Archive for July, 2009

BMW’s New S 1000 RR is On the Way

Jul 31, 2009 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad USA has announced that the long-awaited S 1000 RR sport bike is expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in December and will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $13,800. A Pre-Sale Program is currently under way through December 31, 2009 to ensure that interested customers can secure themselves a place in line when the bike arrives stateside in early 2010. Interested consumers should visit their local dealer for more information on the Pre-Sale program.

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KYMCO USA Signs Exclusive Agreement with SHAD USA

Jul 30, 2009 View Comments by

KYMCO USA has announced an agreement with SHAD USA that will expand the accessories options available for KYMCO scooters. This exclusive partnership gives KYMCO USA dealers the ability to sell SHAD’s industry-leading line of top cases. It also calls for the two companies to develop a line of items branded exclusively by KYMCO.

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One Wild Ride

Jul 29, 2009 View Comments by

Touratech sponsored ecologist Chris Morgan uses his Touratech TT-39 equipped BMW F650GS in a quest to save threatened bear populations around the world. Originally from Britain, the 39-year-old ecologist navigates rugged tracks to reach some of the most remote bear habitats on Earth.

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Lehman Trikes Unveils The CrossBow

Jul 28, 2009 View Comments by

Lehman’s newest trike, the “CrossBow”, was recently debuted at the Annual Victory Dealer Meeting in Wyoming, MN. Factory-assembled in Spearfish, South Dakota, the CrossBow is a modern, American luxury-touring trike that will provide riders and couples with a preeminent three-wheel experience.

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Harley-Davidson Women’s Sturgis Activities

Jul 27, 2009 View Comments by

In an ongoing effort to celebrate women riders, and those who dream of riding, Harley-Davidson will host its third annual Women’s Day on Sunday, August 2, 2009, during the 69th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Motor Company will also offer a variety of activities for women throughout the rally between August 1-7, 2009, at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, including an interactive women’s area featuring motorcycle and product information, seminars and giveaways.

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U.S. House Congratulates AMA

Jul 27, 2009 View Comments by

U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) introduced House Resolution 676 on the House floor today congratulating the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) on its 85th anniversary, and commending the Association for promoting and protecting the interests of motorcyclists since 1924.

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Stops For Sturgis

Jul 17, 2009 View Comments by

More than 400,000 motorcycle enthusiasts from across North America will be heading for the 69th Anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally beginning August 3, 2009. These road weary riders are invited to hang their helmets at one of 13 rider-friendly Best Western hotels along routes leading to Sturgis, SD.

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Motorcycling History Takes Center Stage at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Jul 16, 2009 View Comments by

American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 24-26 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, offers a destination this summer where fans of motorcycling can get up close and personal with the people who have shaped the sport and industry into one of America’s favorite pastimes.

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Tour Master Overpant

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

Un-reinforced denim jeans provide about as much abrasion resistance as tissue paper; so a good pair of overpants is a critical component of any rider’s wardrobe. Tour Master has devised a garment that provides shelter against cold, rain and abrasion while integrating design elements that also allow for ventilation and comfort. Waterproofing comes via a […]

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Tour Master Intake Air Series 2 Jacket

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

After battle testing the Intake Air Series 2 jacket in hot, cold and wet weather, we found the versatility of this garment most impressive. The two layers of Armor-Link mesh material overlap for protection while allowing a surprisingly effective amount of airflow. When the weather turns cool or rainy, an Aquatherm™ waterproof liner effectively repels […]

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REV’IT! Apache H20 Boots

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

What happens when you mix motocross, racing and touring boots with a trail running shoe? You get the Rev’It! Apache Boots. Designed with a semi-off-road Skywalk® sole for superior grip on road surfaces, as well as gravel and sand, these boots have a lot to offer today’s rider. Constructed of full-grain leather, suede and Pampas […]

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Olympia Men’s Viper Mesh Tech Jacket

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

Olympia’s new men’s Viper Jacket has the many features that riders have come to expect in cutting-edge textile riding gear. The Viper multi-season jacket is constructed with Cordura® ballistic mesh panels, offering a high rate of both airflow and abrasion resistance, and is reinforced at potential impact points by tough 2000-denier Cordura® and CE-approved protective […]

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Nolan N103 Helmet with N-COM

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

During our search for a truly functional motorcycle communicator system, we’ve found our share of duds. But in Nolan’s N103 flip-front helmet, equipped with N-Com basic and Bluetooth kits, we have finally hit on a winner. Other systems we’ve tried were inadequate: too uncomfortable, they produced garbled audio, or were incapable of handling the rigors […]

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Summer Gloves

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

Alpinestars Pressure Air Flo Glove Material:leather and mesh combination Protection:leather palm with Clarino® reinforcement and fingertip protection, provided by a perforated leather over-layer Airflow:mesh main upper Construction:lightweight, fitted Cuff:short The Air Flo is rightly named for efficient and effective cooling. Although this glove is primarily lined mesh, just the right amount of soft perforated leather […]

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Keep on Tracking

Jul 01, 2009 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER reader Rick Starling recently wrote to ask if we would enlighten our readers with an explanation of Rake/Trail. Good question. A motorcycle’s steering geometry is one of the least understood aspects of its specification, so the goal of this article is to satisfy Rick and others with a clear understanding of what rake and […]

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