Tour of the Week – Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee: Thunder Roads

Oct 24, 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 Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s October 2012 issue.

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Trans America Trail: Not Just Any Port in the Storm . . . Port Orford!

Oct 23, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Even though Big Windy spoiled our vision of rolling out of the woods into an unsuspecting sleepy little seaside community, with our dirty bikes and even dirtier selves as locals watched gape-mouthed and amazed, we are still determined to get to Port Orford, OR, tonight. It is just under two hours due north on the […]

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MotoMojo: Ethanol in Gasoline

Oct 22, 2014 View Comments

Most motorcyclists are affected by the ethanol mixed in their gasoline, whether they know it or not. Ethanol is a type of alcohol produced by fermentation of various food stocks and subsequent distillation. About 95 percent of U.S. ethanol comes from corn. Gasoline has evolved into reformulated blends over the years due to numerous laws. […]

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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Oct 21, 2014 View Comments by Wayne Peterson

I would like to lecture my youngest son, but I can’t. Two years ago he convinced my wife that he needed a new Honda Ruckus, as this would save him (her) money on gas consumption. No matter that it would cost her (yes, I said her) money to buy it—he just had to have it. […]

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2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS

Oct 20, 2014 View Comments

Apparently it’s not too early to introduce 2016 models, even though it isn’t even 2015 yet. At least Suzuki thinks so with the unveiling of the new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F naked and sport-touring bikes based on the GSX-R1000 sportbikes. As you would assume, the GSX-S’s feature a retuned version of the gixxer’s 999cc inline-four cylinder […]

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2015 Can-Am Spyder F3: BRP’s Muscle Trike

Oct 19, 2014 View Comments

The first thing you’ll notice when looking at the all-new 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 is its aggressive look. By comparison Can-Am’s previous iterations were, well, kind of cute—for lack of a better word. The F3 has the muscle to back up its new posture too. The power plant is a Rotax sourced 1,330cc in-line triple […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Florian Neuhauser

Oct 18, 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, RoadRUNNER‘s Senior Editor, Florian Neuhauser. Name: Florian Neuhauser Current […]

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Tour of the Week: Shamrock Tour Ithaca, New York

Oct 17, 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 Ithaca, NY Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s February 2010  issue.

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Trans America Trail: The Wrath of Big Windy!

Oct 16, 2014 View Comments by Joseph Trey

Good morning Shady Cove! This appears to be it . . . the last official day of the TAT. By tonight we should arrive in Port Orford. I make a cup of coffee and walk down to the Rogue River and call the Castaway By The Sea to confirm our reservation for later tonight. A […]

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MotoMojo Spark Plugs – What They Say About Your Engine

Oct 15, 2014 View Comments

Spark plugs can provide invaluable information on the mechanics of your bike. After plugs are run for a while, the tips show the overall condition of the engine, including pistons, rings, valve guides and seals, carburetion or fuel injection, ignition, and spark advance. You can also diagnose a variety of conditions, including detonation, pre-ignition, overheating, […]

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2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure: More Power, More Comfort

Oct 14, 2014 View Comments

For at least the past year the motorcycle world has been raving about KTM’s 1190 Adventure and Adventure R models. Buyers and motorcycle journalists alike have taken to the bike’s combination of power, comfort, handling, and versatility as well as the R version’s off-road prowess. All of the Adventure’s success hasn’t gone to KTM’s head—the […]

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2015 Zero Models: Now With Longer Range!

Oct 13, 2014 View Comments

Zero has already made a name for itself as one of the major players in the electric motorcycle market, and it certainly doesn’t look like they’re going anywhere. The 2015 Zero lineup shows aggressive improvements to bikes that are already some of the best in their class. The 2015 Zeros now get up-spec Showa suspension […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 RS: A New Sport Tourer

Oct 12, 2014 View Comments

With the release of BMW’s updated R 1200 R Roadster, the German company has also released a sport-touring version called the R 1200 RS. The two bikes are very similar with BMW’s water-cooled boxer motor powering both. The primary difference is that the RS has a fairing and windshield that will dramatically increase the bike’s […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Jim Parks

Oct 11, 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 touring article author and Director of Public Relations, Jim […]

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Tour of the Week: Eastern Oklahoma

Oct 10, 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 Eastern Oklahoma Tour comes from RoadRUNNER‘s July 2003 issue.

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