Riding and Camping in Yellowstone Mountains: Geysers, and Bears … Oh My!

Nov 20, 2017 View Comments

As I press my tent stakes into the mineral-rich soil of the nation’s oldest national park, I am glad that I didn’t heed the impulse to turn around before even rolling across the western boundary of Yellowstone earlier in the day. The big jugs on my BMW R 1200 GS were getting hotter than I […]

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2018 BMW K 1600 B: A Fresh Perspective

Nov 17, 2017 View Comments

Since its earliest days, BMW motorcycles have fostered a reputation as touring mounts, the machines synonymous with world travel and adventure. There is really only one category in which the German mark hasn’t had a presence: the realm of heavy cruiser in the great American landscape. That’s about to change with the introduction of the […]

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PhotoMojo: Selfie Confidence

Nov 15, 2017 View Comments by John Flores

It’s the craze that’s sweeping the nation! Here’s a selfie of me with friends! Here’s a selfie of me in the bathroom! Here’s a selfie of me in front of a thing that I saw! Here’s a selfie of me with a bacon cheeseburger! Selfie. SELFIE. SELFIE! Love them or hate them, a lot of […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing Video and Timeline

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments

HONDA GOLD WING TIMELINE 1972 A team led by Soichiro Irimajiri develops the M1 prototype (also known as Project 371), a flat-six, 1,470cc precursor of the Gold Wing. 1974 The first Gold Wing—the 1975 GL1000 KO—makes its public debut at the Cologne Show in Germany. Developed by Toshio Nozue (also responsible for the CB750), the […]

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Michelin Announces Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments

The MICHELIN® Road 5 is designed for sport touring motorcycles with patented technologies that provide riders with enhanced grip, comfort, and stability, particularly in wet conditions. Available in January, the MICHELIN Road 5 incorporates patented XST Evo siping and ACT+ technology to add a new dimension of confidence in wet and dry conditions over the […]

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Motorcycle Film – A Man in La Mancha

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments

A life-tired and timid accountant is shaken from his complacency when his son is killed while serving in Iraq. In the emotional aftermath the father discovers his son was planning a motorcycle trip when he returned from the war; to retrace the route of his hero, Don Quixote. In an unexpected and uncharacteristic turn, the […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 1

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments

It was a warm spring day when Mr. Roland Howard Goff, of southern Georgia, started up his Honda VTX 1300. He couldn’t have imagined the chain of events that would result in him spending the next eight days lying trapped in a ditch under the heavy bike, fighting for his life with one leg crushed, […]

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 & 1000: The Latest Adventure Duo

Nov 10, 2017 View Comments

It’s not every day that a motorcycle manufacturer holds a press launch for two motorcycles of different model years. Yet, that’s exactly what Suzuki did recently, high up in California’s lovely San Bernardino Mountains. Both 650 V-Stroms—the standard and XT versions—are listed as 2017 models, while the standard and XT 1000 V-Stroms are denoted as […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway

Nov 08, 2017 View Comments

The traditional National Scenic Byway route has been extended into Wyoming to construct an inviting round trip. The byway meanders along the eastern flank of the Uinta Mountains. Riders will traverse Ashley National Forest and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The area is thick with Old West atmosphere and the terrain provides many stunning […]

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Classic Roads: Michigan’s River Road National Scenic Byway

Nov 06, 2017 View Comments

The Au Sable River, which flows 138 miles through Michigan’s Huron National Forest on its way to Lake Huron, packs plenty of history. The “River of Sand” is a designated National Wild and Scenic River, and River Road, which twists along the southern banks of the Au Sable from the town of Oscoda to M-65, […]

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City Escape: Annapolis, Maryland

Oct 26, 2017 View Comments

This journey immerses travelers in Maryland’s colorful history and the tranquil ambiance of a landscape surrounded by water. The laid-back charm and coastal culture makes southern Maryland feel thousands of miles removed from the frenetic pace of nearby Washington, D.C. And there’s lots of fresh seafood to enjoy at the many good restaurants.

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2018 Honda Gold Wing & Gold Wing Tour

Oct 24, 2017 View Comments

Honda officially released information on the all-new 2018 Gold Wing models. The current model has been around since 2001, a long time, a testament to its reliability and solid holder of the touring king title. For 2018 Honda incorporates the Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with two offered models. The Gold Wing comes without a top […]

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City Escape: Spokane, Washington

Oct 23, 2017 View Comments

Spanning two states and some of the most beautiful real estate in the nation, this Spokane, WA, City Escape is truly memorable. Best ridden in spring through fall, the route flanks the banks of miles of pristine lakes and rivers. Evergreens, water, curves, and views rule the day on this loop ride.

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Shamrock Tour® – Bryson City, North Carolina

Oct 17, 2017 View Comments

Remember recess? It was every kid’s refuge from the old three Rs. Fresh air and freedom reigned and rules were the exception. Unwinding was your sole responsibility and frolicsome fun ensued for no apparent reason. Most motorcyclists know how to get that feeling back and many of them head for the Western North Carolina Mountains […]

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Strider Launches new 14x Model – From Balance Bike to Pedal Bike in 5 Minutes

Oct 16, 2017 View Comments

Strider is the go-to brand for balance bikes, and the company has launched a new model today that transforms into a pedal bike in 5 minutes. Weighing only 12.5lbs (5.7kg) the Strider 14x weighs half of “regular” kids bikes, thus making it much easier to ride. The new model is suggested for children between 3 […]

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