Archive for December, 2015

Road Rash: The Thangs Yew Larn

Dec 31, 2015 View Comments by

While working on a construction site years ago, one guy in particular had a habit of muttering the phrase “The Thangs Yew Larn” in typical Appalachian hill country drawl every time someone had a minor accident such as shooting a spike through their hand with a nail gun. In any case, the words somehow stuck […]

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Pirelli SCORPION
 Trail II Review

Dec 30, 2015 View Comments by

Pirelli’s new SCORPION Trail II tire lineup is designed for the latest generation of adventure touring and enduro street motorcycles and is a direct successor of the previous SCORPION Trail series. They were developed for models such as the Aprilia Caponord, BMW R 1200 GS, Ducati Multistrada, Honda Crosstourer (VFR1200X in the U.S. market), Kawasaki […]

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Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

Dec 29, 2015 View Comments by

In 1916 the Van Buren Sisters were the first women to cross the continental United States, each on her own motorcycle. They became the first women to reach the 14,115 foot summit of Pikes Peak each on her own motorcycle. In 2002 the Sisters were inducted into the American Motorcyclists Association Hall of Fame and […]

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2016 BMW R 1200 RS: Sport-Touring With Grunt

Dec 28, 2015 View Comments by

“We’ll take it slow,” they said. “Keep it at a reasonable speed,” they warned. I guess words have a different meaning depending on when and where they’re spoken. Their definition suits me just fine. This thing is a blast to ride.

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Merry Christmas From Everybody at RoadRUNNER

Dec 24, 2015 View Comments by

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HOG Members Get Free Admission and VIP Access to Harley-Davidson Museum

Dec 23, 2015 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is swinging its doors wide open to all Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) members around the world by adding unlimited admission and VIP access to more than 112 years of Harley-Davidson history to its package of exclusive membership benefits. Beginning this month, all Full, Life and Associate H.O.G. members will be treated to […]

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Bug Out Bolt – 2014 Custom Yamaha Star Bolt 900

Dec 22, 2015 View Comments by

Having spent the last dozen plus years guiding marketing and bike builds for several aftermarket companies, Dave Zemla set out to build a motorcycle just for him. “I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in a number of great builds, but a bike constructed for marketing is generally built with a specific parts collection and […]

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2016 Harley-Davidson Lineup

Dec 21, 2015 View Comments by

The S Series, New Sportsters, and The Road Glide Ultra is Back! Unlike most other OEMs, Harley-Davidson likes to unveil an entire model year’s worth of bikes all at once, instead of one at a time. For 2016 that means a dizzying array of mechanical upgrades, new engine options, color choices, the return of the […]

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City Escape: Tucson, Arizona

Dec 18, 2015 View Comments by

This southern Arizona loop ride includes varied road types, picturesque scenery, and well-placed historic towns. Riders will get a taste of the Old West, peruse eclectic art, and enjoy rich desert flora and fauna. It’s a fall, winter, and spring ride since the summer temperatures in the southwest desert can be stifling.

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2016 BMW S 1000 XR: A Hint of Adventure With a Dash of Sport

Dec 17, 2015 View Comments by

BMW’s S 1000 XR is the fourth model in its lineup of inline, four-cylinder motorcycles. They call the XR an “adventure sport.” It’s not really “adventure,” but there is quite a bit of “sport.” Nevertheless, it’s a great combination for the twisties.

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Zen Motorcyclist: You Can Go Home Again

Dec 16, 2015 View Comments by

“All that he knew was that the years flow by like water and that one day men come home again.” – Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again Last Sunday I left a friend’s home early in the morning. I had ridden my motorcycle there the night before with a suit and dress shoes neatly […]

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2016 Women’s Motorcycle Summit

Dec 15, 2015 View Comments by



Steel Horse Sisterhood Charities Announces Kickstands Up
 – The 2016 Women’s Motorcycle Summit season and the two(2) unique planned events pairing skilled women riders in the motorcycle community with women at the novice and intermediate levels to compete in Summit Challenges. These two events are the first of their kind in the Women’s Motorcycle Community. […]

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2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT: Modernized Retro

Dec 14, 2015 View Comments by

The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental is slow, terrible on the highway, 
and completely and utterly impractical. Not only that, but it vibrates excessively at any speed above 10 mph, doesn’t have ABS or traction control, and lacks engine mapping modes and other technological advances. And I love it.

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1983 Suzuki Katana Custom

Dec 12, 2015 View Comments by

Wild Kats – Fans of the long-running TV 
sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and 
the movie The Fantastic Four
 will likely have seen Rob Wilton on their screens without
 realizing it. You’re not usually supposed to recognize him. Rob is a stunt coordinator and stunt performer with a long list of credits in the movie and […]

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Road Rash: Expanding Gear

Dec 11, 2015 View Comments by

Over the years, I’ve noticed a pattern of occurrences that seem to defy the laws of physics. Several of these situations happen so consistently that I’m convinced they’re an absolute truth. The general rules regarding probability simply don’t apply to my motorcycling-related activities, and the following is a partial list of the most perplexing circumstances. […]

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