April 2009

Let’s see. There is the GPR, Scott, Ohlins, Hyperpro, Graves, Pitbull, Sprint, etc, etc.

Which one is the best?

Let me say I ALWAYS wear my helmet and nearly always listen to music when I ride. For those people who think they need to hear what is going on, if you rely on your hearing to alert you of danger you are going to die completely uniformed of it. Most vehicles are nearly silent these days so forget about hearing a problem before you see it.

I use a pair of Sennheiser CX-300s for a couple reasons when I ride. images

1. They are in ear buds that stay in without fatigueing my ears.

2. They were relatively inexpensive.

3. The sound quality is great for their price point.

4. The buds are small so they don’t hurt my ears when I am removing me helmet.

5. The in ear design blocks wind noise which makes listening completely possible.

There are plenty more options. I have not used these ear buds but I have recieved these on recomendations from other riders.

– Chatterbox. Supposedly you can plug your iPod into it and stream it through.

V-Moda. More expensive than the CX-300s but greater bass response. Probably slightly large frames as well though.

Shure and Ultimate Ears both make expensive high quality ear buds for the more obsessive listener. You have to be careful that you don’t buy a triple fi model because those get ridiculously large. They sound awesome though. Just get a smaller, cheaper pair. I love mine.

– Of course you can always go to your department store and buy some of the cheap in ear buds they have for $20. Those will absolutely work, just not with as much quality.

Here is the real deal Moto GP racer Valentino Rossi who rides for Fiat Yamaha giving tips on how to ride a Yamaha FAST! The video was distributed by Yamaha dealers on a first come first serve basis. Your dealer still might have one. It’s certainly worth asking!

Jump to video!

I am really happy to see a seven time world champion doing a refresher course and educating the general riders.

I did some research on this company and the videos they have produced. Here is what I have found, you can draw your own conclusions from it.

1. The videos are very informative and useful.

2. Payment is done through Paypal.

3. There are numerous instances recorded where people complain that they have not received the product after paying. This results in no return of payment as sportbikehowto.com doesn’t have any money in their account.





Sooo… I say all that not to attack anyone, just to inform potential buyers. I have heard that there were some extenuating circumstances involved.

This is really cool. In this video we are shown how to program the shift light to do a few different things.

1. The light can be programmed to blink or pulsate.

2. The back lighting can be adjusted.

3. At what RPM the shift light turns on.

I am not sure if this will work on a different year. Be sure to chime in if you know!