Archive for November, 2013

Using a Motorcycle as a Utility Vehicle

Nov 30, 2013 View Comments by

I know of several motorcyclists, all very serious riders, who rarely fire up their bikes unless there is a major riding event or tour at hand. The thought of hopping on the bike to perform mundane tasks such as stopping by the bank or picking up a loaf of bread apparently doesn’t cross their minds, […]

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Review: Harley-Davidson Ranger Boots

Nov 29, 2013 View Comments by

Touring boots are fantastic. They offer great protection and comfort on long motorcycle rides, and many are, or at least claim to be, waterproof as well. Where their luster fades is on shorter rides, commuting for instance. For quite a while I wore my touring boots to work every day and changed into a pair […]

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Motorcycle Riding: What the Doctor Said

Nov 28, 2013 View Comments by

“No…not this year for sure.” It was already October here in Wisconsin, cold and wet, so no great loss. I would be tucking away the bike for its long winter nap soon anyway. But what about next spring? “That’s up to you,” he said, “things like balance and strength have to return to normal.” Can […]

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Sony RX10: Could This Be the Perfect Motorcycle Travel Camera?

Nov 27, 2013 View Comments by

Sony has recently introduced the DSC-RX10, a super zoom camera that may well be the perfect motorcycle travel camera. Just what does it take to be the ideal image- capturing device for motorcycle touring? Excellent image quality during the day. Very good performance when the sun starts going down. A nice lens that is wide […]

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Victory Cross Country Give Away to Benefit National Motorcycle Museum

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

The National Motorcycle Museum was founded in 1989 and is located in Anamosa, IA. It houses a unique collection of rare and vintage motorcycles as well as photographs, apparel, advertisements, and other memorabilia from motorcycling’s past. The museum is a non-profit, and therefore is largely supported by donations from motorcycle enthusiasts. To encourage generous giving, […]

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Aether Apparel Skyline Motorcycle Jacket

Nov 26, 2013 View Comments by

Chances are you’ve never heard of Aether Apparel, and it’s no wonder since they’re relatively new to the world of moto gear. So it may seem strange for me to admit that the Skyline is my favorite motorcycle jacket I’ve owned. Why? Mainly because it doesn’t look like a riding jacket at all, yet sports […]

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New! Organized European Tours on Harley-Davidsons

Nov 25, 2013 View Comments by

Have you ever wanted to tour the Old World? To see the Coliseum in Rome, the canals of Venice, or the vineyards of Tuscany? How about Germany’s famous Oktoberfest or Austria’s European Bike Week? For the first time Blue Rim Tours, sponsored by RoadRUNNER Magazine, is offering European tours on Harley-Davidsons that will take you […]

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Nov 23, 2013 View Comments by

Is the standard K 1600 GTL too plebian for you? Do you desire even more from your luxury-touring machine? Well BMW has heard your elitist cries! The Exclusive edition of BMW’s preeminent touring motorcycle has all the bells and whistles. To differentiate itself from the base GTL, the Exclusive sports a Mineral white metallic paint […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend Comes to West Virginia

Nov 22, 2013 View Comments by

The ninth edition of the RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend will be hosted by the Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in Snowshoe, WV July 17-20, 2014. Located in the midst of West Virginia’s highest mountains, Snowshoe is home to some of the best motorcycle riding in the country. So come ready for three days of fantastic motorcycle touring, […]

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Schuberth $150 Trade Up Offer

Nov 21, 2013 View Comments by

Good news ladies! If you’ve got an old, out of date, or otherwise replaceable helmet, Schuberth will give you $150 towards a new C3W when you trade it in. The C3W is a modular helmet that was designed from the outset specifically to fit the shape of a woman’s head and face. The $150 trade […]

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E-15 Adoption May Be Delayed

Nov 21, 2013 View Comments by

In what’s sure to be welcome news for most motorcyclists, the large-scale introduction of E15, a blend of 15-percent ethanol to 85-percent gasoline, could be delayed, at least for a while. According to the AMA, the EPA may reduce the required quantity of ethanol sold in the U.S. in 2014. The effect of this reduction […]

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It’s Back! The 2014 Honda Valkyrie

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Ten years ago, Honda left the power cruiser segment when it put to rest the remarkably engineered yet funky second generation Valkyrie, the Rune. Many considered that a wise choice. Seemingly designed as an exercise in craftsmanship, the idea was spot on, the price, however, not so much. Give the Gold Wing a golden diet, […]

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Aeromoto Road Tech Short Gloves

Nov 20, 2013 View Comments by

Aeromoto, one of the in-house brands of motorcycle parts and gear distributor Competition Accessories, has a variety of quality, well priced, and unique gear options. One of them is the Aeromoto Road Tech Short glove (there’s also a similar, though longer, version called the Track Tech Race glove). The first thing you’ll likely notice about […]

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Norton Returns to U.S. Market

Nov 19, 2013 View Comments by

It’s been 30 years since the New World has seen a brand-new Norton motorcycle, but the long wait is over. Norton Commando Sport, Commando Sport Café Racer, and Commando Sport Factory models are now arriving at U.S. dealerships in small numbers (only 10-20 at a time). The reason for these small shipments is that each […]

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America 20th Anniversary

Nov 18, 2013 View Comments by

After Kyle Petty’s son Adam passed away in a crash during practice laps for the Busch 200 NASCAR race in 2000, Kyle and his wife Pattie decided to honor their son’s memory by building a camp for children with chronic and/or life threatening illnesses. The result was Victory Junction, a year round camp nestled in […]

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