Peru: Land of the Incas

Apr 12, 2017 View Comments

Contrary to what many Peruvians believe, they’re not the best drivers in the world—at least, that was our experience. In oncoming traffic, they drive straight at you, crossing over lanes on hills and blind corners, and swinging way out on the wrong side of the road when taking curves. During the daytime, they love their […]

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Travel Enduro Shootout

Apr 11, 2017 View Comments

Four different adventure bikes, with four different engine layouts, from four different countries—that sounded like an interesting comparison as Lyndon, Ted, Florian, and I were riding around the southwesternmost part of Virginia. But it has been done before. So we are taking a slightly different approach: pairing a 20-year-old adventure bike against some modern competition. […]

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2017 Yamaha FZ-10: Activate Your Fazer

Apr 10, 2017 View Comments

Yamaha’s FZ1 has had a good run since 2001, but it has been replaced by the FZ-10 this year. Still, with a YZF-R1-based engine at the center, the most notable change is a visual one. This doesn’t look like your dad’s FZ1. Welcome to the future, FZ-10. During a sweltering summer day, I tested the […]

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Review: LS2 Strobe Helmet

Apr 09, 2017 View Comments

This is a DOT and ECE approved modular helmet with an internal sun visor for $150. With these features and such a low price point, there’s no reason not to wear a lid. I wore the Strobe during the summer and fall of 2016 to find out how a less expensive helmet compares, as most […]

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Indian Motorcycle Joins Forces with Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis

Apr 07, 2017 View Comments

Indian Motorcycle has again joined forces with the Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis, a nine-day journey that provides veterans a chance to use motorcycle therapy as a way to decompress from the challenges of post-war life. Through the Hero’s Ride of a Lifetime program, well-deserving veterans can be nominated to join the ride from now […]

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City Escape: Knoxville, Tennessee

Apr 06, 2017 View Comments

This route, in and around the Smoky Mountains, has a little bit of everything: exceptionally curvy roads, stunning scenery, charming villages, and an iconic movie location. There are few one-day rides in America that can compare to this escape. The route is appropriate for experienced mountain riders who will treat the inherent dangers with an […]

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Harley-Davidson Museum to Celebrate Milwaukee Day

Apr 05, 2017 View Comments

With more than 114 years of history tied to Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson has been an integral part of the city’s fabric since Serial No. 1 rolled out of the Davidson family shed in 1903. Come this Milwaukee Day (April 14), the Harley-Davidson Museum campus will be the epicenter for all Brewtown festivities as the company looks […]

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New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Route: The Desert Crucible

Apr 04, 2017 View Comments

The art of creating Damascus steel, that extraordinary blade with the wavy design seen in antique knives and swords from the Middle East, is lost to mankind. Speculation suggests multiple layers of metals were forged, folded, and welded together to form a single blade of exceptional quality. Certain aspects of adventure travel have a similar […]

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Get Your Bike Ready for Summer

Apr 03, 2017 View Comments

After sitting for months motorcycles need attention before returning to service, which can also help avoid breakdowns and ensure safety. Refer to the owner’s and service manuals for inspection lists before giving your bike a thorough going-over. Look for any signs of leakage, such as stains underneath that indicate problems. Check steering head bearings for […]

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KTM’s New Two-Stroke Fuel-Injected Enduros

Apr 02, 2017 View Comments

KTM has announced that new two-stroke fuel-injected enduro models will be launched in 2018 as part of the EXC range. It’s no secret that KTM’s research and development department in Mattighofen, Austria, has been developing this technology, which offers considerable benefits over carbureted models, including drastically reduced fuel consumption while also no longer having to pre-mix […]

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Eastern Ohio’s Best Dam Motorcycle Poker Run

Mar 31, 2017 View Comments

Ride and play poker for a good cause. On Saturday, June 3, riders are invited to enjoy a scenic tour of eastern Ohio’s Lake Region with stops at five dams to complete your poker hand. Registration is from 12-1 p.m. at Atwood Lake Park Activity Center in Mineral City, OH. Last bike in at 5:30 p.m. at Atwood’s Lighthouse […]

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Sidetracked: Honey, We Need to Talk!

Mar 30, 2017 View Comments

“Can I talk to you for a minute?” my wife asked as she led me down the aisle of a ma and pa grocery store in Northern California. We were exploring the epicenter of the 1849 Gold Rush with a group of brisk riding friends. The morning had been spent on a twisted entanglement of […]

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2016 Zero DSR: Riding Toward the Future

Mar 29, 2017 View Comments

In the hills above Santa Cruz, the yellow diamond sign with the thick, curved black arrow pointing left says “20 MPH.” I roll off the throttle and the 2016 Zero DSR washes off speed like it’s a big V-twin, but instead of the bark of an engine under compression I hear the whine of the […]

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Review: REV’IT! Women’s Monroe Jacket

Mar 28, 2017 View Comments

Where I live in eastern North Carolina, the weather is unpredictable in fall and winter. One day it’s 80 degrees; two days later, it’s snowing. I wanted a jacket that was safe, well fitted, affordable, and could get me comfortably through the erratic ups and downs of winter weather in this region. REV’IT! describes the […]

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Zen Motorcyclist: More Alike

Mar 27, 2017 View Comments

“We are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.” —”Human Family” by Maya Angelou There are times when the deadline to finish this chronicle sneaks up on me. I am by nature a procrastinator and work better under pressure. As it happens, I’m writing this one from a hospital waiting room as my mother […]

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