Here in the U.S. motorcycles are largely used for pleasure rather than for utilitarian transportation. Sure, there are a few people out there that swear they’ve never owned, and never will own, a car and who ride their bikes 365 days a year, but generally they do so out of personal preference and not necessity. […]
Harley-Davidson will now have a year round presence in Sturgis, SD, not just during a certain week in August. The Motor Company and the town recently entered into a 75-year agreement (to celebrate the rally’s 75th anniversary) that will make Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of Sturgis until the year 2090. Part of the agreement provides […]
There’s brand loyalty, and then there’s brand loyalty. Octogenarian Harry Adler has owned no fewer than 55 Hondas since he began riding in 1963. Forty-eight of those he purchased from the same dealer, Horner Honda in Salisbury, MD. Currently the 84 year old owns eight motorcycles, all Hondas, as well as some Honda power equipment. […]
The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations run by motorcyclists. To date the ride has raised over $16 million for various children’s organizations, primarily the Victory Junction Gang camp. The camp provides a life changing and fun summer camp experience for children […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s North Dakota Round Trip Tour comes from the Sept./Oct. 2006 issue.
Most motorcyclists own multiple pairs of gloves as (perhaps more than any other piece of motorcycle gear) gloves tend to be more focused to their specific use. In fact, I never go on tour without bringing at least two pairs, one for the best-case weather scenario and one for the worst. The Laguna Gloves from […]
The start of a new season: your bike has been stored away for the winter and now it’s time to ride… Not so fast, though. You’ll need to check a few things first, and maybe some light maintenance is in order. Sure, you’ve changed the oil, charged the battery, and checked your tires. What else? […]
Long time followers of RoadRUNNER’s blog, as well as readers of the magazine, will be familiar with Bud Miller’s long running blog turned column called Zen Motorcyclist. We asked Bud to share his motorcycling history as well as the inspiration for his writing. “Many people are raised riding motorcycles; I came to riding quite late […]
We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]
Most touring motorcyclists have at least thought about how great it would be to take an extended tour of the United States hitting as many major landmarks along the way as possible. But how would you map out such a massive trip? Well, as motorcyclists we are naturally attracted to curvy and scenic roads, which […]
If you wear eyeglasses you’re most likely somewhat familiar with Transitions Lenses. These trick pieces of glass remain clear in low light but get progressively darker as sunlight increases, removing the need for wearers to carry two sets of glasses. SHOEI has just announced a partnership with Transitions Optical, maker of the Transitions Lenses. The […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Cruising Nevada’s Lonely Roads Tour comes from the March/April 2007 issue.
Once a year, hundreds of motorcyclists from around the country join together at the Touring Weekend to ride amazing roads, enjoy delicious food, and socialize with one another. But the event also boasts many wonderful guest speakers. This year is no different, the 2015 Touring Weekend guest speakers will inform and inspire us each evening. […]
As those of us who ride know, motorcycles and cars are completely different animals. Each can be tamed, but the bikes tend to bite harder. We, the operators, have the final say on the safety of our machines prior to a ride. Without all the steel, belts, and bags of a car, motorcyclists are more […]
It seems like there could be an entire section of a library or bookstore devoted to motorcycle travel books. Perhaps it’s the legacy of Ted Simon’s famous work Jupiter’s Travels that has created the abundance of motorcycle travel literature over the past few decades. Nevertheless, Allan Karl’s book, FORKS, manages to stand out in the […]