2016 Road Warrior Ride Heads to New Orleans

Sep 24, 2016 View Comments

The 2016 Road Warrior Ride started last weekend, departing from Johnson Creek, WI, on its way to New Orleans Bike Week, a rally that helps to raise money for veterans. A core group of eight veterans, sponsored by the Road Warrior Foundation (RWF) and Can-Am, are taking the ride atop 2016 Spyder F3 Limited Editions. They […]

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Product Review: REV’IT! Tryonic Feel 3.7 Back Protector

Sep 23, 2016 View Comments

While some jackets offer insertable back pads, many are little more than rectangles of foam that don’t provide the coverage or impact protection of a dedicated back protector. The Tryonic Feel 3.7 from REV’IT! has CE Level 2 armor for those looking to supplement their safety gear. Running from the shoulder blades to the tailbone, […]

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RoadRUNNER Special Collector’s Issue Now Available

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is excited to announce the release of its special collector’s issue, Touring America’s Backroads. Find inspiration in our stunning photography and helpful trip planning information. Featuring 10 of the country’s best and most scenic motorcycle tours, this high quality issue comes complete with RoadRUNNER’s signature tankbag maps and GPS files. A mix of previously […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: The Means to Notice It All

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments

This past Mother’s Day, my girlfriend Erica and I rode to a farm not far from my home that she had lived on for a time. We were visiting the owner, Sally, who Erica had grown close to during the time she spent there and who she’s remained friends with ever since. As I approached […]

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City Escape: Palm Springs, California

Sep 21, 2016 View Comments

With the suburbs of the Coachella Valley expanding in every direction, there’s one place they can’t grow: Joshua Tree National Park. The Mojave Desert’s endless sand, crimson rocks, and indigo skies combine to create an eerie solitude. Joshua trees, cholla, and desert flowers erupt from the barren soil in a triumph of nature. And the […]

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Peter Calles’ Magnificent Obsession

Sep 20, 2016 View Comments

As a nationally and internationally recognized collector, former amateur racer, and daily motorcycle commuter, Peter Calles is living his dream. A total of 17 exotic Italian models and other vintage machines are on display throughout Peter’s house, located in suburban Washington, DC, and another 10 timeless rides occupy the garage, turning his residence into a […]

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Make Your Motorcycle Last Forever

Sep 19, 2016 View Comments

Motorcycles are made better than ever. Their design, materials, and machin-ing are more accurate and precise—and reliability is greater than it’s been before. To that end, here are some tips on how to keep your motorcycle going as long as you want and save money too. The three basic tenets to ensure a bike’s longevity […]

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Shamrock Tour® – Ashland, Oregon

Sep 18, 2016 View Comments

On November 27, 1941, travelers on US Highway 99 south of Yreka, Caifornia were astonished to find a band of men blocking the road and waving hunting rifles. They handed out a Proclamation of Independence, which informed one and all that the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and […]

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates 95 Years

Sep 16, 2016 View Comments

It has been 95 years since Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi founded Moto Guzzi, the “eagle brand.” To celebrate the anniversary, Moto Guzzi organized an Open House, its traditional mid-September event. This year, more than 25,000 fans from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, and the United States descended upon the Mandello plant from September 9-11 to participate. The record […]

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Gettin’ Started in Motorcycling

Sep 15, 2016 View Comments

Motorcycling used to be just another way of getting around, but now it’s one of a growing number of “powersports” that may also lay claim to major portions of your discretionary spending: ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and any number of four-wheeled and water-based diversions. However, for me, motorcycle touring is still much closer to bicycle […]

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2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter to Be Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2016 View Comments

As interest in electric vehicles continues to rise, BMW has announced a new version of its C Evolution e-scooter. First introduced in 2012, the C Evolution has not been available for sale in the U.S., but this is set to change. The new model will be available in two versions. The U.S. will likely get […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Tour Article

Sep 13, 2016 View Comments

In my experience, most memorable adventures start with either a bang on the head, a tap on the shoulder, or an unplanned detour during an otherwise well-planned ride. I have already banged my head yesterday night on the cover of my trailer. Now comes a tap on my shoulder, and this is Christa Neuhauser herself. […]

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PTSD Awareness Ride: Alaska to Argentina on a CB500X

Sep 12, 2016 View Comments

Iraq war veteran Zachary Sherman is riding his Honda CB500X from Alaska to Argentina to raise public awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and raise money for The Soldiers Project, a nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to post-9/11 veterans. Sherman’s route will wind 9,484 miles through North, Central, and South America.  He will be participating in awareness-raising events while in Seattle from September 13-14, in Sacramento September 23-26, and Los Angeles September 29-30.  […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: U.S. 276, A Hidden Southern Gem

Sep 10, 2016 View Comments

What is It? As many East Coast riders know, Western North Carolina has some of the best motorcycling roads in America. U.S. 276, however, is one of the less-celebrated routes in the area. It doesn’t have an evocative name, like The Rattler, Tail of the Dragon, Hellbender 28, The Copperhead Loop, or Devil’s Whip. But […]

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Touring Tip: Make Time for Break Time

Sep 09, 2016 View Comments

Experienced motorcyclists already know that riding is much more fatiguing than driving. On top of that, sore muscles often occur during the first few days of a long trip, particularly when most of a motorcyclist’s previous riding has been on weekend day trips. In addition to sore muscles, there are the environmental factors, which can […]

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