Archive for January, 2016

Carl Reese Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC

Jan 28, 2016 View Comments by

Riding his 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder, Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, CA, broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Previously, George Egloff had set the record in 1983, making the cross-country journey in 42 hours. According to the Transcontinental Drivers Association, no […]

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Klim Launches Redesigned Adventure Rally Suit

Jan 27, 2016 View Comments by

The Klim Adventure Rally Jacket and Pant set a bench mark for innovation of technical motorcycle apparel when it was launched in 2010. Continually seeking to refine products, Klim’s development team is excited to launched an updated version of this suit for 2016. The major change in the latest generation Adventure Rally is a revised […]

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Toby Price Wins 2016 Dakar Three Years After Breaking Neck

Jan 26, 2016 View Comments by

The grueling Dakar Rally ended a little less than two weeks ago and Toby Price took home the win for the motorcycle division. The first Australian to champion any category, Price finished 39 minutes, 41 seconds ahead of Slovakian KTM teammate Stefan Svitko. Riding motorbikes since he was two years old, Price was raised in a […]

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Harley-Davidson Shines a Light On Racing with 2016 Exhibits

Jan 25, 2016 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is going full throttle into 2016 with high-octane exhibits, events and programming that shine a spotlight on Harley-Davidson’s deep ties to the sport of racing. It all kick-starts this week with two new exhibits that will go on display Friday, Jan. 22. The Bridge Gallery will be taken over by Race Day: Photos […]

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Sidetracked: Kickstands Up At Eight!

Jan 24, 2016 View Comments by

It has been said that collecting a group of motorcycle riders to leave on time is like herding cats. Four motorcycles and a dozen ATVs are packed into the corral in Salinas de Garci Mendoza, Bolivia. The village is a half-day ride from the world’s largest salt plains known as the Salar de Uyuni, where […]

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First Annual Mountain Moxie Conference

Jan 23, 2016 View Comments by

Two years ago, avid motorcyclist Robin Dail created Moto Girl Café as an online hub for women to share their love of motorcycling. After years of attending motorcycle events, sponsoring women breaking into the industry, reviewing products, and interviewing female riders from all genres for her site, Dail started receiving numerous requests for an annual […]

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Erik Buell Racing Finds a Buyer

Jan 22, 2016 View Comments by

After nearly a year of auctions, Erik Buell Racing has found a buyer: Liquid Asset Partners. The company acquired EBR’s remaining assets for $2 million last week in an auction at Walworth County Circuit Court, and though it’s best known for liquidating and selling off assets that fall into receivership or bankruptcy, CEO Bill Melvin […]

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Vote Now for Indian’s ‘Project Scout: Build a Legend’

Jan 21, 2016 View Comments by

The Indian Scout has been a longtime favorite platform for custom builders, so when the company announced its Project Scout: Build a Legend program last November, dealers from around the world jumped at the chance to get creative and submit their own customized Scout. Designed to give dealers a high-profile forum to showcase their team’s […]

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AltRider Conserve the Ride Event

Jan 20, 2016 View Comments by

Deep in the woods of central Pennsylvania, AltRider held its annual adventure rally in Woodward Cave Campground. Arriving as AltRider’s guest, it was my first time to any of their events. Friday Riding there from northern NJ on a bright Friday morning, I took my time to get to camp and avoided the highways. Time well […]

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Yamaha’s MOTOBOT Ready to Push Boundaries

Jan 19, 2016 View Comments by

Earlier this month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Yamaha Motor Co. and SRI International introduced a newcomer to the motorcycle industry: MOTOBOT. MOTOBOT is the first autonomous motorcycle-riding humanoid robot, designed to ride like a person. A revolutionary addition to the industry, the robot is meant to aid in the development of future motorcycles […]

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Why Take a Guided Motorcycle Tour vs DIY?

Jan 18, 2016 View Comments by

We came across this info from MotoQuest, one of the best motorcycle tour operators in the biz. We couldn’t agree more with Phil, so here’s some info for you to consider over the weekend and as you plan your next adventure.   You’ve probably wondered “Why Take a MotoQuest Tour Instead of DIY?” Well let […]

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The MSF Introduces Marijuana Awareness Host-an-Event Kit

Jan 13, 2016 View Comments by

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation Introduces its “Riding Straight—Marijuana Awareness” Host-An-Event Kit to Demonstrate the Importance of Riding Unimpaired This is a press release from the MSF. We’re not making this up. Don’t ever ride while impaired! •    New course-in-a-box delivers valuable lessons in a fun, interactive manner •    While not attempting to duplicate a marijuana […]

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Tour of the Month – Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia

Jan 12, 2016 View Comments by

Mid-Atlantic Civil War States – We celebrate biking because it propels us forward to new vistas, but what about when it takes us back in time? For five days, atop his Honda ST1300, James T. Parks traces the path of the American Civil War through Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Winding through the Blue […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Jan 09, 2016 View Comments by

The Lincoln Highway was America’s first coast-to-coast highway. Dedicated on October 31, 1913, the Lincoln ran from Times Square in New York to Lincoln Park in San Francisco. The original alignment extended more than 3,000 miles through 13 states. After the Federal highway numbering system was adopted in the mid-1920s, the Lincoln and other “named” […]

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Touring Tip: Making Your Motorcycle Helmet Last

Jan 08, 2016 View Comments by

I have the benefit of testing and using a variety of motorcycle helmets, but there’s a particular one I especially like and use often. I want it to last as long as possible—well-made ones are expensive to replace. Here are some tips for having a long-term relationship with yours: Don’t Drop: The integrity of a […]

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