Archive for December, 2013

Review: REV’IT! Summit H20 Gloves

Dec 31, 2013 View Comments by

Sport touring gloves should do a few things. They should firstly protect your hands in a crash, secondly they should be all-day comfortable, they should also offer as much dexterity as possible, and, finally, being waterproof doesn’t hurt. When I first put on the Summit H20 gloves from REV’IT! I immediately notice how comfortable they […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part Two

Dec 30, 2013 View Comments by

Needless to say Mother Nature doesn’t take a vacation simply because a nice Aussie couple does, and as you would expect, Trevor and Kaye rode through nearly every form of weather you can imagine; driving rain, hail, hot humidity, frigid cold, dust storms, and, well, you get the idea. To say they narrowly avoided a […]

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Let Me Try

Dec 29, 2013 View Comments by

Last week temperatures were predicted to hit the mid-60s and above here in southeastern New Jersey. A rare late December gift that lets us get out on the road in normal gear after thinking it’d be a few more months of dressing like a NASA astronaut to get a ride in. I looked forward to […]

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Review: BiLT Sprint Air Pump Full-Face Helmet

Dec 28, 2013 View Comments by

In the realm of value priced full-face helmets, Cycle Gear’s in house brand BiLT is certainly one of the leaders. And, while the Sprint is one of their more premium models, it’s easy to see why. The first thing I noticed about the Sprint is that it’s quite light, which is always a good trait […]

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Review: HeliBars Horizon ST Replacement Handlebars

Dec 27, 2013 View Comments by

A problem arose on the first, long Sunday ride we took on my new BMW K 1600 GTL. The machine did not respond well to the handlebar pressure I was so accustomed to using when riding a cruiser. My hands went numb quickly, and riding became a chore instead of fun. Along came the announcement […]

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Merry Christmas!

Dec 25, 2013 View Comments by
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RoadRUNNER’s Top 10 Scenic Rides in the U.S.

Dec 25, 2013 View Comments by

There are two primary measures by which motorcyclists rate roads: curves and scenery. Each rider holds these two marks at different levels of priority. Some prefer taking in the sights at a leisurely pace, while others are too busy chasing apices to notice what lies beyond the asphalt boundaries. Most, however, fall somewhere in the […]

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MotoMojo: Advanced Battery Designs

Dec 24, 2013 View Comments by

Lightweight and powerful, advanced lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designs are making their way from applications such as laptop computers and hybrid cars into motorcycling. They are far lighter and smaller, as well as maintenance free. In addition, they don’t contain toxic lead as conventional motorcycle batteries do. Lithium-based batteries have been available for gasoline-fueled motorcycles for […]

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G’Day USA: An Australian Couple Tours America Part One

Dec 23, 2013 View Comments by

The United States is home to 2,057 designated historical landmarks, over 4,500 miles of breathtaking mountain ranges, 95,471 miles of shoreline, and hundreds of thousands of winding miles of historic routes and trails. This geographic equation is a motorcycle rider’s dream come true, offering up a continent’s worth of roads to conquer behind a set […]

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AltRider’s Conserve the Ride 2014

Dec 22, 2013 View Comments by

In 2012 RoadRUNNER’s Florian Neuhauser attended AltRider’s annual Conserve the Ride weekend rally in Pennsylvania. He had a fantastic time, which you can read about here. For 2014, Conserve the Ride is sticking with the same great formula. The event begins Friday, June 6, 2014 with various riding competitions and an optional training class before […]

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Balance

Dec 21, 2013 View Comments by

I’ve always been attracted to bikes with less than universal public appeal and appreciation for some reason. How many people do you know who seriously considered purchasing a Cagiva Elefant? I rest my case. I didn’t buy the Cagiva, mainly due to the bike’s seat height and the uncertainty of maintenance issues, but I came […]

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Indian Donates Chief Vintage to Operation Ride Home

Dec 20, 2013 View Comments by

Operation Ride Home is a joint effort between Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA. The non-profit is dedicated to helping service men and women return home to their families for the holidays. The program offers vouchers and pre-paid debit cards for gas, food, and lodging to help members of the Armed Forces with financial […]

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Safety Tip: Protecting Your Ears

Dec 19, 2013 View Comments by

Your ears live a hard life. Aside from the abuse suffered at all those rock ‘n roll shows as a teenager, your ears are one of the few parts of your body that don’t have the ability to regenerate and heal themselves. The result is that, over time, your hearing steadily declines until you’re old […]

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Öhlins Fork Cartridge Kit for Harley-Davidson Touring Models

Dec 18, 2013 View Comments by

For years Swedish based Öhlins has built a reputation for high-quality suspension components, and now the company’s U.S. branch, Öhlins USA, is bringing a new cartridge fork kit to Harley-Davidson FLH/FLT models. According to Tomas Andersson, Öhlins Racing’s Manager of motorcycle R and T Aftermarket, “the goal of the project was to create a high-end […]

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NUVIZ Ride:HUD is a Heads Up Display That You Can Use with Your Own Helmet

Dec 17, 2013 View Comments by

There must be something in the water, because 2014 is already shaping up to be the year of the Heads Up Display, and we’re not even there yet. Hot on the heels of the Skully P-1 comes the NUVIZ Ride:HUD, a HUD that you can add to your existing helmet (as long as that helmet […]

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