West Virginia Wonder: The 2014 RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend

Jul 22, 2014 View Comments

For its ninth year RoadRUNNER’s annual Touring Weekend was held in the beautiful Snowshoe Ski Resort deep in the mountains of West Virginia. The 300 or so riders and passengers arrived at the Expo Center at the top of the mountain on Thursday night. The crowd, consisting of a great mix of those new to […]

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Touring Vermont and Making the Pitch

Jul 21, 2014 View Comments

What do you get when you combine ABC’s Shark Tank TV show with a motorcycle tour of Vermont? The answer is Road Pitch, a project of FreshTracks Capital, a Vermont based venture capital firm, and founder Cairn Cross. It will work like this, 25 Vermont entrepreneurs, investors, and business advisors will ride around the state […]

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Review: Nolan N91 Modular Helmet

Jul 20, 2014 View Comments by David Burbach

I’m a big fan of modular helmets. The ability to flip up the whole face is perfect for taking a quick photo, having a conversation, or any number of other instances when it’s nice to not have to take the whole helmet off—and yet you still have the protection of a full face. Over the […]

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Necessity is the Mother of Invention: One-off Adventure Bags for the BMW GS

Jul 19, 2014 View Comments

Luggage. Motorcyclists may struggle with this aspect of the sport more than any other. Retaining the nimble, minimalist aspect of our bikes while still packing what we need for a trip is a true conundrum. I ride a BMW R 1200 GS—a motorcycle incarnation that is often fitted with more luggage than a United Airlines […]

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Day Trip to Saint Nazaire, France

Jul 18, 2014 View Comments

It’s Monday and I have the day off, and it just so happens that I’m the bearer of a freshly issued “kitchen pass.” I have some money, a bike, and the weather is nice, the only thing left is to find a destination. I decide on Saint Nazaire, France. I like the place, and a […]

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Trans America Trail: Introducing Luke Swab

Jul 17, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Heading out on the second half of the TAT lacks any real fanfare. It’s a day like any other, trying to get too many things done, in not enough hours—the girls are at school and Beth is at work so I merely get on the KLR and leave. As expected, the excitement of my return […]

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2015 BMW Model Updates

Jul 16, 2014 View Comments

BMW Motorrad recently released an overview of the updates to its 2015 lineup. The first few entries aren’t all that interesting with the F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, and F 800 GT all getting nothing more than new paint colors. Starting with the R 1200 GS, though, things get a […]

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2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 30th Anniversary Edition

Jul 15, 2014 View Comments

If you’re a big fan of team green and want to get your hands on a piece of motorcycling history, then you better act fast! Starting on July 15th (today) buyers can place their orders for a special 30th anniversary version of Kawasaki’s superbike, the ZX-14R. Only 300 of the anniversary models will be made, […]

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2015 Honda CB300F: The Baby CBR Gets Naked

Jul 14, 2014 View Comments

Honda continues its all-out drive to lure new and younger riders into the sport with their latest model, the CB300F. As you could probably infer from its name, the CB300F is a naked version of the recently announced CBR300R, which takes the place of the previous CBR250R at the bottom of Honda’s street going lineup. […]

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RoadRUNNER Website GPS Tutorial

Jul 13, 2014 View Comments

If you’ve ever wondered how to use RoadRUNNER’s trip planning functions, check out this tutorial on using our Interactive Tour Map, downloading GPS files, viewing a route online, and importing the files into your device. Let us know if you have any more questions in the comments below.   Want to receive free Touring Tips, […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Cabot Trail

Jul 12, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

The Cabot Trail circumnavigates the mountainous coastline of Cape Breton Island in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It was completed in 1932, joining previously isolated fishing villages along an approximately 180-mile loop. The name traces back to the Italian explorer John Cabot, who reached these shores in 1497. The Cabot Trail winds its way […]

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Touring Tip: Helmet Check

Jul 11, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has noted that DOT-compliant helmet use by riders is on the increase, even in states without universal helmet laws. And you probably already know that full-face DOT-approved motorcycle helmets are the single most important component of protective gear for saving your life in a crash. Short of a crash, […]

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Trans America Trail: The Middle (Fanfare for Return)

Jul 10, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Arriving home is a strange and bittersweet feeling. The journey is only half over but coming home in the middle creates some type of finality. From this point forward I will have riding companions for the majority of the trip. For many people the Colorado portion is the highlight of their TAT experience. It really […]

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Touring Weekend Registration Closes on Thursday

Jul 09, 2014 View Comments

If you’re planning on attending RoadRUNNER‘s 9th Annual Touring Weekend in Snowshoe, WV next week, but you haven’t yet registered, you’re almost out of time! Online registration will close on Thursday, July 10th. If you miss this deadline you’ll need to sign up on site. Follow this link to register: www.roadrunner.travel/order/touring-weekend-registration   Want to receive free […]

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RadarNow! Answers the Eternal Question, “Should I Put on the Rain Gear?”

Jul 09, 2014 View Comments by John Flores

While I like the visual drama of an approaching summer thunderstorm as much as the next guy, I hate getting caught up in one. Even worse than that is the thirty miles of, “Should I put the rain gear on or shouldn’t I?” which is often followed by, “Oh my heavens it’s like a sauna in […]

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