Blog Section: News

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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Harley-Davidson World Ride

Jun 08, 2014 View Comments by

What began in 2008 as Million Mile Monday has now become Harley-Davidson’s annual two-day World Ride event. The idea is for motorcyclists (okay, Harley riders) to take a collective break from the daily rat race and “just ride.” This year’s World Ride will take place on Sunday, June 22nd and Monday, June 23rd and participants […]

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Do the Ride Thing Video Contest

Jun 07, 2014 View Comments by

In an effort to improve safety for youth riders, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has teamed up with the ATV Safety Institute to offer $8,500 in prizes for the best kid-produced safety videos for ATVs and dirt bikes. The contest is divided into three age categories, 6-10, 11-14, and 15-18 with the kids submitting 15, 30, […]

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Ducati Unveils New Monster 821

May 30, 2014 View Comments by

Earlier this year Ducati announced the range-topping Monster 1200 and 1200 S but it seems that the Italian brand hasn’t been content to leave its naked bike lineup alone. The 1200 now has a new little brother, the 821. Though full specs have not yet been released, we know the 821 is powered by the […]

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South American Tour Companies Join Forces

May 27, 2014 View Comments by

PeruMotors and Bolivia Bound have now combined to become BoliviaMotors. Cory Rowden, founder of Bolivia Bound, says, “joining forces made sense from a number of angles. Combining our experience and resources means BoliviaMotors will now be the largest and best equipped motorcycle tour operator in Bolivia. We’ll have the biggest motorcycle fleet with full workshop […]

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Report: Motorcycle Fatalities Decreased in 2013 (A Closer Look)

May 21, 2014 View Comments by

According to a recent report released by the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the number of motorcyclists killed in accidents on the country’s roadways is projected to have gone down seven-percent in 2013, only the second such decrease since 1997. Using data from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the GHSA predicts that the […]

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