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Goldilocks and the Micro Four-Thirds

Mar 14, 2012 View Comments by

Over the last couple of years a new class of cameras has emerged. Bigger and better than your typical point-and-shoot and smaller and lighter than a good DSLR, these so-called “Compact System Cameras” or CSCs (or MILC or Mirrorless, the industry hasn’t decided upon the definitive name quite yet) have long been on my radar. […]

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The Lost Art of Getting Lost

Mar 05, 2012 View Comments by

I used to get lost. A lot. Wrong turns. Missed turns. Plain ol’ curiosity sometimes. I always came out the other side, sometimes a little late, always a little smarter. It was ok because I loved maps. Ever since I was a kid I enjoyed spending time poring over maps, tracing over windy roads, and […]

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BMW’s K 1600 GTL – Adaptive Lighting

Oct 14, 2011 View Comments by

One of the most visually distinctive features of the big new BMWs are the headlights, with two rings of LEDs acting as daytime running lights (just like their cars), and a smart “third eye” in the center that is the cornerstone of the Adaptive Lighting system. Look closely and you’ll see a strong light pointing […]

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BMW’s Multi-Controller

Sep 30, 2011 View Comments by

There’s no doubt about it, computers are invading bikes, from determining how much throttle you really want (ride-by-wire) to lighting the sparkplug, and everywhere in between. BMW’s K1600GTL is a veritable tech-de-force, but they’ve found a really simple way to let the rider control it all:

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The incredible shrinking camera

Jul 18, 2011 View Comments by

Conventional wisdom says that if you have to step up to a bulky dSLR if want high quality photographs. But in the last couple of years, Panasonic, Olympus, and Sony have challenged that wisdom, with ever-shrinking cameras that support interchangeable lenses and good image quality. Next up, Pentax, with their Lillipution Q: To perform this […]

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Power problems

Jul 02, 2011 View Comments by

It’s hard being digital on the open road, because for every sleek and slim digital gadget there’s a correspondingly bulky and pannier-eating charger. Digital camera? Need a charger. Phone? Need a charger. Netbook? Need a charger. iPad? Need a charger. Get my drift? I’d imagine that I’m not the only one facing this conundrum – […]

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Interview with Laurence Kuykendall, BMW Motorrad

Feb 11, 2011 View Comments by

Spent a couple minutes at IMS speaking with Laurence Kuykendall of BMW Motrorrad. Got some questions from readers via Facebook thought that I’d ask BMW directly. Here is their response.

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Interview with Gary Gray, Product Manager, Victory Motorcycles

Jan 28, 2011 View Comments by

Victory introduced their new High-Ball in New York City last week. The venue was the iconic Amsterdam Billiards in Greenwhich Village. Took a couple of minutes to chat with Gary Gray, Product Manager, and talk about Victory’s touring models. Take a look:

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Join RoadRUNNER on Facebook

Dec 10, 2010 View Comments by

Just a friendly reminder to join RoadRUNNER on Facebook if you haven’t already. Along with the Forum, it’s just another way to stay connected to the magazine and like-minded riders…

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BMW Motorrad’s iPhone App

Nov 14, 2010 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad has introduced a Roadside Assistance app for the iPhone. Makes sense, since three years of roadside assistance comes with every new BMW motorcycle. If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere (but still have a cell phone signal), the app can transmit your GPS location and motorcycle details (model, color, etc…) to […]

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BMW breaks out

Nov 11, 2010 View Comments by

In the old day – the 1980s – “BMW motorcycle” conjured up images of middle-aged gents riding solid if quirky bikes that purposely avoided the trends and fashions of the day. In other words, BMW motorcycles were the Saabs of the motorcycling world. But times change, and so did BMW, first with creating the adventure […]

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Digital Camera Accessories for the Digital Rider: Sigma Lenses

Nov 06, 2010 View Comments by

Sigma is one of the largest third party lens makers, making lenses that fit on Canons, Nikons, Pentaxes, Sonys, and more. Good quality zoom lenses are often the difference between a good point-and-shoot and a good dSLR. There are size penalties, obviously, but if getting the shot is ultra important, dSLRs mated to nice lenses […]

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Digital Camera Accessories for the Digital Rider: Vanguard Alta Tripod

Nov 05, 2010 View Comments by

Carrying a tripod on a motorcycle is a photographic challenge. The one that you really want to bring is often too bulky for panniers or top cases. Luckily, companies like Vanguard make ultra-small and ultra-light tripods perfect for motorcycle travel. This tripod is for… …ultralight flyers …carbon fiber freaks …low-angle/macro shooters This tripod is not […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider: Casio EX-FH100

Nov 05, 2010 View Comments by

Casio’s been introducing interesting high-speed consumer cameras for a couple of years now, with high-speed modes as high as 1,000 FPS. That’s right, Virginia, one-thousand frames per second. This camera is for… …neat slow-mos of you and your budding carving it up …sharing videos on YouTube and photos on Facebook …taking travel snapshots This camera […]

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Digital Camera for the Digital Rider – Olympus Concept Camera

Nov 04, 2010 View Comments by

Olympus is highly regarded as a camera lens maker; their Zuiko zoom lenses are some of the highest quality. This concept camera promises to combine the small size of a point and shoot with quality Zuiko glass. It’s due in 2011 This camera is for… …Olympus fanboys …people with patience …people that want the highest […]

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