Archive for March, 2011

Edelweiss French Riviera Scooter Tour

Mar 31, 2011 View Comments by

Enjoy a 7-day vacation with a 5-day riding route by scooter on the curvy roads of beautiful France. Points of interest include the Cote d’Azure and Provence, the Mediterranean flair of Monaco, the Grand Canyon du Verdon, a stop at St. Tropez’s port and Cannes, the Hollywood of Europe, as well as stunning beaches, and […]

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Celebrating 100 Years of the TT Mountain Course

Mar 28, 2011 View Comments by

To celebrate 100 years of the TT Mountain Course, the world’s most challenging race circuit, a new festival has been organized for 2011. This anniversary event, “Milestones of the Mountain,” will be held on June 9-10 during the TT to honor riders, historic machines and special highlights of the Mountain Course’s history. Sure to be […]

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Zero Gravity Windscreen

Mar 26, 2011 View Comments by

When I rode my Kawasaki KLR650 for the first time on the highway, I was bothered by the tiny stock windscreen , which spoiled long rides on an otherwise freeway-capable bike. The wind blast was directed at the lower edge of my helmet, which created a loud roar at highway speeds, along with some buffeting. […]

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KTM Announces Two New KTM Adventure Rider Rallies

Mar 26, 2011 View Comments by

Make plans to join KTM staff and enthusiasts for the 8th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally offered in two locations for 2011. The first KTM Adventure Rider Rally will be held in picturesque Mill Hall, Pennsylvania on June 3-5, 2011. A second opportunity to join the fun will be given on September 16-18, 2011 when […]

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Lehman Trikes and Victory Partner for a Giveaway

Mar 25, 2011 View Comments by

A custom, patriotic-themed trike is looking for a new owner! The trike, a 2011 Lehman CrossBow powered by the Victory Vision, was revealed to enthusiastic crowds of bikers on March 11th during Daytona Bike Week. First revealed at the Victory Riders Association Lunch and then later at the Broken Spoke Saloon during American Iron Bagger […]

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MotoMojo Electric Seat Heater Installation

Mar 24, 2011 View Comments by

A heated seat is one of those things that sounds superfluous…until you actually need it. Years ago, the first time I heard of an electrically heated motorcycle seat, I scoffed at the idea. That opinion stuck until I got to try one on a long, bone-chilling winter ride; that’s all it took to make me […]

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2011 Americade – Raquette Lake MiniTour

Mar 24, 2011 View Comments by

Before you know it, it’s already time again for the biggest motorcycle event of the year – the Americade. Held in the beginning of June in the beautiful surrounding of the Adirondacks, the Americade will have a new headquarter. Now everything will be closer together in Lake George, NY. Don’t forget to plan ahead! RoadRUNNER […]

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The Joys of Camping – Picking a Site, Sight Unseen

Mar 23, 2011 View Comments by

Lyrics of Foreigner’s “Feels Like the First Time” were bouncing around in my head, compliments of my cerebral sound system, as I rode south toward the Ohio/West Virginia border one evening in August, 1983. A fitting occasion for the song, I thought, as this was my first out-of-state motorcycle camping trip. My Friday evening ride […]

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Ducati Diavel Night

Mar 23, 2011 View Comments by

Join Ducati for the unveiling of the 2011 Ducati Diavel on March 25th, the official “Diavel Night” where showrooms across North America will be hosting red carpet welcome events for the new model. Motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to drop by their local Ducati dealer for a chance to check out the Diavel in person. “We […]

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Reader Review: Ultra II Air Mesh Kevlar® Jacket & Pants

Mar 21, 2011 View Comments by

For years, I have been looking for summer riding gear that is safe and doesn’t cook me.  I did many Internet searches for “safest motorcycle summer gear,” and other similar strings.  Somewhere along the way, no matter which terms I used, I was brought to Motoport’s Police Air Mesh Kevlar® Pants.  Kevlar?  Hmm… I’ve heard […]

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Zone Long-Ride Performance Wear

Mar 18, 2011 View Comments by

I’ve long advocated wearing bicycling shorts under protective gear both to add support and comfort, as well as wick moisture during long motorcycle rides. Unfortunately, the materials used for such shorts often make them uncomfortably hot on a warm day. But that’s no longer a problem: Zone Performance Wear features a new line of riding […]

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Ducati MotoGP Night Packs in the Fans

Mar 17, 2011 View Comments by

On March 7 in Bologna, Italy, Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore brought in 38,000 fans, making this the biggest pre-season Ducati party ever organized by the Italian motorcycle manufacturer. The “Ducati MotoGP Night kicked off after an event-filled day, which included Valentino Rossi and Nicky Hayden touring the production lines at the Ducati factory and visiting with […]

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MOTO GUZZI CELEBRATES 90th BIRTHDAY WITH LAUNCH OF HISTORICAL BLOG

Mar 15, 2011 View Comments by

Moto Guzzi, Europe’s oldest motorcycle manufacturer, turns 90 years old today!  In celebration of its 90th anniversary, Moto Guzzi USA is launching www.MotoGuzziHeritage.com, a blog dedicated to honoring the brand’s 90 year heritage, engineering milestones and more importantly, its passionate owners and aficionados. Starting today, Moto Guzzi riders and enthusiasts who live and breathe the […]

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Avon Tyres Announces New Rebate Program

Mar 14, 2011 View Comments by

Avon Motorcycle Tyres North America has recently announced a new consumer rebate program on Avon VP2 tires. If you purchase a qualifying Avon tire now through April 30, you’ll receive a $25 rebate per tire. (two tires maximum) In order to be eligible for the rebate, submit your invoice showing that your purchase was made […]

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ROADGEAR® Coconut Socks Generation 3

Mar 13, 2011 View Comments by

With all the gear a motorcyclist needs, it’s easy to underestimate how important socks can be. The right pair can make a major difference in how your feet feel during and after a ride ­– and the ROADGEAR® Coconut socks proved to be excellent riding companions. The pair we tested was crew length and fit […]

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