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Everything You Need to Know to Start Riding a Motorcycle

Find out about safety riding courses, learn about effective braking and turning, practice the skills you'll need on the road, and find out why safety equipment is so important. Take this advice to heart, and you'll go from SQUID to superstar before you know it!

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Ten Great Beginner Bikes

If you're new to motorcycling and want to get started on an easy to ride bike, here are 10 bikes that will suit the needs of beginner motorcyclists.

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10 Great Advanced Beginner Motorcycles
If you're relatively new to motorcycling but are considerably bigger, heavier, or more experienced than a first time rider, you'll want to take a look at these 10 Great Advanced Beginner Motorcycles. Some have taller seat heights, others are a bit heftier, but all are great choices if you've got a bit of experience under your belt but aren't...

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Ten Great Beginner Motorcycles
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American Motorcyclist Association's New Rider Tips
The AMA offers plenty of information and tips for new riders.

Discover Today's Motorcycling
DTM is the media and consumer outreach program of the Motorcycle Industry Council, and is a great source of information about motorcycles.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation's RiderCourse class.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is an excellent source of information for motorcycling newbies, and their RiderCourse provides a safe, controlled environment in which to learn how to ride.

MotoVentures offers adventure-based dirt bike instruction for all levels of riders.

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