Michelin’s Alliance with Harley-Davidson

Aug 29, 2015 View Comments

Michelin Scorcher Co-Branded Tire – Perhaps no other motorcycle company does co-branding better than Harley-Davidson. Their partnership with Ford Motor Company, for instance, produced a number of high-end, Harley-Davidson co-branded Ford trucks. The Motor Company is at it again with its continued alliance with Michelin Tires. The two companies recently announced that Michelin’s Scorcher range […]

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Tour of the Week: Northwestern Montana

Aug 28, 2015 View Comments

Big Sky Country – 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 Northwestern Montana tour comes from the Jan/Feb 2009 issue.

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Review: BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants

Aug 27, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

Budget Friendly Adventure Gear – I wore the BMG Adventure II Jacket and Pants on the Shamrock Tour® featured in RoadRUNNER‘s October 2015 issue. Make no mistake; weather in the Deep South straddling the Florida-Georgia state line is both hot and humid. On this tour, temperatures hovered in the mid-90s for most of the day. […]

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Common Motorcycle Insurance Questions Answered

Aug 26, 2015 View Comments by Michael Rosenzweig

Decoding Motorcycle Coverage – One of the most common questions I hear regarding motorcycle insurance is, “What is the average cost of a motorcycle insurance policy?” Another common question: “What do I really need on my policy, and what can I do to drop my overall insurance cost?” Here are some answers to motorcyclists’ most […]

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City Escape: Las Vegas, Nevada

Aug 25, 2015 View Comments

Fleeing the Strip – This loop south of Las Vegas is a serene escape from the urban bustle. Once free from the neon lights and the traffic of Sin City, riders will experience the raw beauty of the Mojave Desert. The clear desert air allows awe-inspiring views of rugged mountains, expansive sand dunes, and whimsical […]

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Book Review: Lee Parks’ Total Control

Aug 24, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, Second Edition by Lee Parks Every motorcyclist who’s serious about the sport is always looking for ways to improve his/her riding skills and become a better and safer rider. One way of becoming a better rider involves studying and mastering the physics and mechanics that govern motorcycles and […]

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City Escape: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2015 View Comments

The Covered Bridges of Bucks County – This Bucks County covered bridge route is meant for laid-back scenic cruising. Along the way you’ll be rewarded with canopied country byways, crossing eight beautifully maintained covered bridges and through historic villages with an abundance of eclectic shops and restaurants. Riders will want to stop often.

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High Velocity: Interview with Valerie Thompson

Aug 22, 2015 View Comments by David Burbach

Land Speed Racer – Valerie Thompson Seven motorcycle land speed records, a top speed of 217.7 mph in the standing mile, and membership in multiple 200 MPH Clubs—these are just some of the impressive accomplishments associated with land speed racer Valerie Thompson. But there’s much more to Valerie’s career than mere numbers. Off the track, […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour – Tupelo, MS

Aug 21, 2015 View Comments

Mississippi Running – 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 Tupelo, MS Shamrock Tour comes from the Sep/Oct 2007 issue.

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Love Jugs Electric Cooling Fans for Harley-Davidson

Aug 20, 2015 View Comments

Helping Your Harley Keep Its Cool – Soon after I added a 2008 Harley-Davidson Road King FLHP to my small motorcycle fleet, I became aware of the amount of heat a 103ci V-twin could give off. Sitting at long traffic lights and inching along in city traffic in triple-digit temperatures had me wishing I was […]

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MotoMojo: The Octane Problem

Aug 19, 2015 View Comments

What’s Right For Your Bike – For many motorcyclists, the octane numbers such as 85, 87, 89, and 91 (or 93) on the gas pump might as well read “nope,” “almost there,” and “that’s the stuff.” And it’s a logical assumption that when something costs more, it must be better, right? Not necessarily. The best […]

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City Escape: Tuscon, Arizona

Aug 18, 2015 View Comments

Finding History in the Desert – This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert […]

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Review: HJC FG-17 Flutura Helmet

Aug 17, 2015 View Comments

An Affordable Full-Face with Great Graphics – For those in the market for a helmet with a more feminine aesthetic, HJC’s FG-17 Flutura comes in several colors and patterns that will appeal to women riders. The FG-17 is also available in solid colors and more masculine designs, so there’s a style for everyone. The shell […]

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Two Coasts, Two Track Days

Aug 16, 2015 View Comments

Willow Springs and VIR Host September Riding Schools – No matter which coast you happen to live on, there’s going to be a first class riding school coming to you this September. On the West Coast, the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA, will be the setting for Reg Pridmore’s CLASS (California’s Leading Advanced Safety […]

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Yamaha Comes to the Killington Classic

Aug 15, 2015 View Comments

-Test Ride the Latest from Team Blue The Killington Classic is just around the corner (August 27-30) and you won’t want to miss Vermont’s number one motorcycle rally or the state’s beautiful fall weather and motorcycle roads. But, if you’ve been thinking about buying a new Yamaha sometime soon, you have one more reason to […]

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