Blog Section: News

Yuval Naveh to Host Round Table at Touring Weekend

Apr 19, 2015 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER’s 10th annual Touring Weekend is quickly approaching and this year’s event promises to be especially memorable with a variety of interesting speakers (check out some here) and optional riding courses, great food, and, of course, spectacular riding. RoadRUNNER subscribers will likely be familiar with Yuval Naveh’s article series The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

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Remembering Emilio Scotto’s Epic Motorcycle Adventure

Apr 14, 2015 View Comments by

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of Emilio Scotto’s historic 10-year, nearly half-million mile motorcycle ride around the world. In 1985, the Argentine quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Buenos Aires and embarked on the motorized adventure. His record-setting ride circumnavigated the world including all of Europe, Africa, the […]

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Chrome Thunder Luxury Tour Company Announces First Tours

Apr 13, 2015 View Comments by

Designed to cater to high-end customers who like a bit of luxury with their motorcycle tours, Chrome Thunder is a new tour company based out of Fort Collins, CO. The company will start out with six inaugural tours that will include Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and California. Chrome Thunder will be offering […]

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Harley Drill Team Wows Arizona Bike Week Crowd

Apr 11, 2015 View Comments by

Like most gatherings of its kind, Arizona Bike Week is a festival of the visceral. Thumping motorcycles, loud bands, flaming burnouts, insane stunt shows, and over-the-top tattoos are the rule of the week. However, the AZ Bike Week organizers do a nice job of sprinkling in, almost covertly, a healthy dose of biker education and […]

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Suzuki Celebrates 30 Years of the GSX-R

Apr 09, 2015 View Comments by

It may be hard to believe, but the Suzuki GSX-R line of sportbikes has now been with us for three decades. While most companies are content to celebrate such a milestone with a limited edition anniversary model with differentiating graphics and a hefty price (Suzuki currently offers two 30th anniversary GSX-R models) Suzuki is going […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: City Escapes

Apr 07, 2015 View Comments by

Not everyone has the luxury of living in a place with easy access to fantastic motorcycle roads. Still, we at RoadRUNNER believe that there are interesting roads to be found virtually anywhere. As touring motorcyclists we live for multi-day, extended jaunts in the saddle, exploring the wonders of whatever area we’re in. Unfortunately, life, jobs, […]

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Custom Seats from Bill Mayer Saddles

Apr 06, 2015 View Comments by

When you’re going to be traveling hundreds or thousands of miles on a motorcycle, comfort is extremely important. So, for many riders, a custom motorcycle seat is a must. Most aftermarket seats will offer some improvement over your stock seat, but for maximum miles there’s no substitute for a one-off throne made to fit your […]

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New Toddler Seat for Motorcycles

Apr 01, 2015 View Comments by

It’s never too early to get your kids or grandkids excited about motorcycling! However, the old method of sitting them up on the handlebars or gas tank just isn’t all that safe. The Gracco MotoSeat is just like a normal car seat, except that it’s designed to strap onto a motorcycle’s pillion seat. A standard […]

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Will the Asian Market Drive Electric Motorcycle Sales and Innovation?

Mar 31, 2015 View Comments by

Here in the U.S. motorcycles are largely used for pleasure rather than for utilitarian transportation. Sure, there are a few people out there that swear they’ve never owned, and never will own, a car and who ride their bikes 365 days a year, but generally they do so out of personal preference and not necessity. […]

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Harley-Davidson Breaks Ground in Sturgis

Mar 30, 2015 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson will now have a year round presence in Sturgis, SD, not just during a certain week in August. The Motor Company and the town recently entered into a 75-year agreement (to celebrate the rally’s 75th anniversary) that will make Harley-Davidson the official motorcycle of Sturgis until the year 2090. Part of the agreement provides […]

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Honda Rewards Loyal Customer

Mar 29, 2015 View Comments by

There’s brand loyalty, and then there’s brand loyalty. Octogenarian Harry Adler has owned no fewer than 55 Hondas since he began riding in 1963. Forty-eight of those he purchased from the same dealer, Horner Honda in Salisbury, MD. Currently the 84 year old owns eight motorcycles, all Hondas, as well as some Honda power equipment. […]

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The 21st Annual Kyle Petty Charity Ride

Mar 28, 2015 View Comments by

The Kyle Petty Charity Ride, founded by former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty, is one of the nation’s premier charitable organizations run by motorcyclists. To date the ride has raised over $16 million for various children’s organizations, primarily the Victory Junction Gang camp. The camp provides a life changing and fun summer camp experience for children […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Zen Motorcyclist

Mar 24, 2015 View Comments by

Long time followers of RoadRUNNER’s blog, as well as readers of the magazine, will be familiar with Bud Miller’s long running blog turned column called Zen Motorcyclist. We asked Bud to share his motorcycling history as well as the inspiration for his writing. “Many people are raised riding motorcycles; I came to riding quite late […]

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BMW Outfits Barcelona Police with C evolution Electric Scooter

Mar 23, 2015 View Comments by

We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]

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SHOEI Introduces Transitions Lenses

Mar 21, 2015 View Comments by

If you wear eyeglasses you’re most likely somewhat familiar with Transitions Lenses. These trick pieces of glass remain clear in low light but get progressively darker as sunlight increases, removing the need for wearers to carry two sets of glasses. SHOEI has just announced a partnership with Transitions Optical, maker of the Transitions Lenses. The […]

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