Archive for November, 2015

Motus Demo Rides in California

Nov 30, 2015 View Comments by

There are still demo/pre-purchase appointments available for those interested in a Motus MST or MSTR, so schedule your ride today. Friday 12/4 and Saturday 12/5 at San Diego BMW/Motus. Call Cal at 858-560-BIKE or email sales.manager@sdbmwmc.com. Friday 12/11 and Saturday 12/12 at The Rock Store, hosted by Indian/Motus Motorcycles of Orange County. Call Leo at […]

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Tour of the Week – In Arizona and New Mexico

Nov 27, 2015 View Comments by

Desert Solitude – 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 Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 26, 2015 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine would like to wish everybody a happy Thanksgiving! We hope you can spend the holiday with friends and family. Maybe you can even get a few miles in on your favorite ride.

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Tis the Time of Planning – How to Use the Interactive Tour Map

Nov 24, 2015 View Comments by
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Reasons to Ride: Living Twice

Nov 23, 2015 View Comments by

I took a ride tonight at dusk, just an hour-long dash around new roads in the cold air. The temperature was in the 30s and as I rode along my hands started to get numb but I kept riding, content to watch the sky change color. I turned left and right on a whim. I […]

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Fundy Adventure Rally

Nov 19, 2015 View Comments by

Canada Moto Guide (CMG) Rallies gathered adventure riders in Sussex, New Brunswick, September 11–13, for the 2015 Fundy Adventure Rally (FAR). This year’s theme—Get Dirty Down East—couldn’t have been more fitting. With Tropical Storm Henri arriving as an uninvited guest, the torrential rain turned the trails into muddy streams and the water crossings into chest […]

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2015 Touratech Rally Report

Nov 18, 2015 View Comments by

The very first rally, held just outside of Leavenworth, WA, was challenging. The “roads” that led riders into the designated campground were as difficult as many of the rides they would encounter that weekend—steep switchbacks on loose dirt, with 12-inch deep ruts  on both sides. Needless to say, these conditions made it difficult for inexperienced […]

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Road Rash: The Procedure

Nov 17, 2015 View Comments by

A Humorous Look When Things are Less than Perfect – Being the center of attention is great when you want it, but it can wear thin very quickly when you don’t. Sharon and I had exited the restaurant about the same time as a dozen or so members of the H.O.A.R. (hop on and ride, […]

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Exclusive Look at 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Nov 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Ducati Multistrada is no newcomer to the “street-trailie” genre. With the introduction of the 1000DS in 2003, the Italian company began its push into the dual sport realm (arguably, a realm they first entered back in 1962 with the introduction of the Scrambler – the subject of an upcoming RoadRUNNER story). Today at EICMA […]

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MotoGuzzi and Aprilia: Major Additions for 95th Anniversary

Nov 16, 2015 View Comments by

EICMA 2015 marks the debut of MotoGuzzi V9 Bobber and Aprilia RSV 4 RF. First up is the MotoGuzzi V9: a new V-twin 850cc engine, with cardan shaft, new frame and design, with two models targeting two new segments: the V9 Bobber, light and easy with large tires, and the Roamer – a magnificent medium-size […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: Cajun Burgers, Memories, and Outer Space

Nov 15, 2015 View Comments by

Riding Contemplations – Occasionally when I sit down to write, I stop and think, “What would I like to come across in these pages that would make me stop and spend a few minutes reading?” Today I thought I would recount a ride I took one Memorial Day, the kind of ride where the universe sneaks […]

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BMW G 310 R: A Sporty Little Thumper

Nov 14, 2015 View Comments by

BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]

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Tour of the Week: Rockville, Indiana Shamrock Tour

Nov 13, 2015 View Comments by

Great Plains Expedition – 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 Rockville, IN Shamrock Tour was originally featured in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue.

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Slideshow: 15 Wonderful Years of RoadRUNNER

Nov 12, 2015 View Comments by

A Visual Look Back- RoadRUNNER’s December 2015 issue marked the 15th anniversary of the nation’s premier motorcycle touring and travel magazine. To celebrate, the December issue features a 12-page retrospective looking back at some of the memorable moments, personalities, and milestones that have punctuated a decade and a half of RoadRUNNER Magazine. Join us for […]

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Harley-Davidson Offers Free Riding Academy for Service Members

Nov 11, 2015 View Comments by

HD Honors Military – The Motor Company from Milwaukee recently announced that they will once again be offering free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy training for all active and retired members of the U.S. military as well as reservists and veterans. The offer will now extend from January 1 to December 31, 2016. Harley-Davidson’s Managing Director, Christian […]

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