Product Review: MondoMotos MM10 Bullet Auxiliary Light Kit (V3)

Aug 23, 2016 View Comments

See and be seen. As motorcyclists this should always be top of mind. Besides wearing colorful gear, the next step in increasing safety is adding accessory lights. They come in all shapes, sizes, and light patterns. What drew me to the MM10s was the reasonable price and straightforward installation. My ’97 Triumph Tiger is a […]

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Harley-Davidson Reaches Settlement in EPA Suit

Aug 22, 2016 View Comments

Harley-Davidson has been in the news recently for racing tuners it manufactured that caused its motorcycles to emit illegal levels of air pollution. According to the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company has sold approximately 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners since 2008, which allowed riders to modify their motorcycle’s emissions control […]

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What To Do Until the Ambulance Arrives

Aug 20, 2016 View Comments

The Best Response to an Emergency Situation – Have you ever come upon an accident before emergency medical service (EMS) personnel arrived and were unsure how to assist? It can be a daunting situation, and it’s tempting to just ride past, but think how you would feel if you were the injured victim who desperately needed […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering Discount for Student Riders, Instructors, Military, and First Responders

Aug 19, 2016 View Comments

Zero Motorcycles is offering up to $500 off the price of a new Zero for student riders, riding school instructors, members of the military, and first responders. Riders can receive $500 off a Zero S, Zero DS, Zero SR or Zero DSR; or $250 off a Zero FX or Zero FXS at the time of purchase. While […]

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Product Review: Michelin Anakee Wild Tires

Aug 18, 2016 View Comments

Michelin has upped the ante with a new tire designed for 50/50 use by all you dual-sport and adventure bike addicts! This knobby radial tire is designed for big “trailies” such as the BMW R 1200 GS, KTM 1190 Adventure and 1290 Super Adventure, Yamaha 1200 Super Ténéré, and other large adventure bikes that use […]

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Combining Hobbies with Riding: Photography

Aug 17, 2016 View Comments

Motorcycle-sized Fun As wonderful as motorcycling is, there are plenty of other enjoyable ways riders like to spend their free time. Some like golf, others hiking, fishing, kayaking, or other outdoor activities. Some dabble in photography, art, writing, or different creative endeavors. Due to limited storage capacity, it can be daunting to incorporate other favorite […]

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Product Review: Alpinestars Multiair XCR GORE-TEX Boots

Aug 16, 2016 View Comments

Take breathable summer boots on tour and you can be sure to see rain and get cold and wet feet. Wear your 100 percent waterproof boots and it’ll be 100 degrees, giving you trench foot. It might not have rained, but your feet will think differently. Not many companies offer up a true compromise. Alpinestars’ […]

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Reader Ride: The Road to Mono Lake

Aug 15, 2016 View Comments

When exploring a new road, there is no good time to lose the light. We’re riding west through northern California toward Yosemite National Park, and highway has given way to a sidewinder, cliffside stretch of Route 120. As we negotiate the twisted ascent, each new turn is a mystery, full of promise and peril, and […]

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Triumph Breaks Its Own Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Aug 13, 2016 View Comments

Last week, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner achieved a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record of 245.667 mph as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph, both set by Bob Leppan, in the Gyronaut X-1. Near-perfect […]

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Points of Interest: Sturgis, South Dakota

Aug 12, 2016 View Comments

Located in rural Meade County, Sturgis is a gateway to the Black Hills, a land dotted with waterways, craggy buttes, and buffalo. Originally named Scooptown but later changed to honor Civil War Union General Samuel D. Sturgis, the historic town is home to approximately 6,700 residents, though this number skyrockets every August during the Sturgis Motorcycle […]

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Product Review: TomTom Rider 400 GPS, Part 2

Aug 11, 2016 View Comments

Slick, light, but robust, the Rider 400 is an improvement on the weightier outgoing model. Translucent widgets and panels make the user interface graphics design easy to use, and information shown on the side bar—e.g., upcoming gas stations—is very useful. The screen is bright and colorful. While it’s not a Retina display, it does look […]

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South America: The Trans-Amazonian Challenge

Aug 10, 2016 View Comments

The first Trans-Amazonian Challenge joint venture tour by MotoDiscovery and Motolombia is a daunting undertaking for participants and guides alike. A huge loop of northern South America is planned, more than 8,700 miles in 45 days, through eight countries. The route starts in Cartagena, Colombia, near the northernmost portion of the continent. From there, we’ll […]

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California’s Lane Splitting Bill One Signature Away from Being Legal

Aug 09, 2016 View Comments

AB 51, the bill that would formally legalize lane splitting in California, is one step closer to passing. Last Thursday, the California Assembly gave the bill—sponsored by Assembly member Bill Quirk—the go-ahead, noting its potential to help reduce traffic congestion and promote safety. It’s now moving on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. If signed, AB 51 will formally define lane […]

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The Riding Reporters: The Journey Begins

Aug 08, 2016 View Comments

New Year, New Journey It’s January 2014 and we are at my dining table with pen and paper in front of us, making a list of all needed preparations. We need a name. A Facebook page. A website. We need to figure out which projects we want to visit and write about. We need to […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Great River Road

Aug 06, 2016 View Comments

This National Scenic Byway traces the mighty Mississippi River from Minnesota to Louisiana, passing by Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Wisconsin along the way. America’s longest river slices through the country’s heartland, meandering past charming river towns and major cities. In Minnesota the journey begins near the Mississippi’s headwaters at Lake Itasca […]

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