Navigation: A Modern-Day Necessity for Riders For motorcyclists, navigating from one point to another was previously quite a demanding task. Working out the maps required a lot of skill and time, holding many maps took space, as well as continuously determining the current position of the motorcycle, all while exposed to the elements. In recent […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Gillette, WY Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s May/June 2005 issue.
Rugged simplicity is what sets the Kawasaki KLR 650 apart from its fuel-injected, sensor-laden adventure bike brethren. When selecting luggage for my KLR, it only made sense to outfit the bike with luggage that followed the same design principles. The Happy Trails Teton series of panniers does just that. The KLR 650 panniers are constructed […]
Early motorcycles often had a foot-operated clutch and a hand-operated shifting mechanism that followed automotive practice. It no doubt made for some interesting scenes as new riders tried to master the technique, wobbling on one foot while starting out on a steep, off-camber hill while carrying a passenger, likely a girlfriend they were trying to […]
Just about every issue of RoadRUNNER Magazine features a Reader Ride submitted by one of you, our faithful readers! RoadRUNNER’s audience is by far the most dedicated and experienced group of touring motorcyclists to be found with many spectacular touring experiences under their collective belts. RoadRUNNER’s Reader Ride section allows us the opportunity to share […]
Remember T CLOCS? For many of us the term is familiar but its meaning has been lost somewhere in the countless miles and years that have passed since we took the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course to get our motorcycle endorsement. T CLOCS is an acronym for Tires, Controls, Lights, Oil, Chassis, and Stands […]
The country’s upper left-hand corner is home to some of the most beautiful and interesting geography anywhere in the world. Frank Covucci Motorcycle Tours is planning an expedition to take in this stunning area by motorcycle. The tour will take place August 11-21, 2015 and will travel through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. The route […]
Car drivers must really wonder what’s going on. I’m sailing down the highway with my chin nearly resting on the bars with my shins on the pegs. I’m just taking a quick stretch, but for the brief moment I’m in their vicinity, my fellow road-goers must think me rather odd. Sure it looks strange, but […]
Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine will be 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 Northeast Oregon Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Mar/Apr 2004 issue.
*Here is a letter from RoadRUNNER‘s Publisher and Editor in Chief, Christa Neuhauser, highlighting the contents of RoadRUNNER Magazine’s February ’15 issue, which is now available at a newsstand near you. Dear Reader, Starting with this issue, we are featuring a new column called A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy, which will be focusing on satellite navigation. […]
Leaving a motorcycle idle for several months can wreak havoc if precautions are not taken. Here are a few minor things you can do to protect your bike and prevent problems when you’re ready to ride again. Gas Before storing your motorcycle for any extended period of time, top off the fuel tank with fresh […]
BMW’s mid displacement roadster is another of the German company’s models to get a refresh for 2015. To begin with, the bike’s 798cc parallel twin engine gets a modest bump in power from 87 to 90 horsepower; torque remains the same at 63 pound-feet. To further improve acceleration the transmission’s first two gears get shorter […]
The nation’s largest motorcycle gear retailer has recently announced the opening of two new locations, both in Southern California. The first is located in Culver City, CA at 5577 Sepulveda Blvd. near the 405 and Marina Freeway interchange. The other is situated in Huntington Beach at 15021 Goldenwest Street by the Westminster Mall. Cycle Gear’s […]
If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER Magazine for a while you’re probably familiar with the Backcountry Discovery Routes non-profit organization. BDR’s goal is to scout out off road paths that traverse entire states and to ensure that these routes are preserved for the use of adventure enthusiasts for years to come. To date RoadRUNNER Magazine has […]
What is It? Although Pennsylvania may not be as well known as some other East Coast riding venues, it has much to offer, particularly in its central region. The Bucket List Road this month is a collection of some of the best backroads that Pennsylvania has to offer for scenic beauty and challenging tarmac. The […]