Archive for January, 2010

Water-proof HD Video Camera for Your Pocket

Jan 23, 2010 View Comments by

We live in an age of digital convergence, where ever-shrinking “devices” are performing more and more tasks. Of particular interest to Digital Riders is the merging of the video and still cameras.

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Digital Travel Aids

Jan 18, 2010 View Comments by

Of all the widgets and gadgets that I bought last year – and trust me, I bought a lot of them – the one that I may be most excited about is this little 6″ extension cord.

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The 11th Annual Riding Into History

Jan 15, 2010 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 Saturday, May 15, 2010.

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KTM Street and Off-Road Demo Rides this Weekend in Phoenix

Jan 13, 2010 View Comments by

Starting Saturday morning, January 16, KTM Ride Orange will provide street demo rides to interested customers free of charge. This event is sponsored by Motohouse KTM.

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World Travels: From London to Magadan

Jan 11, 2010 View Comments by

When it comes to extraordinary journeys few experiences can come close to riding a motorcycle across 1/4 of the earth’s surface, especially if that expedition happens to traverse two continents from London to Magadan.

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2010 RoadRUNNER Rocky Mountain Tour

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

Ride from Sea to Sky in British Columbia September 7 – 18, 2010 Imagine twisting ribbons of tarmac snaking through the fjord-carved coast and the rugged mountain peaks of the Rockies, as we take you from sea to sky, on southern British Columbia’s most exciting and picturesque roads. During this exhilarating 12-day retreat, we’ll ride […]

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Shad SH50 Topcase

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

While the Kawasaki Concours 14 has an ample luggage rack perfect for a soft tail pack, additional waterproof storage is never a bad idea. With several two-up trips looming, we called our friends at Shad, who quickly provided a solution. The SH50 topcase was a perfect color match to our Concours 14. The mounting kit […]

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Helen Twowheels Wet-Dry Combo Bag

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

Motorcycling and getting wet go hand-in-hand. Whether it’s a rogue shower, an all day soaker, or just humidity, that unwelcome moisture finds us all. Fortunately, the folks at Helen Twowheels offer a solution with their Wet-Dry Combo Bag. This unique travel item features a dry bag (closed 15.5in x 24.5in) that rolls over three times […]

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Nolan N-43 TRILOGY

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

With the tinted inner shield flipped down, the DOT-approved N-43 TRILOGY looks more like a fighter-pilot’s helmet in white, than a motorcycle lid. Nolan’s new crossover can be configured as a full-face or, with the removal of the chin bar, as an open-face helmet, and passes European ECE-2205 tests for full-face helmets. The N-43 comes […]

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GlobeRiders® BMW F 800 GS Adventure Touring Instructional DVD

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

BMW’s latest adventure touring mount, the F 800 GS is quickly becoming the gold standard for moto-adventurers. Though not as bulky as the R 1200 GS, it still has plenty of road-going comfort and impressive off-road capabilities. But because it’s a relatively new model, many maintenance techniques and distance-traveling upgrades are still somewhat foreign to […]

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Motorcycle Journeys Through The Alps & Beyond

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

The recently revamped fourth edition of Motorcycle Journeys Through The Alps & Beyond puts everything you need to plan a European adventure right at your fingertips. Author John Hermann gives readers in-depth reports on routes and pass roads, motorcycle-friendly hotels, restaurants, and even traffic levels – in this comprehensive travel guide. Packed full of spectactular […]

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One More Day Everywhere

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

It’s no surprise that we folks at RoadRUNNER are big fans of the travelogue genre. But one that truly inspires its readers only comes along about once every decade. So in lieu of reading On the Road one more time, we happily picked up One More Day Everywhere by Glen Heggstad. This page-turner is a […]

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REV’IT! Sirocco

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

REV’IT! garments have always impressed us with their fit and finish, and the Sirocco jacket is no exception. Touring and adventure sport riders are the target audience for this jacket, and it scores a bull’s eye. On the outside, liberal use of ventilated panels on the chest, arms, and back, along with a zippered vent […]

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Dainese Gran Premio Pelle Jacket and Firefly Pelle Pants

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

A leather outfit should be a staple in every rider’s closet, especially one as fine as Dainese’s. Some days are just not right for a touring jacket. The Gran Premio Pelle jacket felt comfortable as soon as I tried it on. The protectors in the elbows and the shoulders fit exactly over the places they’re […]

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High Visibility Vests

Jan 01, 2010 View Comments by

Being seen by other motorists is a matter of life and death. With today’s car jocks increasingly distracted by cell phones, text messaging, and other electronic hindrances, advertising our presence is becoming even more important. The good news is that apparel manufacturers are taking notice and offering riding gear in spectacularly bright, high-visibility colors. But […]

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