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BMW R 1200 GS Plug & Travel Suspension from Touratech

Apr 21, 2014 View Comments by

Upgrading the suspension is a popular modification for many motorcyclists, especially adventure riders who want to get the most out of their big bore machines. For owners of the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, perhaps the most intriguing suspension option is Touratech’s innovative Plug & Play set up. What makes this system unique is […]

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Yamaha Rolls Out New Models

Apr 13, 2014 View Comments by

Yamaha has updated its Super Ténéré adventure touring model, spawned a range topping “ES” version of it, and added the SR400 retro-style model. The big news for touring enthusiasts is Yamaha’s addition of a premium 2014 Super Ténéré ES model, which adds electronic suspension controls and various other upgrades. The ES model employs KYB suspension […]

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Motus MST and MSTR American Sport Bikes Inch Closer to Production

Apr 12, 2014 View Comments by

Few hurdles remain for Motus to start shipping motorcycles to customers who’ve placed their pre-orders already. The photo above shows one of the long awaited MSTs strapped to a dyno at the EPA/CARB test lab where it is being run and tested 14 hours a day to ensure its compliance with U.S. emissions standards. Once […]

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George Brough’s Brough Superior Hits the Auction Block

Apr 09, 2014 View Comments by

It’s always interesting when iconic motorcycles from the past resurface to tell their stories, and, usually, to fetch their owners a princely sum at auction. Such is the case with this, a 1939 Brough Superior SS100 owned and raced by George Brough himself. Two days after it was registered in his name, Mr. Brough ran […]

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Revises Basic Rider Course

Apr 08, 2014 View Comments by

In a constant effort to improve the overall results for the Basic Rider Course (BRC), the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has updated the curriculum for their entry-level rider training. The first major change is that the MSF Basic eCourse is now a required part of the class. Available since 2013, the eCourse was previously optional but […]

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Nevada Turns 150, Raffles Off Harley

Apr 07, 2014 View Comments by

To raise money for the state’s sesquicentennial celebration, the Nevada 150 Foundation (a non-profit) is selling raffle tickets to win a 2014 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. The bike has been signed by Nevada’s Governor, Brian Sandoval (showing off his raffle ticket in photo) and has been customized to reflect Nevada’s sesquicentennial. The modifications include a special […]

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RoadRUNNER Magazine Expands to China

Apr 01, 2014 View Comments by

In a valiant effort to correct our nation’s severe trade imbalance, RoadRUNNER Magazine is doing its part by expanding into the Chinese market! The format will be the same with our trademark Shamrock Tours® (三叶草旅游), tankbag maps (坦克地), City Escapes (who wouldn’t want to get out of Beijing?), and more. However, the new Mandarin edition […]

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Christa Neuhauser to Speak at Power of the Road Virtual Conference

Mar 31, 2014 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine’s Publisher and Editor in Chief, Christa Neuhauser, will be speaking on how to navigate through life’s changes during the Power of the Road Virtual Conference. The conference, which will take place entirely online April 7-11, 2014, will focus on the concept of “Strength Through Balance.” There will be 20 speakers from a variety […]

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Ducati Multistrada D-Air Airbag System

Mar 29, 2014 View Comments by

Just a few days ago we brought you news of Alpinestars’ latest airbag system worn by their sponsored MotoGP riders like Marc Marquez. These technologies are exciting for us street riders because they’re a glimpse of the future of motorcycle safety. That future has come a little faster than even we anticipated at Ducati just […]

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Aerostich Pop Up Event Coming to North Carolina

Mar 28, 2014 View Comments by

For five days in April Aerostich is bringing their unique set of motorcycling wares down to the southern city of Raleigh, NC. The event will take place from April 9th through 13th 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature the Minnesota based company’s latest and greatest gear including the new Roadcrafter 3 and Roadcrafter […]

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Adaptiv Technologies GlowRider Vest Named to Nifty Fifty

Mar 27, 2014 View Comments by

The GlowRider Electro-Luminescent Vest from Adaptiv Technologies takes hi-vis apparel to the next level. In addition to its retina searing bright yellow color and reflective material, the GlowRider also boasts electro-luminescent panels on the back and sides of the vest. These panels are actively illuminated, which vastly increases the wearer’s visibility at night. The strips […]

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Alpinestars Tech-Air Airbag System Advances

Mar 26, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle racing, for all of its speed and apparent danger, has become dramatically safer over the years thanks to continual advances in motorcycle, racetrack, and protective gear design. Wearable airbag systems are one of these recent breakthroughs and Alpinestars has just taken them a step further. The latest version of A-Stars Tech-Air system holds eight […]

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Indian Chieftain: RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle of the Year 2013

Mar 25, 2014 View Comments by

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Harley-Davidson Has Sites Set on India

Mar 24, 2014 View Comments by

India, the world’s second most populous nation with over 1.2 billion people, is one of Harley-Davidson’s primary target markets. Since first entering the Indian market in 2009, Harley-Davidson has already become the biggest seller of 800cc plus motorcycles in the country (though admittedly that’s not yet a large segment in India) with 4,000 bikes sold […]

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New Ferry to Transport Riders from Maine to Nova Scotia

Mar 21, 2014 View Comments by

Starting in May 2014, the Nova Star, a 528-foot ferry, will begin carrying people and vehicles from Portland, ME to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. A one-way ticket for a motorcycle will cost between $49 and $89 and its rider will get on board for $79 to $129 depending on the time of year. The nine-hour voyage […]

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