Blog Section: News

World’s Fastest (Modern) Indian

Nov 23, 2014 View Comments by

Indians of old were known as some of the best performing machines of their day. So how do their Polaris-built progeny stand up to the rigors of high speed riding? Gary Gray, Polaris’ Director of Indian Motorcycle Products, and Robert Pandya, the company’s PR Manager, decided to find out. They took a lightly modified Indian […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Shamrock Tours – One City, Four Loops

Nov 18, 2014 View Comments by

Those who’ve been subscribing to RoadRUNNER Magazine for some time will be very familiar with our trademark Shamrock Tours as they’re the cornerstone of each issue. From  RoadRUNNER’s very beginning in 2001, we wanted to create motorcycle tours that are easy and convenient so that our readers would be able to enjoy as many of […]

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Motorcyclists Remember Operation Hump

Nov 07, 2014 View Comments by

Few historians have chronicled the battles of the Vietnam War. Like the brutal conflict in Korea, most politicians that made bad decisions would rather forget it ever happened. Returning veterans were scorned and so disheartened many refused to talk about their roles in combat. Time does not heal the wounds of war. Combat veterans carry […]

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Mercedes-AMG Goes to Bat with MV Agusta

Nov 04, 2014 View Comments by

It was big news when Audi acquired Ducati back in 2012. The motorcycling world wondered if and how the German automaker would change the Italian motorcycle company. Two years later, it seems that all of our fears and worries were unfounded as Ducati has pretty much continued building the same kind of bikes they always […]

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2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS

Oct 20, 2014 View Comments by

Apparently it’s not too early to introduce 2016 models, even though it isn’t even 2015 yet. At least Suzuki thinks so with the unveiling of the new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F naked and sport-touring bikes based on the GSX-R1000 sportbikes. As you would assume, the GSX-S’s feature a retuned version of the gixxer’s 999cc inline-four cylinder […]

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Introducing RoadRUNNER’s Exclusive Harley-Davidson Digital Issue

Aug 07, 2014 View Comments by

Available exclusively through the RoadRUNNER Magazine app (for iPhone/iPad, Android devices, and Amazon Kindle) comes RoadRUNNER’s Harley-Davidson Special Edition. This 60-page issue of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel focuses entirely on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the unique culture that surrounds the brand. The Special Edition includes in depth discussion of the Motor Company’s 2014 model lineup, […]

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Liz Jansen Embarks on Two-Wheeled Spiritual Quest

Jul 28, 2014 View Comments by

Liz Jansen, author of Women, Motorcycles and the Road to Empowerment and Life Lessons From Motorcycles has big plans for her 60th year. On August 4th she intends to depart on a long distance motorcycle journey on her Yamaha Super Ténéré that will take her from Canada to Chile. Along the way she’ll be posting […]

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BMW Introduces First Cornering ABS

Jul 25, 2014 View Comments by

Back in 1988 BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer to release a bike equipped with ABS brakes. In 2009 the German company unveiled the S 1000 RR super bike, the first with both ABS and dynamic traction control (DTC in BMW speak). Since then, with BMW’s proprietary Race ABS (and an incredible engine), the S […]

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Schuberth Demo Ride Program

Jul 23, 2014 View Comments by

Like motorcycles themselves, helmets can be an expensive investment, especially high-end ones. Few riders would purchase a new motorcycle without at least taking it for a short ride first. Schuberth North America has realized this fact and decided to offer a test ride program for their helmets. Peter Meade, Schuberth North America’s National Sales Manager, […]

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Touring Vermont and Making the Pitch

Jul 21, 2014 View Comments by

What do you get when you combine ABC’s Shark Tank TV show with a motorcycle tour of Vermont? The answer is Road Pitch, a project of FreshTracks Capital, a Vermont based venture capital firm, and founder Cairn Cross. It will work like this, 25 Vermont entrepreneurs, investors, and business advisors will ride around the state […]

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2015 BMW Model Updates

Jul 16, 2014 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad recently released an overview of the updates to its 2015 lineup. The first few entries aren’t all that interesting with the F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, and F 800 GT all getting nothing more than new paint colors. Starting with the R 1200 GS, though, things get a […]

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Kawasaki Usurps Ducati’s Throne

Jul 02, 2014 View Comments by

Ducati rules no more. Last weekend Jeremy Toye piloted a 2015 Kawasaki ZX-10R to take first place in the Open Class motorcycle category at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The win for Kawasaki ends a four-year run of Ducati victories, though the overall Pikes Peak motorcycle record still belongs to Carlin Dunne who set […]

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Electro-Cop: L.A.P.D. to Use Zero Electric Motorcycles

Jul 01, 2014 View Comments by

The nature of electric vehicles can make them ideally suited for use in law enforcement. Their limited range and long recharging time (as compared to filling up with gas) aren’t as important for patrol vehicles since they’re never asked to travel long distances. Other EV traits like the need for very little maintenance, their extreme […]

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Happy Father’s Day!

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Here’s a great video excerpt from the film Why We Ride that does a fantastic job illustrating the incredible memories associated with motorcycles and dad. Happy Father’s Day!   Want to receive free Touring Tips, reviews, deals and contests, and additional content? Sign up for your free newsletter now!

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23rd Annual Ride to Work Day

Jun 09, 2014 View Comments by

For the last 23 years the third Monday in June has held a special significance for motorcyclists. It’s the day when, whether you normally commute on your bike or scooter or not, you take your ride to work. The goal is to raise awareness among the non-motorcycling community about the advantages of two-wheeled travel as […]

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