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Voice Your Opinion on Higher Import Fees for European Motorcycles

Jan 18, 2017 View Comments by

The Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) is requesting comments regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles imported to the U.S. from the European Union with an engine size between 51 and 500cc. The proposed tariff would be 100 percent or higher and is a result of the U.S.’ beef trade dispute with the EU. Motorcycles are included […]

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Appalachian Mountains & Music Motorcycle Tour

Jan 17, 2017 View Comments by

As an expert on the region, author Tamela Rich has recommended many Appalachian destinations in her TV appearances and social media streams. This coming June, Rich is leading a five-day motorcycle tour through the Blue Ridge province. The Appalachian Mountains & Music Motorcycle Tour commences in Front Royal, VA, in the Shenandoah Valley on Sunday, June 18, 2017. The […]

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Spidi 4Season H2Out Jacket for Women

Jan 16, 2017 View Comments by

Spidi has released its 4Season Lady jacket, a women’s version of the company’s best-selling removable membrane jacket, designed for demanding touring riders. With water-repellent treatment and a detachable H2Out membrane, the jacket is entirely waterproof. Moreover, the removable quilted liner and large air intakes make it “ideal for expeditions on every corner of the world.” […]

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Suzuki Announces Colors and Pricing for 2017 and 2018 Models

Jan 14, 2017 View Comments by

Suzuki surprised the motorcycling world by announcing several new models for the 2017 selling season, like the adventure-minded 2018 V-Strom 1000XT. Now the company is announcing availability dates, colors, and MSRPs for its most anticipated new models. 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z feature significant engine and chassis advancements focused on […]

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Voice Your Opinion About Distracted Driving

Jan 13, 2017 View Comments by

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requesting comments on its Visual-Manual NHTSA Driver Distraction Guidelines for Portable and Aftermarket Devices. The deadline to submit comments is February 3. Voice your opinion today. Applauded by the American Motorcyclist Association, these guidelines are part of the NHTSA’s ongoing effort to combat the problem of distracted and inattentive driving. The U.S. […]

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‘Nick Sanders – The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man’ Launches on Dream Racer | Television

Jan 12, 2017 View Comments by

Dream Racer | Television’s latest feature film, The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man, documents the life of Nick Sanders, from his early family days through his biggest and most major adventures. Nick is the embodiment of what it means to be an adventurer. In 1997, he completed a record 19,927.4-mile circumnavigation of the world in a record […]

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DEI Powersports to Sponsor Garage-Girl’s Ultimate Biker Makeover

Jan 11, 2017 View Comments by

Heat control specialist DEI Powersports has joined a growing chorus of sponsors to support the Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover. The contest, now entering its ninth year, offers the opportunity for one well-deserving female rider to get hooked up with products and services from major supporting sponsors. Contestants are encouraged to submit an essay of 600 words or less […]

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Kymco’s Noodoe Offers Connectivity for Scooter Riders

Jan 09, 2017 View Comments by

As motorcycles get smarter, the everyday consumer needs of scooter enthusiasts remains unfulfilled, according to Kymco. With the launch of Noodoe, an app-connected smart dashboard for scooters, the company seeks to empower riders to stay connected, informed, social—and safe. Understanding that a rider shouldn’t take his or her hands off the handlebar, or eyes off […]

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Cosmo Connected’s Helmet-Mounted Brake Light with Emergency Roadside Assistance

Jan 08, 2017 View Comments by

Most motorcyclists will jump at any opportunity to be more visible on the roads. At CES 2017, a global consumer electronics show, Paris-based Cosmo Connected debuted its detachable helmet-mounted brake light, designed to bolster rider safety. The smart helmet accessory combines a rear brake light with a mobile app that grants motorcycles the same emergency […]

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2017 Tour of Honor Motorcycle Ride

Jan 05, 2017 View Comments by

The Tour of Honor is a great reason to hit the open road, honor our nation’s heroes, and contribute to a few good charities. The event is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. Beginning April 1, 2017, riders are encouraged to visit as many sites as […]

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Ducati Releases ‘Stile Ducati,’ Collector’s Edition Book

Jan 04, 2017 View Comments by

Last year Ducati celebrated its 90th anniversary at World Ducati Week. Now, the Bologna-based company is marking the milestone with Stile Ducati, a collector’s edition book that illustrates the attention to style and design for which Ducati has always been known. Published by Milan-based Skira, the volume tells a story through images, tracing the evolution of […]

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Exotic Machines and Custom Creations to Roar into Raleigh for Eurobike 2017

Jan 02, 2017 View Comments by

On April 8 and 9, 2017, Raleigh, NC, will once again host a gathering of European and café racer-styled motorcycles. Eurobike 2017 is one of the region’s first motorcycle events of the year, a family-friendly affair dedicated to European design and machines. It returns again to Raleigh’s Historic City Market. The two-day event offers a local Saturday […]

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Happy New Year from RoadRUNNER!

Jan 01, 2017 View Comments by

What goes into a year of making RoadRUNNER? Countless meetings. Lots of coffee. Lots of laughing. Thousands of miles on pavement and dirt. Thousands of miles in the air. Hundreds of hours mapping, planning, exploring, riding, reporting, testing. Hundreds of hours writing, editing, designing, proofing … Thank you to our readers and subscribers for being part of […]

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2017 Metzeler Calendar Celebrates Female Motorcyclists

Dec 28, 2016 View Comments by

Metzeler is celebrating female motorcyclists with its 2017 calendar, titled “Natural Born Lady Rider.” This initiative also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the company’s motorcycle tire production. Natural Born Lady Rider is a theme Metzeler launched last November with a 48-hour movie marathon that focused on female motorcyclists. The calendar year opens with Vaune Phan, a blogger […]

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Merry Christmas from RoadRUNNER!

Dec 25, 2016 View Comments by

On Donner, on Blitzen, on Dasher, on Prancer All we wish for Christmas Is that the riding season come faster With new destinations, new bikes, and lots of new gear Here’s to a happy holiday season and ride-filled New Year! Merry Christmas, friends! We hope you are reading this in the company of loved ones, […]

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