Archive for November, 2017

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Nov 30, 2017 View Comments by

  Are you struggling to think of gift ideas for that special motorcyclist in your life? Or maybe you’d like to drop some not so subtle hints for what you want this Christmas? Take out the guesswork so everyone’s happy and a little less stressed this holiday season. For the next 19 days, we’ll be […]

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KTM’s 2018 Street Model Line-Up

Nov 29, 2017 View Comments by

KTM announced details of its 2018 North American street model lineup at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show (IMS) in Long Beach, California. Highlighting the lineup was the debut of the 2018 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S for the North American market, while also showcasing its full line of NAKED, ADVENTURE and SUPERSPORT machines. Additionally, […]

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The Azores: Little Adventure

Nov 27, 2017 View Comments by

Selecting a location roughly 75-percent smaller than Rhode Island to test a prototype adventure motorcycle would seem to be a less-than-ideal decision. However, just as one shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, never underestimate the level of excitement that can be found in a small space.

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Mr. Meticulous: Pete versus the Vibration

Nov 22, 2017 View Comments by

The world is filled with an abundance of avid motorcyclists. But “avid” can take many forms. There are bikers whose lives revolve around riding daily, whether to work, a vacation destination, or simply a meandering excursion along some country roads for an afternoon. There are those who purchase their dream motorcycles and continually extol their […]

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Riding and Camping in Yellowstone: Mountains, Geysers, and Bears … Oh My!

Nov 20, 2017 View Comments by

As I press my tent stakes into the mineral-rich soil of the nation’s oldest national park, I am glad that I didn’t heed the impulse to turn around before even rolling across the western boundary of Yellowstone earlier in the day. The big jugs on my BMW R 1200 GS were getting hotter than I […]

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2018 BMW K 1600 B: A Fresh Perspective

Nov 17, 2017 View Comments by

Since its earliest days, BMW motorcycles have fostered a reputation as touring mounts, the machines synonymous with world travel and adventure. There is really only one category in which the German mark hasn’t had a presence: the realm of heavy cruiser in the great American landscape. That’s about to change with the introduction of the […]

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PhotoMojo: Selfie Confidence

Nov 15, 2017 View Comments by

It’s the craze that’s sweeping the nation! Here’s a selfie of me with friends! Here’s a selfie of me in the bathroom! Here’s a selfie of me in front of a thing that I saw! Here’s a selfie of me with a bacon cheeseburger! Selfie. SELFIE. SELFIE! Love them or hate them, a lot of […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing Video and Timeline

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments by

HONDA GOLD WING TIMELINE 1972 A team led by Soichiro Irimajiri develops the M1 prototype (also known as Project 371), a flat-six, 1,470cc precursor of the Gold Wing. 1974 The first Gold Wing—the 1975 GL1000 KO—makes its public debut at the Cologne Show in Germany. Developed by Toshio Nozue (also responsible for the CB750), the […]

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Michelin Announces Road 5 Motorcycle Tire

Nov 14, 2017 View Comments by

The MICHELIN® Road 5 is designed for sport touring motorcycles with patented technologies that provide riders with enhanced grip, comfort, and stability, particularly in wet conditions. Available in January, the MICHELIN Road 5 incorporates patented XST Evo siping and ACT+ technology to add a new dimension of confidence in wet and dry conditions over the […]

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Motorcycle Film – A Man in La Mancha

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments by

A life-tired and timid accountant is shaken from his complacency when his son is killed while serving in Iraq. In the emotional aftermath the father discovers his son was planning a motorcycle trip when he returned from the war; to retrace the route of his hero, Don Quixote. In an unexpected and uncharacteristic turn, the […]

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A Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 1

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments by

It was a warm spring day when Mr. Roland Howard Goff, of southern Georgia, started up his Honda VTX 1300. He couldn’t have imagined the chain of events that would result in him spending the next eight days lying trapped in a ditch under the heavy bike, fighting for his life with one leg crushed, […]

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 & 1000: The Latest Adventure Duo

Nov 10, 2017 View Comments by

It’s not every day that a motorcycle manufacturer holds a press launch for two motorcycles of different model years. Yet, that’s exactly what Suzuki did recently, high up in California’s lovely San Bernardino Mountains. Both 650 V-Stroms—the standard and XT versions—are listed as 2017 models, while the standard and XT 1000 V-Stroms are denoted as […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Flaming Gorge-Uintas National Scenic Byway

Nov 08, 2017 View Comments by

The traditional National Scenic Byway route has been extended into Wyoming to construct an inviting round trip. The byway meanders along the eastern flank of the Uinta Mountains. Riders will traverse Ashley National Forest and the Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area. The area is thick with Old West atmosphere and the terrain provides many stunning […]

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Classic Roads: Michigan’s River Road National Scenic Byway

Nov 06, 2017 View Comments by

The Au Sable River, which flows 138 miles through Michigan’s Huron National Forest on its way to Lake Huron, packs plenty of history. The “River of Sand” is a designated National Wild and Scenic River, and River Road, which twists along the southern banks of the Au Sable from the town of Oscoda to M-65, […]

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