During the harsh grip of winter, or anytime the weather is not conducive to riding, YouTube offers a great way to keep motorcycles on the front burner. Whether seeking out new places to ride, bike/gear reviews, or how-to videos, there is a ton of stuff to keep you occupied. Next time you’re looking to kill some time exploring all things motorcycle, check out my 4 favorite YouTube channels. (In no particular order!)
With videos going back to 2010, Delboy’s Garage has been churning out high-quality content longer than most. I first found him when I was looking up information about my Sportster. He’s far from “just a Harley guy” however, and offers a lot of helpful videos regarding fixes, builds, and shop tips.
Ride On Amigos
A fairly new channel to my favorite’s list is Ride on Amigos. Carlos Segnini takes us along on his off-road adventures along the Trans America Highway, the Continental Divide, and a handful of other exciting locations around the U.S. He presents his videos with a great sense of humor and offers his honest opinion of the places he rides. Unfortunately, he stopped posting videos in June 2021 and I haven’t seen anything from him since. His social media is also inactive. Hopefully, he’s currently on an adventure and getting more videos to post.
EDIT: As of July, 2022, Carlos is active on Youtube again. Turns out he was busy with work/life. Good to see him back! He posted an update here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNgIb8BgsK8
I wasn’t going to include any business YouTube channels initially, but Revzilla does so much more than just push their wares. Along with their online magazine, Common Tread, Rezvilla provides a lot of useful information. Their gear reviews are great because they list not only the good, but also say what they’d like to see improved. I thought their videos would go down in quality content when Lemmy left, but Zach and Ari have stepped in and done a fine job providing fun, interesting and entertaining videos.
Motorcycle Travel Channel
Sterling Noren might be my favorite motorcycle YouTuber. An independent film maker, he’s travelled the world making numerous motorcycle adventure documentaries. His Riding Solo series, 25 videos capturing his 30-day, 6000 mile adventure from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, is a fantastic story that was my introduction to his YouTube channel. He’s recently added van camping to his itinerary, where he takes his motorcycle and camps in his van, usually in the Arizona back country. (I’m a bit partial to this, since I used to live in Arizona and have been to some of the same places.) Lots of great camera work and scenic images in his videos. He does a great job sharing his thoughts about his journey and his gear, along with what’s working and what’s not. He also eats better during his travelling adventures than many of us do at home! Definitely worth checking out and seeing what he’s up to.
There are a lot of great YouTube contributors who focus on producing motorcycle content. I’ll list more of my favorites in the future. Share your favorites in the comments section so I can check them out.