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Edelweiss Bike Travel’s Feschtl 2015

May 21, 2015 View Comments by

The Edelweiss Party of the Year – Every year Edelweiss Bike Travel invites its past tour participants to meet up for what they call “the biggest Edelweiss party of the year,” otherwise known as the Edelweiss Feschtl. The 2015 Feschtl marks the event’s 35th anniversary and promises to be especially festive. In fact, 2015 will […]

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Victory Electric Prototype Race Motorcycle

May 18, 2015 View Comments by

Polaris Goes Electric at the Isle of Man – Remember when Harley-Davidson’s Project LiveWire made waves last year as the Motor Company’s first foray into battery powered motorcycles? Well, not to be out done, Polaris bought out Brammo, a company already established in the EV market. Now we have the first fruit of the union […]

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Harley-Davidson Mission Open Road

May 17, 2015 View Comments by

Free Riding Academy Training for Military – To show their appreciation for America’s servicemen and women, Harley-Davidson will offer free Riding Academy motorcycle training to all active duty military, reservists, retirees, and veterans. The “Learn to Ride” program will fittingly start on Armed Forces Day, which is May 16. The program will wrap up September […]

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Blue Rim Tours’ Peru Guide to Attend Touring Weekend

May 12, 2015 View Comments by

Lars Caldenhoven to Host Touring Weekend Round Table – Blue Rim Tours, RoadRUNNER Magazine’s sister company, offers a diverse selection of premium international motorcycle tours. Each one gives riders a unique and unforgettable experience due, in large part, to Blue Rim’s knowledgeable and professional local tour guides. Lars Caldenhoven serves this role on Blue Rim’s […]

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BRP Celebrates the 100,000th Can-Am Spyder

May 06, 2015 View Comments by

100,000th Can-Am Presented at SpyderFest – Bombardier Recreational Products recently announced that the 100,000th Can-Am Spyder rolled off the assembly line in Québec on April 20, 2015. That’s quite an accomplishment, especially since the first one was produced just eight short years ago in 2007. That first Spyder was delivered to Jay Leno. The 100,000th […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 05, 2015 View Comments by

AMA Promotes Rider Safety – The American Motorcyclist Association has dubbed May to be Motorcycle Awareness Month. Throughout the month the AMA is seeking to raise awareness for the prevention of distracted driving and the promotion of training for both riders and drivers. The AMA’s president and CEO, Rob Dingman, says, “The warmer weather in […]

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Yuval Naveh to Host Round Table at Touring Weekend

Apr 19, 2015 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER’s 10th annual Touring Weekend is quickly approaching and this year’s event promises to be especially memorable with a variety of interesting speakers (check out some here) and optional riding courses, great food, and, of course, spectacular riding. RoadRUNNER subscribers will likely be familiar with Yuval Naveh’s article series The Motorcyclist’s Guide to the Galaxy […]

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Remembering Emilio Scotto’s Epic Motorcycle Adventure

Apr 14, 2015 View Comments by

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the completion of Emilio Scotto’s historic 10-year, nearly half-million mile motorcycle ride around the world. In 1985, the Argentine quit his job as a pharmaceutical sales representative in Buenos Aires and embarked on the motorized adventure. His record-setting ride circumnavigated the world including all of Europe, Africa, the […]

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Chrome Thunder Luxury Tour Company Announces First Tours

Apr 13, 2015 View Comments by

Designed to cater to high-end customers who like a bit of luxury with their motorcycle tours, Chrome Thunder is a new tour company based out of Fort Collins, CO. The company will start out with six inaugural tours that will include Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, and California. Chrome Thunder will be offering […]

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Harley Drill Team Wows Arizona Bike Week Crowd

Apr 11, 2015 View Comments by

Like most gatherings of its kind, Arizona Bike Week is a festival of the visceral. Thumping motorcycles, loud bands, flaming burnouts, insane stunt shows, and over-the-top tattoos are the rule of the week. However, the AZ Bike Week organizers do a nice job of sprinkling in, almost covertly, a healthy dose of biker education and […]

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Suzuki Celebrates 30 Years of the GSX-R

Apr 09, 2015 View Comments by

It may be hard to believe, but the Suzuki GSX-R line of sportbikes has now been with us for three decades. While most companies are content to celebrate such a milestone with a limited edition anniversary model with differentiating graphics and a hefty price (Suzuki currently offers two 30th anniversary GSX-R models) Suzuki is going […]

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RoadRUNNER Behind the Scenes: City Escapes

Apr 07, 2015 View Comments by

Not everyone has the luxury of living in a place with easy access to fantastic motorcycle roads. Still, we at RoadRUNNER believe that there are interesting roads to be found virtually anywhere. As touring motorcyclists we live for multi-day, extended jaunts in the saddle, exploring the wonders of whatever area we’re in. Unfortunately, life, jobs, […]

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Custom Seats from Bill Mayer Saddles

Apr 06, 2015 View Comments by

When you’re going to be traveling hundreds or thousands of miles on a motorcycle, comfort is extremely important. So, for many riders, a custom motorcycle seat is a must. Most aftermarket seats will offer some improvement over your stock seat, but for maximum miles there’s no substitute for a one-off throne made to fit your […]

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New Toddler Seat for Motorcycles

Apr 01, 2015 View Comments by

It’s never too early to get your kids or grandkids excited about motorcycling! However, the old method of sitting them up on the handlebars or gas tank just isn’t all that safe. The Gracco MotoSeat is just like a normal car seat, except that it’s designed to strap onto a motorcycle’s pillion seat. A standard […]

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Will the Asian Market Drive Electric Motorcycle Sales and Innovation?

Mar 31, 2015 View Comments by

Here in the U.S. motorcycles are largely used for pleasure rather than for utilitarian transportation. Sure, there are a few people out there that swear they’ve never owned, and never will own, a car and who ride their bikes 365 days a year, but generally they do so out of personal preference and not necessity. […]

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