Blog Section: Motorcycles

CSC RX-3 Cyclone: The $3,000 ADV Bike

Sep 28, 2014 View Comments by

Yes, it’s made in China. So are a lot of things. Does that mean it’s value priced and built cheaply? Well the jury’s still out on the build quality, but the price sure is right. The “it” we’re talking about is the RX-3 Cyclone. Its current price is only $2,895 for bikes in the first […]

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2015 KTM Freeride E: The Electric Dirt Bike

Sep 22, 2014 View Comments by

It seems like more electric bikes come on the market every week. Some are from major motorcycle companies and others are from start-ups hoping to capitalize on the future market potential of the environmentally friendly rides. But at least with current technology (no pun intended), electric power has two glaring drawbacks when compared with internal […]

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40th Anniversary Gold Wing and Honda’s 2015 Model Lineup

Sep 15, 2014 View Comments by

The year was 1974, and the place was Cologne, Germany, at the International Motorcycle Show. Honda, one of the big four Japanese motorcycle companies, introduced a model called the Gold Wing GL1000. The bike was targeted at riders who wanted to cover serious mileage on their two-wheeled machines, which was a somewhat novel concept at […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle Reviews Now Free Online

Sep 11, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used bike sometime soon, be sure to check out RoadRUNNER’s extensive archive of motorcycle reviews to help you narrow down the possibilities. Previously, you could only access our riding impressions attached to issues that were included in your subscription period. Now, however, every review article the magazine […]

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2015 KTM RC390: Fun Size is the Best Size

Sep 09, 2014 View Comments by

The latest bike from Austria has all the markings of an excellent handling machine. With a claimed dry weight of only 324 pounds, the RC390 is close in weight to bikes like Honda’s CBR300R, while boasting an engine displacement 89cc greater. Speaking of engines, the RC390 shares its 375cc thumper with the 390 Duke naked […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Models: Beyond Rushmore

Aug 29, 2014 View Comments by

Starting with the Project Rushmore models released about a year ago, Harley-Davidson has been releasing new and updated motorcycles at a rate rarely seen by the motor company (the Street 500 and 750 are the company’s first completely new bikes in 13 years). Most likely the Motor Company’s renewed vigor comes, at least partially, as […]

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Coming Soon: 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

Aug 23, 2014 View Comments by

It’s no secret that we at RoadRUNNER have thoroughly enjoyed KTM’s 1190 Adventure. Our only lament is that we wish it were a bit faster. I mean, come on! Only 150 horsepower! What are they thinking?* Luckily for us, the rumor mill has recently been circulating some tantalizing spy shots and whispers of a new […]

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Beartooth Pass – America’s Most Beautiful Pass Road

Aug 20, 2014 View Comments by

Leaving Red Lodge, MT, the road quickly snakes its way up the 68-mile long Beartooth Pass, the highest elevation highway in Wyoming at 10,947 feet and Montana at 10,350 feet, and the highest elevation highway in the Northern Rockies. Dramatic views back down the valley and the vistas of the Absaroka and Beartooth ranges include […]

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American Road Trip: Too Young to Ride a Gold Wing?

Aug 13, 2014 View Comments by

It’s true. Sarah and I aren’t Honda’s typical target market for the Gold Wing. We’re both in our twenties. Does that mean we can’t enjoy the luxury of the Gold Wing? I’m very lucky to have access to all types of bikes, and I have ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. So I know what […]

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2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide: It’s Back

Aug 06, 2014 View Comments by

After a brief hiatus, the Road Glide returns to the Harley-Davidson lineup for 2015. The Motor Company announced the new bike just in time for Sturgis, with those in attendance getting the first look. The model, with its distinctive shark nose front fairing, will come in two flavors, the base model and the Road Glide […]

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It’s Finally Here! The 2015 Indian Scout

Aug 05, 2014 View Comments by

Talk of the new Indian Scout started almost before the trash was cleaned up at the unveiling of the Indian Chief lineup at Sturgis last year. After the nearly universal applause that greeted Polaris’ first batch of Indians, anticipation for a potential Scout model grew even more. Well, the wait is over. Just like the […]

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2015 Victory Magnum: Chopper Style on a Factory Bike

Aug 03, 2014 View Comments by

The latest in a long line of new Victorys aims to recreate chopper style in a factory bike without losing rideablilty or too much practicality. It’s called the Magnum, and it features a 21-inch front wheel—a size normally found only on dual sport and adventure bikes—which Victory claims is the largest production bagger wheel available. […]

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2015 Indian Roadmaster: The Chieftain Gets an Upgrade

Jul 30, 2014 View Comments by

The Roadmaster name comes straight from an Indian model produced between 1947 and 1953. That bike had a reputation as a great touring machine. In that same vein, the 2015 Roadmaster builds on the Indian Chieftain, which is already a first-class touring motorcycle. The most noticeable addition to the Chieftain is a large, built-in trunk, […]

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Polaris Slingshot: Business in the Front, Party in the Back…

Jul 29, 2014 View Comments by

It’s a car, it’s a bike, no—it’s the Slingshot! The Slingshot from Polaris is the answer to a question no one was asking—what happens when you cross a Can Am Spyder with a GM sedan? The Slingshot takes the two wheels in front, one in the back formula of the CanAm and a 2.4 liter […]

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2015 Kawasaki ZX-14R 30th Anniversary Edition

Jul 15, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re a big fan of team green and want to get your hands on a piece of motorcycling history, then you better act fast! Starting on July 15th (today) buyers can place their orders for a special 30th anniversary version of Kawasaki’s superbike, the ZX-14R. Only 300 of the anniversary models will be made, […]

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