Archive for January, 2008

Suzuki to Offer Demo Rides at Daytona Beach Bike Week

Jan 31, 2008 View Comments by

Daytona Beach Bike Week is set to run Feb. 29 – March 9 in Daytona Beach, and Suzuki’s demo fleet will be on hand for those riders interested in checking out the brand new line of Suzuki motorcycles.

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The Ninth Annual Riding Into History

Jan 30, 2008 View Comments by

Riding Into History, one of America’s premier motorcycle events, will return to the
World Golf Village near St. Augustine, Florida on May 17, 2008. The event will feature Charity Rides, a Concours d’Elegance, the Biker’s Ball and the Historic Ride.

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Special Activities For HRCA Members at Daytona Bikeweek 2008

Jan 29, 2008 View Comments by

American Honda is pleased to announce a number of special, exclusive-access activities that will be open to members of the Honda Riders Club of America™ (HRCA®) during the 2008 Daytona Bikeweek. As usual, all HRCA Members can enjoy exclusive access to the HRCA Hospitality Tent, located adjacent to the main Honda Display in front of Daytona Speedway.

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F 800 GS Expected Arrival Date

Jan 25, 2008 View Comments by

Motorcycle enthusiasts eagerly awaiting the arrival of BMW’s new F 800 GS will need to be a bit more patient, as production of the middleweight dual-sport will be delayed due to worldwide demand for the popular F 650 GS. The F 800 GS is expected to be available at U.S. BMW dealers in Fall 2008, making it a 2009 model.

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2008 California Superbike School Schedule

Jan 24, 2008 View Comments by

For 2008, the Keith Code California Superbike School will be run at 11 tracks nation wide. This step-by-step high-performance rider training program, the first of its kind in the world, guarantees improvement and has been the starting point for scores of local, regional, national, and international championship winning riders.

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Scooter Cupid

Jan 24, 2008 View Comments by

Fifty-five years after Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’s legendary Vespa outing in the 1953 film Roman Holiday, the scooter is as popular as ever. So why not take a cue from a favorite Hollywood romance and surprise your significant other with a Vespa LX this Valentine’s Day?

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RoadRUNNER Newsletter January 2008

Jan 24, 2008 View Comments by

Happy New Year to all and our hats are off to those intrepid motorcyclists in cold weather climates that made a New Year’s Day polar bear ride. In the current issue we cover some of the motorcycle touring excitement in store for our readers in 2008.

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Givi T449 Saddlebags

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

If you’re addicted to sportbikes but like to go long distances, saddlebags are a necessary evil. Although compromising the lines of your steed, they certainly come in handy when you need to have a good supply of clean underwear on board. So, in order to preserve your aesthetic and hygienic dignity, Givi has created the […]

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Cortech Mini Tank Bag

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

Cortech’s Mini Tank Bag offers a great solution for storage, carry-on, and maps. Don’t let its diminutive appearance fool you – this tank bag packs some serious features. Utilizing the 8-liter capacity and a zipper expansion pocket, light-traveling riders have room for all the necessities. The detachable, Clear-Vu snap map pocket is big enough to […]

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Shoei RJ-Platinum R

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

While I’d rather see everyone wearing full-face helmets all the time, I will admit to feeling sporadic attacks of “in-the-wind-it is.” Shoei’s RJ series has long been a top option in the open-face arena and their latest addition to the family, the RJ-Platinum R, is no exception. Outside, the Advanced Integrated Matrix shell is lightweight […]

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Scorpion VX-14 Stalker Off-Road Helmet

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

With its fiberglass and Kevlar® shell, the Scorpion VX-14 Stalker helmet is both lightweight and strong. The moisture-wicking liner and cheek pads bestow a snug comfortable fit and help keep the head dry when temperatures soar. The liner is easily removed for washing. The Stalker’s chinstrap also has the QuickWhick™ material, making for a comfortable […]

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Nolan N84 Cosmo N-COM

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

The full-face street helmet has everything to offer for every kind of rider. From the quick-change/tool-free visor mechanism to the top of the line ventilation system, the N84 gives you the best value for your buck. The innovative top ventilation system is built into the shell for comfort and lets you channel the air through […]

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Aerostich CBT Antibacterial Socks

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

Socks are things you really don’t notice unless you have bad ones. A nasty case of sagging and binding inside the boots can put a kink in even the most stalwart rider’s enjoyment. Thankfully, the long-distance specialists at Aerostich Rider Wearhouse have taken steps to alleviate this all too common discomfort. After sliding on a […]

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Peet Multi PEET®Shoe Dryer

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

When it rains, it pours, especially at 65 miles per hour. No matter how waterproof the leather or textile may seem, a high-speed pelting of rain will eventually soak through nearly anything. And no matter what, it’s always the boots and gloves that seem to take the longest to dry. But now, with the Multi […]

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Vendramini Marathon Steel Boots

Jan 01, 2008 View Comments by

After dragging my toe through one too many sharp, technical curves, my old boots finally gave up the ghost. With tennis shoes out of the question, I decided to give Vendramini’s Marathon Steel Boots a try. At $399 these specimens aren’t cheap, but they do have a load of enticing features. The first thing I […]

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