Archive for December, 2010

Holiday Greetings from Simon and Lisa, Our World Travelers

Dec 31, 2010 View Comments by

If you think  you had a crazy 2010, maybe you need to check out what’s been going on with Simon and Lisa Thomas, who have been traveling around the world by motorcycle since 2003. This past year, they made their way through Pakistan and India and are now in Thailand, looking forward to some exciting […]

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Winter Motorcycle Tire Tips From Dunlop

Dec 30, 2010 View Comments by

With the winter season upon us, Dunlop would like to remind riders that this is a good time to check your tires. While your motorcycle is stored for the winter, it is a good time to check your tires, maintain them and determine if you need new tires for spring. If you live in a […]

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Schwantz School wraps up an exciting 2010 and announces its 2011 schedule

Dec 28, 2010 View Comments by

The Schwantz School just released its calendar for 2011 with some exciting news. In addition to being at Barber Motorsports Park and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the crew will be returning to its Road Atlanta location. You can get a recap of 2010’s greatest moments for the school and check out the complete 2011 schedule, […]

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Avon STORM 2

Dec 27, 2010 View Comments by

Avon Motorcycle Tyres is introducing the new Storm 2 Ultra for sport and sport touring motorcycles. The new Storm 2 Ultra uses a multi-compound SRS (super rich silica) tread that provides up to 12 percent more mileage for the rear tire than the original Storm ST, in addition to enhanced performance and excellent grip on the […]

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New Triumph Models

Dec 23, 2010 View Comments by

Triumph Motorcycles unveiled seven new motorcycles to North American customers at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach. The models are the largest new product line-up in the company’s 109-year history and expand Triumph’s product line-up from 16 models in three motorcycle families to 23 models across six motorcycle families. The company also introduced Greg […]

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“TECHNICAL HOLD” PLACED ON KAWASAKI’S NEW 2011 ZX-10R SPORT BIKE

Dec 22, 2010 View Comments by

Kawasaki recently announced in a press release that it is placing a “technical hold” on its 2011 ZX-10R while it fixes a technical problem, which was unspecified.  Kawasaki indicated in their press release that, “the following actions are being initiated through the Kawasaki dealer network”: Unsold units will be returned to KMC warehouses.  The units […]

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Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Dec 20, 2010 View Comments by

The folks at Kawasaki were nice enough to post a great sneak peak of the all new Ninja ZX-10R on their website. Check out footage from the Road Atlana press launch and hear some feedback on the bike’s features from the lucky editors who were there to test this creature out. And yes, we want […]

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Ben Spies at Long Beach IMS

Dec 16, 2010 View Comments by

Ben Spies, Yamaha Factory rider and MotoGP Rookie of the Year, is slated to be in the Yamaha booth from 6-7:30 pm on December 17th at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show.  He will be greeting fans and signing autographs.  Spies also will be presented a one-of-a-kind Yamaha WR450F designed by well-known bike builder and […]

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Touring Tip: MITIGATING THE RISKS OF GROUP RIDING

Dec 13, 2010 View Comments by

Riding in a group can be a great way to enjoy the camaraderie of traveling with other like-minded motorcyclists. Caravanning in a large, unbroken procession, however, poses special risks for the group. For example, you may have heard about the recent tragic accident in California where a group of twelve motorcycles collided with a car […]

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: Sidi Adventure Rain Boots

Dec 13, 2010 View Comments by

Adventure touring presents a constant string of unique challenges. Any rider that’s navigated a lonely two-track or backcountry trail will attest that proper foot protection is an absolute necessity. And few boots on the market answer the call of the wild better than Sidi’s Adventure Rain. These stout kicks sport an impressive amalgamation of off-road […]

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The Governator is the 2010 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year, but he may not be too happy about it

Dec 13, 2010 View Comments by

The AMA recently named California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger its 2010 Motorcyclist of the Year, which is the person in their judgement “who has had the most profound impact on the world of motorcycling, for better or worse, in the previous 12 months.” This year’s award was clearly “for worse.”  The Governor’s signing of California Senate […]

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Greetings from Peru!

Dec 10, 2010 View Comments by

We know you’re jealous…but we couldn’t resist a BIG hello to our readers. We’re in Peru, beating the cold weather, and  touring with the crew at Peru Motors. This trip is amazing so far and we’ve still got a few more days of awesome riding to go. Check out their website, www.perumotors.com And we promise […]

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Join RoadRUNNER on Facebook

Dec 10, 2010 View Comments by

Just a friendly reminder to join RoadRUNNER on Facebook if you haven’t already. Along with the Forum, it’s just another way to stay connected to the magazine and like-minded riders…

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Start of Edelweiss’ “Discover our Earth” Expedition

Dec 04, 2010 View Comments by

For the last 30 years, Edelweiss Bike Travel has operated more than 1,600 tours all over the world. Almost 30,000 people enjoyed the benefits of riding with the worldwide number 1 in guided motorcycle tours. To celebrate this grand success Edelweiss organized the biggest guided motorcycle tour ever – a tour once around the world! […]

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MSTA STAR 2011 National Rally

Dec 03, 2010 View Comments by

The MSTA (Motorcycle Sport Touring Association, www.sporttouring.us)  is having their STAR National Rally at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City, TN., next June 26-29, 2011. Teams put together ride routes (paper or GPS downloads), including a group lunch ride to experience the area’s beauty and special roads/trails that only the locals know. They have vendors, […]

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