Archive for March, 2018

The 2018 Ducati Multistrada 1260S

Mar 31, 2018 View Comments by

  Fans of Ducati’s Multistrada will be pleased with the refinements the Italian manufacturer incorporated on the 2018 incarnation, specifically the 1260S, which combines a satisfying mix of rider aids and creature comforts with the soul of a superbike.

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Zen Motorcyclist: Why We Go Away

Mar 30, 2018 View Comments by

    Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors and the people there see you differently too. Coming back where you started is not the same as never leaving. —Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of […]

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Motorcyclist Guide to the Galaxy: Dealing with Murphy, Part 3

Mar 29, 2018 View Comments by

  In previous articles, we have established that when traveling the unexpected is likely to happen and therefore it is wise to carry a communication device, either a phone, asset tracker, or satellite communicator. Yet not everyone owns satellite communicators and they’re not free. Occasionally a backup plan is needed, and other cost-effective survival tools […]

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Interview with Ryan McFarland of Strider

Mar 28, 2018 View Comments by

  RoadRUNNER: Strider Bikes got its start when your son was two and learning to ride using a tricycle and a pedal bike with training wheels. What wasn’t working? Ryan: The bikes were too tall, too heavy, and too complicated. A great analogy would be using Honda Gold Wings in a learn-to-ride motorcycle class for […]

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AGV UNVEILS SPORTMODULAR: WORLD’S FIRST FULL CARBON FIBER MODULAR HELMET

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments by

Last week we were one of the first to receive AGV’s new SPORTMODULAR helmet. While we’re out actually testing the new lid this year, you can read up on the specs from the press release below. Our first out-of-the-box comment was “wow, this is light!” Indeed AGV claims it’s the first and only fully carbon […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing

Mar 27, 2018 View Comments by

In motorcycling, there are a number of inexplicable cliques specific to brands and models that have spawned subcultures unto themselves. Harley-Davidson enjoys a stranglehold on cool; Moto Guzzi riders exude obsessive emotions; and BMW’s illustrious GS attracts global legions of adventure-seeking cohorts. But perhaps the most devout and diehard fans of a single motorcycle are […]

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City Escape: Québec City

Mar 26, 2018 View Comments by

The tour starts at the Fontaine de Tourny, travels around Québec City and the Plains of Abraham to Quai des cageux along the Promenade de Champlain to the point where you can see the old Québec Bridge over the Saint Lawrence River. It continues through the historic part of Québec along Quartier Petit Champlain to […]

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado Shamrock Tour®: Riding “Naked” in the Rocky Mountain State

Mar 24, 2018 View Comments by

With an abundance to see and do, Colorado is a tourist mecca for good reason. While many flock to explore the beauty and rugged wilderness (whether hiking, rafting or mountain biking), we made plans to visit some of the old mining and railroad towns that sprouted up in the mid to late 1800s. All of […]

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2018 Honda Gold Wing: Accomplice to Wanderlust

Mar 23, 2018 View Comments by

In motorcycling, there are a number of inexplicable cliques specific to brands and models that have spawned subcultures unto themselves. Harley-Davidson enjoys a stranglehold on cool; Moto Guzzi riders exude obsessive emotions; and BMW’s illustrious GS attracts global legions of adventure-seeking cohorts. But perhaps the most devout and diehard fans of a single motorcycle are […]

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Maryville Tennessee Motorcycle Rally to Draw Thousands of Motorcyclists to the Smokies

Mar 20, 2018 View Comments by

The Smoky Mountains is a world-class destination for motorcyclists with its scenic beauty and winding mountain roads. From May 29 through June 2, thousands of motorcyclists will converge in the Smokies for the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) annual rally, set to take place in Maryville, Tennessee. This is the second year the rally will be […]

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Cortech Spring 2018 Pre-Race Season Sale

Mar 19, 2018 View Comments by

Cortech Performance Apparel & Gear has a bad case of Racing Fever and has announced its “Suit Up For Spring” racing gear sale on select Cortech one-piece race suits, race boots, and gloves. With savings on Cortech Adrenaline one-piece suits of $80 at a sale price of $719.99 and Cortech Latigo suits at a sale […]

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Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America Returns to East Coast in 2018

Mar 17, 2018 View Comments by

For the first time in more than seven years, 225 riders will travel the East Coast on the Ride’s 24th Anniversary trek raising money to send kids to Victory Junction Former NASCAR driver and NBC Sports racing analyst Kyle Petty is once again revving up his Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America for the 24th […]

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Over $6 Million Up For Grabs In MotoAmerica For 2018

Mar 16, 2018 View Comments by

Six manufacturers are putting their money where their mouths are this year with BMW, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha offering up a combined contingency of over $4.5 million for the 2018 MotoAmerica Series. Throw in the almost $1.5 million in MotoAmerica purse money and the total haul for the series in 2018 is a […]

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Piaggio Group and Aprilia Remember Founder Ivano Beggio

Mar 13, 2018 View Comments by

 Piaggio Group and Aprilia affectionately and respectfully remember Ivano Beggio, founder of Aprilia, who passed away during the night at the age of 73. Max Biaggi: “He placed passion at the service of his skills, he was like a father in racing to me.” For Roberto Colaninno, Chairman and CEO of the Piaggio Group (of […]

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National Park Week 2018

Mar 13, 2018 View Comments by

“There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwoods, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the Three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic […]

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