Blog Section: News

John Flores to Teach Motorcycle Photography Class at the Touring Weekend

Feb 27, 2015 View Comments by

If you are the kind of person that always has a camera on their packing list, you may want to consider this hands-on introduction to the world of motorcycle photography exclusive to the 2015 Touring Weekend. The class will be lead by longtime RoadRUNNER photojournalist and author of the eBook Ten Tips: Motorcycle Travel Photos, […]

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Rider Training Courses to be Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend

Feb 19, 2015 View Comments by

No matter how long you’ve been riding or how many miles you have under your belt, there’s always more to learn about operating a motorcycle. Like any sport, the more you practice the better you’ll be—and good coaching is important too. The editors and staff of RoadRUNNER Magazine strongly encourage even veteran motorcyclists to challenge […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: Road Rash

Feb 17, 2015 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Magazine is chock full of unique and engaging content all about motorcycle touring and travel. This includes a variety of interesting editorials covering a wide range of relevant topics—one of these, Road Rash, takes a humorous look at the issues all touring riders face. In explaining his inspiration, author Steve Mauk says, “With over […]

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2014 Motorcycle Insurance Claims from Progressive

Feb 12, 2015 View Comments by

Insurance claims can tell you a lot about motorcycle safety. Progressive recently released a variety of statistics from the company’s 2014 claims information. Much of the findings aren’t surprising, such as the fact that more motorcycle accidents happen on Saturday than any other day of the week, followed closely by Sunday and Friday. The month […]

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Indian’s Dark Horse Challenge

Feb 10, 2015 View Comments by

This time of year the weather is known for being anything but pleasant in Chicago; after all there is a reason it’s called “The Windy City.” Nevertheless Indian Motorcycle is calling all riders in the area who are willing to brave the elements to join in the Dark Horse Challenge Ride, which will roll down […]

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Ducati Shows Off Custom Scramblers

Feb 03, 2015 View Comments by

To show how customizable their newest motorcycle is, Ducati commissioned three well-known custom bike builders to come up with unique versions of the 2015 Scrambler to be unveiled at the Motor Bike Expo in Verona, Italy in late January. The bikes were displayed to the public at Ducati’s “Land of Joy” along with plenty of […]

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Corbin Fleetliner Fairing for Triumph Thunderbird

Feb 02, 2015 View Comments by

The Triumph Thunderbird is the English marque’s standard big-bore cruiser for those who don’t wish for the sheer size and power of the Rocket III. For those looking to add wind protection and updated style to their T-Bird, Corbin recently announced the Fleetliner Fairing for Thunderbird Commander and LT models. The Fleetliner is sculpted in […]

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Online Retailers Cheap Cycle Parts and Competition Accessories Join Forces

Feb 01, 2015 View Comments by

Known for supplying virtually any part for any motorcycle, www.cheapcycleparts.com has been the DIY motorcyclist’s go-to for OEM and aftermarket parts since 2006. Competition Accessories (www.competitionaccessories.com), on the other hand, has been selling a wide variety of motorcycle gear and apparel, including their own in-house brands Sliders and Aeromoto, since 1961. The two motorcycle-focused E-commerce […]

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Victory Heads to the Strip

Jan 29, 2015 View Comments by

No, not the one in Vegas—Victory Motorcycles is heading to the drag strip. The company recently announced the creation of the Victory NHRA Pro Stock Factory Racing Team. Two-time world Champion Matt Smith (his latest championship coming in 2013) and his wife and co-rider Angie will lead the team, which will compete on matte gray […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: MotoMojo

Jan 27, 2015 View Comments by

Motorcyclists are a peculiar bunch. We live for the open road, but we usually don’t mind a day in the garage either. In fact, often times you can’t have one without the other. Riders, far more than drivers, tend to be do-it-yourselfers willing to tackle a variety of maintenance procedures and repairs on their own. […]

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Polaris Acquires Brammo Electric Motorcycle Company

Jan 25, 2015 View Comments by

The newest addition to Polaris’ ever-expanding collection of brands is the electric motorcycle manufacturer Brammo. Polaris has been invested in Brammo since 2011, but this new deal seems to fully integrate Brammo into Polaris. This will include the design and production of electric motorcycles at Polaris’ Spirit Lake facility in Iowa, which is home to […]

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Victory Motorcycles and Klock Werks Kustom Cycles Help At-Risk Youth

Jan 24, 2015 View Comments by

Helping with Horsepower (HWH), a non-profit organization founded by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles in South Dakota, works to promote motorcycle-related charity around the nation. HWH’s Bike Rebuild Program helps kids stay in school and find a new passion by giving them hands-on experience working on motorcycles. However, the Bike Rebuild Program at Pine Bush High […]

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TomTom Unveils New RIDER GPS

Jan 19, 2015 View Comments by

TomTom is aggressively seeking a larger share of the motorcycle market with the all new TomTom RIDER GPS unit. The RIDER comes with a host of motorcycle specific features and route options that will help riders find the best roads wherever they’re riding. The GPS can even suggest what it thinks will be the most […]

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Races to Places Tour

Jan 17, 2015 View Comments by

One look at Horizon Unlimited’s HUB online bulletin board proves that there is no shortage of world-traveling motorcyclists out there. What makes Lyndon Poskitt unique, however, is that he doesn’t just ride from place to place, he rides from race to race. Poskitt, an Englishman, is a former Dakar racer and aerospace engineer who decided […]

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Harley-Davidson Releases New Gear

Jan 15, 2015 View Comments by

H-D MotorClothes, the Motor Company’s gear and apparel line, has released a number of interesting items for 2015. These include several men’s and women’s riding jackets. One of particular interest is the new women’s Rallyrunner 3-in-1 Leather Jacket. The Rallyrunner’s exterior consists of a blend of solid and perforated cowhide. Features include pockets for armor […]

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