6 Weird Groups Of Motorcycle Riders You’ve Definitely Seen Before, Law Abiding & Outlaw Clubs by State, & Top Bikes for Beginners
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There are some sub-groups of motorcycle riders that are a little different from your standard rider. I’ve discussed each one and people can see if they recognize any of them.
Would you consider yourself a normal rider, or do you believe you belong to a special sub-group that stands out amongst the rest?
List of Motorcycle Clubs by State & One Percenter’s
Below I have compiled a table with law-abiding bikers by state with the outlaw biker gang for each state.
For each club I put what I thought was the main club for the state. Of course there are other clubs, but I wanted to simplify it for now.
There are other outlaw clubs for each state too.
The characters I am writing about fall into the second column of the table.
You certainly would not want to entangle yourself with any of the bikers in the last column.
|State||Motorcycle Club*||Location||One-Percent Club**|
|Alabama||Vikings||Birmingham||Hells Angels (HA)|
|Alaska||Hog Alaska Chapter 66||Anchorage||HA|
|Arkansas||Freedom Cruisers Riding Club||Benton||Banshees|
|California||Folsom Freedom Riders||Sacramento||Vagos, Mongols, and Hells Angels.|
|Colorado||Iron Order||Denver||Sons of Silence|
|Connecticut||American Fathers United of Ireland||West Haven||Diablos|
|District of Columbia||Millennium Sport Riders||n/a||DC Eagles|
|Georgia||Atlanta Motorcycle Club||Atlanta||Steel Horsemen|
|Hawaii||Kanaka Hekili M/C||Island of Oahu||Devil's Breed|
|Idaho||Boise Ridge Riders||Boise||Brother Speed|
|Illinois||American Knights Motorcycle Club||Chicago||Outlaws|
|Indiana||Tough Riders||South Bend||Invaders, Sin City Desciples|
|Iowa||Manchester Motorcycle Club||Manchester||El Forastero|
|Kansas||Southern Cruise Riders||Topeka||Hells Angels|
|Maine||Raiders M.C.||Portland||Outlaws and Hells Angels|
|Maryland||Chosen Sons||Baltimore||Iron Horsemen|
|Massachusetts||300 Movement||Boston||Devil's Desciples|
|Michigan||Brotherhood of Freedom||Detroit, Macomb, and others.||Highway Men Motorcycle Club, Outlaws|
|Mississippi||Armed Forces of America MC||Gulfport||Bandidos & Sons of Silence|
|Missouri||Lets Ride 417||Springfield||El Forastero & Galloping Goose|
|Montana||Horde Nomad||Billings||Bandidos, Mongols, Outlaws|
|Nebraska||Bloodrose Brotherhood||Omaha||Los Diablos|
|Nevada||Righteous Ones MC||Las Vegas||Hells Angels, Vagos, Henchmen, Mongols|
|New Hampshire||Mountain Men||Farmington||HA, Pagans, Chieftans|
|New Jersey||DangerZone||East Orange||The Breed, Satan's Soldiers|
|New Mexico||Femme Fatales WMC||Albuquerque||HA, Bandido's, Kinfolk|
|New York||Islanders MC||Staten Island||Unknown Bikers|
|North Carolina||Iron Order||Asheville||Dire Wolves|
|North Dakota||Freedom Riders||Bismark||HA, Bandidos, Sons of Silence|
|Ohio||Templar Knights- Knights of Valor||Cincinnati||Zulus, Iron Coffins|
|Oklahoma||American Veterans||Oklahoma City||Bandidos, Outlaws, Rogues, Mongols|
|Oregon||Bikers for Christ||Portland||Free Souls|
|Pennsylvania||Old Dogs Brotherhood||Blakeslee||Warlocks, Sons of Satan, Outlaws|
|Rhode Island||Ocean State Touring Club||Cranston||HA, Outlaws|
|South Carolina||Intrepid Sons MC||Summerville||HA, Warlocks, Bastards|
|South Dakota||STAR Touring and Riding Assoc. Chapter 303||Sturgis||Sons of Silence, Bandidos, Deadmen|
|Tennessee||US Spyer Ryders||Memphis||Heathens, Outlaws, HA,|
|Texas||Freedom Cruisers||Houston||HA, Bandidos,|
|Utah||Barons MC||Salt Lake City||Bandidos, Mongols, Vagos, Hell's Angels|
|Vermont||Red Knights MC - VT Chapter III||Rutland||Diablos|
|Virginia||Hampton Roads Southern Cruisers Riding Club||Virginia Beach||Mongols, Renegades, Pagans|
|Washington||Thundering Angels||Issaquah||HA, Mongols, Bandidos|
|West Virginia||Brothers of Wheel||Charleston||Pagans|
|Wisconsin||South Central WI VRA 1-49||Beloit||Heavens Devils MC, HELLS DRENGS|
|Wyoming||Iron Order||Cheyenne||HA, Outlaws|
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**HA = Hells Angels
I’m sure you’ve noticed some people that are a little different from everyone else. Not necessarily in a bad way, but they’re not exactly normal.
We’re going to take a look at some of these crazy characters because I know once I’ve mentioned who they are you’ll be able to think of a few people you know.
If you notice yourself in this list you might want to dial it back a bit.
The annoying poser
You love riding around on a motorcycle, but you don’t need to throw it in everyone’s face every 5 minutes. An annoying poser can’t help themselves because they need people to notice them.
People knowing they ride is even more enjoyable than riding around on the bike itself.
You’ve probably seen them hanging around shop car parks with their leathers on, plus they always seem to stop at every gas station.
The Harley traditionalist
You can offer a Harley traditionalist any bike in the world, but they will tell you to get lost if it’s not a Harley Davidson because to them the brand means everything.
There are a lot of them out there which is probably why most non-motorcycle lovers think of a Harley before any other bike.
Just don’t mess with any riders when you’re on the road because you never know if they’re a member of a dangerous gang.
The DIY master
Do you know how to fix your motorcycle when something is wrong? It’s possible you know how to deal with some basic problems, but you definitely can’t strip the engine apart and put it back together with a blindfold on.
Note: One of the Nicest 2010 Black Denim Iron 883 you will see. The motorcycle illustrated retailed for approximately $8,000.
The DIY master spends more time playing around with their bike than they do actually riding it.
The good news is that they can fix almost any problem, which means they are great people to be friends with. Going to Laconia Motorcycle Week is really cool too.
The wild adventurer
No way will a wild adventurer be happy commuting around the city because they would die of boredom.
They need to be out on the open road exploring every weekend. As soon as they finish work on a Friday it’s unlikely they will get off their bike unless it’s to sleep.
Note: The bikes in the illustration above are 2017 Harley Sportsters. Retail price is approximately $11,000 to $12,000.
They probably travel abroad whenever they have a holiday because they want to experience wild adventures all over the world.
The extreme commuter
The extreme commuter probably takes things a little too seriously. They have so much storage space on their bike you think they are riding around with everything they own including their kitchen sink.
Note: Illustrated is a Kawasaki Vulcan. It has been a popular cruiser motorcycle since 1984. Retail price for a new Vulcan is approximately $7,000.
When the weather isn’t great you probably drive the car to work, but nothing will stop these people from jumping on their bike and tackling the elements.
It’s probably because they have so much layers of clothing on they wouldn’t stay afloat in water.
The complete novice
The complete novice is very inexperienced because they have probably just passed their test, but that doesn’t mean they’re not enthusiastic.
Note: One of the most popular motorcycles for novices is the Honda Hawk GT. Most used Hawk GT’s are $2,000. However, you can find one occasionally for less than $1,500.
When you see one on the road you might think it’s cute that they look like a rabbit caught in the headlights, but you worry about them because the mistakes they’re making could easily lead to an accident.
It will take them a while before they’re fully comfortable on the road.
Best Motorcycles for Novice Riders
I have compiled at list of the best motorcycles for novice riders. The one I think is the best is the Suzuki GW250.
It is best to practice on one of these baby’s before graduating to a Harley.
My second choice is the kickstarter Yamaha SR400. The parts are easy to replace and it has the classic motorcycle look and feel.
My third choice is the Honda CBR500. Not only is the CBR500 easy to control it has awesome performance and versatility. Is it wonderful for long road trips and commutes to the store.
|Suzuki GW250||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, SOHC||6 speed||248cc|
|Kawasaki KLX250S||4-stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC||6-speed||249cc|
|Honda CBR 500||4-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin||6-speed||471cc|
|Suzuki DR 200||4-stroke, air-cooled, OHC||5-speed||199cc|
|Yamaha SR400||4-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled||5-speed||399cc|
|KTM 390 Duke and 200 Duke||4-stroke, water-cooled, 1-cylinder||6-speed||373cc|
|Moto Guzzi V7 Stone||4-stroke, V-twin||5-speed||744cc|
|Triumph Bonneville||4-stroke, air-cooled, DOHC parallel twin||5-speed||865cc|
|Yamaha FZ-07||4-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC, 8-valve, parallel twin||6-speed||689cc|
|Yamaha YZF-R3||Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC||6-speed constant mesh||321 cc|
|Kawasaki VERSYS-X 300 ABS||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled||6-speed return shift||296cc|
|Hyosung GT250||4-stroke, air/oil cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, V-twin||5-speed||249cc|
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There is more out there
The next time you’re riding anywhere you can look very closely to see if you can notice any of the people we’ve talked about today.
I’m sure you know of a few different riders yourself and you can maybe let us know about it in the comments below.