer motorcycle tips that will help you keep cool during hot weather riding!
Have you ever noticed that when you’re cruising down the highway you have to dodge the occasional blown-out tire? Blown out tires occur on the road when the heat caused by friction between the tires and the road gets to be hot enough to shred the rubber. It’s bad enough to have to dodge blown-out
Motorcycle theft is one of the most heartbreaking and simultaneously infuriating things that can happen to any bike owner. You invest time, money, and hours of your life into finding the perfect motorcycle for you just for some crook to come by and steal your motorcycle. Luckily, there are ways that you can protect your
As the weather warms up and Spring fast approaches, so do the desires to try new things. At BBV Powersports we help countless new riders purchase their first motorcycle so that they can hit the road on the perfect bike for them. With that first motorcycle often comes tips for riding a motorcycle that will
It’s very common for riders all over the country to put their motorcycles up for the winter. Between cold weather, unpredictable precipitation, and less-than-ideal roadways in the winter, it’s not very practical to ride around town. In fact, unless you are fortunate enough to live in a part of the nation that has mild weather
Everyone loves getting a good deal on a motorcycle. But for somebody who has never purchased a motorcycle, there may be a lot of questions that could help you get the best deal possible. Like for example, when is the best time to buy a used motorcycle? At BBV Powersports, we’re all about getting new
The feeling of hitting the open road on your motorcycle is unmatched. There’s so much freedom to be had when you take your quick, nimble bike out on a ride. What’s even better is sharing that experience with other riders who want to set out for the day with you. Whether you are riding with
Riding your motorcycle during winter isn’t always possible. Uncertain weather conditions can make riding very uncomfortable and in some cases, it can be very dangerous. If you’re lucky like us at BBV Powersports, you get to ride your motorcycle all year round in Las Vegas. Even then, unpredictable and cold weather can still happen. If
Motorcycles usually come with stock, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts installed right out of the factory! The problem with this is, unlike headlights and gears that are more practical than used for comfort, motorcycle seats are all about comfort! Not all riders are built the same, so why would stock seats be one-size-fits-all? Luckily, changing
Riding your motorcycle this fall might be the last chance you get before you pack your bike up for the Winter. The cool days and scenic routes can make for an amazing ride, but you’ll want to proceed with some caution. Riding your motorcycle in the Fall can come with its own set of challenges.
Fall is here and that means one thing, perfect riding weather. There’s nothing like riding on your motorcycle and feeling the nice fall breeze. With all the nice weather, it may be a perfect time to pack your bags and take a road trip with your motorcycle. During the summer season, the blaring sun made
So you love the bike you have, its been with you for quite some time and has performed beautifully, however, you may be pondering the idea of upgrading your motorcycle. There might not be anything wrong with your current motorcycle, however, when you are out riding your motorcycle you may see a new shiny motorcycle
Summer has finally arrived and warmer weather has reached us, it’s time to grab your helmet and hit the streets on your motorcycle. The feeling of the cool summer air whipping behind you as you glide down the road on your bike can be truly exhilarating. The freedom of riding your bike down the open
Get over the most common tales in riding and spend the rest of the year enjoying. Find out what are the facts and what the myths in riding a motorcycle! The Facts and the Myths Sometimes, people tend to believe in myths because they thought there’s nothing to lose anyway even if they follow them.
A new year and a new hobby for you? Know the pros and cons first and get the most out of your two-wheel ride. How to Choose Your First Motorcycle A motorcycle can be very versatile. Whether it’s for touring, cruising, sport, or commute, there are lots of options for new riders to choose from
If you want to keep your motorcycle, know how to properly store it so you can use it next season as good as new! How to Store a Motorcycle Properly When the cold season hits, some riders get to choose if they either want to keep their motorcycles or if they want to continue hitting
Sure, motorcycle riding sounds more enticing during the other seasons when the temperature is more bearable, and the roads are clearer. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a winter ride this cold season! How to Enjoy a Motorcycle Winter Ride Luckily, Las Vegas doesn’t deal with snow unless miracles happen. So what riders mainly
Fall foliage, new smells, cooler temperature and brighter surroundings– indeed, fall is a magical time of the year for riders. Where to Enjoy a Motorcycle Ride in the Fall There are just so many places to visit and roads to explore while riding motorcycles this fall. The beautiful places all over America can’t be counted
Summer’s gone along with the long nights of riding all throughout. But worry not, because fall is a beautiful season for motorcycle touring! How to Have a Safe Ride in Autumn You don’t have to keep your motorcycle in the garage as you can go out and enjoy the cool breeze this season. Although the
A motorcycle and a car have their own pros and cons. But which one will suit you best is a decision you have to make. Can a Motorcycle Outperform a Car? In its own simple ways, a motorcycle can be a better pick than an actual car. Although many people say that getting a car
It could be because the weather is too hot, or it is more economical than a car. But whatever the reason why you decided to start riding a bike, there are some things you want to know as a first-timer. Starting to Ride a Motorcycle Riding a motorcycle is fun. But when you’re a new
Motorcycle Repair Las Vegas was my number one search last year whenever I was online, I got pretty desperate actually. I could not get a satisfactory price until I hit up Main Street Moto. If you’re on the road looking for it, you can’t miss the building with it’s black and orange art design and
If you’re learning to ride a motorcycle, be prepared to have your life changed. People who have only ever driven a car cannot understand fully that riding is certain to alter your life perspective just a little. Here are three ways how. Riding a Motorcycle Develops Presence of Mind Riding a motorcycle is vastly different
Las Vegas can get hot. Like Africa hot. Living in such an arid environment presents certain challenges for motorcycle maintenance. In a previous article we discussed riding tips for surviving the heat. In this week’s article we’ll look at motorcycle maintenance tips for riding in the Las Vegas desert. Protect Tires and Other Rubber Components
The Thrill and the Danger Riding a motorcycle is undeniable joy. It’s a thrill that people who have only ever driven in metal cages can’t really understand. But therein lies a problem. Most drivers have no understanding of what it’s like to share a road alongside them, housed in their 70mph two ton boxes! But
Riding during the summer months can be thrilling, but the extreme heat of Las Vegas undoubtedly presents some challenges. The good news is, even if you’re an ATGATT (All The Gear, All The Time) guy or gal, if you’re sporting the right gear, you can stay cool and enjoy an excellent season with plenty of
If you’re thinking about purchasing a motorcycle, we applaud you. It’s not just because we’re a motorcycle dealership, but because we’re a community. A lot of people ride a bike under different circumstances– for reasons ranging from passion to practicality. Enjoy the Thrill One of the highlighting features about riding a motorcycle is the thrill.
It’s Saturday, finally a day off! I’ve reserved this weekend for riding my Polaris ATV across the Las Vegas terrain. If you’ve never witnessed Las Vegas sunsets on an ATV, you seriously have not lived. I have the most incredible photographs that I’ll be sharing soon. My buddy just purchased his own Polaris ATV after
Buying a bike is more than just going to a motorcycle dealership. You want to suitable one for you. The best types of bikes are the ones that can stick with you for a very long time. So you don’t want to just go for the cheapest kind and call it a day. It’s more
Ready for a legit dirt riot? I live in Las Vegas but I’m headed to the San Francisco Bay Area right now with my Polaris RZR. It’s cold and wet there pretty much year round so the rides are stellar! I’m still breaking in my Polaris RZR, just purchased it not too long ago here
Kawasaki Motorcycle announced last year in 2016 it’s plans to incorporate artificial intelligence into future motorcycles, with a system that can adapt to its rider’s skill and riding style, communicate with him, and even sense emotions and develop its own personality attributes! AI is becoming real, people! Yeah, it’s creepy. Kawasaki Motorcycle should probably name
There are six different types of motorcycle categories: Dirtbike, dual purpose, standard, touring, sport, and cruiser. A universal classification system for motorcycles are nonexistent; This all depends on the manufacture and how the vehicle is designed. The following are different types of motorcycles that will help you understand the distinction between all of them. Standard
Hopping on my Honda Motorcycle this week and ready to take on the backcountry of Las Vegas! Yes, there is actual backcountry in Las Vegas! It’s not just the Strip. As you know this is not for the fair-weather rider. Challenging trails and challenging weather keep you on the alert. I prefer to do these
Have you heard? Harley Davidson Motorcycle just announced there will be 50 new models in five years! I don’t know about you, but I’m already drooling. And it inspires me to start planning my next cool motorcycle tour. Living in Las Vegas can be high stress at times so me and my buddies usually have
On a motorcycle, the feeling of freedom is never so unfiltered. Enthusiasts stare strong winds in the face sitting atop a metal beast is the modern warrior experience for women and men alike. Riding can be empowering, despite the occasional POV driver not seeing you in their blind-spot or limited space for motorcycles at a
If you’re beginning your journey on biking, you’re probably interested in what gears you need to buy. That’s a fair question as boots, gloves, jackets, and helmets can all vary. In fact, you’d be surprised to know that one of the most frequently asked questions here is about motorcycle gears. People want to know what’s
Ride and Shine! Oh yeah, that BMW Motorcycle tagline really rings true to me. Riding my bike across the Las Vegas desert is the first thing that crosses my mind from the moment I wake up, and it’s the last thing I think about before I hit the sheets. And it’s an even better adventure
Because motorcycles are always exposed, they’re designed to withstand many elements that come their way. However, just like any vehicle, they’ll experience wear and tear in appearance, drivetrain, and chassis. While many manufacturers have their set of rules in maintenance, there’s still a few universal rules to follow when it comes to biking. Routine Maintenance
We have a huge country waiting to be explored, and the best way to see it is with a motorcycle. We’ve been following the American Motorcyclist Association to see if there are events worth seeing around the nation. As some of you know, they host the AMA Premier Touring Series which is a home of
Those who’s been riding a bike for a long time will recognize the different personalities of motorcyclists. Some might have a cool demeanor while others no so much. The following are your most common characters that you may have come across. Posing Charlie They’re probably a fan of Sons of Anarchy, and they decided to
There’s nothing like feeling the wind against the skin as you ride the road with pride. And if there’s anything more enjoyable than a ride, it’s a scenic route from left to right. Check out the following popular destinations motorcyclists like to visit! Let us know if you’ve been to at least one of them.