Archive for November, 2010

Touring Tip: DON’T SLIP-SLIDE-AWAY IN COLD WEATHER

Nov 29, 2010 View Comments by

As temperatures drop in the Fall and Winter seasons, the likelihood of a rider loosing traction increases. Here are some of the road hazards to watch for in low temperatures: Wet Leaves: Leaves gathering on the pavement in curves are especially hazardous when they’re wet. I recently had a slip on dry leaves, obscured in […]

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2010 BABOONS LESOTHO SUN ROOF OF AFRICA

Nov 26, 2010 View Comments by

After months of planning and hard work, the time has come for the 2010 Baboons Lesotho Sun Roof of Africa, one of the world’s toughest extreme enduro motorbike races, to kick into action on 25 November in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Under the watchful eyes of the organisers, Adventure Lesotho; the German company Baboons […]

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High Seas Rally – Cruising for a Cause

Nov 24, 2010 View Comments by

The High Seas Rallies are known as one of the most charitable weeks of biker fun. This year during their 8th annual Western Caribbean rally cruise a Lehman Trike was used as the grand prize for one of the fund raising games aboard the ship. That one game alone raised $49,500 to provide kidney dialysis […]

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2011 DUCATI DIAVEL

Nov 22, 2010 View Comments by

Cupertino, Calif. (22 November 2010) – The Ducati Diavel has made its way to America and cemented its place in the US market after only three appearances in two weeks time. Following the tremendous success of the 162 horsepower Diavel’s Milan unveiling just three weeks ago, the 94 lb/ft of torque machine has made its […]

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Tour Australia with MTN

Nov 22, 2010 View Comments by

The First Motorcycle Tour and Rental Company in Canberra, Gateway to the Riders Playground of Australia! Canberra, the National Capital of Australia and the surrounding region provides some of the best motorbike riding in Australia, and a tour with the recently launched Company ‘MTNs to Coast Motorcycle Tours Australia’ provides riders with a hassle free, […]

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Israel HD Club Rides for the Dead Sea

Nov 19, 2010 View Comments by

New York – November 15, 2010: The Israel Harley Davidson Club participated in a promotional ride around the contours of the Dead Sea last week in advance of next year’s Love-the-Dead-Sea Bike Weekend. The bikers’ ride was organized to increase awareness of the Dead Sea, one of Israel’s most popular tourism sites which welcomes more […]

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Motorcycling into the Wild: Stalin’s Road of Bones

Nov 18, 2010 View Comments by

Having just arrived into Magadan, Russia, a group of adventurous motorcyclists celebrated being the first tour party to ever ride the infamous Road of Bones, constructed by Stalin’s Gulag prisoners during the 30s and 40s. On an epic 102 day motorcycle journey that began in London the bikers from Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US […]

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Honda Crossrunner

Nov 18, 2010 View Comments by

Honda revealed its all-new Crossrunner model at the EICMA Milan Bike Show. The Crossrunner is an upright standard sourcing the 782cc V-Four from the VFR800. Honda pitches its new ride as a hybrid model: “Take the flexibility and exciting attitude of a Naked performance machine, and give it the upright riding position and rugged appearance […]

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Premier of “Top Gear USA” TV Show Nov. 21

Nov 16, 2010 View Comments by

What? Premier of Top Gear USA Where? History Channel When? Nov. 21 at 10pm EST Perhaps as you’ve surfed around the dial, you’ve come across the massively entertaining, gear-head  television show TOP GEAR, which has been airing on BBC for over a decade. The show is hosted by three Brits,  Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and […]

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Triumph 800 and 800XC Tiger

Nov 15, 2010 View Comments by

Triumph held the global unveiling of its eagerly awaited Tiger 800 and Tiger 800XC adventure touring models at the internationally renowned EICMA show in Milan, Italy. The unveilings follow the global introductions of the new Thunderbird Storm, America and Speedmaster at last month’s Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. Triumph’s 2011 model range represents the largest […]

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BMW Motorrad’s iPhone App

Nov 14, 2010 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad has introduced a Roadside Assistance app for the iPhone. Makes sense, since three years of roadside assistance comes with every new BMW motorcycle. If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere (but still have a cell phone signal), the app can transmit your GPS location and motorcycle details (model, color, etc…) to […]

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Kawasaki, BMW recall motorcycles

Nov 12, 2010 View Comments by

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. and BMW of North America have recently announced motorcycle recalls to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Kawasaki is recalling certain 2009-2010 Vulcans because the engine may stall if the rider is coasting with the clutch pulled in because of an improper setting of the engine control unit (ECU). The […]

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BMW breaks out

Nov 11, 2010 View Comments by

In the old day – the 1980s – “BMW motorcycle” conjured up images of middle-aged gents riding solid if quirky bikes that purposely avoided the trends and fashions of the day. In other words, BMW motorcycles were the Saabs of the motorcycling world. But times change, and so did BMW, first with creating the adventure […]

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Reader Ride – Video (Part 2)

Nov 09, 2010 View Comments by

View more footage of Michael Bishop’s ride through the fall colors, watch the second video here. Oct 9 2010 Part 2 Indiana HWY 66 From Derby to Sulphur from Michael Bishop on Vimeo.

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RoadRUNNER’s Going Digital!

Nov 08, 2010 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER.travel just got a little bit better with the add-on of digital issues. If you’re not currently a subscriber to RoadRUNNER, you can check out a preview of the Nov/Dec ’10 digital issue, on our homepage, as well as several awesome past magazines, now available in digital format. If you subscribe to the print version […]

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