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UPDATED: Nov 15, 2020

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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.

StateMotorcycle Club*LocationOne-Percent Club**
AlabamaVikingsBirminghamHells Angels (HA)
Alaska Hog Alaska Chapter 66AnchorageHA
ArizonaDirty DozenGilbertHA
Freedom Cruisers Riding ClubBentonBanshees
Folsom Freedom RidersSacramentoVagos, Mongols, and Hells Angels.
Iron OrderDenverSons of Silence
ConnecticutAmerican Fathers United of IrelandWest HavenDiablos
District of Columbia
Millennium Sport Riders n/aDC Eagles
FloridaIron OrderOrlandoOutlaws
Atlanta Motorcycle ClubAtlantaSteel Horsemen
Hawaii Kanaka Hekili M/CIsland of OahuDevil's Breed
Idaho Boise Ridge RidersBoiseBrother Speed
Illinois American Knights Motorcycle ClubChicagoOutlaws
IndianaTough RidersSouth BendInvaders, Sin City Desciples
Iowa Manchester Motorcycle ClubManchesterEl Forastero
Kansas Southern Cruise RidersTopekaHells Angels
KentuckyPunishersLouisvilleGrim Reapers
LouisianaIron OrderDeRidderBanshees
Maine Raiders M.C.PortlandOutlaws and Hells Angels
MarylandChosen SonsBaltimoreIron Horsemen
Massachusetts 300 MovementBostonDevil's Desciples
Brotherhood of FreedomDetroit, Macomb, and others.Highway Men Motorcycle Club, Outlaws
MinnesotaTHEMADONES MCMinneapolisHA
MississippiArmed Forces of America MCGulfportBandidos & Sons of Silence
MissouriLets Ride 417SpringfieldEl Forastero & Galloping Goose
MontanaHorde NomadBillingsBandidos, Mongols, Outlaws
Bloodrose BrotherhoodOmahaLos Diablos
NevadaRighteous Ones MCLas VegasHells Angels, Vagos, Henchmen, Mongols
New HampshireMountain MenFarmingtonHA, Pagans, Chieftans
New JerseyDangerZoneEast OrangeThe Breed, Satan's Soldiers
New MexicoFemme Fatales WMCAlbuquerqueHA, Bandido's, Kinfolk
New YorkIslanders MCStaten IslandUnknown Bikers
North CarolinaIron OrderAshevilleDire Wolves
North DakotaFreedom RidersBismarkHA, Bandidos, Sons of Silence
Ohio Templar Knights- Knights of ValorCincinnatiZulus, Iron Coffins
American VeteransOklahoma CityBandidos, Outlaws, Rogues, Mongols
OregonBikers for ChristPortlandFree Souls
PennsylvaniaOld Dogs BrotherhoodBlakesleeWarlocks, Sons of Satan, Outlaws
Rhode IslandOcean State Touring ClubCranstonHA, Outlaws
South CarolinaIntrepid Sons MCSummervilleHA, Warlocks, Bastards
South DakotaSTAR Touring and Riding Assoc. Chapter 303SturgisSons of Silence, Bandidos, Deadmen
TennesseeUS Spyer RydersMemphisHeathens, Outlaws, HA,
Texas Freedom CruisersHoustonHA, Bandidos,
Barons MCSalt Lake CityBandidos, Mongols, Vagos, Hell's Angels
Red Knights MC - VT Chapter IIIRutlandDiablos
Virginia Hampton Roads Southern Cruisers Riding ClubVirginia BeachMongols, Renegades, Pagans
Thundering AngelsIssaquahHA, Mongols, Bandidos
West VirginiaBrothers of WheelCharlestonPagans
South Central WI VRA 1-49BeloitHeavens Devils MC, HELLS DRENGS
WyomingIron OrderCheyenneHA, Outlaws
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*Most Popular Bike Club

**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.

Riding a motorcycle with leather gear

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.

Man riding a Harley Davidson down the road.

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.

2010 black denim iron Harley Davidson.

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.

Harley Sportster's going for a open country ride

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.

Kawasaki Vulcan for touring motorcycle rides.

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.

1991 Honda NT650 Hawk GT.

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 GW2504-stroke, 2-cylinder, SOHC6 speed248cc
Kawasaki KLX250S4-stroke, Liquid-Cooled, DOHC6-speed249cc
Honda CBR 5004-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC parallel twin6-speed
Suzuki DR 2004-stroke, air-cooled, OHC5-speed199cc
Yamaha SR4004-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled5-speed399cc
KTM 390 Duke and 200 Duke4-stroke, water-cooled, 1-cylinder6-speed
Moto Guzzi V7 Stone4-stroke, V-twin5-speed744cc
Triumph Bonneville4-stroke, air-cooled, DOHC parallel twin5-speed865cc
Yamaha FZ-074-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC, 8-valve, parallel twin6-speed689cc
Yamaha YZF-R3Liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC6-speed constant mesh321 cc
Kawasaki VERSYS-X 300 ABS4-stroke, 2-cylinder, DOHC, water-cooled6-speed return shift296cc
Hyosung GT2504-stroke, air/oil cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, V-twin5-speed249cc
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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.





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