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RoadRUNNER’s Bucket List Roads: Ohio Route 536

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments by

To the surprise of many riders, the roads in the Appalachian foothills of southeast Ohio are some of the most technically challenging in the Lower 48. Although the elevation changes are not as dramatic as East or West Coast mountain ranges, the hills can be particularly challenging to ascend when there is no advance indication […]

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2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Jul 14, 2017 View Comments by

The 2017 Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis starts in two weeks and will give 20 wounded veterans an all-expenses paid trip to the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The ride offers veterans a unique brand of motorcycle therapy. In 2014, Army Airborne Paratrooper Dave Frey, on a solo trip to Sturgis, met a fellow paratrooper […]

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Backcountry Discovery Routes July Fundraiser to Match Donations

Jul 13, 2017 View Comments by

Backcountry Discovery Routes has a summer fundraising campaign going that guarantees to double the impact of donors by matching all contributions dollar for dollar. This means a donation of $100 will result in $200 being invested in the activities of the non-profit organization whose mission is to create one new cross-state route per year for […]

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2017 Honda CMX300 & CMX500H: Rebels With a Cause

Jul 12, 2017 View Comments by

Back in the 1960s and ‘70s, Honda introduced America to the fun of smaller-displacement motorcycles. With its “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” advertising campaign—and a slew of low-cost and lightweight machines—the company put the Baby Boomer generation on two wheels and made lifetime enthusiasts out of many of them.

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New 2017 Aerostich Catalog

Jul 11, 2017 View Comments by

The new 2017 Aerostich catalog is now available and features over 60 new items and thousands of products for motorcycle and scooter riders. New garments in this year’s 292-page edition including the Cousin Jeremy Wax Cotton One Piece Suit and Lightweight Useful Suit. In addition there’s the usual mix of Aerostich and resale items ranging […]

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Zero Motorcycles Offering “Free ‘Fuel’ for Life”

Jul 10, 2017 View Comments by

Zero Motorcycles’ latest promotion, “Free ‘Fuel’ For Life,” began on July 5. The company is giving anyone who purchases a new Zero between July 5 – 31, 2017, up to $1,200, the equivalent of about 85,000 miles worth of electricity. At today’s current national average for gasoline ($2.25), it would cost about $4,745 to cover that distance […]

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2017 Touring Weekend Registration Deadline Is July 13

Jul 08, 2017 View Comments by

Time flies! The Touring Weekend is just over one month away and the deadline to register is fast approaching. If you haven’t yet signed up, spaces are still available! Registration is $215 per person and the deadline is July 13. After July 13, it’s $235. Special hotel group rates are also available until July 13 at […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally

Jul 06, 2017 View Comments by

The Harley-Davidson Museum is preparing to host its annual birthday celebration as the Wild Ones: Vintage Motorcycle Rally takes over the campus on July 8. Though Saturday is the main celebration, the museum will be holding events throughout the weekend. Thursday, July 6 Bike Night, 5 – 9 p.m. Thursday’s Bike Night serves as the […]

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Red, White, and Blue: MV Agusta Brutale 800 America

Jul 05, 2017 View Comments by

Italy gave the U.S. a special 4th of July gift: the limited edition 2017 Brutale 800 America. Based on the new three-cylinder Brutale 800, this newest edition pays tribute to MV’s America range from the 1970s. The bike’s metallic red, white, and blue livery is matched by a star-studded motif on the tank, just like […]

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Metzeler ME 888 Marathon Ultra Tire

Jul 03, 2017 View Comments by

Replacing the outgoing ME 880 series, Metzeler’s new ME 888 Marathon Ultra tires are designed for cruisers and touring motorcycles. Using state-of-the-art computerized development programs verified by millions of miles of testing, Metzeler focused on the tire’s profile, structure, and tread pattern and compound, with the goal of increase service life while maintaining (or improving) […]

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Indian Motorcycle Offering 50 Limited Edition Scout FTR750s

Jul 01, 2017 View Comments by

When Indian Motorcycle announced it will return to its roots in flat track racing after more than 60 years away from the sport, the motorcycle industry and fans alike were unsure what to expect. At the halfway point of the 2017 American Flat Track season, it seems a new star within the sport has emerged. The […]

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Win a Free Tour Through the Himalayas on a Royal Enfield

Jun 30, 2017 View Comments by

Royal Enfield is giving riders the chance to win a (free) trip to ride the Himalayas on a 10-day guided tour on Royal Enfield motorcycles. Participants will fly from the U.S. to Delhi and motorcycle through some of the most thrilling mountain passes anywhere on the planet. Airfare, accommodations, and the fee for this English-speaking northern […]

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Indian Wrecking Crew to Compete in 2017 X Games

Jun 29, 2017 View Comments by

Indian made its historic return to flat track racing this year after a 63-year hiatus, and has announced that it will make its X Games debut in its hometown of Minneapolis on July 13. The Wrecking Crew, featuring 2015 inaugural gold medalist Bryan Smith, 2016 gold medalist Jared Mees, and two-time bronze medalist Brad Baker, will […]

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Amerivespa 2017 Coming to Seattle

Jun 23, 2017 View Comments by

Vespa Club of America (VCOA) has announced that the site of Amerivespa 2017 will be Seattle, WA, July 6-9. Jointly hosted by the Vespa Club of Seattle (VCOS), Amerivespa 2017 will feature four days of scooter-related fun for enthusiasts as well as the general public. Amerivespa is the largest annual motor scooter rally in the United […]

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26th Annual Ride to Work Day

Jun 19, 2017 View Comments by

The 26th annual Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day is today. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, out of a total 129,141,982 commuters in the country, just less than 150,000 of them ride motorcycles to work regularly—that’s only .11 percent. And of all the motorcycles registered in the U.S. (6,567,197), only 4.3 percent of them […]

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