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Take the Road: Metzeler Short Film Premieres at Motorcycle Film Festival

Sep 29, 2016 View Comments by

Take the Road, a short film by Metzeler, premiered earlier this month at the Motorcycle Film Festival in Brooklyn. The movie, which lasts 10 minutes, is about Project X, a bike created by Deus Ex Machina and based on the Yamaha XJR1300. The tank was painted by Italian artist Aryk Old Paint, and the motorcycle was […]

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2017 RoadRUNNER Calendar Now Available

Sep 27, 2016 View Comments by

What better way to keep track of your appointments than by combining them with great motorcycling photography? Now available online, the 2017 RoadRUNNER calendar helps you stay apprised of birthdays, meetings, to-do’s, and other events while offering a daily dose of travel inspiration. From tree-shrouded Albanian backcountry and snowy Italian roads to Baja California and the coast of […]

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2016 Road Warrior Ride Heads to New Orleans

Sep 24, 2016 View Comments by

The 2016 Road Warrior Ride started last weekend, departing from Johnson Creek, WI, on its way to New Orleans Bike Week, a rally that helps to raise money for veterans. A core group of eight veterans, sponsored by the Road Warrior Foundation (RWF) and Can-Am, are taking the ride atop 2016 Spyder F3 Limited Editions. They […]

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RoadRUNNER Special Collector’s Issue Now Available

Sep 22, 2016 View Comments by

RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel is excited to announce the release of its special collector’s issue, Touring America’s Backroads. Find inspiration in our stunning photography and helpful trip planning information. Featuring 10 of the country’s best and most scenic motorcycle tours, this high quality issue comes complete with RoadRUNNER’s signature tankbag maps and GPS files. A mix of previously […]

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Shamrock Tour® – Ashland, Oregon

Sep 18, 2016 View Comments by

On November 27, 1941, travelers on US Highway 99 south of Yreka, Caifornia were astonished to find a band of men blocking the road and waving hunting rifles. They handed out a Proclamation of Independence, which informed one and all that the State of Jefferson was in “patriotic rebellion against the States of California and […]

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Moto Guzzi Celebrates 95 Years

Sep 16, 2016 View Comments by

It has been 95 years since Carlo Guzzi and Giorgio Parodi founded Moto Guzzi, the “eagle brand.” To celebrate the anniversary, Moto Guzzi organized an Open House, its traditional mid-September event. This year, more than 25,000 fans from Europe, Australia, China, Japan, and the United States descended upon the Mandello plant from September 9-11 to participate. The record […]

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2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter to Be Available in U.S.

Sep 14, 2016 View Comments by

As interest in electric vehicles continues to rise, BMW has announced a new version of its C Evolution e-scooter. First introduced in 2012, the C Evolution has not been available for sale in the U.S., but this is set to change. The new model will be available in two versions. The U.S. will likely get […]

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PTSD Awareness Ride: Alaska to Argentina on a CB500X

Sep 12, 2016 View Comments by

Iraq war veteran Zachary Sherman is riding his Honda CB500X from Alaska to Argentina to raise public awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder and raise money for The Soldiers Project, a nonprofit organization that provides free mental health services to post-9/11 veterans. Sherman’s route will wind 9,484 miles through North, Central, and South America.  He will be participating in awareness-raising events while in Seattle from September 13-14, in Sacramento September 23-26, and Los Angeles September 29-30.  […]

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Dick Burleson Named 2016 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend

Sep 09, 2016 View Comments by

Each year at the ceremony inducting a new class into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, an existing Hall of Famer is honored as an AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend. For 2016, that legend is Dick “King Richard” Burleson, the most successful racer in the history of the AMA National Enduro Championship.  From 1974 to […]

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KLIM Launches Gear Protection Guarantee Program

Sep 08, 2016 View Comments by

KLIM has launched its Gear Protection Guarantee, a program designed to replace qualifying KLIM apparel, free of charge, if damaged in an accident. Riders wearing qualifying KLIM apparel are automatically eligible for Gear Protection Guarantee benefits and, if involved in an accident, damaged qualifying apparel can be submitted through the program for replacement. “KLIM’s premium-quality products […]

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Kawasaki Developing AI for Motorcycles

Sep 02, 2016 View Comments by

Kawasaki recently announced that it’s working on an artificial intelligence system for motorcycles. Not only is the AI being designed to talk and adapt to the rider, advanced technology (the Kanjo Engine, or “Emotion Engine”) would allow it to react to the rider’s speech, tone, and emotions—possibly even have its own personality. Developed by Cocoro SB, […]

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Royal Enfield to Open North American Headquarters in Milwaukee

Aug 31, 2016 View Comments by

Royal Enfield recently announced its first wholly owned subsidiary outside India. The company’s North American headquarters and showroom will open in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward on September 9, 2016. With roots dating back to 1901 in Redditch, England, Royal Enfield is looking to re-establish middleweight motorcycling in North America and appeal to those of us with wanderlust. […]

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Learning as You Go

Aug 30, 2016 View Comments by

Honestly, I’m not sure what to write sometimes. When that happens, I remember what Ernest Hemingway said to get started—write one true sentence. Well, here goes: Life is a lot like motorcycling. I know, I know, I’ve never started a post that way before … but bear with me. Remember your first days? You start […]

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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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