Archive for October, 2015

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle of the Year: Ducati Scrambler

Oct 31, 2015 View Comments by

Light, Affordable, and Fun – Another busy year has flown by with our editors and contributors traveling around the globe, spinning wheels on all sorts of motorcycles. Picking a winner is never easy—especially with so many amazing motorcycles available. Some bikes excel in features, whereas others dominate the environment they’ve been engineered to conquer. It’s […]

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Tour of the Week: Southwestern New York

Oct 30, 2015 View Comments by

Untraveled Roads in the Empire State – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Southwestern New York tour was originally featured in the May/June 2005 issue.

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Motorcycle Navigation: Did the Smartphone Kill the GPS Unit?

Oct 28, 2015 View Comments by

The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy – (Follow these links to read Yuval’s previous articles in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5.) It’s hard to believe, but 10 years ago there were no smartphones. In 2007, the iPhone was released and the term Android was associated with Star Wars movies. […]

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Road Rash: A Good Feed

Oct 27, 2015 View Comments by

Choosing the Right Diner – “They put on a good feed … if you leave there hungry, it’s your own durn fault.” I’d asked one of the locals at a gas station to recommend a good breakfast spot, and those were the exact words he’d used to describe the restaurant he pointed me toward. Red flags […]

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City Escape: Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 26, 2015 View Comments by

Salt Lake Sojourn – This route travels the rural “Wasatch Back” beginning at the mouth of Emigration Canyon in Salt Lake County and loops northward on twisty canyon roads, over mountain passes, and through the pastoral Morgan and Upper Ogden Valleys. June, September, and October are the most scenic months to ride.

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Zen Motorcyclist: When My Ship Comes In

Oct 25, 2015 View Comments by

Enjoying the Ride – One of my father’s catch phrases was “when my ship comes in.” What he really meant to say was “We don’t have the means to afford it now, but one day we will.” Mr. Bud was a Navy man who, after his discharge, worked one job for the rest of his […]

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2016 Honda VFR1200X: Another Adventure Bike?

Oct 24, 2015 View Comments by

Four New Hondas to be Unveiled– With all the recent hype and anticipation surrounding the forthcoming 2016 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin, it came as a bit of a surprise when Honda announced that it would be releasing another all-new adventure bike for 2016. In fact, Honda will be offering a full range of adventure bikes […]

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Tour of the Week: Québec

Oct 23, 2015 View Comments by

Postcards from the Province – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Québec tour was originally featured in the Nov/Dec 2012 issue.

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MotoMojo: Safety Lighting

Oct 21, 2015 View Comments by

Increasing Your Visibility on the Road – These days it seems like nearly every driver on the road is distracted by something. Besides cell phones, beverages, and fast food, I’ve seen drivers using laptops, watching videos, reading newspapers and books, putting on makeup, tweezing eyebrows, curling eyelashes, and playing musical instruments! It’s a wonder they […]

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Road Rash: Sweet Dreams!

Oct 20, 2015 View Comments by

The B&B Experience – I’ve always been envious of people who could sleep while lying next to an Atlanta freeway. I’m not one of them. I have enough trouble sleeping well at home, and strange accommodations usually exacerbate the problem when traveling. The pillow is too hard or soft, the air conditioner rattles, the room […]

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City Escape: Richmond, Virginia

Oct 19, 2015 View Comments by

Central Virginia Scramble – This route transports riders from Richmond, VA, the former Confederate capital, across rolling farmland in central Virginia to several iconic locations, marking the final days of the American Civil War in the spring of 1865. Riders interested in Civil War history should factor in plenty of time to peruse the historic […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Do What You Love

Oct 18, 2015 View Comments by

“Do what you love, it’s gonna lead to where you want to go.” -Wayne White When I was a kid we lived in the country, and I loved running at night, even in the winter. I treasured the silence. There were no cars, no birds, and no barking dogs. There was nothing but the moon […]

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Review: Sidi Adventure Rain and GORE-TEX Boots

Oct 17, 2015 View Comments by

High End Adventure Footwear from Sidi – Sidi Adventure boots are widely considered the gold standard for durable on and off-road touring footwear. Whether on the bike or walking, I never felt hindered by their formidable protection. An articulating ankle system makes walking a simple task while providing plenty of protection against hyperextension during a […]

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Honda Unveils New CBR500R at AIMExpo

Oct 16, 2015 View Comments by

Now With Sharper Style – Text: Dawn Lindeman For the last couple of years the annual American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, FL has been a focal point for OEMs releasing new models into the U.S. market. This year, Honda is the first out of the gate with their updated 2016 CBR500R. The first thing […]

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Tour of the Week: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska

Oct 16, 2015 View Comments by

Meandering the Midwest – Each week RoadRUNNER Magazine is releasing a “Tour of the Week” from our extensive archives. The tour article, along with downloadable maps and GPS files, will be available for free, but only for a week! This week’s Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, and Nebraska tour was originally featured in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue.

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