Blog Section: News

RoadRUNNER Video Tutorials for Touring Motorcyclists

Sep 05, 2015 View Comments by

GPS Navigation, Tour Explorer, Route Creation, and More! – Learning your way around modern technology can seem like a daunting challenge at times. As soon as you think you have something figured out, things change and your previous proficiency becomes obsolete. While we at RoadRUNNER can’t help you figure out your new smartphone, as the […]

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RoadRUNNER Labor Day Sale

Sep 04, 2015 View Comments by

Gear Up For Fall with Our Labor Day Specials! – From now until midnight on Monday, September 7, 2015, save big with special offers on select items and free shipping store wide!

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Lightning Motorcycle On Display at Gordon McCall’s Motorworks

Sep 01, 2015 View Comments by

200+ MPH Electric Motorcycle – The Pebble Beach Concours D’elegance is one of the world’s most famous and prestigious car (and motorcycle shows). In the days leading up to the event, high end auto and some motorcycle manufacturers flock to the area in an attempt to get their products in front of the discerning eyes […]

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Yamaha FZ-03 Coming for 2016?

Aug 30, 2015 View Comments by

New Naked R3- In the July/August ’15 issue we reviewed Yamaha’s YZF-R3 sportbike and found a lot to like about the small machine. However, as touring motorcyclists, we’re almost always more interested in naked machines as they tend to be more comfortable and practical for long distance riding than their sportier cousins. Recently photos appeared […]

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Michelin’s Alliance with Harley-Davidson

Aug 29, 2015 View Comments by

Michelin Scorcher Co-Branded Tire – Perhaps no other motorcycle company does co-branding better than Harley-Davidson. Their partnership with Ford Motor Company, for instance, produced a number of high-end, Harley-Davidson co-branded Ford trucks. The Motor Company is at it again with its continued alliance with Michelin Tires. The two companies recently announced that Michelin’s Scorcher range […]

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Two Coasts, Two Track Days

Aug 16, 2015 View Comments by

Willow Springs and VIR Host September Riding Schools – No matter which coast you happen to live on, there’s going to be a first class riding school coming to you this September. On the West Coast, the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA, will be the setting for Reg Pridmore’s CLASS (California’s Leading Advanced Safety […]

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BMW in New Mission Impossible Movie

Aug 13, 2015 View Comments by

-Tom Cruise, an S 1000 RR, and Lots of Action Over the past few years BMW has aggressively placed their bikes in a variety of big screen productions including placing a gaggle of F 800 GS’ in 2012’s batman movie The Dark Knight Rises. The latest co-marketing deal with Hollywood involves the new movie Mission […]

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The 48 for 22 Ride

Aug 10, 2015 View Comments by

Combating PTSD by Visiting the Lower 48 – According to the non-profit organization 22 Needs a Face, 22 United States military veterans attempt to take their own lives every day due to the crippling effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). From September 19 through October 3 three members of the Desert Knights of America […]

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Motor Trike’s New Indian Model

Aug 09, 2015 View Comments by

The Three-Wheeled Chief – For those that want the style, power, and pedigree of the new generation of Polaris built Indian motorcycles but with three wheels instead of two, Motor Trike has what you’re looking for. The trike company has just released kits for 2014 and newer Indian Chief, Chieftain, and Roadmaster models called the […]

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Victory Going Electric with the Empulse TT

Aug 02, 2015 View Comments by

Victory Motorcycles Reveals its First All-Electric Motorcycle: The Empulse TT – When Polaris acquired Brammo, maker of battery powered motorcycles, we wondered how and when we’d see batteries in Polaris vehicles. Well, it didn’t take long. Victory has always been their brand that pushes boundaries, so it’s not a huge surprise to see an electric […]

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Explorers’ Edge Announces Best Motorcycle Touring Roads in Cottage Country

Jul 30, 2015 View Comments by

The Top 10 Roads in Ontario, Canada
 – After sending a motorcycling expert out to check the condition of its “Top 10 Roads” in Ontario’s cottage country, the regional tourism organization known as Explorers’ Edge has made some changes to its recommended routes for summer and fall motorcycle touring. The “Top 10 Roads” recommendations are […]

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Sturgis Events – What to do During the Rally

Jul 29, 2015 View Comments by

2015 Sturgis Event Calendar – Things to Do – Friday, July 31 Noon: Opening Ceremony of H-D Rally Point – Harley-Davidson Sunday, Aug. 2 Visit Lazelle Street Indian Display for exact time: Limited Edition Model Year 2016 Chief Classic Giveaway 3:30 p.m. “Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis” Welcome Event – Indian Motorcycle 4 p.m. Sturgis […]

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Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Sponsors Summer Motorcycle Events and Rallies

Jul 27, 2015 View Comments by

Supporting the Motorcycle Community – The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) recently launched its Summer of Sponsorship program in an effort to support the motorcycle community by sponsoring bike nights, events, and rallies all over the U.S, including the 43rd Annual BMW Motorcycle Owners of America (BMW MOA) rally, which was held in Billings, MT […]

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Ducati’s “Ride a Song” Contest

Jul 19, 2015 View Comments by

The Perfect Ride + The Perfect Tunes – Do you have an idea for what you would consider the ideal motorcycle tour? What music would be the perfect accompaniment? If so Ducati wants to hear it. The famous Italian brand has recently entered into a partnership with the online music streaming service Spotify and they’re […]

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AMA Petition Against E15 Entering Final Stretch

Jul 18, 2015 View Comments by

The 10,000 Signature Goal is in Sight – As most motorcyclists are well aware, ethanol is a corn or sugar based fuel additive that is now ubiquitous across the country in the form of E10 (90-percent gasoline, 10-percent ethanol). Ethanol can be harmful to motorcycles and other vehicles due to its adverse affects on the […]

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