Online Retailers Cheap Cycle Parts and Competition Accessories Join Forces

Feb 01, 2015 View Comments

Known for supplying virtually any part for any motorcycle, www.cheapcycleparts.com has been the DIY motorcyclist’s go-to for OEM and aftermarket parts since 2006. Competition Accessories (www.competitionaccessories.com), on the other hand, has been selling a wide variety of motorcycle gear and apparel, including their own in-house brands Sliders and Aeromoto, since 1961. The two motorcycle-focused E-commerce […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Jan 31, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

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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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Eugene, Oregon

Jan 30, 2015 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 Eugene, OR Shamrock Tour  comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Sep/Oct ’05 issue.

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Victory Heads to the Strip

Jan 29, 2015 View Comments

No, not the one in Vegas—Victory Motorcycles is heading to the drag strip. The company recently announced the creation of the Victory NHRA Pro Stock Factory Racing Team. Two-time world Champion Matt Smith (his latest championship coming in 2013) and his wife and co-rider Angie will lead the team, which will compete on matte gray […]

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The Right Tools

Jan 28, 2015 View Comments

No damage other than some embarrassment and bruised dignity, but the clutch lever has snapped at the pivot. What to do? I have an urgent mission to complete on the island, so I wheel the bike on board and set to work. My handy Schrade Tough Tool includes a file that helps to reshape the […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: MotoMojo

Jan 27, 2015 View Comments

Motorcyclists are a peculiar bunch. We live for the open road, but we usually don’t mind a day in the garage either. In fact, often times you can’t have one without the other. Riders, far more than drivers, tend to be do-it-yourselfers willing to tackle a variety of maintenance procedures and repairs on their own. […]

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Review: BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket

Jan 26, 2015 View Comments by Brian Shaney

Designed primarily for warm weather riding, The BiLT Explorer Air Adventure Jacket has some added features that make it a viable option in cooler temps and wet weather as well. Constructed of 600 denier material (1200 in impact areas) with mesh inset panels, the jacket offers riders protection in the form of CE armor in […]

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Polaris Acquires Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company

Jan 25, 2015 View Comments

The newest addition to Polaris’ ever-expanding collection of brands is the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo. Polaris has been invested in Brammo since 2011, but this new deal seems to fully integrate Brammo into Polaris. This will include the design and production of electric motorcycles at Polaris’ Spirit Lake facility in Iowa, which is home to […]

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Victory Motorcycles and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles Help At-Risk Youth

Jan 24, 2015 View Comments

Helping with Horsepower (HWH), a non-profit organization founded by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in South Dakota, works to promote motorcycle-related charity around the nation. HWH’s Bike Rebuild Program helps kids stay in school and find a new passion by giving them hands-on experience working on motorcycles. However, the Bike Rebuild Program at Pine Bush High […]

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Tour of the Week: Round Trip – Columbus, OH

Jan 23, 2015 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 Columbus, Ohio Round Trip Tour  comes from RoadRUNNER‘s Nov/Dec ’08 issue.

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The Hunt: Buying a Bike Off Craigslist

Jan 21, 2015 View Comments

Shopping for a new bike can be a whole lot of fun, but actually buying one can turn into a nightmare. For many of us, going to a dealership to look at brand new (or almost new) bikes just isn’t financially an option, so to get what we’re looking for we’re forced to turn to […]

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BMW Automatic Drive Chain Lubrication System (aka Scottoiler) for F 800 GS Adventure

Jan 20, 2015 View Comments by Jim Parks

Although the Scottoiler chain lubrication system has a long and loyal following, I had never tried one before installing the BMW branded version (for purchase only through the BMW dealer network) on my 2014 F 800 GS Adventure. The main contribution of BMW to their partnership with Scottoiler seems to be the BMW sticker and […]

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TomTom Unveils New RIDER GPS

Jan 19, 2015 View Comments

TomTom is aggressively seeking a larger share of the motorcycle market with the all new TomTom RIDER GPS unit. The RIDER comes with a host of motorcycle specific features and route options that will help riders find the best roads wherever they’re riding. The GPS can even suggest what it thinks will be the most […]

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First Impressions of a New Bike: The Breva

Jan 18, 2015 View Comments

*Editor’s note: The opinions reflected in the following piece are those of the author only. Think of her as an easygoing, Italian grandmother in a vivid red dress. She’s the one who makes you cakes, takes you to the park, and holds your hand when you’re sick in bed. As a machine, she has the red […]

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Races to Places Tour

Jan 17, 2015 View Comments

One look at Horizon Unlimited’s HUB online bulletin board proves that there is no shortage of world-traveling motorcyclists out there. What makes Lyndon Poskitt unique, however, is that he doesn’t just ride from place to place, he rides from race to race. Poskitt, an Englishman, is a former Dakar racer and aerospace engineer who decided […]

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