Archive for September, 2016

2017 Victory Octane: Modern Muscle

Sep 30, 2016 View Comments by

While sharing the Indian Scout’s basic platform, the Octane has a considerable number of components specially made for it. To give it a unique look, the new model is styled with sharper lines and a more pronounced center spine, along with other touches that give it a leaner, meaner visage. At the press launch, Steve […]

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Take the Road: Metzeler Short Film Premieres at Motorcycle Film Festival

Sep 29, 2016 View Comments by

Take the Road, a short film by Metzeler, premiered earlier this month at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn. The movie, which lasts 10 minutes, is about Project X, a bike created by Deus Ex Machina and based on the Yamaha XJR1300. The tank was painted by Italian artist Aryk Old Paint, and the motorcycle was […]

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Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming: Continental Divide, Part 1

Sep 28, 2016 View Comments by

A rugged adventure awaits 
those who seek it. Remote mountain passes, picturesque views, and diverse, often 
challenging, terrain—where every mile is a feast for the senses—can all be found on a cross-country journey along 
the Continental Divide.

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2017 RoadRUNNER Calendar Now Available

Sep 27, 2016 View Comments by

What better way to keep track of your appointments than by combining them with great motorcycling photography? Now available online, the 2017 RoadRUNNER calendar helps you stay apprised of birthdays, meetings, to-do’s, and other events while offering a daily dose of travel inspiration. From tree-shrouded Albanian backcountry and snowy Italian roads to Baja California and the coast of […]

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Sidetracked: Thirdendary Roads

Sep 26, 2016 View Comments by

“Daddy, where is that car going?” My son spoke those words to me three decades ago as he stood tiptoe, looking out the window of our home on the edge of town. The curiosity of a child has inspired many an adventure. They are an elusive lot, adventure riders. To begin with, no one has […]

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2016 Road Warrior Ride Heads to New Orleans

Sep 24, 2016 View Comments by

The 2016 Road Warrior Ride started last weekend, departing from Johnson Creek, WI, on its way to New Orleans Bike Week, a rally that helps to raise money for veterans. A core group of eight veterans, sponsored by the Road Warrior Foundation (RWF) and Can-Am, are taking the ride atop 2016 Spyder F3 Limited Editions. They […]

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Review: REV’IT! Tryonic Feel 3.7 Back Protector

Sep 23, 2016 View Comments by

While some jackets offer insertable back pads, many are little more than rectangles of foam that don’t provide the coverage or impact protection of a dedicated back protector. The Tryonic Feel 3.7 from REV’IT! has CE Level 2 armor for those looking to supplement their safety gear. Running from the shoulder blades to the tailbone, […]

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RoadRUNNER Special Collector’s Issue Now Available

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is excited to announce the release of its special collector’s issue, Touring America’s Backroads. Find inspiration in our stunning photography and helpful trip planning information. Featuring 10 of the country’s best and most scenic motorcycle tours, this high quality issue comes complete with RoadRUNNER’s signature tankbag maps and GPS files. A mix of previously […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: The Means to Notice It All

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments by

This past Mother’s Day, my girlfriend Erica and I rode to a farm not far from my home that she had lived on for a time. We were visiting the owner, Sally, who Erica had grown close to during the time she spent there and who she’s remained friends with ever since. As I approached […]

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City Escape: Palm Springs, California

Sep 21, 2016 View Comments by

With the suburbs of the Coachella Valley expanding in every direction, there’s one place they can’t grow: Joshua Tree National Park. The Mojave Desert’s endless sand, crimson rocks, and indigo skies combine to create an eerie solitude. Joshua trees, cholla, and desert flowers erupt from the barren soil in a triumph of nature. And the […]

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Peter Calles’ Magnificent Obsession

Sep 20, 2016 View Comments by

As a nationally and internationally recognized collector, former amateur racer, and daily motorcycle commuter, Peter Calles is living his dream. A total of 17 exotic Italian models and other vintage machines are on display throughout Peter’s house, located in suburban Washington, DC, and another 10 timeless rides occupy the garage, turning his residence into a […]

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Make Your Motorcycle Last Forever

Sep 19, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycles are made better than ever. Their design, materials, and machin-ing are more accurate and precise—and reliability is greater than it’s been before. To that end, here are some tips on how to keep your motorcycle going as long as you want and save money too. The three basic tenets to ensure a bike’s longevity […]

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Shamrock Tour® – Ashland, Oregon

Sep 18, 2016 View Comments by

On November 27, 1941, travelers on US Highway 99 south of Yreka, Caifornia were astonished to find a band of men blocking the road and waving hunting rifles. They handed out a Proclamation of Independence, which informed one and all that the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and […]

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates 95 Years

Sep 16, 2016 View Comments by

It has been 95 years since Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi founded Moto Guzzi, the “eagle brand.” To celebrate the anniversary, Moto Guzzi organized an Open House, its traditional mid-September event. This year, more than 25,000 fans from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, and the United States descended upon the Mandello plant from September 9-11 to participate. The record […]

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Gettin’ Started in Motorcycling

Sep 15, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcycling used to be just another way of getting around, but now it’s one of a growing number of “powersports” that may also lay claim to major portions of your discretionary spending: ATVs, personal watercraft, snowmobiles, and any number of four-wheeled and water-based diversions. However, for me, motorcycle touring is still much closer to bicycle […]

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