Archive for June, 2017

Win a Free Tour Through the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield

Jun 30, 2017 View Comments by

Royal Enfield is giving riders the chance to win a (free) trip to ride the Himalayas on a 10-day guided tour on Royal Enfield motorcycles. Participants will fly from the U.S. to Delhi and motorcycle through some of the most thrilling mountain passes anywhere on the planet. Airfare, accommodations, and the fee for this English-speaking northern […]

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Indian Wrecking Crew to Compete in 2017 X Games

Jun 29, 2017 View Comments by

Indian made its historic return to flat track racing this year after a 63-year hiatus, and has announced that it will make its X Games debut in its hometown of Minneapolis on July 13. The Wrecking Crew, featuring 2015 inaugural gold medalist Bryan Smith, 2016 gold medalist Jared Mees, and two-time bronze medalist Brad Baker, will […]

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Review: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart III Tires

Jun 28, 2017 View Comments by

We all want tires that wear like iron but stick like glue. Dunlop is doing its part by upgrading its existing Sportmax Roadsmart II line of sport-touring motorcycle tires to create the Roadsmart III (RSIII). The RSIII is designed to give long-haul performance with near-sportbike-like grip that lasts the life of the tire. As tires […]

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Images from 2017 J&P Cycles Iowa Rally

Jun 27, 2017 View Comments by

This past weekend, thousands of riders convened in Anamosa, IA, for the 38th anniversary of J&P Cycles’ Iowa Rally. This was the first annual rally held since the passing of J&P Cycles’ founder, John Parham, who died in April after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis. The free rally, held June 24-25, 2017, included motocross stunt shows, […]

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Review: Lone Rider MiniTent

Jun 26, 2017 View Comments by

I didn’t grow up camping. But I love to travel with the bare necessities, with everything I might need on my back—or in this case, on the back of my motorcycle. Lone Rider is best known for its MotoTent, a lightweight two- or three-person tent with a motorcycle canopy, but I wanted something smaller. The […]

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2017 Silent Service National Motorcycle Rally

Jun 24, 2017 View Comments by

This weekend, more than 100 veteran submariners will be riding into Cookeville, TN, as part of the Silent Service Motorcycle Club’s (SSMC) annual national rally. The SSMC is a self-governing organization composed of Navy-qualified submariners riding together. Boasting more than 400 members and 20-plus chapters nationwide, the group expects this to be their highest-attended rally to […]

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Amerivespa 2017 Coming to Seattle

Jun 23, 2017 View Comments by

Vespa Club of America (VCOA) has announced that the site of Amerivespa 2017 will be Seattle, WA, July 6-9. Jointly hosted by the Vespa Club of Seattle (VCOS), Amerivespa 2017 will feature four days of scooter-related fun for enthusiasts as well as the general public. Amerivespa is the largest annual motor scooter rally in the United […]

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Ecuador and Colombia: The End of the Road

Jun 22, 2017 View Comments by

We’re riding north on the Pan-American Highway, passing lush, green meadows and houses with gable roofs and stucco façades. For a moment, the landscape feels strangely European. But we’re quickly reminded we aren’t at home: After four months of motorcycling in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru on our trusty KTMs, we reach the border of […]

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Review: iXS Madox Boots

Jun 21, 2017 View Comments by

A good motorcycle boot should provide excellent protection for your foot and ankle, be weatherproof, and comfortable enough to wear day after day on and off the bike. The iXS Madox is an all-season GORE-TEX offering that does all of this in a stylish package that looks great with your riding gear and regular jeans. […]

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Motorcycle Navigation: Keeping up With the Weather

Jun 20, 2017 View Comments by

As touring motorcyclists who are constantly exposed to the elements, weather is a major consideration for our safety and comfort. The term “weather” is actually an abstraction for many atmospheric conditions, and riders have different personal thresholds. For some, air quality might be the most important factor (e.g., people suffering from asthma). However, by and […]

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26th Annual Ride to Work Day

Jun 19, 2017 View Comments by

The 26th annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, out of a total 129,141,982 commuters in the country, just less than 150,000 of them ride motorcycles to work regularly—that’s only .11 percent. And of all the motorcycles registered in the U.S. (6,567,197), only 4.3 percent of them […]

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Southeast Australia

Jun 17, 2017 View Comments by

To experience as many different environments as possible, in only three weeks: this is our mission. What better place to attempt such a journey than Australia, a beautiful and largely unknown country with a population of only 24 million people. Aboard an R 1200 GS, I’m joined by a group of seven other riders. Traveling […]

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MotoMojo: Wheel Bearing Maintenance and Repair

Jun 16, 2017 View Comments by

Wheel bearings are among those vital motorcycle components that are out of sight and out of mind … until something goes wrong. Wheel bearing failures can do expensive damage to your bike and can result in a dangerous loss of control and a crash as well. So let’s give them some love! Check your motorcycle […]

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Review: Options to Mount Electrics

Jun 15, 2017 View Comments by

While just about everybody at RoadRUNNER prefers standalone GPS devices for navigation (since phones are not quite there yet in terms of development), smartphones are a multi-tool, offering riders the ability to listen to music, communicate with others, search the internet, and use GPS functions. Hooking one up to your bike doesn’t have to be […]

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Spyder’s 10th Anniversary Event

Jun 14, 2017 View Comments by

Earlier this month, BRP welcomed more than 3,000 Spyder owners to its Spyder 10th Anniversary Homecoming event in Québec. This marked the largest-ever gathering of Spyder’s, with riders from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Russia, and beyond. Everyone was invited to see BRP’s factory, its Design & Innovation Center, R&D facilities, and powersports museum. Guided rides, entertainment, […]

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