AltRider’s Conserve the Ride – June 8-10, 2018 in Central Pennsylvania

Apr 20, 2018 View Comments

Don’t miss 2018’s Conserve the Ride event near Woodward in central Pennsylvania June 8-10. Expect lush greenery and thick forests, streams and rocks, and lots of camaraderie. We’ve joined the event almost every year, and it’s a highlight at the start of the riding season. Make sure your adventure-ready motorcycle is ready for the challenge […]

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2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan: A Brand New, Old School Adventure Bike

Apr 19, 2018 View Comments

Like many others, I’ve been drooling over photos of the Royal Enfield Himalayan since they first began circulating around the internet a couple of years ago. A retro-styled, middle-weight adventure bike off-the-shelf. Did they make this just for me? How did they know? And finally, after what seemed like forever, and just when I was […]

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Motohansa Tool Set for BMWs

Apr 15, 2018 View Comments

  “There’s a tool for that,” and when packing this 58-tool set, you’re likely to have the right one for most of the fixes the BMW needs on the road. The Motohansa kit of precision chrome vanadium tools wraps into a compact 17×12” bundle that holds 14 flank-drive, 6-point sockets from 10mm to 24mm, external […]

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Sena 30K Review

Apr 14, 2018 View Comments

    Sena, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of personal rider communication devices, just released a new flagship version, the 30K, to replace its popular model 20S-01. And as soon as the new units arrived, I started testing them. My first impression: It’s stunningly beautiful, designed like something that fits on Megatron’s head, with […]

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Organized Tours Around the World

Apr 13, 2018 View Comments

    Rolling Thru America: Rolling Thru Maine The sister company to Americade, the touring rally held in Lake George, NY, each June, Rolling Thru America specializes in motorcycle tours to destinations in the Northeast and Canada. Registration is open for their 2018 Rolling Thru Maine (9/26-9/29) weekend tour, limited to 85 riders. Participants bring […]

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Downtown Local: A Potent Brew of Espresso and Moto Memorabilia

Apr 12, 2018 View Comments

    Halfway between the Northern California coastal towns of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay, at the nexus of some of the best motorcycle roads on the planet, lies the somnolent town of Pescadero. It just might be the coolest coastal burg that no one has heard of. So please, don’t go there. But […]

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Topo Design Rover Pack

Apr 11, 2018 View Comments

  Created to claim the “just right” Goldilocks’ niche in the rucksack market, the Rover Pack from Topo Design presents a classic, flat-pack silhouette built upon a durable, lightweight base of 1000D Cordura, with water-resistant cloth upper and drawstring closure. Other features: an inner sleeve to cradle most 15” laptops; straps backed with padded mesh, […]

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2018 Kawasaki H2SX/SE and Z900RS

Apr 10, 2018 View Comments

    You’ve gotta hand it to Kawasaki. In the midst of a lot of industry handwringing over declining sales and questions about how to draw new riders to the fold, Kawasaki used the IMS show in NYC to double down on their bread and butter: fast bikes. They had four new models to show […]

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The Carrizo Plain National Monument

Apr 09, 2018 View Comments

    A sleeping giant lies on the valley floor between the Temblor Range and the Caliente Range. That is where this story begins. In 1857, the strongest earthquake in California’s recorded history ripped through the San Andreas Fault, wrenching the western side of the Carrizo Plain National Monument 31 feet northward. But today the […]

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Twisted Road – Peer-to-Peer Rentals

Apr 08, 2018 View Comments

Peer-to-peer rentals. It’s a simple concept that’s revolutionized the lodgings sector, and Twisted Road, a new start-up company, is taking it to the streets. Wherever you travel, you can now ride the world by registering with them, on their easily navigated website, to rent or list a bike for rent anywhere. To catch a ride, […]

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3BR Powersports X-PWR-H5

Apr 07, 2018 View Comments

    GoPro Hero5 or Hero6 users will appreciate this kit that includes all they need to keep the cameras running and batteries powered from any USB power source. It features a simple to attach pivot post, a cable-retainer system with two-level sealing to provide protection against harsh conditions, and various cable lengths, from 9” […]

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Riverside, California City Escape

Apr 06, 2018 View Comments

If you limit yourself to the freeways in Southern California, you’ll never know what treasures hide on the byways. This loop southeast of Riverside is a climb into the mountains on thrillingly windy roads. This is a three-season ride with only winter months to be avoided on two wheels.

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Triumph Motorcycles launches the ATLAK Tour (Atlanta to Alaska)

Apr 05, 2018 View Comments

Triumph Motorcycles is ready to kick off the 2018 Adventure riding season by hosting a series of outdoor Adventure themed events and everyone is invited! The ATLAK Tour is a continental road trip highlighting Triumph’s dynamic new ADV bikes – the class-leading Tiger 800 and technically superior Tiger 1200 – while celebrating the Adventure lifestyle […]

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Sidetracked: The Kerfuffle

Apr 05, 2018 View Comments

    At 125 horsepower and 125 Nm of torque, the BMW R 1200 GS can sling mud from its Shinko knobby like a snow blower in a Louisiana swamp. My pal Jay Rothstein sits unaware atop his clutch-less KLR 650, 12 miles north of Gypsum, CO. Afternoon rains have turned this section of the […]

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Clearwater Lights: Darla LED Light Kit Innovv Motorcycle Power Hub 1

Apr 04, 2018 View Comments

    One of the many joys of getting a new motorcycle is deciding what farkles to add. For the 2016 FJR-1300ES the first decision was easy: a power distribution module. I wanted to start out on the right path with electrical modifications and avoid the ever-growing stack of ring connectors on top of the […]

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