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Lost Camera? How to Get Your Photos Back

Apr 28, 2016 View Comments by

With summer approaching and many motorcycle tours on the calendar, what should you do if you lose your camera on the road? What happens to the pictures and videos stored on the device? All of those precious moments captured and memories stored in a snapshot, lost to the world. With two billion smartphones world wide, […]

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Go Ride for a Cause: AMA Winds Down Go Ride! Month

Apr 26, 2016 View Comments by

Every April, the American Motorcyclist Association highlights new rides to take as part of AMA Go Ride! Month. The annual event offers a theme for each week in April. After encouraging motorcyclists to ride with the next generation, ride the unknown, and ride with others, week four’s (April 25-30) theme is: Go ride for a cause. […]

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Honda Halts Production in Wake of Kumamoto Earthquakes

Apr 25, 2016 View Comments by

In mid-April, a series of earthquakes as big as 7.3 in magnitude hit Japan’s Kumamoto Prefecture, in the center of the country’s southwestern Kyushu island. Forty-eight people were killed and thousands were seriously injured. Japan hasn’t experienced a natural disaster of this proportion since 2011, when a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the northeastern part of the country […]

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Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours—One city, four loops

Apr 23, 2016 View Comments by

Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of the magazine’s […]

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KLIM’s Annual Cow Tag Off-Road Ride Celebrates Summer Riding Season

Apr 22, 2016 View Comments by

To celebrate the summer riding season, and to support off-road riding and the advocacy groups that keep trails open, KLIM is inviting riders to participate in a unique event set in the company’s own backyard—the Big Hole Mountain trail system in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest of Southeast Idaho. The Cow Tag Off-Road Ride, on June […]

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Grizzly Reaches Australia, Heading Toward World Record

Apr 21, 2016 View Comments by

Remember Grizzly? The Swiss rider set off in March on a ’round-the-world record attempt. After a lap of the Daytona Speedway during Daytona Bike Week, he made his way south through the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Argentina—in just 19 days. The third stage of his trip involved a distance of approximately 2,090 […]

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2016 Summer ADV Rally in Colorado Targets Women and Families

Apr 20, 2016 View Comments by

This summer, former professional motocross racer Pat Jacques and Power World motor sports will host a motorcycle adventure rally targeting women and families. The Power World ADVWoman Rally will be held July 21-24, 2016, at Flying Heels Rodeo Arena in Granby, CO, the event will include classroom sessions as well as on-range dirt bike essentials and adventure […]

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TomTom’s 2016 Traffic Index: One More Reason to Take the Backroads

Apr 18, 2016 View Comments by

Motorcyclists don’t need another reason to take the long way, but TomTom dished one up last month with the release of its 2016 Traffic Index, an annual report detailing cities worldwide with the most traffic congestion. Unsurprisingly, America’s largest West Coast cities took the lead in North America: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose, and Honolulu. […]

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Indian Scout Used In Wall of Death Guinness World Records Title

Apr 09, 2016 View Comments by

Accomplished English road racer and TV presenter Guy Martin used a customized Indian Scout to prepare for a world record he recently set for the fastest speed around a “Wall of Death.” The feat was televised live in the UK on March 28. A silo-shaped cylinder made of wooden planks, a Wall of Death installation […]

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Edelweiss Celebrating 36th Anniversary with Tours in U.S. and Brazil

Apr 08, 2016 View Comments by

Edelweiss Bike Travel has been running motorcycle and scooter tours around the world for decades, leading 38,000 people to more than 180 destinations. This year, the company is celebrating its 36th birthday and inviting travelers to come along on its annual Edelweiss Reunion Ride in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and/or in Paraty, Brazil. […]

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Lincoln Highway Association Hosting Great American Riding Tour June 2016

Apr 04, 2016 View Comments by

This summer, the Lincoln Highway Association is hosting an east-to-west tour linking three of the country’s greatest roads: the Old National Road, Route 66, and the Lincoln Highway. Beginning Friday evening, June 17, 2016, in Cumberland, MD, it will end seven days later in Joliet, IL. The Old National Road will guide riders from Maryland […]

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Samsung’s Smart Windshield Designed to Make Riding…Safer?

Mar 31, 2016 View Comments by

Recently, Samsung—the Korean tech company with an extensive product line—unveiled its latest concept: the Smart Windshield for motorcycles. Call us old-school, but we believe riding should be just that: riding. If your phone is really that smart, it can wait to tell you all the super important texts and emails you missed. Head up, look around. You’re on […]

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DirtDAZE to Welcome Award-winning Riders and Instructors

Mar 18, 2016 View Comments by

The DirtDAZE Adventure Bike Rally is happening June 7-11, 2016. A fun, educational multi-day festival for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles, DirtDAZE’s inaugural event will be held on private property in Lake George, NY, with nearby dirt roads that snake through New York’s Adirondacks and Vermont’s Green Mountains. DirtDAZE has recently added a series of award-winning instructors […]

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Second Annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Mar 17, 2016 View Comments by

The second annual Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis (VCR) will be hosted this summer and a new nomination program, “Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime,” has been added. Starting in Los Angeles, CA, on July 30, the nine-day ride to Sturgis, SD, will provide 20 veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to […]

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DIY: The Ducati Meccano Monster 1200 S

Mar 16, 2016 View Comments by

At RoadRUNNER, we love our motorcycles … and our motorcycle models and toys, too! Riders and builders alike will love tinkering with the new build-it-yourself version of the Monster 1200 S. Thanks to a new collaboration, Spin Master Corp., a leading company worldwide in the children’s entertainment sector, is working with Ducati to create and distribute a […]

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