Indian Sets Three Land Speed Records at El Mirage

Jul 21, 2017 View Comments

Fifty years ago, Burt Munro rode an Indian Scout Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history, setting an under-1,000cc record of 183.58 mph. In preparation for the Burt Munro 50th anniversary commemorative run, Indian Motorcycle has set three new land speed records during test runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California. First among […]

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The Evolution of an Adventure Bike

Jul 20, 2017 View Comments

RoadRUNNER reader Rich King has been documenting the evolution of his Suzuki DR650 from a stock bike to an adventure bike and wrote in to share the process with our readers. I learned how to drive a 1928 Chevy truck when I was 11, and with my grandpa’s help rebuilt it at 17. I’ve loved working […]

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R: A Serious Dual Sport

Jul 19, 2017 View Comments

It’s the most off-road-capable model bearing the Adventure name. The 1190 is no longer, having been replaced by the 1290 Super Adventure R with an increase in displacement. Visually, the Super looks similar to the 1190. The lighter, more agile 1090 Adventure R is more enduro than travel yet still puts out 125 hp. Packed […]

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days a Success

Jul 18, 2017 View Comments

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country gathered to enjoy three days of vintage motorcycle racing product displays and demo rides, bike shows, seminars, a bustling marketplace, entertainment, and camaraderie at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 7-9. The annual event, organized and promoted by […]

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The Dalles, Oregon Shamrock Tour®: Exploring the Columbia River Gorge Area

Jul 17, 2017 View Comments

The Columbia River Gorge’s breathtaking vistas owe its heritage to a series of geological cataclysms during the last ice age. A huge 2,000-foot-deep glacial lake had formed over present day Missoula, MT. The ice dam, impounding the glacial melt, gave way, sending a massive torrent of destruction down the Columbia River. Geologists believe the ice […]

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Reader Ride: Pony Express Trail

Jul 15, 2017 View Comments

“WANTED: Young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to 
risk death daily.” I meet none of the prerequisites to qualify for this trip as the 1860 handbill 
advertised. Yet I’m intrigued by the history of the Pony Express Trail and reckon it’s as good a 
way as any to get […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio Route 536

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments

To the surprise of many riders, the roads in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio are some of the most technically challenging in the Lower 48. Although the elevation changes are not as dramatic as East or West Coast mountain ranges, the hills can be particularly challenging to ascend when there is no advance indication […]

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2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments

The 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis starts in two weeks and will give 20 wounded veterans an all-expenses paid trip to the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride offers veterans a unique brand of motorcycle therapy. In 2014, Army Airborne Paratrooper Dave Frey, on a solo trip to Sturgis, met a fellow paratrooper […]

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Backcountry Discovery Routes July Fundraiser to Match Donations

Jul 13, 2017 View Comments

Backcountry Discovery Routes has a summer fundraising campaign going that guarantees to double the impact of donors by matching all contributions dollar for dollar. This means a donation of $100 will result in $200 being invested in the activities of the non-profit organization whose mission is to create one new cross-state route per year for […]

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2017 Honda CMX300 & CMX500H: Rebels With a Cause

Jul 12, 2017 View Comments

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, Honda introduced America to the fun of smaller-displacement motorcycles. With its “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” advertising campaign—and a slew of low-cost and lightweight machines—the company put the Baby Boomer generation on two wheels and made lifetime enthusiasts out of many of them.

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New 2017 Aerostich Catalog

Jul 11, 2017 View Comments

The new 2017 Aerostich catalog is now available and features over 60 new items and thousands of products for motorcycle and scooter riders. New garments in this year’s 292-page edition including the Cousin Jeremy Wax Cotton One Piece Suit and Lightweight Useful Suit. In addition there’s the usual mix of Aerostich and resale items ranging […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering “Free ‘Fuel’ for Life”

Jul 10, 2017 View Comments

Zero Motorcycles’ latest promotion, “Free ‘Fuel’ For Life,” began on July 5. The company is giving anyone who purchases a new Zero between July 5 – 31, 2017, up to $1,200, the equivalent of about 85,000 miles worth of electricity. At today’s current national average for gasoline ($2.25), it would cost about $4,745 to cover that distance […]

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2017 Touring Weekend Registration Deadline Is July 13

Jul 08, 2017 View Comments

Time flies! The Touring Weekend is just over one month away and the deadline to register is fast approaching. If you haven’t yet signed up, spaces are still available! Registration is $215 per person and the deadline is July 13. After July 13, it’s $235. Special hotel group rates are also available until July 13 at […]

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City Escape: Salt Lake City, Utah

Jul 07, 2017 View Comments

This route leads through central Wasatch Mountain State Park and offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. The best time to travel is in the summer, but even then unpredictable weather can bring snow. Autumn is especially beautiful. The loop is intentionally short to allow riders time to stop and take in the […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

Jul 06, 2017 View Comments

The Harley-Davidson Museum is preparing to host its annual birthday celebration as the Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally takes over the campus on July 8. Though Saturday is the main celebration, the museum will be holding events throughout the weekend. Thursday, July 6 Bike Night, 5 – 9 p.m. Thursday’s Bike Night serves as the […]

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