The Brain Bucket

A motorcycle blog for all of you who live your life on two wheels. Ride and subscribe to motorcycle articles, tips, DIYs, videos, ultimate lists, and good reads for your dome.

Jo Kelley

Lover of horror movies, dive bars, and startled cat gifs. I cover the history of motorcycles, motorcycle news, and tell the stories of some of the most popular brands.

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Quizzes, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Which Iconic Rider Should You Be for Halloween? (Quiz)

by Jo Kelley

Ditch the Broom, Pick Up the Tread. This Halloween, Be a Famous Rider Instead! (Quiz)

When it comes to Halloween costumes, I’ve seen it all: witches, zombie brides, Sith Lords, people dressed as a three-hole-punched versions of themselves, couples dressed as matching condiments… The works. 

But you know what I have yet to see? A famous motorcycle rider like Giacomo Agostini or Valentino Rossi, and I’ve got to be honest, folks, these individuals deserve a heck of a lot more recognition than they are currently getting on this festive holiday.

Quizzes, Motorcycles, ATV and Off-Road, Cars, Trucks, The Brain Bucket

What Getaway Vehicle Should You Ride in the Zombie Apocalypse? (Quiz)

by Jo Kelley

What Type of Vehicle Matches Your Survival Instincts in a Zombie Apocalypse?

Preparing for Halloween is no easy task. First, you have to design a righteous costume, and if you’re like me you start months in advance. Next, there’s planning your indoor decor, hand-crafting tombstones for the yard, filling salad bowls with nougat and candy corn, creating a zombie apocalypse escape plan… 

Wait. What.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Model Overview: 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 Review and Specs

by Jo Kelley

From luxury bikes to thrill rides, Yamaha Motorcycles has a knack for anticipating riders’ needs.   

Long-time riders know how much thought goes into each aspect of a motorcycle. Every O-ring, spark plug, and cylinder in place, every spoke occupying its rightful place on either wheel. It’s this keen attention to detail that bikers are so drawn to, and the 2016 Yamaha FZ-07 leaves no stone unturned.

Infographics, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

Motorcycle Lane-Splitting: Is it legal?

by Jo Kelley

In 2017, California updated its lane-splitting laws, making it legal for motorcyclists who live within its borders. Learn where else it’s legal today.

Articles, Motorcycles, The Brain Bucket

2015 Kawasaki EX650EFF Ninja 650 Review and Specs

by Jo Kelley

The Kawasaki Ninja 650 is every performance rider’s dream come true. See why!

Performance and style come to mind when I think of anything belonging to the Kawasaki family, and the 2015 Kawasaki EX650EFF Ninja 650 is certainly no exception. Though technically a sportsbike, the 2015 Ninja 650 is probably one of the most versatile rides on the market, offering thrills at every turn but also plenty of practicality. 

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