Archive for November, 2007

RoadRUNNER Newsletter November 2007

Nov 17, 2007 View Comments by

As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, cooler temperatures have definitely arrived. In this issue, we discuss how to keep a warm fire kindled under your motorcycling passion. Logging onto the RoadRUNNER website can keep you on top of the latest developments on the motorcycle scene and our Forum is a great place to do a little blogging.

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New Dual Sport BMWs

Nov 08, 2007 View Comments by

The Motor Works now has two brand new models that promise to add even more spice to their burgeoning dual sport lineup – the F 800 GS and the G 450 X.

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Lehmans Good Turn Trike becomes dedicated program

Nov 07, 2007 View Comments by

Lehman Trikes proudly announces an annual “Good Turn Trike” Program. The purpose of the “Good Turn Trike” Program will be to allow someone with a love for motorcycles to keep riding despite physical and/or financial circumstances.

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Legendary Agostini Grand Prix Racer on view for first time at Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Nov 07, 2007 View Comments by

The MV Agusta 500cc three-cylinder Grand Prix racer ridden to many F.I.M. Grand Prix victories by world famous racer Giacomo Agostini is on view at Stamford Museum & Nature Center as part of its “The Motorcycle, Italian Style: Riding the Curves with MV Agusta” exhibition.

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Dean Akey’s Rescue Riders Program: Preparing Bikers to Support Emergency Response Teams

Nov 06, 2007 View Comments by

Dean Akey is an avid biker and was in a motorcycle accident three years ago which left him with 60 staples in his head and every rib broken down the right side of his body.

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“Road Warrior” R80 G/S Gets a New Home at Bob’s BMW Museum

Nov 05, 2007 View Comments by

The famed 1981 R80 GS beloning to Dr. Gregory Frazier, which he rode to the ends of the earth, is now on permanent display at Bob’s BMW Motorcycle Museum in Jessup, Maryland.

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New for Speed Triple – Help your fly!

Nov 05, 2007 View Comments by

1050 Speed Triple riders who find the optional factory flyscreen to be undersized will be interested in a new Speed Shield from Laminar. Designed specifically for use with the Triumph Flyscreen available for 2005 and newer 1050 Speed Triples; it attaches without drilling and provides improved wind protection.

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Blood, Sweat, and 2nd Gear

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

Being on the road, seeing new places, and doing new things is not only enlightening, it’s fun. But travel, especially by motorcycle, does put a strain on the body. And, like any other activity, accidents can happen. If, as the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Blood, […]

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Motorcycle-Themed Picture Books

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

Little Mike and Maddie My daughter really loves these stories – maybe it’s the dogs or maybe it’s because her mom, dad, grandma, and grandpa all ride motorcycles! I have been asked repeatedly over the last few weeks to read and re-read the “motorcycle books.” My only complaint is that they are so long! I […]

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Legendary Motorcycles

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

“What if we made a book about the most historically significant motorcycles ever, the bikes that became famous?” That simple question sparked a quest that sent author Basem Wasef and his wife to seek out motorcycling’s most cherished icons. Clutching a list of mythicized bikes, they took off across the United States, driving a secondhand […]

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Held Via Touring Boot

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

Cold, wet feet make any motorcycle journey miserable, but it doesn’t have to be so. Held’s Via leather touring boots are effectively waterproof, as a comprehensively soggy week of riding in Scotland recently proved. With toasty liners, shin and ankle protection, Velcro® calf adjustment and rugged gusseted zippers, these are without doubt the best touring […]

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Held Sprint Gloves

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

I chose the Sprint from a selection of Held gloves thinking the left forefinger visor wiper indicated a degree of water resistance. It doesn’t. That said, these are perhaps the best summer touring gloves you could buy. Featuring Kangaroo leather palms, Suprotect®-padded Pittards WR100 leather backs, strategically reinforced with Kevlar® and a ceramic/polymer matrix, and […]

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Held Taigami Jacket and Nelix pants

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

The Holy Grail for all-weather riders is a warm, waterproof, wear-anywhere riding suit. Held-USA may have come close. Their Taigami touring jacket, made from 600-denier polyester and polyamide, with CE armor at the shoulder and elbows, and a foam back protector, also has a waterproof/windproof liner to keep the wearer dry and warm, while multiple […]

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Icon Pursuit Women’s Jacket Bombshell Women’s Pant

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

The last few years have really seen an expansion in the quantity and quality of apparel specifically designed for female motorcyclists. In that time, Icon has distinguished itself as a manufacturer recognizing the needs of that market by designing gear that looks fashionable, fits comfortably, and offers substantial protection. The Icon Pursuit jacket is made […]

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Nolan BODZ

Nov 01, 2007 View Comments by

High Tech Underwear The all-purpose Technical BODZ undergarments are great for motorcycling, and just about any other sports activity. The BODZ offers maximum stretch, maximum comfort and great freedom of movement. The inside features a new, complete system of innovative, versatile and high-performance fibers called Meryl® Actisystem™. It is designed for quick drying and exceptional […]

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