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San Francisco Motorcycle Gear for Women

Photo credit: Glen Coddington.

By: Annette Carrion

A quick scroll through various social media outlets and you’ll be sure to find photos of lady riders draped in yoga tights, skinny jeans, and everything in between. Heck, I’ve been guilty of riding in fashion jeans myself due to a lack of gear options.

However, with the advent of stylish riding jeans such as the Speed and Strength Smokin’ Aces Pants ($149.95), I’ll never settle for anything less than proper motorcycle pants and neither should you.

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Annette Carrion's beautiful motorcycle and street art photo won Round 1 of #SFMOTO2014.

Annette Carrion (@annettecarrion) won Round 1 of our #SFMOTO2014 contest with this beautiful photo of her Kawasaki Ninja 300 motorcycle in front of bright San Francisco street art. Following her win, Annette is now part of our staff here at SF Moto!

 

The first two rounds of the #SFMOTO2014 Helmet Giveaway Instagram Photo Contest have flown by, but you still have two more chances to win!

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Here’s a round-up of the 5 best reads we came across online this week. Enjoy!

(1) 2015 Yamaha FZ-07 – First Ride by Blake Conner, Cycle World

Blake Conner has nothing but praise for the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. We're looking forward to trying out this bike ourselves! Photo via Cycle World.

Blake Conner has nothing but praise for the 2015 Yamaha FZ-07. We’re looking forward to trying out this bike ourselves! Photo via Cycle World.

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(1) Motocross Pioneer Pierre Karsmakers to AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame by AMA, UltimateMotorcycling

Pierre Karsmakers is the first member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame class of 2014 to be announced. Photo via UltimateMotorcycling.

Pierre Karsmakers is the first member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame class of 2014 to be announced. Photo via UltimateMotorcycling.

 

(2) 1986–2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R: Smart Money by Jerry Smith, Motorcyclist

SF Moto Kawi

The Kawasaki Ninja 250R is an all-around excellent bike, especially for urban riding in the bay area! Photo via SF Moto.

 

(3) 5 things to know about electric motorcycles by M.L. Johnson, Associated Press

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

From their noise level (or lack-thereof) to no shifting, this article covers 5 things you may not already know about electric motorcycles. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

 

(4) Scooter Cannonball Run: Day 10 & Wrap Up by Eric Almendral, ScooterFile

Check out Eric Almendral's recap of the 2014 Scooter Cannonball Run. Photo via ScooterFile.

Check out Eric Almendral’s recap of the 2014 Scooter Cannonball Run. Photo via ScooterFile.

 

 

 

 

 

(5) White House checks out S.F.’s plan to save Ocean Beach by Marisa Lagos,  SFGate

Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Six government bureaucracies are working together to create a plan to save Ocean Beach’s 3.5-mile oceanside stretch. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

 

 
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(1) Scooter Cannonball 2014: Days 1 & 2 by Eric Almendral, ScooterFile

Scooter Journey

Eric Almendral covers his experience during the first two days of the 2014 Scooter Cannonball Run. This 10-day endurance ride starts in Hyder, Alaska and finishes in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo via ScooterFile.

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(1) Learn Common Rider Hand Signals: Tip #203 from the pages of The Total Motorcycling Manual by Mark Lindemann, Cycle World

Motorcycle Hand Signals

Do you know common rider hand signals? Check out this article if you need a quick refresher. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

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(1) San Francisco’s Best Deals on Two Wheels by SF Moto

We have 6 previously owned bikes under 500 miles for sale at SF Moto! AND half of this selection has less than 10 - yes, TEN - miles on them!! Photo from SF Moto.

We have 6 previously owned bikes under 500 miles for sale at SF Moto! AND half of this selection has less than 10 – yes, TEN – miles on them!! Photo from SF Moto.

 

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(1) Cannon Ball’s Run: Recreating the Original Epic Ride by Aaron Frank, Motorcyclist

This photo shows Edwin "Cannon Ball" Baker in 1912 after he completed his transcontinental motorcycle journey. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

Motorcycle historian Don Emde is currently leading a group of riders on the Cannon Ball Centennial ride from San Diego to Manhattan. Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker completed the first record-setting 11.5 day Cannon Ball Run in 1914. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons.)

 

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(1) Yamaha To Offer Electric Street Bikes by 2016 by Jensen Beeler, Asphalt & Rubber

Yamaha announced in their 2013 Annual Report that they'll be bringing two of their electric motorcycle concept bikes to market by 2016.

Yamaha announced in their 2013 Annual Report that they’ll be bringing two of their electric motorcycle concept bikes to market by 2016. Photo from Asphalt & Rubber.

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(1) Top 10 Honda Sportbikes by Tom Roderick, Motorcycles.com

Honda RC51 Motorcycle SF

The RC51 is one of the models that made Motorcycle.com’s list of Honda’s top 10 sportbikes. Check out the article to see all 10 models. Photo from SF Moto.

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