Archive for March, 2014

Christa Neuhauser to Speak at Power of the Road Virtual Conference

Mar 31, 2014 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine’s Publisher and Editor in Chief, Christa Neuhauser, will be speaking on how to navigate through life’s changes during the Power of the Road Virtual Conference. The conference, which will take place entirely online April 7-11, 2014, will focus on the concept of “Strength Through Balance.” There will be 20 speakers from a variety […]

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Breathtaking Stops: When Photos Fall Short

Mar 30, 2014 View Comments by

Last summer my good friend Stephen and I went on a tour in Alabama, which you can check out in RoadRUNNER’s December ’13 issue (Huntsville, AL Shamrock Tour®). At the end of the tour’s first day, just as we were returning to city traffic and beginning to think of food and bed, suddenly a huge […]

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Ducati Multistrada D-Air Airbag System

Mar 29, 2014 View Comments by

Just a few days ago we brought you news of Alpinestars’ latest airbag system worn by their sponsored MotoGP riders like Marc Marquez. These technologies are exciting for us street riders because they’re a glimpse of the future of motorcycle safety. That future has come a little faster than even we anticipated at Ducati just […]

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Aerostich Pop Up Event Coming to North Carolina

Mar 28, 2014 View Comments by

For five days in April Aerostich is bringing their unique set of motorcycling wares down to the southern city of Raleigh, NC. The event will take place from April 9th through 13th 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature the Minnesota based company’s latest and greatest gear including the new Roadcrafter 3 and Roadcrafter […]

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Adaptiv Technologies GlowRider Vest Named to Nifty Fifty

Mar 27, 2014 View Comments by

The GlowRider Electro-Luminescent Vest from Adaptiv Technologies takes hi-vis apparel to the next level. In addition to its retina searing bright yellow color and reflective material, the GlowRider also boasts electro-luminescent panels on the back and sides of the vest. These panels are actively illuminated, which vastly increases the wearer’s visibility at night. The strips […]

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Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag System Advances

Mar 26, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle racing, for all of its speed and apparent danger, has become dramatically safer over the years thanks to continual advances in motorcycle, racetrack, and protective gear design. Wearable airbag systems are one of these recent breakthroughs and Alpinestars has just taken them a step further. The latest version of A-Stars Tech-Air system holds eight […]

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Indian Chieftain: RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle of the Year 2013

Mar 25, 2014 View Comments by

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Harley-Davidson Has Sites Set on India

Mar 24, 2014 View Comments by

India, the world’s second most populous nation with over 1.2 billion people, is one of Harley-Davidson’s primary target markets. Since first entering the Indian market in 2009, Harley-Davidson has already become the biggest seller of 800cc plus motorcycles in the country (though admittedly that’s not yet a large segment in India) with 4,000 bikes sold […]

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Dream Ride: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 23, 2014 View Comments by

I’ll admit it; I’d wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for years, mostly because of a certain album by a band named U2. The iconic black and white photograph of a single Joshua Tree in the album’s artwork has always moved me. Though that particular tree fell sometime around the turn of the millennium […]

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The Grand Alps Tour: Blue Rim’s Tour de France

Mar 22, 2014 View Comments by

With its focus Formerly known as the Grand Alps Tour, Blue Rim’s Tour de France has been renamed to reflect its focus on southeastern France the Grand Alps Tour is Blue Rim’s Tour de France as it covers much of the same ground as the world famous bicycle race. The route also features many gems […]

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New Ferry to Transport Riders from Maine to Nova Scotia

Mar 21, 2014 View Comments by

Starting in May 2014, the Nova Star, a 528-foot ferry, will begin carrying people and vehicles from Portland, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A one-way ticket for a motorcycle will cost between $49 and $89 and its rider will get on board for $79 to $129 depending on the time of year. The nine-hour voyage […]

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Harley-Davidson to Bring Demo Fleet to Americade

Mar 20, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re interested one of the Project RUSHMORE Harley-Davidsons or perhaps the new Street 500 or 750, the Motor Company is going to be offering test rides on all of their models at this year’s Americade Rally. The rally continues to be a great place for potential buyers to try out new bikes as most […]

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Schuberth Adds Stealth SR1 Model

Mar 19, 2014 View Comments by

Schuberth’s racing and sport riding helmet, the SR1, gets a new matte black color range known as “stealth.” The range will include Stealth Blue, Stealth Orange, and Stealth Red colors. Though in each case the majority of the helmet remains matte black, Schuberth is still keeping safety and visibility a top priority. Reflective branding and […]

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Time to Ride: How Long is Long Enough?

Mar 18, 2014 View Comments by

Here in North Carolina we seem to be straddling the front lines in the war between oncoming spring and a winter desperately trying to hold on. Our weather has been alternating between warm and sunny and cold and icy for the last month or so. For example, on Saturday it was bright and clear with […]

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Tyler Kinkade: Trouble for a Tour Leader

Mar 17, 2014 View Comments by

I’m not the best rider, I’d honestly just call myself average with lots of potential to improve. The thing is, I don’t ride every week; I don’t even ride every month. Yes weather (winters in Michigan) is part of the reason, and in the past finances were part of this equation as well, but the […]

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