Now that you are thinking about riding, you'll need gear. Though we do not endorse any one outfitter over another, the links below are from places we've purchased our riding gear and apparel:
Finding the Right Motorcycle
When you think you are ready to purchase a motorcycle, there are a whole lot of variables to consider including pricing, size, cruiser or sport bike, etc. My first bike, for example was a Buell Blast which I decided to go with mainly for size - it is small and doesn't weigh a whole lot. Ultimately, the decision of which bike is best for you comes down to what you feel comfortable with. This list by no means includes every bike type out there, but hopefully it will help you make the big decision of which bike is best for you:
New Maine Laws Regarding Motorcycle Safety
Let your Legislator know how you feel about these newly enacted laws. Find their contact information on Maine.gov.
Informational Signs will inform riders of approaching rumble strips.
The Department of Transportation is now required to erect signs on each highway or other way within the State where rumble strips are located that will inform a rider that they are approaching a rumble strip.
Helmet law changed to require anyone under the age of 18, not 15 as was previously the law, to wear a helmet while on a motorcycle.
This law changes the age under which a motorcycle operator or passenger is required to wear protective headgear from under 15 years of age to under 18 years of age. This change would bring the headgear requirements for motorcycle operators or passengers into conformity with the headgear requirements for snowmobile operators or passengers on trails funded by the Snowmobile Trail Fund and ATV operators or passengers.
Did you know...
...that the State of Maine requires a motorcycle license to operate any two OR three wheeled motorcycle, trike, moped or scooter if that vehicle is over 50 cc's? For more information or to read the statute, visit the Maine Legislature's Statute Search page here.
...that the State of Maine registered over 50,000 motorcycles in 2008? The number of registrations is up over 4,000 from 2007 and up nearly 20,000 since the beginning of 2002!
...that in 1968 it was illegal for anyone to ride a motorcycle without a helmet in the State of Maine? The state law that required helmet use was enacted into law in 1967 and was repealed ten years later in 1977.