BMW Motorrad Announces Pricing for 2018 K 1600 B Bagger

Mar 23, 2017 View Comments

BMW Motorrad has announced pricing and product highlights for its much-anticipated K 1600 B, the bagger developed specifically with “American riders and great open American roads in mind.” The 2018 K 1600 B will have an MSRP of $19,995.00 (plus a $495.00 destination fee). Largely based on the technology used in the BMW six-cylinder tourer K […]

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National Geographic Site Lets You Print Topo Maps for Free

Mar 22, 2017 View Comments

We wanted to take a second and remind readers of a really cool website National Geographic launched last summer. The easy-to-use site lets you download and print any 7.5-minute topo map (named because the maps cover 7.5 minutes of latitude and 7.5 minutes of longitude) in the continental U.S. Basically, the magazine uploaded every U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographical […]

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Neale Bayly Rides: Peru 2.0

Mar 22, 2017 View Comments

Last year, motorcycle journalist and philanthropist Neale Bayly premiered his show, “Neale Bayly Rides: Peru,” on MAVTV. The series followed a group of riders with varying degrees of experience on a trek through the mountains and desert of Peru, ending with a stop at an orphanage for abandoned children in Moqugua, for which Neale continues […]

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Review: Aerostich AD-1 Light Pants

Mar 21, 2017 View Comments

Aerostich has been in the motorcycle clothing business for quite some time now, constantly improving the usability (if not the now-iconic style) of their jackets, pants, and suits until they audibly hum with refinement*. The AD-1 Light Pants are no different and ooze with the kind of thoughtful touches that have made them my go-to […]

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Before Riding Season Starts, It’s Time to Take a Brake

Mar 20, 2017 View Comments

The start of a new season: your bike has been stored away for the winter and now it’s time to ride … not so fast, though. You’ll need to check a few things first, and maybe some light maintenance is in order. Sure, you’ve changed the oil, charged the battery, and checked your tires. What […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: The Turquoise Trail (New Mexico)

Mar 18, 2017 View Comments

The Turquoise Trail, a designated National Scenic Byway, is believed to be an ancient path used by native people for traveling between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. Iconic geological formations are plentiful along the route. People of European descent were first attracted to the area in the 19th century to mine precious metals. This ruggedly […]

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Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo

Mar 17, 2017 View Comments

Designed for women riders, the Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo is April 28-30, at Retama Park, near San Antonio, TX. Attendees will enjoy guided rides, workshops, and panel discussions by recognized leaders in the motorcycle industry, beginner and advanced rider classes, a fashion show, and a free Sunday brunch. “It’s a combination rally, conference, and tradeshow […]

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Review: Mission Vaporactive Men’s Base Layers

Mar 16, 2017 View Comments

Mission, which designs gear to meet the needs of athletes, also caters to individuals with a whole lot of perseverance—an apt description for anyone on two wheels. The brand’s Vaporactive technology is infused with naturally derived active particles embedded at the fiber level. These particles use the body’s energy to rapidly attract, grasp, and evaporate […]

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Indian Motorcycle Events at 2017 Daytona Bike Week

Mar 15, 2017 View Comments

Daytona Bike Week kicked off late last week. Indian Motorcycle fans will be glad to know an array of activities are still lined up for the remainder of the event. This includes a custom bagger showcase, demo rides for all new 2017 models, and a 2017 Chieftain sweepstakes. Don’t miss Carey Hart’s custom Chieftain bagger on […]

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Review: Innovv K1 Motorcycle Camera

Mar 14, 2017 View Comments

One morning last spring I was headed to work and riding near the posted speed limit in an area where I see deer almost daily. I was surprised and startled by a driver who sped past me at double the speed limit, came far too close to me for my comfort, and then drove through […]

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Interview with 6D Helmets’ Bob Weber: A Safer Helmet Standard

Mar 13, 2017 View Comments

Bob Weber, co-founder of 6D Helmets, is a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast that started riding when he was eight or nine years old. He started racing motocross in 1977 and became a pro in 1980, and still races today for fun, to challenge himself, and to stay fit and involved in the sport he loves. His […]

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Sidetracked: My Brother’s Keeper, A “Lost” Art

Mar 11, 2017 View Comments

Getting lost in the backcountry is no joke. Whose job is it to keep the group together when the ride leaves the pavement? What responsibility does the individual have? “Where’s Rick?” asks Ken, our ride leader. Our group of 11 men is on the way to Copper Canyon, Mexico. It’s springtime and it’s hot this […]

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Review: Velocity Chain Maintenance System

Mar 10, 2017 View Comments

The Velocity chain maintenance system is designed to make cleaning and lubing a motorcycle chain a less messy job while allowing the use of bulk solvents and lubricants. The two-piece tool wraps around the chain near the sprocket, and the connected leash can be wrapped around a motorcycle part such as a footpeg to keep the […]

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Explore Japan on MotoQuest’s Hokkaido Tour

Mar 09, 2017 View Comments

Japan is on, if not at the top of, every motorcyclist’s bucket list. Thanks to MotoQuest, that dream can become a reality. For 12 days, from June 6-18, 2017, riders can explore Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island, on two wheels. Hokkaido offers perfectly manicured scenic roads, large national parks, wildlife, natural hot springs, steaming volcanoes, and […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 09, 2017 View Comments

“… Lord, I’ve never lived where churches grow …” —Johnny Cash Joshua Tree National Monument is a special place in the desert. I say that because I’ve walked along some of its lonely trails, camped there, scrambled over the huge boulders, looked up at the night sky, and served as acting superintendent when working for […]

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