Motorcycle blogs offer riders around the world an opportunity to dive into the latest happenings in the two-wheeled world. The best motorcycle blogs help you learn more about motorcycles, pick up riding and garage tips and see the world from under another rider’s visor. And naturally, they also offer ample opportunities to drool over the latest bikes, helmets, Bluetooth motorcycle speakers and more.
These seven motorcycle blogs are at the forefront of online motorcycle culture. If you’re looking to keep your finger on the throttle of motorcycle culture, try following any or all of these sites – whether it’s through push notifications, social media or simply reading a few articles when you have time between rides.
RideApart is one of the leading motorcycle blogs online today. It’s a gear-focused site that does a great job of keeping up with the latest innovations in the motorcycle world, and it also features some great how-to guides that will teach riders a variety of useful skills.
In terms of the sheer amount of content, RideApart is hard to beat. RA’s news feed is updated multiple times per day with the latest info on gear, custom builds and riding tips. Their reviews cover a huge range of the newest gear and bikes, and they even offer buying guides for everything from riding boots to helmets.
Motorcycling is hardly a boys’ club these days. So, it’s essential to have sites like DucaChica, which focuses on motorcycling from a female-friendly perspective. However, DucaChica’s motorcycle news is useful for riders of any gender, and you’ll find plenty of great stuff like bike show rundowns and in-depth gear reviews on her blog.
Part of what makes DucaChica such an appealing site is that the whole thing is a labour of love by the owner, DucaChica herself. That also means that the blog is updated less frequently than other blogs that employ a writing staff, but it makes the posts uniquely personal in a way that other blogs often fail to capture.
3. Asphalt & Rubber
Do you want hard-hitting and credible sportbike news that covers all of the angles? Then Asphalt & Rubber should quickly find its way into your bookmarks and social media feeds. Loud, fast and exhilarating is the name of the game in terms of the bikes covered here, but the coverage is also serious and well-researched. Hog-heads might not find much to like at A&R, but there are plenty of other sites that cater to cruiser lovers.
A&R is particularly good for the latest news on MotoGP and other motorcycle racing leagues. They also offer some of the all-around best coverage of new sportbike models and gear. A&R also offers three excellent podcasts: Brap Talk, Paddock Pass and Motorcycles on the Record. Each makes ideal listening for the road or garage.
4. Bike Exif
When you’re in the mood for some mechanical eye candy, Bike Exif will scratch the itch. This blog is loaded with crisp HD photos of custom bikes, of models both rare and ubiquitous, that sport eye-popping modifications. The focus is on cafe racers, bobbers and scramblers, making it the perfect way for people who love these lighter styles to waste half an hour when they should be at work. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you!)
However, Bike Exif is far from shallow. In addition to gorgeous photography, each article also features a detailed rundown of specs and modifications on the bike being profiled. On top of that, you’ll find mechanical guides aplenty for the novice and master alike—the perfect resources for the ambitious builder who wants their custom bike to be the next one featured.
Motorcyclist is the online reincarnation of Motorcyclist magazine, one of the most venerable motorcycle publications around. And while the paper magazine may be gone, Motorcyclist’s high editorial standards and rich photography remain. It’s a great site if you want a broad-spectrum sample of what’s going on in the motorcycle world – from racing news to bike reviews to garage tutorials.
The transition to an online format has also had some beneficial effects, such as facilitating Motorcyclist‘s continuing development of high-quality video content. Like many other motorcycle news sites, Motorcyclist has also recently started its own podcast, The Motorcyclist Podcast. It’s never easy to shift into a new format, but Motorcyclist has done a great job of keeping the gears from slipping.
6. Motorcycle Cruiser
We promised you a blog for cruiser aficionados, and here it is. Motorcycle Cruiser, as you might guess, is a blog for those who love the classic design and brawny pipes of Harleys, Indians and other cruiser-style bikes. (They also cover standards, cafe racers and naked bikes, so it’s not totally exclusive to cruiser owners.) It’s another publication produced under the umbrella of the Bonnier Group, which also own Motorcyclist and Cycle World and are known for high-quality motorcycle journalism.
Motorcycle Cruiser does a lot of the same things well as other publications in its corporate group: credible and well-written motorcycle journalism with good photos. Their gear reviews are worth paying attention to, particularly for high-tech gear like motorcycle Bluetooth intercoms.
We’ve seen blogs for sportbikes and for cruisers, but what about the adventure and dual-sport riders currently rattling their teeth down a knotty dirt trail? After they get home and take a shower, they’ll want to log onto ADVMoto, where you can find the latest news and reviews for this outdoorsy and wildly fun style of riding.
ADVMoto covers topics such as adventure destinations, dual-sport bike and gear reviews and even riding with pets. Their ride reports are especially worth reading, as they dive deeply into the local culture, history and even folklore.
With these blogs (and the many more out there), motorcyclists will never lack good reading material. And although we feel like most of our readers know better: Don’t read and ride!