Gaerne G-RT Aquatech Touring Boots

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

It’s only when you’re thoroughly waterlogged that you truly appreciate the notion of being waterproof. On a recent, quite memorable trip from RoadRUNNER’s world headquarters in North Carolina to Lake George for Americade, it rained in every way imaginable from my driveway until I finally called it quits in Pennsylvania. Through it all, the only […]

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Garmin Zumo 550 GPS

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

Built specifically for motorcyclists, the new Garmin Zumo 550 has many useful features for navigating in town or across North America. Text- and voice-guided instructions provide riders with turn-by-turn directions to their destinations, and the touch screen is bright and clearly readable in daylight and easily manipulated with gloves on. With the Zumo 550 mounted […]

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Vanson Traveler Pants

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

In protective riding garments, leather may always be the material of choice. But while ex-cows may be tops in abrasion resistance, their hides leave a lot to be desired when it comes to breathable characteristics. And when you live in the South or find yourself at the sun’s mercy in any other area, that can […]

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Dowco Guardian WeatherAll Plus Motorcycle Cover Guardian Motorcycle Cover Alarm

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

About the only way to improve upon Dowco’s Guardian Weatherall Plus motorcycle cover would be to add an automated “bike detail” function that could wash, wax, and polish the ride while you rest easy on your couch watching The Long Way Round. The heavy-duty polyester cover is treated with tape-sealed seams, ClimaShield® Plus waterproof fabric […]

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LDComfort Undergarments

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

With long distances to be covered, riding in the right underwear is as crucial a consideration as the motorcycle ridden. And LDComfort is trying its best, with advanced fabric engineering, to ensure that their customers can stay seated comfortably for a whole day’s ride. Offering a nice alternative for those long hauls, their lightweight, high-performance […]

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Olympia Voyager Sport Touring Jacket

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

Olympia’s Voyager Sport Touring Jacket has a unique waist-length design, perfect for riding enduro motorcycles. The Voyager also outperforms most other jackets in versatility. The outer shell is constructed with coated 500- and 2000-denier Dupont™ Cordura®, a breathable membrane that also adds double-waterproof protection. The inner layer is made of Dupont™ Thermolite® insulation. The liner […]

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Joe Rocket Alter Ego Jacket and Pants

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

My first motorcycle jacket was a Joe Rocket Ballistic purchased in 1998. Bright yellow Rock Tex™, it felt sturdier than anything that I had previously owned and got me through my first season of wobbling.Much has changed since then – I wobble less – but Joe Rocket still strives to make stylish, value-priced gear. The […]

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Spidi JK Ladies Textile Jacket

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

When it comes to women’s jackets, they have to look stylish, but at the same time they have to offer good protection. Worn on or off the bike, the Spidi JK Ladies Textile Jacket, made of soft but strong Tactel®, has more than enough Italian flair to fit in almost anywhere. The high-tenacity 6.6 nylon […]

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Peter Calles’s Magnificent Obsession

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

First BikeThe American Heritage Dictionary defines obsession as a “compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea.” Peter Calles’s fixed idea involves motorcycles and his obsession with them began at an early age. While still in high school, Peter became enthralled with the beauty, sound, and styling of motorcycles. While other boys his age obsessed over Corvettes […]

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When The Pavement Ends

Sep 01, 2007 View Comments

If you do enough motorcycle touring in North America, sooner or later you’ll end up where the tarmac turns to dirt. Though it may be just a break in the highway for construction, or a side road leading to your campsite, you’ll need to modify your riding technique to stay upright, especially when surface conditions […]

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Legend of the Motorcycle – International Concours D’Elegance

Aug 29, 2007 View Comments

If you love old motorcycles and motorcycle history, mark your calendar now for May 3, 2008 and plan to be at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, California for the third annual “Legend of the Motorcycle International Concours D’Elegance.” This event pulls from private collectors around the world some of the most exquisite and pristine motorcycles in existence. Collectors enter and display examples of priceless vintage motorcycles in seven different classes. You’ll also see a host of special interest and celebrity bikes, have an opportunity to hang out in sponsor tents, attend a celebrity auction and see more motorcycle art than you ever thought possible.

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The September/October 2007 Issue Is Out Now

Aug 22, 2007 View Comments

The September/October 2007 issue of RoadRUNNER magazine just hit the bookstores, and subscriber’s can find it conveniently in their mailbox. The website has also been updated with the newest issue, including previews of all the articles.

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Motorcycle Scene August ’07

Aug 17, 2007 View Comments

Whether you’re hitting the twisties, tearing up the back roads, or cruising the boulevard, Moto Guzzi and Aprilia have you covered. With the new Guaranteed Ride Program, new owners don’t have to worry about losing any riding days if their qualified motorcycle breaks down (sorry, no scooters or off-road models are covered). …

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Shamrock Tour DVD: Helen, GA

Aug 13, 2007 View Comments

Christa, Neale, and Chris just got back from riding the latest Shamrock Tour in Helen, Georgia. Along with incredible scenery and world-class riding, this feature tour comes with a twist. A video crew was along for the ride, shooting all the fun. A short preview has been posted on the homepage.

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Passing On the Inside

Aug 10, 2007 View Comments

This summer, Buell Motorcycle Company is promoting a groundbreaking new Track Day Program called “Inside Pass: The Ultimate Track Day.” This program will open premium race tracks around the U.S. to riders of all brands, giving them the opportunity to test ride the latest Buell models on-track during the event. Inside Pass gives licensed riders the rare opportunity to experience a topnotch track day aboard their personal motorcycles, and if they wish, to take on-track demo rides of the latest Buell models. …

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