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Stealth Camping

Aug 29, 2016 View Comments by

There is an art to what I call “stealth camping,” and as traveling motorcyclists, it is something that we have probably all done at least once. Camping along the road is often necessary for a variety of reasons. However, it does not come naturally for many, but it is a very useful tool. Using this […]

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Motorcycle Safety: Taking a Breather

Aug 27, 2016 View Comments by

Here’s the situation: the sun is shining, and you’re carving your way down a beautiful mountain road. The curves are exhilarating and plentiful. It’s a perfect riding day. You’re humming along having a blast when you slice around yet another spectacular bend and run straight into a bunch of gravel deposited by the previous day’s […]

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Harley-Davidson Unveils the Milwaukee-Eight

Aug 26, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson is rolling out an all-new big twin engine for its 2017 lineup of touring motorcycles. The Milwaukee-Eight is the ninth big twin in its history, promising riders more power and an improved experience on the road. According to the brand, the Milwaukee-Eight retains the classic 45-degree V-twin cylinder angle but produces 10 percent more torque and […]

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Free Admission to U.S. National Parks August 25-28

Aug 25, 2016 View Comments by

The National Park Service turns 100 today, August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration. From August 25-28, the NPS will offer free admission to all U.S. national parks. America’s more than 400 national parks span 84 million acres, terrain that is historic, sacred, and enriching—and RoadRUNNER continues to explore them, from Arches to […]

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Honda Ready to Resume Full Motorcycle Production at Kumamoto Factory

Aug 24, 2016 View Comments by

Today Honda announced that the company is ready to resume production at its Kumamoto factory, which was affected by the Kumamoto earthquake this past April. Production was originally suspended on April 14, 2016. On May 6, the factory resumed supplying parts for Honda operations outside of Japan, and on May 13 it resumed the assembly […]

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Harley-Davidson Reaches Settlement in EPA Suit

Aug 22, 2016 View Comments by

Harley-Davidson has been in the news recently for racing tuners it manufactured that caused its motorcycles to emit illegal levels of air pollution. According to the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company has sold approximately 340,000 Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuners since 2008, which allowed riders to modify their motorcycle’s emissions control […]

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What To Do Until the Ambulance Arrives

Aug 20, 2016 View Comments by

The Best Response to an Emergency Situation – Have you ever come upon an accident before emergency medical service (EMS) personnel arrived and were unsure how to assist? It can be a daunting situation, and it’s tempting to just ride past, but think how you would feel if you were the injured victim who desperately needed […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering Discount for Student Riders, Instructors, Military, and First Responders

Aug 19, 2016 View Comments by

Zero Motorcycles is offering up to $500 off the price of a new Zero for student riders, riding school instructors, members of the military, and first responders. Riders can receive $500 off a Zero S, Zero DS, Zero SR or Zero DSR; or $250 off a Zero FX or Zero FXS at the time of purchase. While […]

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Triumph Breaks Its Own Record at Bonneville Salt Flats

Aug 13, 2016 View Comments by

Last week, the Triumph Infor Rocket Streamliner achieved a speed of 274.2 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Piloted by TT legend Guy Martin, the streamliner smashed the previous official Triumph record of 245.667 mph as well as the unofficial Triumph Record of 264 mph, both set by Bob Leppan, in the Gyronaut X-1. Near-perfect […]

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California’s Lane Splitting Bill One Signature Away from Being Legal

Aug 09, 2016 View Comments by

AB 51, the bill that would formally legalize lane splitting in California, is one step closer to passing. Last Thursday, the California Assembly gave the bill—sponsored by Assembly member Bill Quirk—the go-ahead, noting its potential to help reduce traffic congestion and promote safety. It’s now moving on to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk. If signed, AB 51 will formally define lane […]

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Sturgis 2016 Event Lineup

Aug 05, 2016 View Comments by

The 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is just days away! Whether you’re already there or packing up your gear for the ride, take a look at some of the events that will be happening during the rally. And don’t forget to stop by the many locations where we’ll be giving away FREE maps! Indian Motorcycle Indian […]

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Special Guest Alonzo Bodden to Host Stand-Up Set at 2016 Touring Weekend

Aug 04, 2016 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER is very excited to welcome special guest and comedian Alonzo Bodden to the Touring Weekend this year. He will perform a stand-up set for our group (registered attendees only) on Friday, August 12, at 8:30 pm in the Chestnut Auditorium at the Antiochian Village. Alonzo’s first big break came when he appeared on the […]

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Get Your FREE RoadMAP at Sturgis!

Aug 03, 2016 View Comments by

Did you know that the AMA is giving away free maps at motorcycle events, across the country, all summer long? Each large tear-proof, water-resistant map, created by RoadRUNNER‘s mapping department, RoadMAPS, offers 5-7 self-guided rides with information on local history, attractions, and lunch stops. GPS files are also available for free. If you’re headed to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota August 8th – 14th, stop […]

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Stayin’ Safe’s Eric Trow to Kick Off the Touring Weekend

Jul 25, 2016 View Comments by

The Touring Weekend is just weeks away and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. We have a series of fun rides, talks, and performances lined up. It’ll all kick off on opening night, August 11, 2016. After our Welcome Dinner, Eric Trow will talk about “The Dynamics of Being a Safe Rider.” Eric is […]

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Grizzly Returns From Record-breaking Ride Around the World

Jul 16, 2016 View Comments by

Remember Grizzly, the Swiss endurance rider who rolled out of Daytona Bike Week in an attempt to make a record-breaking motorcycle trip around the world? Well, he did it! Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita completed his trip on July 10, 2016, after having ridden his Victory Cross Country Tour across five continents in less than 120 days. He covered […]

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