Blog Section: Motorcycles

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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2015 Honda CB300F: The Baby CBR Gets Naked

Jul 14, 2014 View Comments by

Honda continues its all-out drive to lure new and younger riders into the sport with their latest model, the CB300F. As you could probably infer from its name, the CB300F is a naked version of the recently announced CBR300R, which takes the place of the previous CBR250R at the bottom of Honda’s street going lineup. […]

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Two (Wheels) are Better than One: Christini All Wheel Drive Motorcycles

Jul 08, 2014 View Comments by

In case you’re unfamiliar with Christini, they are to motorcycles what Subaru is to cars, well, sort of. Like Subaru automobiles, all Christini motorcycles are all-wheel drive. The company got its start designing all-wheel drive mountain bikes back in the 90s before building the first AWD motorcycle in 2002. The first production Christini AWD bike […]

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EBR 1190SX: Erik Buell’s Superfighter

Jul 04, 2014 View Comments by

Back in October we introduced you to Erik Buell Racing’s 1190RX, which is basically an (relatively) affordable version of EBR’s 1190RS exotic superbike. The RX promises to be perhaps the first truly competitive, all-American sportbike. Since its debut the RX has garnered plenty of praise in the press and it certainly looks to be living […]

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In Praise of British Experimentation

Jun 28, 2014 View Comments by

During a recent lecture, I discussed how in the early stages of our language there was an amazing amount of linguistic creativity. As an English teacher, I am intrigued by how those Medieval Brits were taking various language influences and melding them into something new and unique a millennium ago. This is true of the […]

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Yamaha Announces FZ-07

Jun 13, 2014 View Comments by

We were excited about Yamaha’s affordable and sporty new naked bike, the FZ-09, when it was announced last summer. With a powerful new inline triple and a MSRP under $8k, the FZ was a compelling bargain. But Yamaha isn’t stopping there. The Japanese company has recently announced the FZ-07, the 09’s little brother. A 689cc […]

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Oh Ducati, You’re Such a Tease….

Jun 11, 2014 View Comments by

A brand new Ducati Scrambler is coming….but it’s not here yet. That’s the basic point behind the Italian company’s most recent media release. The original Scramblers, manufactured between 1962 and 1974 were a range of single cylinder bikes made for the American market with capacities between 250 and 450cc and designed for dirt racing. Though […]

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