Archive for February, 2016

The Peninsula Signature Events Announces 2016 Quail Motorcycle Gathering

Feb 29, 2016 View Comments by

The Peninsula Signature Events, a division of The Peninsula Hotels, has announced May 14, 2016 as the date of The Quail Motorcycle Gathering. The festivities will begin on Friday, May 13, 2016 with The Quail Ride, a 100-mile group motorcycle ride throughout the Monterey Peninsula in California. The celebration continues on Saturday, May 14, 2016 […]

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Project Bike: Triumph Tiger 800 XCx, Part 1

Feb 29, 2016 View Comments by

Taking My Tiger to New Heights – I’ve been a loyal Stromtrooper for the past four years. Not the Stormtroopers from the Star Wars movies, but riders of Suzuki V-Strom motorcycles. The DL650, aka ‘the Wee,’ was a very reliable adventure partner. It took me on its back to many places, never complained or caused […]

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Become a Tire Tester for Metzeler – Take the Road with the ROADTEC™ 01

Feb 25, 2016 View Comments by

Metzeler, in cooperation with RoadRUNNER Magazine, is looking for ten qualified readers who are willing to test Metzeler’s new sport touring tire, the ROADTEC™ 01. To enter this unique opportunity fill out the form below. Please note the participation rules and regulations. Metzeler will select a group of testers by March 31st, 2016. The testers […]

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Being a Rider Makes You a Better Driver

Feb 23, 2016 View Comments by

“Thumbs up to motorcyclists everywhere for being better drivers,” reported the March 2016 issue of American Motorcyclist. According to a report from the British insurance company Equity Red Star, motorcyclists are 23% less likely, on average, to make a claim on their car policy, indicating that riders are safer than other drivers behind the wheel […]

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‘Grizzly’ to Attempt Record-Breaking Motorcycle Trip Around the World

Feb 22, 2016 View Comments by

Swiss endurance rider Urs Pedraita—better known as Grisu Grizzly—is setting off next month on a record-breaking ride around the world. Rolling out of Daytona Bike Week’s busy main street at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 11, his goal is to ride his Victory Cross Country around the globe in less than 100 days. Right now […]

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Free for Spectators: MotoAmerica COTA Preseason Test, March 23-24

Feb 21, 2016 View Comments by

Roadracing fans in the Austin, TX, area: The schedule for MotoAmerica’s Preseason Test powered by Dunlop has been announced.  The two-day test at Circuit of the Americas, March 23-24, is open to spectators for free. The test is to prepare MotoAmerica teams for the opening round of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing […]

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The Great Van Menace

Feb 19, 2016 View Comments by

They’re out “there,” oh yes they are! Roaming the great gray asphalt jungle, just waiting to pounce on us, drive us into the toolies, cut us off, and fill our rear view mirror with their hideous plastic toothless sneers, all the while hiding their true intentions behind a dull gray metal-flake paint job! They? Why, […]

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RoadRUNNER Magazine Presents RoadMAPS: Motorcycle Travel Maps at the Nation’s 9 Largest Rallies

Feb 18, 2016 View Comments by

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina—RoadRUNNER magazine, dedicated for 15 years to serving active motorcycle enthusiasts by being a comprehensive resource for national and international tours, is creating motorcycle travel maps for the nation’s nine largest rallies under its new subsidiary, RoadMAPS, in cooperation with the American Motorcycle Association (AMA). The large water-resistant and tear-proof maps offer six […]

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Harley-Davidson Adds Low Rider S & CVO Pro Street Breakout to 2016 Lineup

Feb 17, 2016 View Comments by

Last month at X Games Aspen, Harley-Davidson unveiled the Low Rider S and the Custom Vehicle Operations (CVO) Pro Street Breakout. Both are additions to the 2016 model-year lineup, the most powerful collection of cruisers in the brand’s 113-year history. Raw, dark, and trimmed to the essentials, the new Low Rider S is the most robust non-CVO Dyna cruiser ever offered by Harley-Davidson. The Screamin’ Eagle Twin […]

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Just Shake to Create: The TomTom Bandit Action Camera

Feb 16, 2016 View Comments by

You’re carving your way through a beautiful series of mountain roads, or rocketing through the desert with friends, and you really want others to see what you see, as you see it. What do you use? Enter TomTom’s Bandit Action Cam, the GPS-maker’s first step into the action-camera market. Compact and waterproof, the Bandit offers […]

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Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle School Returns to VIR in October

Feb 15, 2016 View Comments by

Based in Santa Paula, CA, Reg Pridmore’s CLASS Motorcycle Schools teach better street and sport riding techniques at race tracks in California and Virginia. This fall, his team is returning to the Virginia International Raceway for a two-day event October 17 and 18, filled with old and new friends, camaraderie, fun, and plenty of immersion […]

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Victory Introduces Its Loudest Bagger Yet

Feb 14, 2016 View Comments by

On Friday, Victory Motorcycles announced the return of the Magnum X-1, the loudest Victory bagger yet, designed for serious music and motorcycle fans. After the 2015 model quickly sold out upon its introduction last year, this year’s Stealth Edition is powered by a 200-watt 10-speaker surround sound audio system, and features billet wheels, a monochrome paint scheme, […]

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Kendon Running 25-Year Anniversary Logo Contest

Feb 12, 2016 View Comments by

Admired for their combination of function and storage, Kendon’s stand-up folding motorcycle trailers are a mainstay in the industry, and a handful of us at RoadRUNNER use them ourselves! To celebrate its 25-year anniversary, the company launched an online logo contest that will reward one lucky participant with a brand new Kendon Stand-Up Single-Rail Motorcycle Trailer. Lightweight […]

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Triumph Announces the New Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R

Feb 11, 2016 View Comments by

In 1994, Triumph launched the Speed Triple, a bike that gave birth to an entirely new segment of riding—the streetfighter. Powered by Triumph’s triple engine, the bike has stayed true to its brooding and minimalistic styling for more than 20 years. The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R signal a new era for […]

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Aerostich’s ‘ZeroBelowZero’ Winter Riding Experiment

Feb 10, 2016 View Comments by

Aerostich started the ‘ZeroBelowZero’ riding experiment this winter with one question in mind: will an electric motorcycle work for everyday transportation all winter long in frozen Duluth, MN? Makers of textile-based clothing and gear for motorcyclists, Aerostitch is no stranger to riding in unfavorable conditions. Since 1983, the company’s goal has been to create gear […]

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