Category Archives: General Tips

An image of the V-twin engine inside a 2020 harley Davidson Breakout® 114.

What are the Pros and Cons of a V-Twin Engine?

An Overview of the Pros and Cons of a V-Twin Engine

As one of the most iconic engines in the game, the V-Twin setup is a staple in the motorcycle industry. Used widely throughout Harley Davidson products, certain engine setups with its likeness provide a phenomenal experience when in use. But are there any downsides? At Twisted Cycles, we look into the pros and cons of the V-Twin engine below:

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A couple riding on a black CAN-AM Spyder, which is a tricycle.

What is Safer: a Motorcycle or a Trike?

An Investigation on What Vehicle is Safer: a Motorcycle or a Trike?

When searching for your next fun ride, you or your partner may have looked into a tricycle. While we do carry CAN-AM® Spyders and other great tricycle models at our locations, there are some major differences. One such difference is in safety – but what is safer? We at Twisted Cycles compared a motorcycle and a trike to see which one is a safer ride.

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Two people riding on a Harley Davidson motorcycle during the summer heat.

When is it Too Hot to Ride a Motorcycle?

Tips and Observations about Riding a Motorcycle in Hot Weather

We’ve all been there – you have the itch to ride your cycle today, but the hot Texas sun is beating down hard. You aren’t sure if you want to head out, but just know you want the feeling of the open road in front of you. At Twisted Cycles, we go over when it’s too hot to ride a motorcycle, as well as provide some tips on how to prepare for hot weather on your ride, below:

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A black 2020 Harley Davidson Softail Standard motorcycle parked next two a couple walking away from it.

Ways to Improve the Resale Value of your Motorcycle

Three Tips to Improve your Motorcycle’s Resale Value Before a Sale or Trade-In

Are you looking to sell your motorcycle or are worried about reselling one you just purchased? There are ways to help you prevent your resale value from degrading more than it has to be. Check out some ways to improve the resale value of your motorcycle from Twisted Cycles, located in Lubbock and Dallas, TX areas.

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A man and woman on a motorcycle driving down an open highway.

How to Plan for a Long-Distance Motorcycle Trip

Tips on Planning for a Long-Distance Road Trip with Your Motorcycle

With the summer heat and hot days, you may have started planning a handful of long-distance motorcycle trips! Plus, now is a great time to enjoy a long drive with family and friends. But what can you do to better plan ahead? We at Twisted Cycles look into some tips on how to plan for your upcoming trip.

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A modern box engine located on a motorcycle.

Pros and Cons of a Boxer Engine

A List of Pros and Cons for the Flat Engine – Otherwise Known as the Boxer Engine

Typically found in Honda and BMW motorcycles, the Boxer engine – or Flat Engine – is a strong and capable engine for everyday travel. Most known for being in Honda GoldWing models, both the flat-4 and flat-6 offer up a great set of capabilities. But what exactly does it do well? Does it come up short in any way? Today, we at Twisted Cycles go over a list of pros and cons for a boxer engine inside a motorcycle.

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A closeup image of a motorcycle stereo with dials and buttons.

Ways to Safely Listen to Music While on a Motorcycle

Two Ways That You Can Listen to Music Safely on a Motorcycle

The wind in your face, the friends next to you, and the open road in front: what else could be better? While some motorcycle riders find solace in the sound of their engines, many of us want to enjoy some sweet tunes on the road. But what options are out there? At Twisted Cycles, we go over a few ways you can safely listen to music while on a motorcycle.

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