Blog Section: Motorcycles

RoadRUNNER Will Be at Timonium, Feb. 12-14

Feb 01, 2016 View Comments by

We’re hitting the road! RoadRUNNER will be at the Timonium Motorcycle Show in two weeks! The mid-Atlantic’s largest motorcycle show is happening February 12-14 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Presented by American Recreational Promotions, it’ll feature: > Every foreign and domestic motorcycle manufacturer available in the U.S. > Hundreds of exhibits covering […]

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Carl Reese Breaks Solo Cannonball Motorcycle Record from LA to NYC

Jan 28, 2016 View Comments by

Riding his 2015 BMW K 1600 GT six-cylinder, Carl Reese of Santa Clarita, CA, broke the solo cannonball motorcycle record from Los Angeles to New York City in 38 hours, 49 minutes. Previously, George Egloff had set the record in 1983, making the cross-country journey in 42 hours. According to the Transcontinental Drivers Association, no […]

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Erik Buell Racing Finds a Buyer

Jan 22, 2016 View Comments by

After nearly a year of auctions, Erik Buell Racing has found a buyer: Liquid Asset Partners. The company acquired EBR’s remaining assets for $2 million last week in an auction at Walworth County Circuit Court, and though it’s best known for liquidating and selling off assets that fall into receivership or bankruptcy, CEO Bill Melvin […]

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Evolving by Way of Motorcycle

Jan 07, 2016 View Comments by

Coolness Is in the Eye of the Beholder I was buzzing around town a while back on my little Honda 350 K5 when something started “blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind.” The sign said: Library Book Sale. Suddenly, a strange force took control of the motorcycle and before I could resist, I had pulled […]

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Yamaha Champions Riding School

Jan 06, 2016 View Comments by

Taking It to the Track Rush hour is kicking in, turning the Garden State Parkway into a parking lot. Unbothered by the impeding delay, I’m going over my mental checklist. Gloves? Check. Back protector? Check. Boots? Check. Helmet? Bringing two. Leathers? My worn-in
 two-piece suit and new
 Alpinestars one-piece—my 
Yamaha Champions Riding School (YCRS) adventure […]

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2016 BMW R 1200 RS: Sport-Touring With Grunt

Dec 28, 2015 View Comments by

“We’ll take it slow,” they said. “Keep it at a reasonable speed,” they warned. I guess words have a different meaning depending on when and where they’re spoken. Their definition suits me just fine. This thing is a blast to ride.

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Bug Out Bolt – 2014 Custom Yamaha Star Bolt 900

Dec 22, 2015 View Comments by

Having spent the last dozen plus years guiding marketing and bike builds for several aftermarket companies, Dave Zemla set out to build a motorcycle just for him. “I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in a number of great builds, but a bike constructed for marketing is generally built with a specific parts collection and […]

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2016 Harley-Davidson Lineup

Dec 21, 2015 View Comments by

The S Series, New Sportsters, and The Road Glide Ultra is Back! Unlike most other OEMs, Harley-Davidson likes to unveil an entire model year’s worth of bikes all at once, instead of one at a time. For 2016 that means a dizzying array of mechanical upgrades, new engine options, color choices, the return of the […]

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2016 BMW S 1000 XR: A Hint of Adventure With a Dash of Sport

Dec 17, 2015 View Comments by

BMW’s S 1000 XR is the fourth model in its lineup of inline, four-cylinder motorcycles. They call the XR an “adventure sport.” It’s not really “adventure,” but there is quite a bit of “sport.” Nevertheless, it’s a great combination for the twisties.

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2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT: Modernized Retro

Dec 14, 2015 View Comments by

The 2014 Royal Enfield Continental is slow, terrible on the highway, 
and completely and utterly impractical. Not only that, but it vibrates excessively at any speed above 10 mph, doesn’t have ABS or traction control, and lacks engine mapping modes and other technological advances. And I love it.

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1983 Suzuki Katana Custom

Dec 12, 2015 View Comments by

Wild Kats – Fans of the long-running TV 
sci-fi series Stargate SG-1 and 
the movie The Fantastic Four
 will likely have seen Rob Wilton on their screens without
 realizing it. You’re not usually supposed to recognize him. Rob is a stunt coordinator and stunt performer with a long list of credits in the movie and […]

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1954 MV Agusta 175 CS Disco Volante

Dec 06, 2015 View Comments by

The Peter Calles Collection Peter Calles, a noted international collector of classic motorcycles, recently finished a full restoration of this rare 1957 MV Agusta motorcycle. The saga behind the MV Agusta marque, however, begins on February 12, 1945 when the company was founded. Prior to that time the Agusta family’s primary enterprise was aviation, but […]

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Exclusive Look at 2016 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro

Nov 16, 2015 View Comments by

The Ducati Multistrada is no newcomer to the “street-trailie” genre. With the introduction of the 1000DS in 2003, the Italian company began its push into the dual sport realm (arguably, a realm they first entered back in 1962 with the introduction of the Scrambler – the subject of an upcoming RoadRUNNER story). Today at EICMA […]

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MotoGuzzi and Aprilia: Major Additions for 95th Anniversary

Nov 16, 2015 View Comments by

EICMA 2015 marks the debut of MotoGuzzi V9 Bobber and Aprilia RSV 4 RF. First up is the MotoGuzzi V9: a new V-twin 850cc engine, with cardan shaft, new frame and design, with two models targeting two new segments: the V9 Bobber, light and easy with large tires, and the Roamer – a magnificent medium-size […]

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BMW G 310 R: A Sporty Little Thumper

Nov 14, 2015 View Comments by

BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]

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