Blog Section: News

National Geographic Site Lets You Print Topo Maps for Free

Mar 22, 2017 View Comments by

We wanted to take a second and remind readers of a really cool website National Geographic launched last summer. The easy-to-use site lets you download and print any 7.5-minute topo map (named because the maps cover 7.5 minutes of latitude and 7.5 minutes of longitude) in the continental U.S. Basically, the magazine uploaded every U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographical […]

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Neale Bayly Rides: Peru 2.0

Mar 22, 2017 View Comments by

Last year, motorcycle journalist and philanthropist Neale Bayly premiered his show, “Neale Bayly Rides: Peru,” on MAVTV. The series followed a group of riders with varying degrees of experience on a trek through the mountains and desert of Peru, ending with a stop at an orphanage for abandoned children in Moqugua, for which Neale continues […]

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Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo

Mar 17, 2017 View Comments by

Designed for women riders, the Revved-Up Women Texas Motorcycle Expo is April 28-30, at Retama Park, near San Antonio, TX. Attendees will enjoy guided rides, workshops, and panel discussions by recognized leaders in the motorcycle industry, beginner and advanced rider classes, a fashion show, and a free Sunday brunch. “It’s a combination rally, conference, and tradeshow […]

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Explore Japan on MotoQuest’s Hokkaido Tour

Mar 09, 2017 View Comments by

Japan is on, if not at the top of, every motorcyclist’s bucket list. Thanks to MotoQuest, that dream can become a reality. For 12 days, from June 6-18, 2017, riders can explore Hokkaido, Japan’s second largest island, on two wheels. Hokkaido offers perfectly manicured scenic roads, large national parks, wildlife, natural hot springs, steaming volcanoes, and […]

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In Pursuit of Wildness: Joshua Tree National Park

Mar 09, 2017 View Comments by

“… Lord, I’ve never lived where churches grow …” —Johnny Cash Joshua Tree National Monument is a special place in the desert. I say that because I’ve walked along some of its lonely trails, camped there, scrambled over the huge boulders, looked up at the night sky, and served as acting superintendent when working for […]

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Using New Metzeler MC 360 Tires, Team Sets Three World Records in South America

Mar 08, 2017 View Comments by

The brand new Metzeler MC 360 tire, which will be available in April, already boasts three world records. Last weekend, the tires went through the final stage of the test, which challenged it with extreme trials at the Nevado Ojos del Salado volcano, located at the border between Argentina and Chile. At 22,615 feet, it is the […]

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Indian’s New Flat Tracker Retails for $50,000

Mar 05, 2017 View Comments by

Want Indian’s new flat track racebike? It’ll cost you. The Scout FTR750 is now available for purchase for $50,000. This is the same bike currently being run by Indian’s new “Wrecking Crew” in the American Flat Track series. A purpose-built, high-performance 750cc V-twin engine powers the Scout FTR750. It features a unique, ultralight steel frame, […]

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Federal Trade Agency Holding Motorcyclists Hostage

Mar 01, 2017 View Comments by

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative is embroiled in a dispute with the European Union over U.S. beef that contains hormones. So, instead of working out a solution based on agricultural products, the Trade Representative included motorcycles in its proposed 100 percent tariffs on some products imported from Europe. The tariff would affect motorcycles with an engine […]

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Classic Roads: Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

Feb 28, 2017 View Comments by

The notion of building a transcontinental highway across America in 1914 was, back then, a very radical idea. Nevertheless, Carl Fisher, who built the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Henry Joy, president of Packard Motor Car Company, joined forces to do just that. It was Joy’s idea to name the Lincoln Highway after our sixteenth president, […]

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DirtDaze Adventure Bike Rally Sign-Up Starts March 1, 2017

Feb 25, 2017 View Comments by

Sign up for DirtDAZE, the adventure bike rally in Lake Luzerne, NY, is about to open. This year’s rally will run from June 7 – 10. The event is a fun, adventurous, and educational multi-day festival for dual-­sport and adventure motorcycles in northeastern New York. Guided rides and rider training sessions are known to sell out, […]

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KTM Announces Its Red Bull KTM MotoGP Fan Pack for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas

Feb 23, 2017 View Comments by

Road racing fans from all over the world can experience the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas in a unique fashion this April 21-23. KTM North America is introducing its Red Bull KTM MotoGP Fan Pack for the U.S. MotoGP stop at Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX. The KTM MotoGP team will […]

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2017 Indian Roadmaster Classic: Relive the Past in Luxury!

Feb 21, 2017 View Comments by

Indian’s new Roadmaster Classic model replaces the hard luggage and the black saddle on the regular Roadmaster, introduced last year (read full review in the June 2016 issue), with handsome brown leather items. This transforms the appearance of the big machine, giving it a more vintage look, while retaining the excellent touring capability of the motorcycle. […]

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Klim Introduces 626 Collection

Feb 17, 2017 View Comments by

When Klim got together over a two-day, self-created motorcycle challenge, they didn’t know they had started a full-on development project for a new generation of motorcycle riding gear. But that’s just what happened. Klim’s 626 Series was a race before it was an apparel collection. The challenge: take $600 and buy/build a motorcycle. Take two days. […]

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2017 Moto Guzzi V7 III Makes U.S. Debut

Feb 14, 2017 View Comments by

In 1967 the Moto Guzzi V7, the first Italian superbike, made its market debut and transformed motorcycling, to the delight of experts and the public alike. The brainchild of Giulio Cesare Carcano, the V7 implemented the innovative 90-degree transverse V-twin engine with a displacement of 703cc, a record at that time, and immediately established itself […]

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Lane Splitting Bills Introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana

Feb 07, 2017 View Comments by

California’s lane splitting bill went into effect January 1. Now, lane splitting bills have been introduced in Washington, Oregon, and Montana, and the AMA is urging motorcyclists in those states to take action. Read the AMA’s lane splitting position statement here. Lane splitting bill introduced in Montana State Sen. Russel Tempel (R-Chester) introduced a bill that would authorize responsible […]

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