Archive for May, 2009

Oversized Fuel Tank Kit for BMW F800GS and F650GS

May 30, 2009 View Comments by

Touratech-USA introduces an oversized fuel tank kit for the BMW F800GS and F650GS twin cylinder motorcycles. The kit includes the additional tank, supply lines and fittings for a gravity-feed connection to the stock under-seat tank.

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New Aerostich Tours for 2009

May 30, 2009 View Comments by

It’s an exciting year for Aerostich Tours! There are two exciting new lower-cost Midwestern tours, and both are filled with miles of superb, little-known twisty back roads and breathtaking scenery, spectacular once-in-a-lifetime events, unmatched food and lodgings, and days of wonderful surprises and amazing experiences.

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Blacktop Brawler

May 26, 2009 View Comments by

Ducati’s brand new Streetfighter is upping the naked bike ante with an unprecedented amount of performance for its class. Loaded with components from Ducati’s 2008 World Championship Winning Superbikes, it should pack enough punch to outperform any other naked on the market.

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Words Worth

May 26, 2009 View Comments by

Buell Motorcycle Company has announced the American Adventure Grant program, which will award the grand prize winner of an essay contest describing the ultimate American riding adventure a new 2009 Buell Ulysses XB12X motorcycle, $2,500 in credit for Buell Parts & Accessories, and a check for $2,500 to complete the trip of his or her dreams.

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International Scouts

May 25, 2009 View Comments by

For 29 years, Edelweiss Bike Travel has shared many new and unknown destinations with enthusiastic motorcyclists from all over the world. Known as “Scouting Tours”, these adventure filled trips that have made more than a few biker-hearts skip a beat or two are continuing for 2009.

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Largest Ever Ride To Work Day Expected Monday, June 15, 2009

May 19, 2009 View Comments by

The 18th Annual Ride To Work Day is a month away, and this year the weaker economy is causing many commuters to turn to motorcycles and scooters to save money on transportation. These new everyday riders are finding cycles and scooters to be an economical, efficient and enjoyable way to get to work and around town.

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4th Annual Whitehorse Gear Spring Open House

May 13, 2009 View Comments by

Don’t miss our 4th Annual Whitehorse Gear Spring Open House on Saturday, May 16, 2009! The day kicks off with coffee and donuts starting at 10:00 a.m. There will be door prizes given away hourly, selected overstock on sale, and all sorts of neat bikes and friendly riders to see from far and wide.

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Tip of the Month: Rider Sight Management

May 08, 2009 View Comments by

Anyone who has taken the MSF Basic Riders Course knows that a motorcycle goes where you look and that effective cornering technique depends on a rider “looking through” the curve. But, in many ways, that only scratches the surface of what I call “Rider Sight Management.”

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RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend July 9-12, 2009

May 08, 2009 View Comments by

Although it’s still a couple of months until we meet up at McHenry, MD for RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend and 4th Christian Neuhauser Memorial Ride, we’ve been busy fleshing out details for this fun-filled event.

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World Travelers Simon and Lisa Presentation Tour

May 06, 2009 View Comments by

Celebrating their 6th year on the road, RoadRUNNER’s new World Travelers, Simon and Lisa Thomas, are back in the USA preparing for the final leg of their Presentation Tour at selected BMW dealerships in California, Oregon and Washington.

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The Doctor’s Notes

May 01, 2009 View Comments by

The simple act of looking at a world map has inspired nearly all of my long adventure tours. One such map has been on the wall next to my bed for 20 years – the last thing I see at night, the first in the morning. Around my house and in my workshop I have […]

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The Art of BMW 85 Years of Motorcycling Excellence

May 01, 2009 View Comments by

Anyone remotely familiar with classic BMW motorcycles surely knows the name Peter Nettesheim. A private collector from New York, he has what many consider the finest collection of pre-war Beemers in the world, and with the help of author Peter Gantris and photographer Henry VonWartenberg, some of his best pieces are showcased in stunning detail. […]

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Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge

May 01, 2009 View Comments by

Tom Mehren is well known in the Pacific Northwest as both the originator of the www.soundrider.com online journal and as the organizer of a number of rides and rallies in the area. Motorcycling in the Columbia River Gorge is the culmination of ten years of research and riding, and the best single word to describe […]

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Riding In the Zone

May 01, 2009 View Comments by

Experienced riders will tell you being “in the zone” is one of the paramount joys of motorcycling. It’s a feeling best described as machine, mind, and body working as one. There are many aspects to achieving such a harmonious state of consciousness, and author Ken Condon’s newest book does an excellent job explaining the many […]

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Dainese Gunna Gore-Tex® Boots

May 01, 2009 View Comments by

The Dainese Gunna Gore-Tex® Boots offer an array of features for protection as well as comfort that many riders will appreciate. For starters, the boot is sturdy but lightweight, and constructed of breathable, waterproof cowhide. Equipped with a Velcro® calf adjustment and side zipper, the boots go on and off easily, and are quite comfortable […]

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