As winter drags on, it’s encouraging to have the Motorcycle Show (www.vancouvermotorcycleshow.ca ) arrive as a reminder that spring is inching towards us. This winter has proven to be nasty at times, so it might be an especially welcome event this year for a lot of folks. The factory circus only comes to town for a few…Read More
One of our supporters sent us a copy of a magazine ad that appeared in an English football magazine circa 1978! We did some homework and it appears the Institute of Motorcycling was a face of what is now today’s Motorcycle Industry Association in the UK. The interesting part for Motorcycles OK is the message.…Read More
You do not need a therapist if you own a motorcycle. Any kind of motorcycle! – Dan Ackroyd I’m not sure Dan actually penned that quote, but he gets credit for it in some circles, and besides, he was an original Ghostbuster. The team at Motorcycles OK is all about the transportation and environmental sensibilities of…Read More
You generally can’t reserve a spot, but you get preferred boarding. Good news. On most routes, the motorcycle fare is up to 50% less than a standard vehicle. Especially during the summer months, taking a motorcycle trip through the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island can be an outstanding experience. BC Ferries policy is loading of…Read More
Lisa Kyllonen, Content Reporter at Motorcycles OK “I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.” Eric Bana (Australian actor and comedian) As Eric says, a bit of helmet hair is not a bad thing, but it’s not a…Read More
Check waiting times in advance goes without saying. These tips can help too. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will generally ask questions related to your citizenship and your destination. (Where are you going? How long are you staying?) There are special considerations for motorcycle travellers. #1: I.D. is Required. Customs and Border Protection will…Read More
According to www.ridetowork.org the 25th annual Motorcycle Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 20th. It also has the pleasant coincidence of falling on the Summer Solstice (3:34 PM, for those in Vancouver). Could a Monday get any better? A regular follow-up to Motorcycle Awareness Month, on this day millions of workers around the world…Read More
California is often held up as a leader, allowing lane splitting. However, as the California Highway Patrol says in their “California Motorcycle Safety Program”, lane splitting is not illegal in the state of California when done “in a safe and prudent manner”. While not specifically permitted or prohibited in the California Vehicle Code, lane-splitting authority…Read More
Here’s the story of how MOTORCYCLES OK was born. I think it may have started with a very used Honda 90; my first motorcycle. The guys at Gear Patrol place it at the top of the most iconic bikes list for good reason. Over 60 million (yes, you read that right) have been produced. I was never able to…Read More
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