Learning as You Go

Aug 30, 2016 View Comments by Bud Miller

Honestly, I’m not sure what to write sometimes. When that happens, I remember what Ernest Hemingway said to get started—write one true sentence. Well, here goes: Life is a lot like motorcycling. I know, I know, I’ve never started a post that way before … but bear with me. Remember your first days? You start […]

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Stealth Camping

Aug 29, 2016 View Comments

There is an art to what I call “stealth camping,” and as traveling motorcyclists, it is something that we have probably all done at least once. Camping along the road is often necessary for a variety of reasons. However, it does not come naturally for many, but it is a very useful tool. Using this […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Aug 27, 2016 View Comments

Here’s the situation: the sun is shining, and you’re carving your way down a beautiful mountain road. The curves are exhilarating and plentiful. It’s a perfect riding day. You’re humming along having a blast when you slice around yet another spectacular bend and run straight into a bunch of gravel deposited by the previous day’s […]

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Harley-Davidson Unveils the Milwaukee-Eight

Aug 26, 2016 View Comments

Harley-Davidson is rolling out an all-new big twin engine for its 2017 lineup of touring motorcycles. The Milwaukee-Eight is the ninth big twin in its history, promising riders more power and an improved experience on the road. According to the brand, the Milwaukee-Eight retains the classic 45-degree V-twin cylinder angle but produces 10 percent more torque and […]

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Free Admission to U.S. National Parks August 25-28

Aug 25, 2016 View Comments

The National Park Service turns 100 today, August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration. From August 25-28, the NPS will offer free admission to all U.S. national parks. America’s more than 400 national parks span 84 million acres, terrain that is historic, sacred, and enriching—and RoadRUNNER continues to explore them, from Arches to […]

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Honda Ready to Resume Full Motorcycle Production at Kumamoto Factory

Aug 24, 2016 View Comments

Today Honda announced that the company is ready to resume production at its Kumamoto factory, which was affected by the Kumamoto earthquake this past April. Production was originally suspended on April 14, 2016. On May 6, the factory resumed supplying parts for Honda operations outside of Japan, and on May 13 it resumed the assembly […]

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Product Review: MondoMotos MM10 Bullet Auxiliary Light Kit (V3)

Aug 23, 2016 View Comments

See and be seen. As motorcyclists this should always be top of mind. Besides wearing colorful gear, the next step in increasing safety is adding accessory lights. They come in all shapes, sizes, and light patterns. What drew me to the MM10s was the reasonable price and straightforward installation. My ’97 Triumph Tiger is a […]

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Harley-Davidson Reaches Settlement in EPA Suit

Aug 22, 2016 View Comments

Harley-Davidson has been in the news recently for racing tuners it manufactured that caused its motorcycles to emit illegal levels of air pollution. According to the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company has sold approximately 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners since 2008, which allowed riders to modify their motorcycle’s emissions control […]

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What To Do Until the Ambulance Arrives

Aug 20, 2016 View Comments

The Best Response to an Emergency Situation – Have you ever come upon an accident before emergency medical service (EMS) personnel arrived and were unsure how to assist? It can be a daunting situation, and it’s tempting to just ride past, but think how you would feel if you were the injured victim who desperately needed […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering Discount for Student Riders, Instructors, Military, and First Responders

Aug 19, 2016 View Comments

Zero Motorcycles is offering up to $500 off the price of a new Zero for student riders, riding school instructors, members of the military, and first responders. Riders can receive $500 off a Zero S, Zero DS, Zero SR or Zero DSR; or $250 off a Zero FX or Zero FXS at the time of purchase. While […]

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Product Review: Michelin Anakee Wild Tires

Aug 18, 2016 View Comments

Michelin has upped the ante with a new tire designed for 50/50 use by all you dual-sport and adventure bike addicts! This knobby radial tire is designed for big “trailies” such as the BMW R 1200 GS, KTM 1190 Adventure and 1290 Super Adventure, Yamaha 1200 Super Ténéré, and other large adventure bikes that use […]

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Combining Hobbies with Riding: Photography

Aug 17, 2016 View Comments

Motorcycle-sized Fun As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite […]

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Product Review: Alpinestars Multiair XCR GORE-TEX Boots

Aug 16, 2016 View Comments

Take breathable summer boots on tour and you can be sure to see rain and get cold and wet feet. Wear your 100 percent waterproof boots and it’ll be 100 degrees, giving you trench foot. It might not have rained, but your feet will think differently. Not many companies offer up a true compromise. Alpinestars’ […]

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Reader Ride: The Road to Mono Lake

Aug 15, 2016 View Comments

When exploring a new road, there is no good time to lose the light. We’re riding west through northern California toward Yosemite National Park, and highway has given way to a sidewinder, cliffside stretch of Route 120. As we negotiate the twisted ascent, each new turn is a mystery, full of promise and peril, and […]

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Triumph Breaks Its Own Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Aug 13, 2016 View Comments

Last week, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner achieved a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record of 245.667 mph as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph, both set by Bob Leppan, in the Gyronaut X-1. Near-perfect […]

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