Product Review: AltRider KLR 650 Skid Plate Review

Sep 16, 2014 View Comments by Steve Mauk

For those wishing to explore the off road capabilities of their Kawasaki KLR 650, the stock plastic skid plate should be replaced with something more substantial. The stock plastic item may be tougher than it looks, but in a rock versus plastic grudge match, my money goes on the rock every time. With something as […]

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40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Honda’s 2015 Model Lineup

Sep 15, 2014 View Comments

The year was 1974, and the place was Cologne, Germany, at the International Motorcycle Show. Honda, one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, introduced a model called the Gold Wing GL1000. The bike was targeted at riders who wanted to cover serious mileage on their two-wheeled machines, which was a somewhat novel concept at […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Pennsylvania Dutch Country Cruise

Sep 14, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

What is It? Instead of just one bucket list road this month, we’re offering a whole location. The designated route follows a variety of delightful secondary roads through the Amish Country in Lancaster County, PA. Owing to their strict religious order, the Amish seem to have made time stand still. The route starts and finishes […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Steve Mauk

Sep 13, 2014 View Comments

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, frequent contributor and Road Rash author, Steve Mauk. Name: Steve […]

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Touring Tip: First Overnight Ride

Sep 12, 2014 View Comments by Jim Parks

Most motorcyclists start out strictly as day-trippers, meeting with other riders on the weekend for the proverbial breakfast or lunch ride. This allows them to focus on just the day of the ride. If the weather forecast is dry, they may not take rain gear. If they do get caught in the rain, there’s always […]

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Tour of the Week: Longview, Washington Shamrock Tour®: Volcano Craters to Foggy Seashores

Sep 12, 2014 View Comments

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 Longview, WA Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s May/June 2013 issue.

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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle Reviews Now Free Online

Sep 11, 2014 View Comments

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used bike sometime soon, be sure to check out RoadRUNNER’s extensive archive of motorcycle reviews to help you narrow down the possibilities. Previously, you could only access our riding impressions attached to issues that were included in your subscription period. Now, however, every review article the magazine […]

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Trans America Trail: There are Two things to do in Winnemucca, NV

Sep 10, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

If you type Winnemucca, NV, into Google, one of the first search results is from Trip Advisor. It boldly states, Two Things to Do in Winnemucca! Well, with up to two entire things to do, it seems crazy not to make it the place to spend the night. Like many midsize towns, it has plenty […]

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2015 KTM RC390: Fun Size is the Best Size

Sep 09, 2014 View Comments

The latest bike from Austria has all the markings of an excellent handling machine. With a claimed dry weight of only 324 pounds, the RC390 is close in weight to bikes like Honda’s CBR300R, while boasting an engine displacement 89cc greater. Speaking of engines, the RC390 shares its 375cc thumper with the 390 Duke naked […]

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Corbin Indian Seat Review: A Tale of Two Seats

Sep 08, 2014 View Comments by David Burbach

When fellow RoadRUNNER editor Florian Neuhauser returned from a tour of Florida on our 2014 Indian Chieftain press bike, he had a few complaints about the bike’s stock seat, though, as far as OEM seats go, Indian’s is certainly one of the best. Still, after a couple thousand miles it was obvious that this was […]

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The V-Strom Returns to the Fold

Sep 07, 2014 View Comments by Brian Shaney

In the spring of 2011, I sold my Suzuki V-Strom 650. Since 2004, I had owned no less than three DL650s. Blue, red, and lastly my 2008, which was yellow and dubbed the “BeeStrom.” It’s safe to say I really liked the DL650. It’s affordable, easy to maintain, comfortable on long distance rides, off-road capable, […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: John Flores

Sep 06, 2014 View Comments

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, first up, RoadRUNNER‘s Digital Rider, John Flores. Name: John […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Austin, Texas

Sep 05, 2014 View Comments

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 Austin, TX Shamrock Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s May/June 2006 issue.

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Trans America Trail: Pavement Day

Sep 04, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Luke and I are both meeting up with separate groups at the end of the TAT. We’re traveling east through Glacier National Park, but our timing will be slightly different. The other riders are heading west along more conventional routes, and today’s when we decide on how to reach the Oregon coast in order to […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: International Competition

Sep 03, 2014 View Comments

Every year amateur riders from all over the world come together to test their skills against some of the most challenging motorcycling terrain on earth, hoping to bring the coveted GS Trophy back to their home country. The 2014 edition of the GS Trophy competition starts in just a week or so in the Rockies […]

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