Costa Rica: Call of the Wild

Aug 03, 2017 View Comments

Arriving in Costa Rica a day 
early, Kris and I decide to take a walking tour of San José, the 
small country’s bustling capital. A first, chance encounter with the legendary Pan-American Highway stops us in our tracks. Standing curbside at the busy roadway with no crosswalks or signals, navigating by foot doesn’t seem wise […]

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Product Review: Kriega Duo-28 Saddlebags and Precision Motorcycle Racks

Aug 02, 2017 View Comments

British-based Kriega has been in the business of producing top-shelf luggage for motorbikes and riders alike since 2000. With the Duo-28 Saddlebags, the expectation for a well-designed product was already set. The saddlebags are billed as having a universal fit to modern retro-styled bikes, and as these would be finding a home on a 2015 […]

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AIMExpo to Welcome Record Number of OEMs

Aug 01, 2017 View Comments

The fifth annual AIMExpo is just around the corner, and the show, set to take place September 21-24, will host the largest number of exhibiting manufacturers in its history. This year, the expo will take place in Columbus, OH, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. So far, 24 OEMs have signed on. Cinnamon Kernes, show director, said, “The […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: The Road Not Yet Traveled

Jul 31, 2017 View Comments

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. —”The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost When I started blogging for RoadRUNNER five years ago or so, I used the title “The Road Often Traveled” for my first few posts. Commuting by […]

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A Day on the Trans-Mass Trail with the Northeast Dual-Sport Riders

Jul 29, 2017 View Comments

Several years ago, while on Blue Rim Tours’ Five-Country Tour, I met Victoria Zandonella. Although we were on paved routes on that trip, I quickly learned that she was an avid dual-sport rider who founded the Northeast Dual-Sport Riders (NDR) club. During much of the year, the club, of well over 200 members, hosts a ride […]

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Classic Roads: Lakes to Locks Passage

Jul 28, 2017 View Comments

The Lakes to Locks Passage is a byway in upstate New York that follows an interconnected waterway of canals and lakes extending from near Albany, NY, to the border with Quebec, Canada. This linked series of state and federal roads runs through Adirondack hamlets, charming small cities, bucolic rural landscapes, cultural and recreational sites, and […]

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Getting ‘Sleeping License Holders’ Back on the Road

Jul 27, 2017 View Comments

There’s one area of the motorcycling world that doesn’t get a lot of attention: “sleeping license holders,” the nearly eight million Americans who have a motorcycle designation on their license but don’t own a motorcycle. Motorcycle manufacturers like Harley-Davidson and Indian are looking to get them back out on the road. In a recent story […]

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BMW Issues Recall for 2014-2017 R 1200 GS Models

Jul 26, 2017 View Comments

BMW has officially issued a recall for approximately 14,600 of its 2014-2017 R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure models due to fork issues. According to the company, the fork stanchion may suffer damage if subjected to momentary high stress. If this happens, a gap could develop at the fork plug that connects that […]

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The 7th Annual Strider Cup World Championship

Jul 25, 2017 View Comments

Nearly 400 toddlers aged 18 months to five years were ready to ride at the 7th Annual Strider Cup World Championship in Salt Lake City, UT, on July 22, 2017. Families traveled from across the U.S., and there were 50 competitors representing 14 additional countries: Aruba, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Sweden, […]

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REVER and Honda’s Pass-Bagger Challenge

Jul 24, 2017 View Comments

REVER and Honda recently announced a new program: the Honda Pass-Bagger Challenge. The free challenge, which is hosted on the REVER mobile app and website, lists every rideable mountain pass in the United States and encourages riders to visit as many as possible. REVER automatically recognizes when a rider has snagged a pass and keeps […]

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Western New York: Exploring History on a Scrambler

Jul 22, 2017 View Comments

Peel back the thin veneer of modern life and you will find layers and layers
of history, stories of struggle and conquest, innovation and revolution. Turn your motorcycle into a time machine and immerse yourself in the past.

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Indian Sets Three Land Speed Records at El Mirage

Jul 21, 2017 View Comments

Fifty years ago, Burt Munro rode an Indian Scout Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history, setting an under-1,000cc record of 183.58 mph. In preparation for the Burt Munro 50th anniversary commemorative run, Indian Motorcycle has set three new land speed records during test runs at El Mirage Dry Lakebed in California. First among […]

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The Evolution of an Adventure Bike

Jul 20, 2017 View Comments

RoadRUNNER reader Rich King has been documenting the evolution of his Suzuki DR650 from a stock bike to an adventure bike and wrote in to share the process with our readers. I learned how to drive a 1928 Chevy truck when I was 11, and with my grandpa’s help rebuilt it at 17. I’ve loved working […]

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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R: A Serious Dual Sport

Jul 19, 2017 View Comments

It’s the most off-road-capable model bearing the Adventure name. The 1190 is no longer, having been replaced by the 1290 Super Adventure R with an increase in displacement. Visually, the Super looks similar to the 1190. The lighter, more agile 1090 Adventure R is more enduro than travel yet still puts out 125 hp. Packed […]

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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days a Success

Jul 18, 2017 View Comments

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from across the country gathered to enjoy three days of vintage motorcycle racing product displays and demo rides, bike shows, seminars, a bustling marketplace, entertainment, and camaraderie at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, OH, during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days July 7-9. The annual event, organized and promoted by […]

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