Archive for September, 2007

RoadRUNNER Newsletter September 2007

Sep 23, 2007 View Comments by

In a few weeks the fall colors will be displayed in all their glory for riders to enjoy on their favorite back road foliage routes. Motorcycling has never been more popular, nor has it enjoyed a more positive public image than it does today. That’s due to the hard work of many people, both inside and outside the industry. Whether its raising money for charities, providing new, improved equipment or helping someone become a safer, more accomplished rider, we can all be involved in making a difference.

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Honda, Suzuki and MSF to join Femmoto 2007 in Las Vegas

Sep 09, 2007 View Comments by

Femmoto is very proud to announce the addition of two powerhouse brands to the Femmoto family. Suzuki is participating in the street demo program, with Honda fielding demo bikes for on-track riding. The addition of these two brands to the already announced line-up including returning brands Kawasaki , Aprilia, Buell, Ducati, Kymco and for the first time, Harley-Davidson, is a unique opportunity for female motorcycle enthusiasts from every background to test the latest machines on the street and on the track.

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OGIO Metroid Backpack

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

Businesswomen and men, students, or anyone who likes to be super organized will certainly appreciate OGIO’s Metroid backpack. It comes outfitted with 10 pockets, holds a volume of 2,250 cubic inches (36.8 liters), and weighs only 3.25 pounds. Laptop-toters have a side-entry, padded sleeve to use, which fits most 15″ laptops, and a front pocket […]

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Shoei Multitec Helmet

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

There’s no denying the convenience of the flip-front helmet. Unfortunately, the design that makes them so appealing also fosters increased wind noise and often compromises that nice, snug feel. The folks at Shoei recognized these shortcomings and set out to make a better flip. And boy, did they score big with the Multitec. The main […]

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Nolan N102 N-Com Helmet

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

The list of features on Nolan’s new state-of-the-art helmet is impressive, including a pivoting chin bar with a stainless-steel, one hand operable latching mechanism; a retractable sun shield; a quick-release chin strap with velour padding; chin curtain and neck roll to reduce wind noise; a built-in spoiler for increased stability; innovative, top and chin-bar vents; […]

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Gaerne G-RT Aquatech Touring Boots

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

It’s only when you’re thoroughly waterlogged that you truly appreciate the notion of being waterproof. On a recent, quite memorable trip from RoadRUNNER’s world headquarters in North Carolina to Lake George for Americade, it rained in every way imaginable from my driveway until I finally called it quits in Pennsylvania. Through it all, the only […]

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Garmin Zumo 550 GPS

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

Built specifically for motorcyclists, the new Garmin Zumo 550 has many useful features for navigating in town or across North America. Text- and voice-guided instructions provide riders with turn-by-turn directions to their destinations, and the touch screen is bright and clearly readable in daylight and easily manipulated with gloves on. With the Zumo 550 mounted […]

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Vanson Traveler Pants

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

In protective riding garments, leather may always be the material of choice. But while ex-cows may be tops in abrasion resistance, their hides leave a lot to be desired when it comes to breathable characteristics. And when you live in the South or find yourself at the sun’s mercy in any other area, that can […]

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Dowco Guardian WeatherAll Plus Motorcycle Cover Guardian Motorcycle Cover Alarm

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

About the only way to improve upon Dowco’s Guardian Weatherall Plus motorcycle cover would be to add an automated “bike detail” function that could wash, wax, and polish the ride while you rest easy on your couch watching The Long Way Round. The heavy-duty polyester cover is treated with tape-sealed seams, ClimaShield® Plus waterproof fabric […]

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LDComfort Undergarments

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

With long distances to be covered, riding in the right underwear is as crucial a consideration as the motorcycle ridden. And LDComfort is trying its best, with advanced fabric engineering, to ensure that their customers can stay seated comfortably for a whole day’s ride. Offering a nice alternative for those long hauls, their lightweight, high-performance […]

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Olympia Voyager Sport Touring Jacket

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

Olympia’s Voyager Sport Touring Jacket has a unique waist-length design, perfect for riding enduro motorcycles. The Voyager also outperforms most other jackets in versatility. The outer shell is constructed with coated 500- and 2000-denier Dupont™ Cordura®, a breathable membrane that also adds double-waterproof protection. The inner layer is made of Dupont™ Thermolite® insulation. The liner […]

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Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket and Pants

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

My first motorcycle jacket was a Joe Rocket Ballistic purchased in 1998. Bright yellow Rock Tex™, it felt sturdier than anything that I had previously owned and got me through my first season of wobbling.Much has changed since then – I wobble less – but Joe Rocket still strives to make stylish, value-priced gear. The […]

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Spidi JK Ladies Textile Jacket

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

When it comes to women’s jackets, they have to look stylish, but at the same time they have to offer good protection. Worn on or off the bike, the Spidi JK Ladies Textile Jacket, made of soft but strong Tactel®, has more than enough Italian flair to fit in almost anywhere. The high-tenacity 6.6 nylon […]

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Peter Calles’s Magnificent Obsession

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

First BikeThe American Heritage Dictionary defines obsession as a “compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea.” Peter Calles’s fixed idea involves motorcycles and his obsession with them began at an early age. While still in high school, Peter became enthralled with the beauty, sound, and styling of motorcycles. While other boys his age obsessed over Corvettes […]

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When The Pavement Ends

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments by

If you do enough motorcycle touring in North America, sooner or later you’ll end up where the tarmac turns to dirt. Though it may be just a break in the highway for construction, or a side road leading to your campsite, you’ll need to modify your riding technique to stay upright, especially when surface conditions […]

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