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2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame Inductees

Jun 28, 2016 View Comments by

This year’s inductees into the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall of Fame range from pioneers and innovators to customizers and dealers. The museum was chartered in 2001 to recognize individuals or groups who have made a long term positive impact on the motorcycle community. This year’s inductees will be honored during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on August […]

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Victory’s Gas vs. Electric Battle at Pikes Peak

Jun 24, 2016 View Comments by

This weekend, Victory will be placing two of its own bikes in competition against one another at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Dubbed ‘Thunder vs. Lightning,’ it’s set to be a gas versus electric battle. Victory Racing’s gas-powered Project 156 will be piloted by former Pikes Peak Champion Jeremy Toye. The electric Empulse RR, which is a race-ready […]

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Honda Grom Gets a Reboot for 2017

Jun 22, 2016 View Comments by

Honda’s sporty little motorcycle, beloved by veterans and newbies alike, has gotten a reboot for 2017. With fresh competition from Kawasaki’s nimble Z125 Pro, the 2017 Grom has a sharper, more aggressive look, and a handful of new color options. The bike boasts a stacked LED headlight, sportier handlebar, two-tier seat, low-mount muffler design, upswept tail unit, […]

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MSF Basic eCourse Now Available on Mobile Devices

Jun 21, 2016 View Comments by

Riders who’ve participated in the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse (BRC) know that the engaging and informative Basic eCourse is a key component. The three-hour course covers theory, facts, operational procedures, riding and safety tips, and more, and helps potential riders determine whether motorcycling is something they really want to pursue. To make the course more […]

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2016 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Jun 20, 2016 View Comments by

This year’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, held at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, boasts a full three-day schedule. Taking place July 8-10, 2016, it’s just weeks away and tickets are still on sale. Vintage Motorcycle Days includes the country’s largest motorcycle swap meet, stars of past and present, demo rides, bike shows, custom builders, raffles, live […]

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California’s Lane Splitting Bill Gains Ground

Jun 17, 2016 View Comments by

This week, the California state senate committee on transportation and housing unanimously approved a revised version of A.B. 51, the state’s lane splitting bill. With an 11-0 vote, A.B. 51 is being sent to the Appropriations Committee. The proposed bill would formally legalize lane splitting—riding between lanes of vehicles driving in the same direction— in California, […]

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Harley-Davidson to Sell Electric Motorcycles Within Five Years

Jun 16, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson will be selling electric motorcycles within the next five years, according to Sean Cummings, senior vice president of global demand, in a recent interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal.  In 2014, the company released its LiveWire electric motorcycle prototype to the media, making it available for test rides at Harley dealerships around the country—and Canada, Malaysia, and Europe in 2015. Sporting a 74 […]

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Win a BETA 300 RR Race Edition During KLIM’s Cow Tag Bike Giveaway

Jun 13, 2016 View Comments by

There are a variety of ways off-road riders can contribute to the health of the trails they ride and the public lands they traverse. This summer, KLIM is giving riders an incentive to give back with its Cow Tag Bike Giveaway. Anyone who donates a minimum of $10 to the BlueRibbon Coalition will be entered to win […]

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Touratech Rally EAST 2016

Jun 09, 2016 View Comments by

Last year, Touratech hosted its first annual East Coast Adventure Rally: four days of camping and riding in beautiful Pennsylvania. The company’s rally in Plain, WA, has become the West Coast’s largest gathering of adventure riders and enthusiasts, and it plans to continue spreading the love east. Touratech is building on its 2015 Rally EAST, […]

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2016 New England Ride for Kids

Jun 07, 2016 View Comments by

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s grassroots fundraising event, Ride for Kids, is coming to Framingham, MA, August 28, 2016. The 2016 New England Ride for Kids will feature fun, food, and entertainment, all for a great cause. Registration is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and kickstands go up at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Any street-legal […]

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Events to Check Out at Americade 2016

Jun 03, 2016 View Comments by

Americade is just days away, and RoadRUNNER is looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Featuring the most demos in the U.S., with rides traversing the clear lakes, rushing rivers, and beautiful forests of New York and Vermont, Americade draws thousands every year. Whether this is your first year or you come […]

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Sixth Annual National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally

May 31, 2016 View Comments by

This Saturday, June 4, 2016, is the sixth annual National Motorcycle Museum Vintage Rally, showcasing new exhibits, bike shows, and a swap meet. The Anamosa, IA-based museum will also host a Classic & Antique Motorcycle & Bike Show, including motorcycles, vintage bicycles, and scooters from around the world. Owners of vintage bikes (1988 and older) […]

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Harley-Davidson Reveals the XG750R, Its First All-New Flat-Track Race Bike in 44 Years

May 26, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson’s Screamin’ Eagle Factory Team has unleashed the XG750R, its first all-new flat track race bike in 44 years. The XG750R will make its official competition debut Sunday, May 29, at the AMA Pro Flat Track Springfield Mile in Illinois. Powered by the fuel-injected, liquid-cooled Revolution X V-twin engine, the bike will be raced by […]

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Indian Motorcycle Teams Up with Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride

May 24, 2016 View Comments by

Today, Indian announced its partnership with the Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride, a cross-country group ride that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Augusta and Adeline Van Buren’s courageous and unprecedented motorcycle journey across the United States. In 1916 the Van Buren sisters were the first women to traverse the country, each on her own Indian motorcycle. Their […]

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13th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally

May 20, 2016 View Comments by

Join KTM staff and enthusiasts August 19-21, 2016, in scenic Deadwood, SD, for the 13th Annual KTM Adventure Rider Rally. Providing riders of all skill levels with an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers from all over the world, the rider rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990, 1190, and 1290 […]

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