Archive for October, 2011

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000

Oct 28, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 at the its World Launch during the annual dealer meeting. Orlando, Florida, was the perfect setting for such a release. Great weather, great atmosphere, and lots of great people. RoadRUNNER Magazine was on scene for latest releases. Improvements have been made in the acceleration of the bike, but also […]

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom

Oct 25, 2011 View Comments by

Suzuki unveiled the 2012 V-Stroms during the annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. Dealers and media showed much excitement for the World Launch of the 2012 GSX-R 1000 and the new V-Stroms. The touring segment increased from 17% in 2006 to 28% in 2011, surpassing the cruiser segment to hold the biggest share of the total […]

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LD Comfort Review – Undergarments

Oct 19, 2011 View Comments by

Everybody has a routine; from the time you get up in the morning and get ready for the day to flipping your favorite meat on the grill. It’s a process that gets repeated over and over again, because it works. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The same goes for me when I gear […]

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BMW’s K 1600 GTL – Adaptive Lighting

Oct 14, 2011 View Comments by

One of the most visually distinctive features of the big new BMWs are the headlights, with two rings of LEDs acting as daytime running lights (just like their cars), and a smart “third eye” in the center that is the cornerstone of the Adaptive Lighting system. Look closely and you’ll see a strong light pointing […]

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New Husqvarna Models

Oct 12, 2011 View Comments by

Sources report that Husqvarna is developing several exciting new models to be unveiled at the EICMA show in November, including an adventure-touring model. Other versions include enduro models, a street fighter and supermoto. They are rumored to be powered by Rotax® parallel twin engines, similar to those used in the BMW F800R, but with displacement […]

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The Joys of Camping – Possum Stew

Oct 10, 2011 View Comments by

For those of you anticipating the disclosure of a recipe for preparing the bird-feeder pilfering marsupial known as the opossum, I regret to inform you that this article contains none. You have been duped, as the title is simply a cheap trick designed to attract your attention to this page. I’m sorry to have resorted […]

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2012 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Voyager (ABS)

Oct 10, 2011 View Comments by

Kawasaki’s touring machine gets a few upgrades for 2012. All V-twins produce a lot of heat, because the rear cylinder and exhaust pipe are almost directly under the ride, but Kawasaki provides a great solution as a standard equipment.  The Kawasaki Air Management System (KAMS) routes radiator heat to the ground, below the engine, while […]

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Alaska Recap – Reader Ride

Oct 09, 2011 View Comments by

The ambition for many motorcyclists is to ride to and/or in Alaska.  The lure of the far country, the stories of magnificent glaciers, primeval forests, huge rivers teaming with salmon, wild animals everywhere you look, breath taking scenery, and challenging road conditions all create the fantasy of riding off into the wild.  Well, after spending […]

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Ducati reveals additional 2012 model details – Multistrada and Hypermotard

Oct 06, 2011 View Comments by

Press Release: Just weeks away from the unveiling of Ducati’s new 1199 Panigale Superbike at the EICMA International Motorcycle Show in Milan (November 10th – 13th) and following the recent release and launch of the brand new Streetfighter 848, Ducati now reveal even more details of next year’s range. Having proved its innovative concept and […]

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S&S® to Cover Big Dog® Engine Warranties

Oct 06, 2011 View Comments by

S&S Cycle Inc. has announced that it will honor engine warranties for owners of Big Dog Motorcycles who lost coverage when Big Dog went out of business. The S&S coverage is only for the original owner of the motorcycle, for as long as the original vehicle warranty would have been in effect. S&S will also […]

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Africa Part 2

Oct 06, 2011 View Comments by

Here’s the first day of riding through Africa with Motoaventures. What a great teaser video…

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Cycle Trader® Offers Free Private Seller Ads

Oct 05, 2011 View Comments by

CycleTrader.com has started a free ad service for private motorcycle sellers. Individuals can post a listing and four photos of their bike for two weeks at no charge. All postings will appear on CycleTrader’s mobile website and iPhone and iPad applications at no additional charge. CycleTrader.com receives more than 150,000 motorcycle postings a month.

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BMW ‘Left Turn Assistant’

Oct 05, 2011 View Comments by

New technology from BMW may result in fewer collisions between cars and motorcycles. According to BMW, its new experimental Left Turn Assistant (LTA) operates automatically as soon as the vehicle’s sensors detect that it is entering a left-turn lane. Recognition of the left-turn lane takes place on two levels: The vehicle’s navigation system allows its […]

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Africa Part 1

Oct 05, 2011 View Comments by

Last year Tim went along on our 5 Country Tour and had a blast. The travel bug bit him many years ago, but this summer he went on an African motorcycle trip with Charley Boorman and MotoAventures. Tim kept up with his own blog with amazing photos along with a story line. Another Africa tour […]

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Harley-Davidson Recalling 308,000 Motorcycles for Possible Brake Failure

Oct 04, 2011 View Comments by

DETROIT –  Harley-Davidson is recalling about 308,000 motorcycles to fix a switch problem that can cause failure of the brake lights and possibly even the rear brakes themselves. The company says in government documents that brake light switches can be exposed to too much heat from the exhaust system. The brake lights can fail, and […]

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